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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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The Gun and the Olive Branch

Tisaranee Gunasekara

Yasser Arafat’s success as a leader can be best understood when compared with the failure of the ‘nation building’ project in most other parts of the Third World, especially in Sri Lanka. Arafat, the leader of a people without a state succeeded in creating a nation based on the broadest, most inclusive notion of nationalism, a nationalism which united rather than divided. The opposite happened in Sri Lanka; here we have divided and subdivided ourselves because of our adherence to divisive ethno-religious ‘nationalisms’.

India willing to look into Musharraf formulae for Kashmir

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

After some sabre-rattling and some shadow boxing, India is willing to look into Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's recent ‘loud thinking’ to resolve the Kashmir issue if the formula is made formally.

Norwegian Peace Makers: They came - They left.

Norwegian Peace Makers - they came last week and they left yesterday. Shuttle diplomacy was one more time a failure. Norwegian’s ability to break the deadlock is now under microscope. How long this dilatory streak would continue?

Osama bin Ladin not hiding in tribal areas: Pakistan strongly denies US contention

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

General Officer Commanding, Major General Niaz Ahmed Khatak said that there is no indication that Osama bin Ladin is hiding in the tribal areas of the country. He disclosed this when he was responding to question at the media briefing at Zari Noor Camp, Wana, South Waziristan Agency.

India’s main opposition groups meet tomorrow to redefine their politics

From M Rama Rao – Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

India’s main opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is going into a crucial meeting with its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to redefine their seven-year old equation.

Eid celebration brings joy and happiness in Pakistan

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from Islmabad, Pakistan

Entire Pakistanis are celebrating Eid with
traditional zeal and fervor. Special Dua for the
solidarity, unity and sovereignty of the country was
offered at Eid congregations all over the country on
the occasion of Eid ul Fitr, which marks the
culmination of holy month of Ramadan.

Hindu Seer case becoming curiousor and curiousor, BJP joins protest campaign

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Protests are mounting in the predominantly Hindu India over the arrest of a 70-year old Hindu Seer, Jayendra Saraswati, the Shankaracharya of Kanchi Mutt (religious order). He enjoys an iconic status but the police disclosures of ‘evidence’ are making the case curiousor and curiousor.

PPP contests Washington Times

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Prominent political party, Pakistan People’s Party has contested an editorial of the Washington Times which is in praise of the Pakistan government for passing the honor killing law in parliament on October 26.