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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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‘NAM and G15 aim at urging global hegemony to change its course of action’

Foreign Ministers and expert groups from the Group of 15 met in Tehran on Saturday to lay the groundwork for the meeting of the G15 heads of state on Monday.

India: Noted film lyricist Javed Akhtar gets threats for liberal views

Noted lyricist Javed Akhtar has received death threats via email after he reportedly called an Islamic cleric "insane" during a television debate about the Deoband fatwa against Muslim working women.

“We have nothing to say at this time,” says US embassy over sending Gitmo prisoners to Maldives

US Embassy Spokesman in Colombo Jeff Anderson said he “does not have anything to say at this time” over a possible date of Guantanamo prisoners arriving in the Maldives or about the controversy surrounding the matter.

China provides zero-tariff entry facility to 4,721 Nepali exportable items

China has agreed to provide zero-tariff entry facility to 4,721 Nepali exportable items in the Chinese market. China made the agreement in an accord signed between the two countries on Friday.

Bourse continues to remain high

Acuity Stockbrokers Research (ASR) in their weekly market review indicated that the market ended high for the week, despite indices showing some volatility during the beginning of the week.

Sunday Celebrity: ‘Vietnam Veedu’ Sundaram’s thinking beyond tomorrow makes him batting still

Fifty years into writing, he still wielding his pen, plus he has started acting too. Basically a dramatist, he has sailed through times and survived the generation change. While many writers fell for the generation gap, this noted writer-director Vietnam Veedu Sundaram adapted himself to the changed times.

The Rise and fall of an Intellectual Giant – Dr Gordon Brown

This week we saw the sad exit of Dr Gordon Brown, the former British prime minister from the front-line politics, after thirteen years on, what could be described as a political rollercoaster. Both his entry into premiership in 2007 and the somewhat un-ceremonial exit in 2010 were mired in controversy, despite being a towering figure in British politics for well over two decades.

Letter from America: Book Review – Inside the Revolution

Book Review: Inside the revolution: how the followers of Jihad, Jefferson & Jesus are battling to dominate the Middle East and transform the world by Joel C. Rosenberg, Tyndale (2009).

Nasheed admits decision to accept two Muslim Guantanamo prisoners to Maldives

President Mohamed Nasheed announced his decision to accept two Muslims to the Maldives from the Guantanamo Bay prison, urging the Opposition DRP not to fall into “political rivalry” over the decision.

Makkah roads, train projects in progress

A number of road and rail projects are under way in Makkah and will likely to be completed soon, according to Mayor Osama Bin Fadhl Al-Bar.

Custody of woman spy diplomat extended

A Delhi court on Saturday extended by 14 days the judicial custody of Indian diplomat Madhuri Gupta, accused of passing classified information to Pakistani intelligence agencies.

An analysis of the buddhist concept of this moment - A way to the future

Buddhism in a nut shell can be expressed as This Moment, This Moment, This Moment. In a world that is always in flux the only reality is only at this moment, The basis to the Buddhist philosophy of impermanence. This is also expressed as the Law of Insecurity.

Sexuality-related stigma impedes access to existing services

Globally, men who have sex with men (MSMs) and transgenders have a higher rate of HIV incidence, due to appalling attention towards their health needs.

Sri Lanka: Human Rights Watch maintains its misplaced rage, says Dr. Palitha Kohona

Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, has expressed his astonishment and aching disappointment on the Press Release issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW), following the announcement by the Government of Sri Lanka of the establishment of a Statutory Commission on “Lessons learnt and reconciliation” and on alleged “violations of internationally accepted norms of conduct”, particularly in view of the welcome expressed by members of the international community.

Ready to face defamation case: Karunanidhi Challenges Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Saturday said he was ready to face a defamation suit by his arch rival and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa over a land grab case, adding, it would enable him present more details on the issue.

Thai PM defends crackdown on protesters

Six people were killed and 31 injured as street fighting continued for the third day on Saturday in the Thai capital with the country's military setting up buffer grounds around protesters demanding Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva's resignation. With this, the death toll in the street battles in the past three days rose to 23.

U.S. recipe for reconciliation and accountability for Sri Lanka

They are on two different issues, well interconnected, while on the same page; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives emphasis to a political solution in a post-conflict situation, and the U.S. ambassador to the UN Susan Rice underscores ‘accountability’ identifying ‘violations of international standards during the final stages of the (Sri Lanka) conflict and to identify those responsible’.