Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific

Sen Lam

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific brings you news and in-depth coverage of regional issues in Asia and the Pacific.

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Stories

New poll shows unsurprisingly high level of support

16 October 2002, 18:47 AEST

In a referendum on his leadership, Iraq's President Saddam Hussein is well on the way to repeating the results of a similar referendum held in 1995 which delivered him an entirely unsurprising 99.

Abductees return from North Korea

16 October 2002, 18:47 AEST

Five Japanese men and women kidnapped by North Korean spies, have spoken publicly for the first time since they were abducted a quarter of a century ago.

Some anger at Australian support for US

16 October 2002, 18:47 AEST

The most senior Indonesian diplomat in Australia concedes that some in his country will be angered by the two nations working closely together to investigate the Bali bombings, because of Australia's strong support for the United States.

Political horse-trading to form a governing coalition

15 October 2002, 20:34 AEST

In Pakistan, political parties are jostling for position, to form a governing coalition following last week's elections which created a hung parliament.

North Korean abductees return home

15 October 2002, 20:34 AEST

There were emotional scenes today in Japan, when five Japanese nationals who were kidnapped by North Korea in the 1970s arrived at Tokyo's Haneda airport.

Government plan to fight terrorism

15 October 2002, 20:34 AEST

The Indonesian government is planning a united action in fighting terrorism.

Unease in wake in of Bali bombings

15 October 2002, 20:34 AEST

Australia's Prime Minister John Howard has called for the UN to declare the shadowy Southeast Asian group, Jemaah Islamiah, a terrorist organisation, in the wake of the Bali bombings.

Warnings that foreign companies could be targeted

15 October 2002, 20:34 AEST

Strategic installations in Indonesia have been placed on alert since the weekend bombings in Bali.

Townsville Peace Agreement expires

15 October 2002, 20:34 AEST

After a troubled two year existence, the Townsville Peace Agreement for Solomon Islands expired today.

Counting the toll of the Bali bombings

15 October 2002, 15:49 AEST

In Britain, the Prime Minister Tony Blair has called for a redoubling of the international effort to deal with international terrorism "before many more innocent lifes are lost".

Security review underway

15 October 2002, 15:49 AEST

The Australian Government has already started reviewing security arrangements, and anti-terror laws in the wake of the Bali bombings.

Government says al-Qaeda is behind the bombings

15 October 2002, 15:49 AEST

Indonesia's government has now decided to agree with the dominant western political view that al Qaeda is active in the country, and behind the Bali bombings.

Australian ministers travel to Bali

15 October 2002, 15:49 AEST

Australia's Foreign and Justice Ministers will hold talks with senior Indonesian government figures later this week.

Injured brought into the country

15 October 2002, 15:49 AEST

Now to the Australian injured who have been ferried home.

Day of mourning announced for bomb blast victims

14 October 2002, 20:58 AEST

Part of Australia's reaction has been to announce the despatch of senior Government ministers and security officials to Indonesia.

Business calls for President to take urgent action

14 October 2002, 20:58 AEST

Business leaders have called for immediate action from the President to prove her leadership saying they fear social revolution if the government fails to unite to act decisively.

Moderate Islam shocked by the bomb blast

14 October 2002, 20:58 AEST

Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri now faces a severe challenge in restoring security across the troubled archipelago, including addressing the threat posed by extremist groups.

Suspicion falls on shadowy extremist group

14 October 2002, 20:58 AEST

In Australia suspicion for the Bali bomb-blasts has fallen on the shadowy south east asian islamic group Jemaah Islamiyah, known as JI.

Balinese mourn terror on their 'island of the gods'

14 October 2002, 20:58 AEST

Australia has declared next Sunday a day of mourning for the victims of the bombing in Kuta, Bali which has been labelled a terrorist attack.

Sniper attacks continue to lead the news

14 October 2002, 17:12 AEST

As unbelievable as it may seem to us here, the Bali bombings are not the top 20 story in the United States despite its global campaign against terrorism.

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