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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2789

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Susan Rice faces obstacles to become secretary of state despite her dialogue with opposing senators

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice who allegedly gave an interpretation to the September 11 attack on the American diplomatic post in Benghazi in Libya linking it to a hate video on Prophet Mohamed when it was disclosed a pre-meditated terrorist onslaught was struggling to put her secretary of state ambition on the track when she met three Republican senators Tuesday morning at Capitol Hill.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will have further specialist therapy for cancer in Cuba

Venezuela's National Assembly has approved a measure that allows President Hugo Chávez to leave the country for medical treatment in Cuba.

Burma Reform remains fragile due to existing constitution

Do grassroots of Burma believe the changes run by the President Thein Sein Government? To be frank, working-class including farmers go up against the current situation as a change. Actually, the previous military junta has changed their outfits before a social revolution similar to Arab Spring took place.

Direct cash transfer to ensure welfare schemes’ benefits

Benefits under 29 welfare schemes being operated by different ministries would be transferred through Aadhaar-enabled bank accounts in 51 districts spread over 16 states from January 1 next year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Tuesday.

India-Sri Lanka Foundation Supports Participation Of Three Faculty Members From Sri Lanka In PHYSWARE 2012

India-Sri Lanka Foundation is supporting participation of 3 faculty members from the University of Peradeniya, University of Jaffna and University of Rajarata in the PHYSWARE 2012, being held at Miranda House, University of Delhi from 26 November to 7 December, 2012.

UPA says it has numbers, ready for FDI debate

The government on Tuesday said that the UPA was ready to discuss along with a vote the issue of FDI in multi-brand retail under any rule in Parliament.

Has Childhood TB Come Of Age?

It seems so. Close to the heels of the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2012 releasing some data on childhood tuberculosis for the first time, one plenary at the recently concluded 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur was dedicated to ‘Childhood TB: We need to do more’.

Arrests over Facebook posts: Two cops suspended, magistrate shifted

Amid mounting public anger, two police officers, including the police chief of Thane (Rural) were on Tuesday suspended for the arrest of two girls over a Facebook post criticizing the shutdown for Bal Thackeray’s funeral, while the judicial magistrate who granted them bail was shunted out.

OPen Letter to US President Barack Obama

Dear Mr. President, I did not vote for you in the Presidential Election because I am a Sri Lankan.
But I consider myself one of your constituents, because what you do or say will affect me and my country as well.

CBK speaks on Unity in Diversity in Lagos

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga will deliver the keynote address at the 13th annual conference of the Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation in Lagos on Thursday 29th November at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA).