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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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UN human rights treaty body system in urgent need of help - new UN report

The United Nations human rights treaty body system is in a crisis and in need of urgent help, according to a new UN report, which offers a set of proposals to strengthen and improve the system and enhance its accessibility to those who need it the most.

First Swiss Sri Lanka Business and Investment Forums

The first Swiss Sri Lanka Business and Investment Forums were held in Geneva and Zurich on respectively. The events were organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Berlin/Germany with accreditation in Switzerland in coordination with the Swiss Asian Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland.

Top Swedish furniture firm IKEA to invest Euros 1.5 b in India

Swedish furniture home accessories IKEA has decided to enter India with a Euros 1.5 billion (around Rs 10,500 crore) investment in a single-brand retail venture.

No Sri Lankans among the rescued so far

It is reported that a vessel carrying over 200 people has capsized close to Christmas Islands, which lies off Australia’s north - west coast, in the Indonesian waters on 21st June afternoon.

Raja Pervez Ashraf to be the new PM of Pakistan

MPs elected Raja Pervez Ashraf as Pakistan's new Prime Minister Friday, in a bid to end a crisis sparked by judges ousting the premier Gilani and demanding the arrest of his would-be successor.

US drone attacks killing civilians constitute 'war crimes' says top UN official in Geneva

The US policy of using aerial drones to carry out targeted killings presents a major challenge to the system of international law that has endured since the second world war, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, summary or arbitrary executions Christof Heyns said at a UNHRC Geneva seminar on Monday June 18 following the release of 28-pageUN report on US drone attacks.

Rupee falls to record low of 57.15 against Dollar

The rupee on Friday fell to all-time low of 57.37 intra-day against dollar on intense demand for the US currency, particularly from oil importers, but ended at 57.15, recording this year's biggest fall of 85 paise in a day.