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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1469

News Analysis

Maldives' President hints at early polls, referendum

Barely two years since the Maldives’ new constitution was adopted, opening doors for a new era of democracy, the country is now stuck in a bitter power struggle, its governance deadlocked, midst signs of early polls and a referendum.

Murali's magical 800 !

Muttiah Muralitharan has reached the magical 800 wicket mark just in 133 matches, a record unlikely to be broken in our life time. What a champ he is! Congratulations.

Muttiah Muralitharan reached historic landmark taking 800 Test Wickets

Number 8 is lucky for Murali.So, 800 wickets indicates his lucky number. The occult number of ‘Muttaiah Muralitharan’ is 60 that adds up to 6.So,July 6 was significant for him.

US Buying the Press in Venezuela with funds channeled through State Department

Documents reveal multimillion-dollar funding to journalists and media in Venezuela. State Department documents declassified under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) evidence more than $4 million USD in funding to journalists and private media in Venezuela during the last three years.

An Expert Panel needs to first investigate effectiveness of UN

Sixty years ago, the United Nations was founded to maintain international peace and security, promote basic human rights, and protect fundamental freedoms.

Senior UN Auditor launches attack on Secretary General

In a BBC report, Barbara Plett, BBC UN correspondent has reported that senior UN Auditor Inga Britt Ahlenius has launched a blistering attack on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's leadership. Ms Ahlenius is the outgoing head of a body charged with combating corruption and misconduct within the organisation.

Sri Lanka postpones much talked constitutrion reforms to 2011, except the ‘Executive PM’,

Sri Lanka’s hopes for a dramatic constitutional reform effort began fading today as the government itself postponing comprehensive changes to Year 2011.

The Wave of Compassion over Come the Waves of Destruction…!

Greatness is not found in Possessions, Power, Position or Prestige. It is discovered in Goodness, Humility, Service and Character.

Another round of inconclusive hypocritical Indo-Pak talks

A meeting was held between Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on 15-16 July as a follow up of Indo-Pak talks at Foreign Secretary level on 24 June and Interior Ministers meeting on 25 June. While it was crystal clear that India was in no mood to resume talks with Pakistan, it had to reluctantly give in under US pressure.

Advisory Council - Only The Camel's Head

Sri Lanka bashers are at it once again. The issue of the so called Advisory Council appointed by Ban ki Moon reached its climax with Minister Wimal Weerawansa staging a fast unto death.

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