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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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AIDS epidemic at a critical juncture in Asia-Pacific region

Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, and on the occasion of the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (10th ICAAP), being held at Busan, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released a new report on the HIV epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region.

Thousands throng to seek divine blessings

Over 2 million faithful perform ‘Qiyam Al Layl’ prayers –late night prayers- on the night of the 27th of Ramadan in Makkah’s Grand mosque, the holiest of all places of worship.

External Affairs Minister clarifies India’s position regarding Sri Lankan Tamil’s issues

India’s Minister of External Affairs S.M. Krishna, when clarifying about the Darusman Report said that a panel was set up by the UN Secretary General with the objective of advising him on developments in Sri Lanka in the last stages of the conflict. In general, there are still questions on the Report, and the issue has not so far come up for discussion in the formal agenda of any of the relevant UN intergovernmental bodies.

A Glimmer of Sense

Last week the Rajapaksa administration did something far more beneficial to Sri Lanka than slick TV documentaries and verbose reports aimed at bolstering the myth of a humanitarian operation: it removed the Emergency.

Steve Jobs: voluntary departure of Apple of our i

On Wednesday night, exactly like millions of other mortal folks did, I was flicking through the news channels and online papers to know about the fate of the infamous desert fox after the fall of Tripoli on my iPad 2, when the BBC, all of a sudden, broke the news that the shareholders, fans, and fiercely loyal customers of a great organization collectively had been dreading for months: Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, had decided to call it a day by resigning from his post on health grounds.

Dr. Tony Tan is the new Singapore President

Dr Tony Tan, a former Deputy Prime Minister has been voted Singapore's seventh president. He'll be sworn in on September 1st, at the start of a six-year term. He succeeds incumbent President Sellappan Ramanathan, often referred as S.R.Nathan.

Sri Lankan Air Force plane makes unscheduled landing in Chennai

A Sri Lankan Air Force plane made an emergency landing at the Anna International Airport at 0835 hrs today when the pilot noticed while the aircraft was flying over Chennai that two of its four engines had failed and sought permission to land.


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