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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2790

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Progress in world’s poorest countries should be boosted through aid – UN official

Just ahead of a major United Nations conference on trade and development, a senior UN official has issued a call for action to reinforce recent economic progress in the world’s poor nations.

Brahmos missile test fired

Brahmos missile , was on Sunday successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, about 15 km from here, defence sources said.

Tension rise between Tigers and Sri Lanka navy

Tensions mounted between Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers after the island nation's Navy proposed fresh conditions on the rebels travelling by sea, defence sources said today

Sri Lanka arrests 38 illegal immigrants

In a crackdown on human smuggling, Sri Lankan police today arrested 38 men who were trying to leave the island illegally in an Italy-bound fishing trawler.

Chandrika in London

Chandrika Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka President, is now in London on a week long private visit. She left Sri Lanka on 11 June via Dubai on Emirates flight, to attend her daughter Yasodara’s convocation ceremony at the prestigious Cambridge University.

Sri Lanka: War or Peace – a point of no return

Adamancy in politics is the bane of all progress and that will not any way lead to peace. The policy of ‘give and take’ - flexibility has to be the criteria in resolving any crisis. But in Sri Lanka, the Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have so far failed to discern the basic tenet of negotiation. Both the Tamil rebels out fit as well as the Government of Sri Lanka are working towards a set of pre-planned agenda, which would in the end catapult back to an offensive campaign, where destruction, sufferings, mayhem, death and genocide would be the order of the day.

EU citizens start voting in largest ever election

The European Union's biggest election culminates on Sunday with voters from ex-Soviet bloc and West European states picking a new parliament in a poll marked by apathy and protest votes again many ruling parties.

Iraqi minister, Kurdish cleric assassinated

Separate assassinations of a top Iraqi deputy and a Kurdish Sunni cleric, and the killing of three captives mark a bloody day in Iraq.

France to help boost Thai fashion

A French international clothing retail company, French Connection, is expected to help boost Thai fashion.

Charoen Siriwadhanabhakadi: Tycoon goes public

Reclusive Thai Beer Chang owner and family join open meeting ahead of stock listing.

Government is making serious effort to engage LTTE in a Peace Negotiation to end the war – President

Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said that is making a sustained and serious effort to engage the LTTE in comprehensive peace negotiations to end the war, develop the North and East and address the grievances of the minority communities, in a way that will fulfill the reasonable aspirations of the Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities.

Terrorist attacks Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh - One killed and 35 others injured in 2-day Attack

One Rohingya refugee woman was killed and 35 others injured in the makeshift camp of Teknaf, Bangladesh when they were attacked by the local terrorist attacks.

A Memorial meeting for A. Nadesan in Paris.

On the last 09 of June a memorial meeting was held under the auspices of the Tamil Centre for Human Rights – TCHR, for senior journalist A. Nadesan who was brutally killed in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

Latest police killing puts serious pressure on Sri Lankan NPC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has today released a statement criticizing the Sri Lankan National Police Commission (NPC) and other institutions for failing to act on the case of a police torturer since implicated in a recent murder case.

Settlement could be by involved parties only: NSCN (K)

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The NSCN (K) said the Naga Hoho and other NGOs had been making efforts for more than a dozen times to develop peace between the two NSCNs since 1997 but it didn't work.

Cassini Nears Strange Saturn Moon

Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory may get some clues to a mystery Friday when NASA's Cassini space probe comes within 1,250 miles of Phoebe, one of Saturn's most mysterious moons.

Separate attacks kill Iraqi official, police

A senior official at Iraq's ministry of education has been shot dead in Baghdad as another explosion leaves 16 people dead in the capital.