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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2962

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American Spy Agencies were "Dead Wrong" on Iraq’s WMD: Presidential Commission Report

Daya Gamage – Reporting to Asian Tribune

The Commission appointed by President Bush to investigate, assess and report on the intelligence capabilities of the U.S. regarding weapons of mass destruction in its report released on Thursday said that America’s intelligence agencies were “dead wrong” in most of their judgments about Iraq’s WMD before the invasion.

Pope's condition is turning to the worst

While millions of Catholics around the world are praying for the health of 84-year-old Pope John Paul spokespersons of the Vatican revealed that his health was deteriorating.

Athuada Vs.Mahindananda - a Court case between a Cabinet Minister and a Deputy Minister

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo, Sri Lanka

A powerful cabinet Minister of the United People’s Freedom Alliance Government of Sri Lanka Mr.Athauda Senaviratne has decided to file a defamation case against his colleague and a deputy Minister of Power and Energy Mahindananda Aluthgamage, seeking millions of Rupees in compensation.

China faced most trade barriers

By Mendaka Abeysekera - From Beijing

China faced most number of trade barrier cases in the year
2004, which valued more than 1.26 billion US dollars.

VAT comes into effect in India.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

India’s most ambitious tax reform Value Added Tax (VAT) which proposes to rationalize the tax system in the country, came into effect on Friday even as a nation-wide strike by wholesale and retail traders entered third day against the implementation of the new tax regime.

Pope John Paul II on the verge of death

Vatican officials say that the plight of the 84-year-old Pope John Paul II is coming to an end, as he is nearing death. Officials added 'there is no more hope,” ending any further expectations on the recovery of the Pope, loved by millions.

Pope’s condition unchanged – "Very Grave."

Pope John Paul II's condition remains unchanged and "very grave," and according to Vatican spokesman, “ he is showing the first signs of losing consciousness.”