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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2556

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Gayoom lambasts Thasmeen in resignation letter

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has lambasted DRP Leader Thasmeen Ali in a detailed letter announcing his resignation from the party saying the DRP has become a “toothless party” that has “lost touch with the pulse of Maldivians.”

The Analogy of 9/11 and 9/13 Tragedies

The tragic event on September 11, 2001 (better known as 9/11) has changed the lives of many thousands. A well-trained 19 al-Qaeda militants hijacked four passenger jets to hit different targets in the United States of America. This year marks its 10th anniversary.

Fresh IM mail warns of “cruel” blast next time

Delhi Police received a third e-mail purportedly sent by Indian Mujahideen claiming responsibility for Wednesday's blast outside the high court and also with a warning to the government of another attack.

Shocking revelations at Baha Mousa’s inquiry

Baha Mousa(26) a hotel employee was arrested with nine other Iraqis, at the Haitham Hotel in Basra on 14 September 2003 by members of the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment. Mousa died two days after his arrest.

Sri Lankan youth athletes participating in Commonwealth Youth Games 2011 at Isle of Man

Thirty-three Sri Lankan youth athletes aged between 13 and 18-years are participating in the Commonwealth Youth Games 2011, being held at Isle of Man. The opening ceremony of the fourth Commonwealth Youth Games was held on 7th September at the refurbished Bowl Stadium in Douglas, Isle of Man.

Blast victim has 1000 pellets on body

The deadly Delhi blast has left "over 1000 pellets" lodged in the body of one of the injured which may stay there for the rest of his life, according to doctors attending on him.

Sri Lanka to establish Diplomatic relations with Republic of El-Salvador

The Sri Lankan government said that it plans to establish diplomatic relations with El Salvador to increase trade between the two countries.

Sri Lanka’s experience immediately relevant to developing world: GL tells Jordan’s Prime Minister

External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris had bilateral discussions in Amman with Dr. Marouf Al Bakhit, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He also had a meeting with Mr. Nasser Judeh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Jordan.

FACETS 2011 takes-off as gem exports continue its turnaround through first half of 2011

The gem mining sub-sector grew by 7.9% in 2010. The gem and jewellery exports too reported 1.56% positive growth in 2010. Even in the first-half of 2011, increased earnings from mineral exports were led by higher exports of gems which increased by 35.5% in the first half of 2011, according to the Central Bank.

Sri Lanka elected to the Chair / Rapporteur of the Working Group on the Right to Development

The Ambassador (Ms) Tamara Kunanayakam, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, Geneva has been unanimously elected to the position of the Chair / Rapporteur of the Working Group on the Right to Development (R2D).

Rehabilitated former LTTE Cadres warmly welcomed by people of Matara

525 members of rehabilitated LTTE cadres both males and females have arrived in Matara in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka in a brotherhood tour launched from the “Palmyrah Orchard to the Coconut Grove” jointly organized by the Ministries of Rehabilitation and Prison Development and the Youth Affairs and Skilled Development with a view to strengthen peace and reconciliation between the North and the South.