Skip to Content

Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2395

Monthly archive

Dr. Pierre Lefebvre

Face of a suicide bomber

By Farzana Shah

Peeping out"Eidul Adha is being celebrated by people here but for us there are no festivities just like Eidul fitr and I am still hoping my son will come back, but he will never", wails, Shaheen Bano who’s only son Bilawal was killed in a suicide blast this January. 17-year-old Bilawal left his home for prayers at Imambargah Mirza Qasim Baig on 7th of Muharram on January 22 this year. He never returned. A suicide bomber interrupted the prayers, killing eleven people, including Bilawal.

The centenary of Claude Lévi-Strauss

Claudine Canetti

Claude Lévi-Strauss, the last giant of French thinking, the founder of structural anthropology, the "astronomer of the human constellations" and the universal scope of whose work radically changed Western thinking, celebrated his hundredth birthday on 28 November - and the Académie Française its first centenarian, as he is the first of its "Immortals" since its foundation in 1634 to have ever reached that age. "I hate travelling and explorers. Yet here I am proposing to tell the story of my expeditions. But how long it has taken me to make up my mind to do so!" these were the opening words of the book published in 1955 which brought him immediate fame, "Tristes Tropiques," his "intellectual autobiography". A book so magnificently well written that the jury of the Prix Goncourt that year published a communiqué expressing its regret at not being able to award it the prize because it was an essay and not a novel.

Human Rights Day Celebration in Gaza

By Abukar Arman

It was Dec 10, 1948 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Today this document is the most widely translated and perhaps the most referenced. And as the international community and media around the world eagerly await the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR,) some communities still remain under the boots of domination and oppression. And no modern community has suffered more than the people of Palestine. This suffering has gotten worse since the Palestinian people exercised their democratic right and overwhelmingly elected Hamas-- an entity that both Israel and the U.S. consider a terrorist organization-- as its legitimate representative in January 2006.

Corruption Impedes Development & Human Rights, Says UN Secretary-General

Corruption is partly to blame for the current global financial crisis and is also an obstacle to the achievement of development and human rights goals, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, calling for stepped up efforts to wipe out the scourge. Greed and corruption have to some degree propelled the economic turmoil, leading to a plummeting of confidence in the financial system and the loss of life savings of many people around the world, Ban said in a message marking International Anti-Corruption Day. "This is bad enough, yet another silent financial crisis afflicting the world’s poorest people attracts far less attention," he said.

No multinational drug promotions through WDF activities

From Sunil C. Perera

Dr. Pierre LefebvreOne of world’s independent NGO - World Diabetes Foundation which caters for developing countries to eradicate diabetes says it is not in a position to assist Food Manufacturers to develop sugar free products. Chairman of the WDF Dr. Pierre Lefebvre said they never promote any type of food or multinational drug companies through their diabetes campaign. Speaking to media he said the World Diabetes Foundation was setup 6 years ago and working with the donors who wish to help the masses. He said the WDF is dedicated to supporting the prevention and treatment of diabetes in the developing world through the funding of sustainable projects.

No multinational drug promotions through WDF activities

From Sunil C. Perera

One of world’s independent NGO - World Diabetes Foundation which caters for developing countries to eradicate diabetes says it is not in a position to assist Food Manufacturers to develop sugar free products. Chairman of the WDF Dr. Pierre Lefebvre said they never promote any type of food or multinational drug companies through their diabetes campaign. Speaking to media he said the World Diabetes Foundation was setup 6 years ago and working with the donors who wish to help the masses. He said the WDF is dedicated to supporting the prevention and treatment of diabetes in the developing world through the funding of sustainable projects.

Peeping out

>Face of a suicide bomber 5

>Face of a suicide bomber 4

>Face of a suicide bomber 3

>Face of a suicide bomber 1

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Sri Lanka reaffirms commitment to uphold values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Mahinda RajapaksaSri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his message to mark the 60th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, reaffirmed the renewed commitment of Sri Lanka in upholding the values and goals proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which he also said requires the elimination of terrorism in all its forms, ranking high among the threats to all civilized society.


.