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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

Monthly archive

Pakistan seen as a key to Afghan conundrum

The main objective of USA to occupy Afghanistan in November 2001 was to break the myth that Afghanistan is unconquerable, tame the Afghans and convert it into a permanent military base for the realization of its regional and global ambitions.

Sri Lankan hostages allowed to talk to family after two weeks

The 20 Sri Lankan sailors who are held hostage by Somali pirates have reportedly spoken to their family members through satellite phone for the first time after their 11,000-ton Bermudan-flagged vessel, ‘MV Talca’ was hijacked.

The Resurrection of Christ – a phenomenon for the spiritual eye, not for the intellect

Christians all over the world celebrate the event of resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead today, after mourning his death on the cross on Good Friday. Christians of most denominations, if not all, believe that the Christ died an awful death on the cross while paying the ultimate price for human sins; in other words he took the combined guilt of all of us upon himself before being martyred.

Kuwait: No dealing with companies delay workers’ salaries

Unscrupulous companies in the region are exploiting its workers in various ways and the most common of all these ‘crimes’ the delay in the payment of salaries and in the worst cases no payment at all, to their workers.

The Election and the State of the Nation

Last month, a woman walked into a suburban police station and handed over her four young children into police custody, the despairing act of a mother who had tried and failed to provide for her children.

Jayalalithaa's charge on coal import is imaginary: Chief Minister Karunanidhi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has categorically refuted the charges of AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa on coal import by Tamil Nadu Electricity Board(TNEB) from Indonesia was baseless and imaginary.

Lankan was privy to WW II covert operation

One of the last surviving Sri Lankan World War II veterans who served in the Middle East passed away recently at the Sri Lanka Ex-servicemen’s Association Veterans Home in Bolagala, Katana, at the age of 92. Staff Sergeant-Major Percy G.B. Perera of the British Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) was the only non-European soldier to be appointed Confidential Stenographer at British Advanced Headquarters in the Sudan and Eritrea during the campaign against Italian Forces in North-East Africa in 1941.

Leaders greets Christians on the eve of Easter.

Leaders of various polictical parties, including the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has greeted members of the Christian community on the eve of Easter.

Letter from America: Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

When a widely circulated newspaper like the New York Times picks up the matter of ill-treatment of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, it is no small matter.

SC orders Justice Dinakaran to go on leave: Karnataka Advocates welcome

The legal fraternity in Karnataka on Saturday welcomed the decision of the collegiums of the Supreme Court (SC) to ask the Chief Justice of the State High Court P.D. Dinakaran to proceed on leave.

The Insurrection that Turned Sri Lanka’s Political Culture Violent

Almost four decades ago, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), now ostensibly a democratic party contesting parliamentary elections, launched its first insurrection on the 4th April 1971.


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