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Nepali climber sets Guinness Book record as the oldest person to

Kosh R. Koirala - Guinness Book has recognized a Nepali national as the oldest person to climb the Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world. According to Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA), the Everest climber Min Bahadur Sherchan has been recognized as the oldest climber to conquer the 8,848-meter tall peak.

U.N.'s Enormous Potential Being Marginalised

Thalif Deen - An international conference on the global financial crisis - hosted by the United Nations - is being marginalised by Western countries which have refused to send any of their political leaders to the meeting.

Of the 126 countries participating in the three-day conference, scheduled to take place Jun. 24-26, there will be two heads of state, four vice presidents, 10 heads of government, three deputy prime ministers and 32 ministers. But an overwhelming majority of the top level attendees are from the developing world, including Ecuador, Venezuela, Philippines, Brazil, Iran, Gambia, Laos, India, Bangladesh, Honduras, Zimbabwe, China, Russia, Barbados, Malaysia, Grenada, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Latest CIA drone attack killed 17 in FATA

By Farzana Shah - At least 17 people are believed dead in a US drone missile attack in South Waziristan Agency in restive FATA , Pakistan.According to eye witnesses three drone fired three missiles on funeral of TTP commander Sangeen who was killed in a similar attack by US drone in Makeen area of South Waziristan.

A rejoinder to Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Asif Haroon Raja - Operation Rah-e-Rast launched in Malakand Division and Rah-e-Nijat in South Waziristan have full backing of the whole nation including political and religious parties, religious groups, ulemas and Mashaikhs. Complete harmony exist between the power troika of President, PM and GHQ and between service chiefs.

U.N.'s Enormous Potential Being Marginalised

Thalif Deen - An international conference on the global financial crisis - hosted by the United Nations - is being marginalised by Western countries which have refused to send any of their political leaders to the meeting.

Of the 126 countries participating in the three-day conference, scheduled to take place Jun. 24-26, there will be two heads of state, four vice presidents, 10 heads of government, three deputy prime ministers and 32 ministers. But an overwhelming majority of the top level attendees are from the developing world, including Ecuador, Venezuela, Philippines, Brazil, Iran, Gambia, Laos, India, Bangladesh, Honduras, Zimbabwe, China, Russia, Barbados, Malaysia, Grenada, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Thai business shows enthusiasm in ivesting in Sri Lanka as peace returns to the country

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By Neville de Silva

Bangkok, 25 June (Asiantribune.com) : Thailand said it “fully supports” the security measures taken by Sri Lanka to bring normalcy to the country and its foreign ministry was ready to help coordinate any assistance that Colombo may require in the reconstruction effort.

Nepali climber sets Guinness Book record as the oldest person to

Kosh R. Koirala - Guinness Book has recognized a Nepali national as the oldest person to climb the Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world. According to Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA), the Everest climber Min Bahadur Sherchan has been recognized as the oldest climber to conquer the 8,848-meter tall peak.

Rajapaksa may seek re-election before the year-end, also call for general election

Special Representative - President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his aides are considering advancing the Presidential and parliamentary elections to cash in on the euphoria created by victory in the Wanni War. The present thinking is to hold Presidential election sometime in November-December, followed by general election after a gap of couple of months, anytime after February 2010.

Pro-Pakistan, anti-Baitullah, commander Zainuddin shot dead

By Farzana Shah-A pro-Pakistan militant commander, who was a rival to Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, was shot dead by his guard in Northwest Pakistan on Tuesday. The militant commander, Qari Zainuddin and his aide Baz Muhammad were asleep in their room in Madina Colony of Northwestern Town of Dera Ismail Khan after morning prayers, when one of his guards, Gulbadin Mehsud opened fire on them.

Chennai court frees Algerian

S Murari - A Chennai court on Tuesday released an Algerian suspected of involvement in a blast at Algiers airport in 1992. It set him free a day after he told the special public prosecutor for human rights that the case against him was political, that he was in Germany when the blast took place and that he would be killed if deported. Saleem Abbassi, the 42-year-old Algeria-born Qatar citizen, who spent four days in the local jail here after he was nabbed by immigration officials on the basis of an Interpol red corner notice on his arrival from Kuala Lumpur, was set free by judicial magistrate P Saravanan after the police submitted that they were not pressing charges against him or seeking an extension of his remand.

Thai business shows enthusiasm in ivesting in Sri Lanka as peace returns to the country

[caption id="attachment_1098" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Anura Priyadharshana Yapa"][/caption]

By Neville de Silva

Bangkok, 25 June (Asiantribune.com) : Thailand said it “fully supports” the security measures taken by Sri Lanka to bring normalcy to the country and its foreign ministry was ready to help coordinate any assistance that Colombo may require in the reconstruction effort.

A rejoinder to Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Asif Haroon Raja - Operation Rah-e-Rast launched in Malakand Division and Rah-e-Nijat in South Waziristan have full backing of the whole nation including political and religious parties, religious groups, ulemas and Mashaikhs. Complete harmony exist between the power troika of President, PM and GHQ and between service chiefs.


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