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November 30, 2000

From Our Correspondent: Hirohito and the War
A conversation with biographer Herbert Bix

From Our Correspondent: A Rough Road Ahead
Bad news for the Philippines - and some others

From Our Correspondent: Making Enemies
Indonesia needs friends. So why is it picking fights?

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Week of May 14, 1999

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN The Taliban ridiculed former king Zaher Shah's peace proposals as "false dreams" while members of the Northern Alliance said the aging figurehead had never contacted them. Zaher Shah's plan calls for a meeting of 35 Afghan personalities to discuss preparations for a Loya Jirga (grand assembly) to find a negotiated solution to the country's conflict.

Week of January 15, 1999

KABUL Anti-Taliban opposition forces cautiously welcomed the creation of a new moderate party which seeks to promote a ceasefire and a negotiated solution to the conflict. The Peace and National Unity Foundation Party, which declared itself totally impartial, called on the U.N., the Organization of the Islamic Conference and Afghanistan's neighbors to cooperate with them in the pursuit of a peace deal.

Week of January 8, 1999

Kabul Rebel leader Ahmad Shah Massoud denied reports that he struck a deal with the United States for the arrest of alleged terrorist Osama bin Laden.

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U.S. secretary of state says China should be 'tolerant'

Philippine government denies Estrada's claim to presidency

Faith, madness, magic mix at sacred Hindu festival

Land mine explosion kills 11 Sri Lankan soldiers

Japan claims StarLink found in U.S. corn sample

Thai party announces first coalition partner


COVER: President Joseph Estrada gives in to the chanting crowds on the streets of Manila and agrees to make room for his Vice President

THAILAND: Twin teenage warriors turn themselves in to Bangkok officials

CHINA: Despite official vilification, hip Chinese dig Lamaist culture

PHOTO ESSAY: Estrada Calls Snap Election

WEB-ONLY INTERVIEW: Jimmy Lai on feeling lucky -- and why he's committed to the island state


COVER: The DoCoMo generation - Japan's leading mobile phone company goes global

Bandwidth Boom: Racing to wire - how underseas cable systems may yet fall short

TAIWAN: Party intrigues add to Chen Shui-bian's woes

JAPAN: Japan's ruling party crushes a rebel at a cost

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans need to have more babies. But success breeds selfishness

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