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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 910

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Letter from America – Imperial Arrogance and Hysteria

Last Friday the latest high-level talks on breaking a five-month diplomatic impasse between Pakistan and the USA collapsed over American refusal to Pakistani demands for an unconditional apology from the Obama administration for an airstrike, which killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on the Afghanistan border last November.

Sri Lanka's road to peaceful co-existence

Following a protracted and violent civil war that lasted for more than 26 years costing thousands of lives and destruction of property, it would have been natural to assume that Sri Lanka would set itself on the path of healing through national reconciliation with all its peoples; Buddhists, Tamils and Muslims.

Sonia Gandhi lauds Karnataka seer

In a bid to woo the influential Lingayat community in Karnataka, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday participated in the birthday celebrations of the head of a leading math in Tumkur.

Channel 4 News and Sri Lanka: A Case Study in Media Interventionism

"The media beat-up has become a common event. A media beat-up involves the Western mainstream media picking on a particular foreign country - often a small one or a third world one but never a large member of the Western alliance - and portraying its government in a bad light.

Swamy charges against Chidambaram baseless, says Govt

Government on Saturday rejected Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy’s allegations against Home Minister P. Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis equity issue saying they were “totally baseless”.

13, 13+, Peace, Reconciliation and Other Mirages

The mini-war in Kelaniya displays, in microcosmic form, the future that is in store for Sri Lanka under Rajapaksa Rule.

Fifty Indian companies participate in India Investrade 2012 on ‘Realty Construction & Construction Materials’

Indian Chamber of Commerce, Kolkatta organized "India Investrade 2012: An exposition and Buyer Seller Meet on Realty Construction & Construction Materials" from 26-28 April, 2012 at BMICH, Colombo.

UN chief says India should build ties with neighbours


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in New Delhi that despite the challenges involved he trusted India to build and strengthen partnerships with her neighbours and saw a "future of steadily warmer ties" in this region.

iPhone 5: watershed moment for Apple

Apple, the world’s most valued technological company that propelled itself to the zenith of industry domination in a relatively short time, is at an unique advantage to observe two significant things, thanks to its lofty position: on one hand, it can look down and feel a bit elated by the plight of the giants dwarfed by its success, particularly SONY and Nokia; on the other hand, Apple can sense what’s it like, in the event of a potentially disastrous fall from such a height due to unforeseen circumstances.


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