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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

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Parties fail to arrive at consensus to extend term of Constituent Assembly

Nepal is likely to fall into a deep political crisis as major political parties failed to reach any consensus on extending the term of Constituent Assembly (CA) even as there is just a day left to expire the two-year term.

Koreas in a fresh face-off over the sinking of Seoul warship

North Korea on Wednesday cut off key communications links with South Korea after vowing to sever all ties in protest at claims that it had sunk a Seoul warship, officials said.

'I Don't want to lose even a single party member': AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa declares

The All Indian Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) Supremo and the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms J Jayalalithaa has said that she did not want to lose even a single party member from her Party, and anyone is free to discuss their problem with her.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to address Bhutan House

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will address a joint session of Bhutan's parliament during a three-day trip, in what will be a parliamentary interaction between the youngest democracy of the world and the largest.

German Chancellor Merkel vows to boost trade

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived here Tuesday for talks with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and other top Saudi officials on expanding economic, commercial and political ties.

UN asks India, Pakistan to sign NPT, CTBT

Breaking the tradition of not naming countries, the first draft of the final document of 2010 Nuclear-Non Proliferation Treaty Review conference has asked India, Pakistan and Israel to join NPT and CTBT.

The US should get out of Indo-Israeli magic charm

Pakistan has been time and again deceived by USA to achieve its short-term interests. Taking into account its dual faced policies and the roughshod manner in which it has so far dealt with Pakistan; its sudden change of heart should not thrill us. Rather, our leaders should tread their steps cautiously and prudently.

Another Fatwa, women can work in offices, but in veil

Days after a leading Islamic seminary held as un-Islamic women working in offices in proximity with men, another seminary has issued a fatwa that Muslim women can work in offices but with a veil.

Is Burma the first Causality of Chinese Imperialism?

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, is schedule to arrive in Burma, on June 2nd on the last leg of his tour to the four Asian countries. China which shares 1,370 miles (2,190 kilometres) of common border with Burma and is the third largest foreign trade partner with an estimated annually of $2 billion while the Chinese population residing is Burma is roughly about 5 million tan amounting to one tent of the country’s population.

2010 Omololu Falobi Award for HIV Prevention Community Advocacy

"Omololu Falobi lived life only for 35 years. Yes he was in a hurry. He was a visionary. For those who knew him they would realize that this conference was part of his vision.

Indian President Patil arrives in China

President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday arrived in Beijing to a red carpet welcome as the first Indian Head of the State visiting China in a decade during which she will meet the top Chinese leadership and sign a number of agreements.

Iran restates sovereignty over islands

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has again dismissed UAE's oft-repeated claims to Iran's three Persian Gulf islands.

Delhi’s dubious record as ‘Rape Capital’

On an average every 24 hours, at least one case of rape is registered in India’s Capital New Delhi. When it comes to crime against women, Delhi Police’s own records make a shocking revelation: the capital remains unsafe for women.

Police stations should be able to entertain complaints made in Tamil: IGP

Sri Lanka’s Police Chief Mahinda Balasuriya today stated that he is striving to turn the Sri Lanka Police Department a people friendly institution and has taken steps to ensure that it would be mandatory for police officers to learn Tamil.