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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2129

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“Defeating Terrorism and Winning the Peace in Sri Lanka”

Sri Lanka is one of those rare cases where terrorism has been comprehensively defeated, substantially by its own efforts despite all the advice, reservations and fears publicly expressed to the contrary.

Poverty impedes access to existing tuberculosis (TB) care services

Poverty not only makes poor people more vulnerable to tuberculosis (TB) but also makes them less likely to access the existing TB-related prevention, treatment and care services. There is substantial number of active TB patients that are still not reached by existing TB control programmes.

The Clause of Universal Jurisdiction and the Need to Strike a Balance

On 16 October 1998, when General Augusto Pinochet, the ex-Chilean strong man, met with a team of Scotland Yard detectives at a London hospital, where he had been recuperating after a minor surgery for a backache, he may never have thought that he was about to undergo most traumatic experience in his whole life; because, by that time, he had weathered quite a few storms: he had managed to win amnesty against any possible prosecution in his home country for the widespread abuses that he unleashed on Chileans during his 17-year-rule; he created the post of life-long senator to make sure he is ‘untouchable’ in Chile; he used to travel abroad on a diplomatic passport in the hope that he was safe even on foreign soil.

Obama lands in the waiting arms of seductive India

Barack Obama traveling in a helicopter Marine One has finally landed at Mumbai where he will spend two busy days and then proceed to Delhi for a full-day stay. Around 80 rooms have been booked in Taj Hotel and Hyatt. Extraordinary security arrangements have been taken inside and outside India.

Sri Lanka’s association with climate change issues noted by ambassador Palitha Kohona at the U.N.

“Sri Lankan rainforests are home to nearly all of the country’s endemic plants and about 75% of the endemic animals. The rich array of fauna and flora places Sri Lanka among the world’s top 18 biodiversity hotspots.

Addressing poverty in TB control: The Thailand experience

At the tuberculosis (TB) and poverty sub-working group meeting which was held recently in India (29-30 October 2010), the experience of Thailand in responding to TB particularly among those who were poor (or uninsured) was in the spotlight.

Berlin 2010: TB, HIV and Lung Health: From research and innovation to solutions

The 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health will be held on 11-15 November 2010 in Berlin, Germany, and is expected to be attended by 2500 delegates from over 100 countries. The theme of this year's conference is "Tuberculosis (TB), HIV and lung health: from research and innovation to solutions."

Burma’s announcement on the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, “a craven manipulation”

United States has expressed grave doubts over the statement of Burmese Foreign Minister that Democracy Leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi could be released only after the elections.

Up to 1-in-5 tuberculosis (TB) deaths attributed to tobacco use: 2010 is Year of the Lungs

With the 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health hardly two weeks ahead of us, the issues which emerged at the 39th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, France, where CNS was present, are worth re-visiting. With 50% of all deaths from lung disease linked to tobacco use, control of the tobacco related substances was high on the agenda of the 39th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, France (2007). This year 2010, is also declared as Year of the Lung.

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