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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2134

Brazil’s Highest Court Upholds Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products

Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court – the country’s highest court – ruled yesterday that the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) has the power to regulate the tobacco industry. This ruling upholds a 2012 ANVISA regulation banning the use of flavors and additives in tobacco products sold in Brazil, said Matthew L. Meyers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Brazil’s Highest Court Upholds Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products
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United States and Sri Lanka To Celebrate 70 Years Working Together

February 4th marks the 70th anniversary of Sri Lankan independence. It also marks the70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Sri Lanka. In honor of this milestone, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo will launch a series of programs over the course of the next twelve months.

Wycliffe Gordon - Celebrated New York City jazz artist
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The Earl and Countess of Wessex in Sri Lanka

The Earl and Countess of Wessex in Sri Lanka to celebrate young people and the Commonwealth.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex in Sri Lanka
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Almost All Saudi Arabia’s Detainees At Ritz-Carlton Released

The Saudi Arabian Attorney General, Sheikh Saud Al-Mojeb, said on Tuesday that 56 corruption suspects remained in custody out of the 381 high profile figures detained on graft allegations.

Attorney General -  Sheikh Saud Al-Mojeb
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Bond And PRECIFAC Reports To Be Debated On Feb 06 In Parliament

According to the deputy secretary of Parliament, Speaker Karu jayasuriya has decided to hold the debate on the Bond Commission report and the PRECIFAC report on February 06 from 10.30 a.m.

Bond  And PRECIFAC  Reports To Be Debated On Feb 06 In Parliament
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Ensuring Food Security in Sri Lanka: INSSSL Threat Lens

The Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) hosted a “Threat Lens” roundtable discussion on the topic of “Meeting the Challenges and Ensuring Food Security in Sri Lanka” on the 23rd of January 2018 at the Ministry of Defence.

Ensuring Food Security in Sri Lanka: INSSSL Threat Lens
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It’s Smog And It’s More Than What We Know

Since the first war of independence against British raj ended in 1857, Lahore and New Delhi were never seen on the same page again except now, in a fight against a common opponent, SMOG!

It’s Smog And It’s More Than What We Know
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Welcoming Singapore as Chair for ASEAN and AICHR

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) welcomes Singapore as the Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2018.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
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Davos 2018 – the talking shop for oligarchs, bankers and global elites (?)

Last week, Davos - the mountain resort, which sits high up in the eastern Alps of Switzerland in Graubunden – welcomed more than 2,500 movers and shakers - business, political and academic leaders from around the globe. They came to attend the yearly World Economic Forum (WEF), scheduled for January 23-26. It was the 48th forum to date.

Davos 2018 – the talking shop for oligarchs, bankers and global elites (?)
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Kugathas – The New Provincial Councilor

S. Kugathas of TELO has been sworn in as the new Northern Provincial Councilor.

Kugathas –  The New Provincial Councilor
Kugathas –  The New Provincial Councilor
Kugathas –  The New Provincial Councilor
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How a talented singer was misled by an extremist cleric!

Fadel Shaker is an outstanding singer in the Arab world. This prominent Lebanese singer, during his musical career from 2003, was signed to many leading recording companies.

Fadel Shaker from Lebanese torch singer to firebrand Salafist?
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