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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2096

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Cambodia: The End of Democracy

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) deplores the dissolution of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) by the Supreme Court of Cambodia yesterday.

Former Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporters Oun Chhin (centre, back) and Yeang Socheameta (left in blue shirt) are escorted by officials after being detained for questioning in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district.
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India: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit draws fire for meeting district officials!

Tamil Nadu governor’s action of talking directly to the officials has been criticized by political leaders in the state who argue Governor cannot do that as there is an elected government, MLAs, MPs, ministers, who would do that job and Governor should not have assumed the role assigned for the state government.

India: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit draws fire for meeting district officials!
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“Beer is the gateway to other drugs,” - Dr. Kithalawaarachchi

“I must emphasize the fact that beer is the gateway to other drugs and that there is no connection between tourism and alcohol use whatsoever,” asserted Dr. Samanatha Kumara Kithalawaarachchi.

“Beer is the gateway to other drugs,” - Dr. Kithalawaarachchi
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Saudi Arabia vs Iran: has Sunni-Shia rivalry taken a turn for the worse?

The dramatic – and unprecedented – resignation of Saad Harriri, the Lebanese Prime Minister, in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, rather than his home country, coincided with two major events in the Middle East in the last few days, in the ascending order of anxiety for the wider world.

Saudi Arabia vs Iran: has Sunni-Shia rivalry taken a turn for the worse?
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Judge Moore and Joseph the Carpenter ain’t the same!

As President Trump is visiting Southeast Asia, another Republican is making the headlines in the US news media. He is Roy S. Moore, a 70-year old former Alabama state judge best known for being twice elected to and twice removed from the Alabama Supreme Court.

Judge Moore and Joseph the Carpenter ain’t the same!
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Justice eludes for Assam’s journo-victims

For more than one reason, India remains a hazardous place for hardliner journalists irrespective of the regimes in power at the national or province capitals.

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Is Israel indeed losing its hold over USA?

Israel owes entirely to USA its existence as a fanatic fascist outfit inside Palestine in Mideast, for, the USA willingly shields it from punishment for its crimes against humanity by using its veto on the UN.

  Is Israel indeed losing its hold over USA?
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Latha Walpola, Nightingale of Sri Lanka, completes 70 years in her career as a female singer

Latha Walpola, the greatest Living Legend of playback singing behind Sinhala Silver Screen, the golden voice ever created with Deshamanya Title, the second highest National Award, completes 70 years this year 2017 in her career in singing. This is a remarkable milestone in her life arguably as the longest Living Legend. The best appropriate time to write this article would be on her 83rd birthday which falls on November 11, 2017.

Latha Walpola, Nightingale of Sri Lanka, completes 70 years in her career as a female singer
Latha Walpola, Nightingale of Sri Lanka, completes 70 years in her career as a female singer
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Donald Trump’s Asia tour: North Korea top on agenda!

As the longest tour of Asia by a US president in 25 years, US President Donald Trump has embarked on a 12-day trip to Asia starting on Friday the 3rd November during which he would five countries: Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. In his shuttle diplomatic voyage, President Trump is expected to show a united front with South Korea and Japan while pressing China to take a stronger line with Pyongyang.

US President Donald Trump on Asia Tour
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Japan: Abe sweeps bypoll !

As Japanese voters have given him the fresh endorsement he wanted, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has swept to a comfortable victory in a snap election on Sunday, handing him a mandate to harden his already hawkish stance on North Korea and re-energies the world’s number-three economy.

Japan: Abe sweeps bypoll !
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