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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2906

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Cyprus assures support to Sri Lanka

High Commissioner of Cyprus to Sri Lanka Nafsika Chr. Krousti paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera at the Ministry during her visit to Colombo last week.

Of Conspiracies and Kings

Last week President Mahinda Rajapaksa came up with a new conspiracy narrative. Some analysts believe in the existence of a ‘conspiracy meme’ in the psychological make-up of humans – a hypothesis history seems to validate. In any case, conspiracies are ‘must haves’ for anti-democratic rulers.

Haryana Congress not worried about Anna campaign

Normally, by-elections do not cause much excitement in media. But the Hisar by-election in Congress-ruled Haryana has assumed importance because of Gandhian Anna Hazare turning it into a battle against Congress.

Rudrakumaran’s Accountability: Providing ‘expert advice’ to US-designated FTO– Part Three

The United States Supreme Court ruling of June 2010 very widely and comprehensively dealt with the issues of “knowingly” providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) designated by the US State Department. The statute makes clear that “individuals who act entirely independent of the FTO to advance its goals or objectives shall not be considered to be working under the FTO’s direction and control”.

Amicable solution to Telangana issue soon, says Andhra Pradesh CM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy met senior Central ministers Pranab Mukherjee and P Chidambaram and discussed the situation arising out of the Telangana statehood demand.

Letter from America: Muslim Identity and Demography in Arakan

Part 3: The Muslim Factor in Arakan

Just as it happened throughout the coastal territories from the Arabian Peninsula to the Barbary Coast and the shores of Gibraltar and Iberian Peninsula (and beyond) via Alexandria, Tripoli and Tunis to the west, and to the shores of Mozambique (originally Musa-bin-Baik) via Zanzibar and Mombasa to the south, and to the lower Gangetic Delta (Bangladesh) and beyond (to the Strait of Malacca) via the Malabar Coast of India to the east, the maritime trade route in the India Ocean in those days (pre-dating European colonization) used to be controlled by the Arab/Persian Muslims.

Steve Jobs: Man who performed miracles by following his intuition

Time and again, the reporters who were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the living room of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple who died on Wednesday, described what they saw – much to their amazement, of course: a table lamp, a mat to sit on, a record player and a portrait of Albert Einstein on a wall. It is not what they expected, especially, while scanning the home of a billionaire regardless of the modesty of the abode.

Attack on TN fishermen, an act of aggression by Sri Lanka, charges Jayalalithaa

The issue of Sri Lankan navy constantly harassing fishermen from Tamil Nadu, capturing them, torturing and firing at them, has assumed great significance ahead of Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai’s three-day visit to Colombo.
Mathai called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday evening. The Chief Minister wanted him to take up with the Lankan Government, the attacks on fishermen by the island nation s navy.