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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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Letter from America – Obama welcomes Netanyahu

Last week the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was in Washington D.C. He was invited to stay at the Blair House and have a working lunch at the White House with President Obama. In front of the cameras, the two leaders appeared smiling and shaking hands. Apparently they discussed the Palestine-Israel conflict.

Stowaway’s remains found on wheels of airplane in Riyadh

Human remains were found on the rear wheel compartment of a Nas Air jet when it landed in Riyadh after a flight from Beirut Saturday, Lebanon’s Transportation Minister Ghazi Aridi said, adding that a man had apparently tried to hitch a ride on the aircraft’s landing gear.

Kashmir: Opposition leader Mehbooba rejects PM plea to attend all-party meet

Opposition PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday stuck to her decision to stay away from an all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to discuss the situation in Kashmir despite an appeal by the Prime Minister to reconsider her stand.

United States violates ILO Convention 182 allowing child labor – Investigative report says

“The United States is not fulfilling its commitment under International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 182 "to take Immediate and effective measures to secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor as a matter of urgency." Current US law allows children to work long hours in hazardous jobs” reveals a well investigated report released by International Labor Rights Forum (IRLF) last month.

India’s Foreign Secretary meets Dalai Lama

In a move that could provoke a protest from Beijing, Foreign secretary Nirupama Rao on Sunday had a meeting with exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, nearly a week after National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon concluded his visit to China as Prime Minister’s special envoy.

Yet another fishermen attack by Lankan Navy reported

Yet another attack on a group of fishermen, at mid sea off Rameswaram in the early hours today by Sri Lankan Navy is reported. A few days before only there was one such incident in which a fisherman had died and few were injured.

India’s FM Krishna to support Kabul plan to woo Taliban elements

India is likely to express support for any reintegration move in Afghanistan that leads to "genuine peace" in that country besides committing help in capacity building.

Former LTTE operative deported at Chennai airport

A Sri Lankan national was deported to Sri Lanka as soon as he landed at the International Airport here on tourist visa from Colombo early this morning. He was identified as former LTTE operative.

MJA calls for Govt. to stop pressuring media

The Maldives Journalist Association (MJA) has urged the Government to stop pressurizing media organizations, under the guise of the current political situation in the country.