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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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Sri Lanka shares its poverty eradication experience at the 21st Session of the HRC

The Sri Lanka Delegation to the 21st Session of the Human Rights Council, intervening in the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on 'Extreme Poverty', has emphasized that States and economic actors must take concerted efforts to address extreme poverty and create an enabling environment for sustainable economic development, which is accessible to all.

Kill more US diplomats, Al Qaeda urges Muslims

The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaeda has urged Muslims to step up protests and kill more US diplomats in Muslim countries after a US-made film on the Prophet Muhammad which it said was another chapter in the "crusader wars" against Islam.

Milinda Moragoda appointed as Advisor to Nalanda University

Nobel Laureate and Chancellor of Nalanda University, Professor Amartya Sen and the Governing Board of the university have invited Milinda Moragoda to assist in the establishment of the university as an advisor.

‘War Hero’, war hero and the Political Brat: A Rajapaksa Tale

In Sri Lanka ‘War Hero’ reigns supreme; he is feted and honoured, loved and respected, invoked and venerated.

UPA ally Mamata Banerjee warns PM over FDI

In an indirect attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA ally and Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said political leaders should be more bothered about the common people rather than winning personal laurels.

iPhone 5: the device failed to be a game-changer

The baron may own the estate, but not the landscape. Likewise, Apple, which invented the first smartphone, does own the iconic iPhone, but not the smartphone landscape which has been changing beyond recognition in a matter five years. In this context, if a company of Apple’s calibre wants to maintain its current position as the market leader, all it needs is a product that is going to be a game-changer, not a gamut of lawsuits to demonize its competitors in the name of patent rights.

Letter from America: They Don’t Get It!

The Muslim world from Senegal to Indonesia is angry over the release of an anti-Muslim film in the YouTube ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad (S). There were protests in at least 23 nations.

Sri Lanka moves to upgrade rubber infrastructure to play 2022’s $ 4 Bn target

As global rubber prices are set to soar, Sri Lanka is moving to upgrade its rubber sector to capitalize on the trend-and also to play the $ 4 Bn rubber exports target set for 2022.