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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2220

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The unrest challenges constitutional legitimacy – Hosni Mubarak: The U.S. stands for Egyptian people’s democratic rights – Obama

As the people’s uprising in Egypt is gathering momentum shaking the foundation of Hosni Mubarak’s 29-year autocratic rule, and its closest Middle East ally the United States walking on a very tight rope selecting careful words, phrases and thoughts because it is not so clear where the popular uprising will lead and who will emerge as the final benefactor, the two globally televised statements of the two presidents do not seem to have matched well in addressing the crisis.

Crisis in Egypt: the Most Significant Litmus Test for Despots in the Arab World

The omens don’t look good for Hosni Mubarak, the 82-year-old president of Egypt, who has been ruling the country for three decades without facing any serious challenge. His liberal instincts won him friends in the West, especially in the US, for being the best conduit to reach out to the Arab world, which normally look at the former with a suspicious eye.

Sri Lanka pioneers in world’s first carbon neutral certified Tea Company


The legendary V.T. V. Deivanayagam Pillai was born in 1919 in South India. Orphaned at the age of 12, he moved to then colonial Ceylon and began his working life as a shop boy. From such a beginning, through honesty, ethics, hard work and spirituality became the leader of one of the most respected trading houses established in 1943 in Sri Lanka.

Hariri’s resoluteness cracking?

It looks as if Lebanon is ready to move on, after the recent riots and rage by the Hariri supporters. Previously, former Lebanon Prime Minister Hariri had said he would not take part in A Hebollah-dominated coalition, but this resolute stand is cracking.

Sri Lankan context has changed admits World Tamil Movement (WTM)

In the wake of a ruling by a Canadian Federal Court ordering the forfeiture of property belonging to Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) front organization- World Tamil Movement (WTM), pro-Tiger groups in Canada and elsewhere are beginning to accept the ground reality prevailing in Sri Lanka, where Tamils want reconciliation and development rather than secession and civil strife.

Felony Rules

One million people, including 400,000 children, are facing a food crisis in Sri Lanka, in the aftermath of the recent floods, according to media reports. The absolute majority of these potential victims would be from the Eastern and Central provinces. For many of the victims from the Eastern province, who weathered the Tsunami and survived the war, this will be the third devastation in just five years.

United States Has a Choice in Tunisia

The ongoing Tunisian Intifada (uprising) cannot yet quite be termed a revolution; Tunisians are still revolting, aspiring for bread and freedom. This Intifada will go in history as a revolution if it gets either bread or freedom and as a great revolution if it gets both.

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