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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2957

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U.S. message to Muslim world: You didn't trade tyranny of dictators for tyranny of a mob

In a very somber and almost tearful ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland marking the return to the United States of the remains of the four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, killed this week in the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton gave a very clear message to the Muslim World: " The people of Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Tunisia did not trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob."

Robert Blake reiterates value of 'accountability and transparency' in Sri Lanka visit

Robert Blake, onetime American ambassador to Sri Lanka, the incumbent assistant secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs in the U.S. State Department reminded the Government of Sri Lanka and reiterated his call for accountability and transparency, a popular feature in all his official visits to this South Asian nation.

India clears FDI in multibrand retail, aviation sector

In a major move to give a push to reforms, India opened its supermarket sector to foreign chains on Friday after months of dithering, going ahead with the long delayed reforms in a bid to come out of what economists have been calling “policy paralysis.”

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision partially protects against HIV, HPV and Herpes

Modeling based on a timeline where 80 percent coverage of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) of men age 15-49 is achieved by 2015 suggests that more than 20 percent of new HIV infections would be averted by 2025, with financial savings of an estimated USD 16.6 billion in future medical costs, said Cindra Feuer, Communications and Policy Advisor, AVAC - Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention at AIDS Vaccine 2012.

European Parliament Urges Burma To Amend Citizenship Law And Allow Humanitarian Aid To Rakhine State

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) welcomes yesterday’s European Parliament resolution on the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, which called on the Burmese government to amend its controversial 1982 citizenship law that effectively stripped the Rohingya of citizenship and allow humanitarian aid to Rakhine State “as a matter of urgency”.

Coalgate: SC puts probing questions to Govt on allocation policy

In what is likely to be a big blow to the UPA II government, the Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre on alleged irregularities in coal block allocations. The apex court has granted the government eight weeks time to file its response on the same.

Sri Lanka Would Not have Defeated Terrorism Without Pakistan’s Support: President Mahinda Rajapaksa

The Pakistani Parliamentary delegation led by Dr Nafisa Shah, Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan and Chairperson of National Commission for Human Development paid a courtesy call on the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees in Colombo.

Muslim protesters throw stones at US Consulate in Chennai

Muslim protesters pelted stones and footwear at the US Consulate in Chennai on Friday. A rally protesting the depiction of Prophet Mohammed in a movie turned violent near the consulate.

An HIV vaccine will never work in isolation

In the event that control and elimination of HIV is realised in the next few years, maintaining this success is going to be hard without a vaccine. That is how the Director of the US’ National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease Dr Anthony Fauci analysed the situation at the AIDS Vaccine 2012 conference which ended Wednesday (Sept.12) in the American city of Boston.

The anti-American feeling in Libya was related to the anti-Islam film but the murder was cowardly

While strongly protesting against the release of the deplorable anti-Islam film titled ‘Innocence of Muslims’, we also condemn the murder of US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Steven and few of his staff cold-bloodedly in the same tone, who, I am sure, wouldn’t have even known about the film.

The Evil Genius, Than Shwe and the Current Reforms

On Feb 3rd next year, the sullen, bull dog face General Than Shwe, one of the five worst dictators of Asia, will be an Octogenarian. But unlike his predecessor Ne Win, he was a wily political manipulator and took great care that he and his family will not be in disgrace after his demise.

Saudi King greets the medical team that successfully separated conjoined twins Rana and Reem

King Abdullah who is vacationing in Morocco has sent his greetings to Dr Al Rabeeah and his team for the successful surgery on separating the conjoined twins Rana and Reem in a specialized hospital in the kingdom.