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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2964

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Modus operandi adopted by journalists covering Aung San Suu Kyi release

In a dispatch by Reporters without Borders (RSF) under the name of Vincent Brossel, Asia-Pacific Desk, RSF indicated that at least 10 Burmese publications have been sanctioned for paying too much attention to the release of Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of the opposition National League for Democracy.

WikiLeaks expose causes tension in US ties with many nations

A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables from the past three years, released by WikiLeals on Sunday despite a hacking attack on its website, provides an unprecedented look at backroom bargaining by embassies around the world and brutally candid views of foreign leaders.

Sri Lankan sailors taken hostage by Somali pirates

Reports emerged today (November 29) that suspected Somali pirates have seized a Malaysian freighter along with 26 crew members in the Indian Ocean.

Ambassador appointed!

Ambassadors are appointed by reasonably developed countries to build up good relations with other countries. To be appointed as an ambassador a person should have adequate knowledge of the historical, geographical, agricultural, economic, sociological and any ethnic positions of the country.

Sad story of the death of a tusker

Srilal Miththapala – Nature and animal enthusiast and elephant lover reacting on the elephant tragedy – the death of the tusker at Siyabalangamuwa said that the elephant was generally very peaceful but he had behaved violently few days ago and killed two people and wounded two more. One of them in serious condition.

Pakistan doubles export soft loan Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and Pakistan delegates have who concluded the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Business Forum in Colombo today (29.11.2010) agreed on drastic measures that would increase economic ties between the two nations significantly.

Extension of dateline in Afghanistan will result in more bloodletting

While Pak Army succeeded in dismantling the networks of Fazlullah and Hakimullah effectively, inflicted heavy casualties upon the militants and also captured huge quantities of arms, ammunition and explosives as well as prisoners thereby gaining an upper edge, US-NATO forces have not been able to achieve even a single victory against Taliban in Afghanistan despite two troop surges of 21000 and 30000 respectively.

Sri Lanka’s Parliament gives green-light for second reading of 2011 Budget

Sri Lanka’s House of Parliament today (November 29) approved the second reading of the 2011 Budget with 150 Parliamentarians voting for the Appropriation Bill, while 46 Members of Parliament (MPs) voting against it.

Govt orders probe into Radia tapes leak after Tata protest

In a new development to the 2G spectrum allocation scam, the government has ordered a probe into the leak of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia's conversations with her clients and certain journalists.

SC hearing on cabinet endorsement put off

The Maldives Supreme Court that was slated to hold the first hearing of the case over cabinet endorsement tonight (Tuesday) has put it off after a judges’ son fell sick and had to be taken to Sri Lanka for treatment.