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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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China backs Lanka in opposing UN rights panel probe

In a sign of closer ties between the two countries, China on Thursday backed Sri Lanka in its opposition to the setting up of a human rights panel by the UN to look into alleged rights abuses during the ethnic war, saying the government was capable of handling it.

Maldives: Opposition PA urges international support to free arrested MPs

The opposition People’s Alliance urged the international community to force the government to set free its “unlawfully” arrested leader saying the Maldives’ “fledgling democracy is in danger of turning into an autocracy.”

India’s NSA Shivshankar Menon going to China

National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon will visit China from July 3 to 6 as a special envoy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss bilateral relations and international and regional issues of mutual interest.

Govt. goes to Supreme Court to break political deadlock

The Maldives government will file a case in the Supreme Court over Parliament attempt to “grab powers vested with the executive” making it unable to govern the country, President Nasheed’s Press Secretary Mohamed Zuhair said.

Indian doctor sues Australian govt for wrong terror charges

Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef, who was wrongly accused of involvement in a botched 2007 U.K. terror attack, on Thursday sued the Australian government for unlawful arrest and abuse of power and launched defamation proceedings against former Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews.

America’s history of slipups

Harking back into the history of US security system on which colossal tax payers amount is being spent, not a single case which had an impact on regional security or a case of sabotage planned and executed against US targets was detected and thwarted in time by its intelligence agencies. India succeeded in conducting its nuclear explosion in 1974 secretly; CIA’s assessment about Imam Khomenei’s led Islamic revolution to topple Shah of Iran was faulty; it had no knowledge about Soviet tanks rolling into Afghanistan in December 1979.

India: George Fernandes custody battle turns ugly

Once NDA Convenor, George Fernandes at 80, is now a pale shadow of the fiery trade union leader, hardly able to move around and worse, at the centre of an ugly “custody battle.”

Indian woman freed as sponsor waives SR247,000

Riyadh, 02 July, ( In perhaps the first out-of-court settlement of its kind in the Kingdom, a sponsor here has waived a whopping SR247,000(US $66,000) to get an Indian woman accountant released from police custody.

Sharad Pawar takes over as ICC chief

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday formally took over as president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Singapore.

Nepal’s embattled PM resigns to end political deadlock

Embattled Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on Wednesday tendered resignation after serving a little over a year in the top executive post in the country.

Prez ask parties to form consensus government within seven days

A day after Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal tendered his resignation, President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on Thursday called upon the political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly (CA) to form a consensus government within seven days.