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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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Will countries 'walk the talk' to end the tobacco epidemic?

Despite unprecedented pressure from tobacco industry to delay, dilute or thwart progress on a range of tobacco control measures globally, considerable achievements have been made by governments over the past years to protect public health. The global tobacco treaty, which was the first corporate-accountability and public health internationally binding treaty of the World Health Organization (WHO), is one major leap forward to move the world towards ending game of tobacco.

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Unpredictable political future looming in Nagaland

Now that the NPF crisis has been resolved, the general expectation is development should start taking place in the state. Precious one year has been wasted when Chief Minister TR Zeliang was struggling to save his moribund Ministry.

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Today (May 31st) is World No Tobacco Day. The theme for this year is “Stop Illicit Tobacco Trade”

The illicit trade in tobacco products is a threat both to government finances and to public health.

Today (May 31st) is World No Tobacco Day. The theme for this year is “Stop Illicit Tobacco Trade”
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Sri Lankan politics at a critical juncture!

President Sirisena is striving hard to be the erstwhile dedicated egalitarian leader propelled into power in January due to the fractious nature of politics now: the passage of 20A is in the balance and the date of next election has receded as a pall hangs over the careers of MPs unsure of getting nominations. The president’s mandate is at stake amidst such bedlam.

Sri Lankan politics at a critical juncture!
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Letter from America: Assad’s latest war crimes

There are not too many governments in our time that massacres its own people just to stay in power. Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria is one such criminal government – outside those of Myanmar and China – that has not learned to alter its hideous means that have served it quite well to hang on to power by hook or crook. To add to its already long list of crimes against the Sunni majority, Bashar al-Assad’s murderous sectarian (Nusayri) regime has dropped barrel bombs on Saturday in the northern city of al-Bab in the province of Aleppo, killing some 72 civilians.

Letter from America: Assad’s latest war crimes
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