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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 849

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Recalling a suicide attack on its 70th anniversary

In the current global context suicide bombers are among the most hated characters – no matter what their cause may be. It is precisely because their victims more often than not include many unarmed and innocent civilians – deliberately targeted.

'American Idol', my money is on Jessica and Joshua!


The 2012 ‘American Idol’ one of the widely watched popular musical talent show on Fox is reaching its climax. At the end of the week it has revealed the top seven to fight to the last.

Burma makes peace with Karen rebels – but why not Kachin?

It was on Friday (6 April), Burmese government peace-making team headed by Railways Minister Aung Min and the Karen National Union’s peace delegation led by Secretary Zipporah Sein held talks in Rangoon.

Avalanche wrapped up 135 Pak Soldiers on Siachen

Salute to our soldiers who laid their lives for our safety and security while performing sacred duties of defending their motherland on the world’s highest war zone “Siachen”.

13/7 Mumbai blasts: ATS looking for IM operatives

The Maharashtra ATS, probing the 13/7 blasts case, is looking to nab five more alleged Indian Mujahideen operatives suspected to have played key role in the terror attacks, besides the group's top operative YasinBhatkal and the two planters, police said on Sunday.

Civil Society Demands Transparency and Consultation on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

In a joint statement released on Sunday, over 100 civil society organizations and networks across the ASEAN region have called for the release of the draft ASEAN Human Rights Declaration and the initiation of meaningful public consultations on its content. The Declaration is being drafted by the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), which is meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 9-11, 2012.

India links progress in ties to Pak action against Saeed, others

Linking the progress in bilateral ties to Pakistan taking action against Hafiz Saeed and others responsible for Mumbai terror attacks, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday plainly told President Asif Ali Zardari that this was important for normalisation of relations between the two neighbours.

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh returns home after cancer therapy

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who underwent three cycles of chemotherapy in US for a rare germ cell cancer between his lungs, returned to the country on Monday to a rousing reception from adoring fans.

The so-called ‘super’ and ‘regional’ powers

As per a news item appeared in The Island dated 2nd April 2012, Sri Lanka intelligence services have received information that around 150 terrorists who underwent a special arms training at three secret camps in Tamil Nadu, have returned to Sri Lanka and are hiding in the North and the East to carry out a destabilisation campaign.


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