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

USA

Obama's first 9/11

US President Barack Obama marked the eighth anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States by reaffirming his determination to defeat the terrorism.

US Pacific Command Team Collaborates with Sri Lanka School of Military Engineering to Enhance Demining

The United States Pacific Command is providing training and equipment to the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) to assist its demining efforts. This training will build additional SLA capacity to clear mines in the Northern Province and expedite the safe return of displaced people to their homes and livelihoods.

Legit polls vital to US-Afghanistan

The United States has said that a "legitimate" electoral process in Afghanistan is vital to future US-Afghanistan partnership. The comments came amid reports of evidence of fraud in the August 20th presidential election in which incumbent President Hamid Karzai is reported to have a wide lead.

Civilian death in Afghanistan by US/NATO Air Strikes on the increase

The Asian Tribune in its Headline News reported that about 90 people were killed in air-strike by US led forces in Afghanistan on Friday, September 04. According to reports from Afghanistan, American jetfighter targeted two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing up to 90 people, including insurgents and dozens of civilians who had rushed to the scene to collect fuel.

Letter from America: Obama, Religion and the Iftar Party

While George W. Bush started cabinet meetings with prayer and encouraged the formation of Bible study groups inside the White House, since taking the office, President Barack Obama has expanded the White House’s faith-based activities in a more visible way than any other president in recent memory.

New Orleans four years after Hurricane Katrina: Still Struggling to Recover

Four years after Hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,800 people and left thousands homeless along the Gulf Coast, many residents, especially those displaced in New Orleans, still cannot come home, because there are no homes to come back to.

“We Hate America” – Pakistani journalist tells US State Department public diplomacy chief

Pakistani journalist Ansar Abbasi harshly criticized US Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith McHale during an interview for the current state of American foreign policy, reports the New York Times. After McHale gave a diplomatic presentation on building bridges between America and the Muslim world, Abbasi thanked her politely for meeting with him before telling her that he hates all Americans.

'Afghan war not worth fighting'

President Obama has pledged to deploy an additional 17,000 American troops to Afghanistan by year's end. Some 68,000 U.S. troops will be on the ground in Afghanistan by year's end, battling a growing Taliban insurgency.

US public support for Afghan war a growing concern

Washington, 25 August, (Asiantribune.com): The Obama administration is keeping a close watch on developments in Afghanistan amidst rising violence and growing tensions surrounding last week's national elections. Meanwhile, US military officials admit they are concerned about signs of slipping American public support for the Afghan war.

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