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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2347

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US State Department Slaps Sanctions on Nigeria’s Boko Haram Leaders

The U.S. State Department placed sanctions on three leaders of the Boko Haram Islamic militant group in a bid to stem increasing violence in Nigeria.

Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) Leader Aitzol Iriondo Yarzab designated as Terrorist

United States on Thursday designated Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) leader Aitzol Iriondo Yarza under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.

Major fire at Mumbai Secretariat, key scam files safe

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, on Thursday evening, gave his first reaction after a major fire gutted three floors of the Maharashtra state secretariat complex 'Mantralaya' in Mumbai.

U.S. Embassy Supports Further Development in Batticaloa


On Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Patricia A. Butenis visited Batticaloa to open projects completed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the development arm of the U.S. Embassy. Ambassador Butenis inaugurated three projects - a bakery in Vakarai, Batticaloa, staff quarters at the Pulipanchakal School, and a children’s park at the lighthouse complex in Batticaloa.

Prez poll: BJP finally opts for Sangma, allies JD(U) and Shiv Sena support Pranab Mukherjee

Reconciling with division within NDA over Presidential poll, opposition BJP on Thursday announced its support to P A Sangma to pit him against UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee.

Please Vote For Me… I Am So And So’s Wife!

Sounds funny, does it? But these plaintive cries (nay wails) are reverberating in every nook and corner of Lucknow these days, whose citizens are going to elect their mayor and 110 corporators on June 23, 2012.

Human aspirations present opportunities to strike balance between “man and nature” with that of “the environment and development – President Mahinda

Addressing at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), Rio+20 in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, (20). Sri Lanka President President Mahinda Rajapaksa said, “All people desire a prosperous and peaceful life. They also wish to see that the concept of sustainable development becomes a practical reality. These aspirations present an opportunity for us to make earnest efforts to strike a balance between the interest of maintaining harmony between “man and nature” with that of “the environment and development”.

Assange needs somewhere to continue mission – according to Ecuadorian President

Scotland Yard made it clear that Julian Assange, the beleagured WikiLeaks founder, who is holed up in Ecuadorian embassy in London will be arrested the moment he leaves the embassy for not sticking to bailout conditions, while dealing a severe blow to his attempt for him to reach Ecuador even if political asylum is granted.


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