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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

What the Kashmiris exactly want?

Eminent Indian writer and journalist Late Mr. Kuldip Nayar commenting on the issue of Kashmir wrote, “The Kashmiris’ protest, more or less peaceful, is Islamic in tone and tenor. But it seems as if it is a way of expression, not the content. The content is that the Kashmiris want a country of their own.”

Late Kuldip Nayar
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$300 million assistance pledged by Saudi Arabia

At a time, we read about the US president’s discontinuance of his country’s aids to many countries including US’s close allies, the very recent one being the long standing military aid the US gave for Pakistan for $300 million, annually.

Veteran writer Seyed Hamid Mowlana hosted a special sumptuous dinner to our Ambassador Azmi Thassim and me at his palatial residence in Sulaimaniya on Saturday ! It was a seafood spread which gave a Sri Lankan touch and taste! Thanks Mowlana, your son Waqar and his family members
$300 million assistance pledged by Saudi Arabia
$300 million assistance pledged by Saudi Arabia
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Turning a Peninsula into an Island: Saudi Qatar rivalry takes a new turn

Qatar, the tiny gulf nation that has been subjected to a 14-month-long, air and land embargo by its powerful neighbours, may be forced to brace itself for yet another trouble – this time, on its south-western border.

Turning a Peninsula into an Island: Saudi Qatar rivalry takes a new turn
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Israel displays more respect for the civil rights of its Muslim citizens than they receive in Saudi Arabia

Antisemitic and anti Israel forces spread rumors claiming Muslims are barred from entering the Temple Mount; while in reality, Israeli government allows only Muslims to legally enter the Temple and offer prayers in order not to offense Islamic sensibilities. Despite the Temple Mount being Judaism’s holiest place, the site is managed by an Islamic religious committee [Waqf] with a history of destroying priceless Jewish artifacts unearthed at the site.

Israel displays more respect for the civil rights of its Muslim citizens than they receive in Saudi Arabia
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In Sri Lanka -CID, Customs deploy officials in mufty to arrest contraband

CID arrested an inbound Sri Lanka passenger from New Delhi who came out after Customs clearance at BIA with 20kg ( Approx worth Rs 130 million) of Gold stitched to his cloth this morning.

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SC Quash FIR Against Priya Prakash Varrier: Can Continue To Wink

:The Supreme Court today quashed an FIR against actress Priya Prakash Varrier, director and the producer of Malayalam movie 'Oru Adaar Love', which alleged that the 'wink song' video had hurt the religious sentiments of the Muslim community.

Actress Priya Prakash Varrier,
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Indian PM Modi Full Of Praises To President Sirisena For His Commitment For The Democracy

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral discussions on the sidelines of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation Summit (BIMSTEC) in Nepal today (30).

Indian PM Modi Full Of Praises  To President Sirisena  For His  Commitment  For The Democracy
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USS Anchorage Conducts Exercise at Sea with Sri Lankan Navy

The USS Anchorage joined the Sri Lankan naval ship Suranimila to conduct an exercise at sea on August 28. The exercise allowed the ships to improve each crews' knowledge and strengthen a wide variety of seamanship skills critical to operating throughout a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

USS Anchorage Conducts Exercise at Sea with Sri Lankan Navy
USS Anchorage Conducts Exercise at Sea with Sri Lankan Navy
USS Anchorage Conducts Exercise at Sea with Sri Lankan Navy
USS Anchorage Conducts Exercise at Sea with Sri Lankan Navy
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Fight Against World’s Deadliest Industry

Tobacco remains the world's single largest preventable cause of death. Tobacco killed about a hundred million people in the twentieth century, it now kills over seven million people every year, more than AIDS, malaria, and traffic accidents combined. Heart disease claims the largest number, but close behind are emphysema and lung cancer, followed by premature birth, gangrene, and cancers of the human bladder, pancreas, and cervix and more.

Fight Against  World’s Deadliest Industry
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Agenda for Bimstec Summit in Kathmandu

The fourth summit of regional grouping, the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, BIMSTEC, opens in Kathmandu today, the 30th of August. Nepal is the current Chair of the seven-member organisation. The two-day summit will see member states kick start some of the proposals that have been under discussion for the past two decades.

Agenda for Bimstec Summit in Kathmandu
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