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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 76

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US & UK : Pioneers in Chemical Warfare & Biggest Perpetrators of Environmental Damage in the World

' Agent Orange' is the best known highly toxic herbicide and defoliant chemical, developed by Americans and used by the U.S. military as part of its chemical warfare program in Vietnam and neighboring countries. Between 1962 and 1971, during the Vietnam war, the United States military sprayed nearly 20 million gallons of various toxic chemicals – the "rainbow herbicides" and defoliants – in Vietnam, eastern Laos, and parts of Cambodia as part of its chemical warfare known as “Operation Ranch Hand”, reaching its peak from 1967 to 1969.

 US & UK : Pioneers in Chemical Warfare &  Biggest Perpetrators of Environmental Damage in the World
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Myanmar: Release jailed rights defenders and activists

Aung San Suu Kyi and her government have overseen the continuing harassment, intimidation, arrest, prosecution and imprisonment of human rights defenders and activists since coming to power in Myanmar four years ago, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today.

Myanmar: Release jailed rights defenders and activists
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Defeat COVID -19 through Will and Unity

COVID-19 virus started in China, spread over 210 countries, engaged over 1705000 (and death toll recorded 105000 globally since December 2019. Turkmenistan, North Korea, Tajikistan and Yemen are free from VOVID-19 countries, probably due to less travelling history in these countries

Defeat COVID -19 through Will and Unity
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Vulnerability, fear and the legitimizing of prejudice

Sudat Pasqual, former Sri Lankan cricketer now resident in Canada, recently wrote to Rachel Notley, Leader of the Opposition and former Prime Minister of Alberta, in response to the ‘stay home, stay safe’ meme she had posted.

Vulnerability, fear and the legitimizing of prejudice
Vulnerability, fear and the legitimizing of prejudice
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President seeks medical experts’ opinion to defeat COVID - 19

A meeting between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and medical experts representing various fields was held at the Presidential Secretariat on Thursday 9th to get expert medical opinion on how to promptly prevent the COVID - 19 in the country.

President seeks medical experts’ opinion to defeat COVID - 19
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India not part of SAARC Secretariat: Pak. Foreign Office

Responding to media queries regarding Pakistan’s non-participation in the Trade Officials Video-Conference on Covid-19 arranged by India, Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Ms. Aisha Farooqui stated:

 Ms. Aisha Farooqui
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increase spending on managing COVID-19 pandemic and decarbonize to tackle climate emergency, urges UN regional arm

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having far-reaching economic and social consequences for the Asia-Pacific region, with strong cross-border spill over effects through trade, tourism and financial linkages, according to a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) released today.

increase spending on managing COVID-19 pandemic and decarbonize to tackle climate emergency, urges UN regional arm
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While agreeing with EC, do we need an election now?

We support National Election Commission Chairman, Mahinda Deshapriya’s recent request to all political parties not to seek political gains from COVID-19 relief distribution.

National Election Commission Chairman, Mahinda Deshapriya
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Trump's 'Pivot to Asia' To 'Make America Great Again' Setting the Stage for a New Clash of Civilizations

India's capital New Delhi burned in the last week of February 2020 as US President Donald Trump pivoted to India. Visiting the world's largest and increasingly tattered 'democracy', Trump sold among other things, over USD 3 billion worth of weaponry to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Photo: President Trump's visit to India on end of February 2020 came exactly a year after Hindu-Muslim tensions in India were stoked by mysterious external parties with the near-war between nuclear armed rivals, India and Pakistan, staged in Pulwama District, Jammu and Kashmir in February 2019, just before General Elections in India. Source: YouTube.
Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake
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The Burmese Army is Defying the UN?

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has just urged warring parties across the world to lay down their weapons in support of the bigger battle against COVID-19: the common enemy that is now threatening all of humankind.

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