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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2424

Looming Sanctions against Iran in Two Weeks: no respite for Iran from the crisis of its regional rival

As Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer, is fighting its corner in the wake of the death of a dissident journalist, the heightened, global consequences that stem from the set of sanctions to be imposed on Iran, the theological arch-rival of the former, have been somewhat eclipsed by the new geo-political developments.

Looming Sanctions against Iran in Two Weeks: no respite for Iran from the crisis of its regional rival
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Letter From America - World Disorder: Reform at the UN needed

The United Nations Organization, like the League of Nations before, was conceived for the noble purpose of ending wars between nations. Yet, we have witnessed, almost non-stop, one war after another. Since the end of the Second World War in 1945 there have been some 250 major wars in which over 50 million people have been killed, tens of millions made homeless, and countless millions injured and bereaved.

Letter From America - World Disorder: Reform at the UN needed
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RAW Behind Killing of NDS / CIA Operatives in Kandhar

On October 18th, Kandahar’s Governor, Afghanistan’s powerful Police Chief Abdul Raziq and NDS Provincial Chief Abdul Mohmin along with two others died in an insider attack. This attack left the power vacuum in the Sothern Province of Afghanistan.

Mahmood Khan Achakzai with General Abdul Razzaq (Late)
Killing of NDS and CIA Operatives in Kandahar
Gen. Raziq’s brother appointed as new police chief
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AIADMK MLAs Case Verdict: Disqualification of 18 rebel MLAs was upheld by Madras High Court

The Madras High Court upheld the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs on Thursday, who had last year revolted against Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

High Courts Upholds Disqualifications Of 18 MLAs
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WHO prioritized AMR: A key issue tackled through multi-sectoral partnership

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a multi-sectoral problem affecting human and animal health, agriculture, as well as the global environment and trade. Clean water, sustainable food production and poverty alleviation are but a few of the challenges it poses.

WHO prioritized AMR: A key issue tackled through multi-sectoral partnership
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Audience with Pope

Audience took place on last Wednesday * 10th Oct 2018. Holy Father invited the group for a photo at the behest of the Cardinal.

Audience with Pope
Audience with Pope
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U.S. Department of State Provides 600 Million Rupees for Mine Clearance

A delegation from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement visited Sri Lanka from October 8 to 12, 2018 to observe U.S.-funded demining activities and meet with some of the beneficiaries of these projects.

A female supervisor participates in a demining demonstration in Mannar
The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) uses a modified backhoe donated by the U.S. Government for demining activities in Mannar
Demining staff learn the fundamentals of clearing minefields
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Innovation and technology key to progress, Deputy Speaker tells the IPU General Assembly

Addressing the 139th Session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) General Debate on 16 October 2018 under the theme ‘Parliamentary leadership promoting peace and development in the age of innovation and technological change’, Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri stressed that ICT has revolutionized the work of the Parliament of Sri Lanka bringing the parliamentarians and the parliamentary processes closer to the people.

Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri
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CID Arrests Sri Lanka Cricket’s Chief Financial Officer Piyal Nandana Dissanayake

Sri Lanka Cricket’s Chief Financial Officer Piyal Nandana Dissanayake, has been arrested by the Crime Investigation Department over an attempted financial fraud on television rights, stated Police Media Spokesperson.

CID Arrests Sri Lanka Cricket’s  Chief Financial Officer Piyal Nandana Dissanayake
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Saudi King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called on slain writer Khashoggi's son

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has called on the son of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist who was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, by officials that allegedly included a member of the royal's entourage.

 Saudi King Salman & Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
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Visit of Sri Lanka – Swiss Parliamentary Delegation to Switzerland

A delegation of Members of Parliament representing the Sri Lanka - Swiss Parliamentary Friendship Association (SLSPFA) visited Geneva on 18 October 2018, continuing with a week-long programme of visit to Switzerland from 14 to 20 October 2018.

Visit of Sri Lanka – Swiss Parliamentary Delegation to Switzerland
Visit of Sri Lanka – Swiss Parliamentary Delegation to Switzerland
Visit of Sri Lanka – Swiss Parliamentary Delegation to Switzerland
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