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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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CSW welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Britain, urges UK government to increase aid for Burma’s refugees

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) welcomed Aung San Suu Kyi’s arrival in the United Kingdom and urged the British government to heed her call for increased aid to Burmese refugees along the Thailand-Burma border, made in her Nobel Peace Prize Lecture in Oslo on 16 June.

The importance of being Navi Pillay

Navanethem or Navi Pillay certainly does have a colorful career record. An attorney for over 30 years, the first Asian woman from South Africa to obtain a doctorate in Law from Harvard and winning numerous accolades and honorary titles for her contribution towards human rights she may be compared to Rosa Parks and admired but holding titles becomes immaterial if despite one’s own harsh background one is not able to place fact from fiction and right from wrong.

A little one who thinks he can beat Bolt!

I am sure that you will be wondering who this little one, who is trying to do the impossible, when Usain Bolt has already got his Olympic gold-winning speech worked out.

Prince Salman - the new Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister

Saudi Arabia’s Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz was named on Monday by Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah as the kingdom’s new heir apparent following the death of Crown Prince Prince Nayef on Saturday.

Prez poll: Kalam snubs Mamata, says won’t contest

Breaking his silence, APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday declared that he would not contest the Presidential poll, snubbing Trinamool Congress and BJP which wanted him to be the Opposition's candidate against UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee.

Ambassador Kongahage - New President of the Diplomatic Council (DC) – The Global Think Tank

Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage has been elected as the new President of the Diplomatic Council, an international think tank headquartered in The Hague.

BJP-led NDA still in a dilemma on Presidential nominee

The main opposition BJP-led NDA appeared totally confused and divided on its choice for Presidential nominee, amidst indications that P.A. Sangma could possibly emerge as the consensus choice.

Obama turns focus away from economy towards immigration

President Obam brought in what many have called a game-changer, announcing a move towards a more equitable society for some of America's most marginalized residents, the children of illegal immigrants now found in millions across the country. They will not be deported.

Sri Lanka's renewable energy in focus at Switzerland investor forum

The first Swiss-Sri Lankan Business and Investmen Forum titled "Sri Lanka - A land of a thousand and one opportunities" was held on 11th - 12th June 2012 in Zurich and Geneva.

Ruling SLFP Condemns the violent shooting at a JVP Propaganda meeting at Katuwana

Ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party has condemned the violent shooting at a JVP Propaganda meeting at Katuwana.