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Post-Tsunami Asia reaches out to help the USA
From the world's poorest countries come funds and above all experience in tackling natural disasters. Volunteers engaged in post-Tsunami work in Sri Lanka warn: solidarity among victims is vital.
05/09/2005 ASIA OIL
Don't blame Katrina alone for high oil prices
South East Asia and the Far East are paying the price of insufficient secondary refining capacity and demand rigidity in light distillate fuels. But politics and financial speculation are also putting pressure on the price of crude.
Record oil prices harm Asian economies
Crude oil tops 70 dollars a barrel. Experts insist fears over hurricane Katrina do not justify surge. High oil prices make products from emerging Asian economies less competitive and slow economic growth.
08/01/2005 SAUDI ARABIA ASIA
Tsunami: Little aid from Arab countries
Catholic Church expresses solidarity to the victims of the underwater quake
Bishops call for prayers for the victims and urge those who were themselves recent victims of typhoons and landslides to help quake survivors.
Indonesia's airspace now open to foreign relief operations
The death toll is continuing to rise and now stands at more than 79,000 in Aceh and North Sumatra. Military and civilian planes will be allowed in without visa to facilitate relief operations in tsunami-affected areas.
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