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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2640

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Who is Rupert Murdoch?

The Australian born American global media baron, Rupert Murdoch was listed three times in the Times 100 as among the most influential people in the world. He is ranked 13th most powerful person in the world in the 2010 Forbes’ ‘The World’s Most Powerful People’ list.

Post 9/11 era has intensified radicalism

Dogma of New World Order (NWO) conceived by Zionists and neo-cons Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz and Dick Cheney in 1990 presented Islam as the chief threat to western capitalist system and the US uni-polarism after the fall of Soviet inspired communism.

International vilification campaign; Sri Lanka cannot miss the woods for the trees

Fighting a war is not a Sunday picnic and fighting a mob like the LTTE which respected no one and no international convention, would have been the most difficult war that the Armed Forces of any country would have had to face in living memory. Although some innocent people lost their lives, the Sri Lankan Forces saved the lives of more than 300,000 other innocent civilians.

HRW and Amnesty show their true colors at Capitol Hill: Throws speculations and frenzy exaggerations when questioned

The disaster the world heading in terms of human rights was well demonstrated yesterday (July 15) at Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. It was really shocking and disgusting to witness how the so-called protectors of global human rights shamelessly tried to capitalise the sufferings of my kith and kin in Sri Lanka to fulfill their self serving objectives.

Playing politics with one’s life

The justice system in Saudi Arabia is different from what is being practiced in Sri Lanka and it is based on Sharia law. Once a death sentence is passed on someone for murder it goes through various processes until the higher court confirm the judgment.

Dangers of smoking

The message that ‘smoking is bad for you’ is an old one, so not everyone gives it his full attention. Cigarettes contain 4000 chemical compounds and at least 400 toxic substances. The products that are most damaging are tar-a carcinogen that causes cancer, nicotine- addictive and increases cholesterol and carbon monoxide- reduces oxygen in the body.

Sri Lanka Tamil Tiger terrorist/genocidal acts 1983-2009: IHL applicability

The issue that was discussed in Part One of this series was whether International Humanitarian Law’s (IHL) applicability to Armed Non-State Actors (ANSAs) and armed conflicts in which they are parties.

Professor Sivathambi’s Demise – A great Loss to the Tamil Literary World

Ina statement released by V. Anandasangaree, President of the Tamil United Liberation Front revealed that the sudden demise of Professor Karthigesu Sivathamby is a great loss to the Tamil World.

Watch Your Tongue Mr Minister

India's Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, has landed himself in an unhealthy soup (pun intended) and earned enough raps on the knuckles of his country, by his regressive statements. His sick proclamation at the recently held National Convention of Parliamentarians on HIV/AIDS, which was attended by senior ministers, parliamentarians, and zila parishad chairpersons and mayors, invited a global outrage of indignations, and rightly so.

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