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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 105


Letter from America: Goodbye 2009 and Welcome 2010

What a year was 2009! It was a remarkable year that many people will always remember for either good or bad. It was the year when Barack H. Obama, the son of an African father and a white American mother, was sworn in to the highest office in the USA – the most powerful nation on earth.

Letter from America: Christmas, Jesus and Islam

This year the Christmas fell on Friday, which is also a day of Jumu’ah or the weekly gathering for Muslims when they pray together in mosques.

Letter from America: Climate, Tiger and Health

For the last few days, I have been pondering what to write about for this weekly column. It is not always easy to find a topic to write about. Well, the climate summit in Copenhagen where both President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton participated is definitely an important one for all, and surely for someone like me who was born in Bangladesh – a country that has been projected as one of the worst potential sufferers of the climate change.

U.S. halted military aid to Sri Lanka when battling LTTE terrorism: Does SL need it now?

The United States Senate and House Conference report of the 2010 Appropriations Bill, now ratified by both chambers, in the section which deals with U.S. financial assistance to Sri Lanka restricts any military assistance to Colombo.

U.S. attempt of regime change in Afghanistan with Western-friendly Leadership revealed

A proposal by an influential former American ambassador to Afghanistan who was most recently the second-most senior UN official stationed in Kabul to depose President Karzai and replace with a Western-friendly leadership which has taken rounds in Washington political circles closer to Vice President Joe Biden was revealed in an exclusive report in The New York Times.

Export Value Of Afghan Opium Plummeting , Says UN Anti-Drug Agency

The potential export value of Afghanistan’s opium has dropped 18 per cent this year, the United Nations anti-drug body reported today, but it cautioned that further progress hinges on rooting out corruption in the South Asian nation.

Letter from America: Obama’s Nobel Speech

This year when the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to confer its much cherished Peace Prize on President Barack Husain Obama, many people were caught by surprise, including the president himself.

U.S. Prefers Regime Change in Sri Lanka – Part Three - Regime Change: An American Addiction

It didn’t start with the U.S.’s Neoconservative-inspired invasion of Iraq in March, 2003. Whether knowingly or not, the morally bankrupt Bush-Cheney Gang was following an imperial script which is over 110 years old. During that period, the U.S. has “overthrown fourteen governments that displeased it for various ideological, political and economic reasons,” writes Stephen Kinzer, a former New York Times foreign correspondent in his riveting book, “Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq.”

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