BD Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing to create pressure on Myanmar government to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.
She made... More
Pakistan has vowed to remain engaged with the United States in fighting regional terrorism and stabilizing Afghanistan, but said “any political or military” role for its archenemy India in the war-torn country will be... More
President Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump Thursday said “a cloud of uncertainty has been lifted and victory is within sight as a result of the new Afghan policy.”
For his part,... More
Two civilians were killed and six persons, including two policemen, injured in a grenade attack on a cavalcade of senior Jammu and Kashmir Minister at Tral in Pulwama district on Thursday, police said.
The Minister for Public... More
The Myanmar Army said on Wednesday they will never again send officers to Britain for training after the the British government announced it was suspending its training program with Myanmar’s military in light of... More
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today said the government has openly insulted the judiciary and flouted the Constitution by introducing changes to the Provincial Councils Election Bill through the backdoor.
Issuing a statement, he said these... More
Nepal is pushing for opening nine more border points with China, beyond the four that the two neighbours have agreed upon, a media report said.
Both sides held a meeting in Kathmandu on Wednesday on... More
Government has created a Fatwa office for the first time. The office is located in STO Trade Center. The office was inaugurated officially by Islamic Minister Dr.Ahmed Ziyad Bagir.
Under the religious harmony legislation, a... More
Exactly a year after the launch of RemitBhutan, the country received over USD 2M in remittances from about 850 Bhutanese living abroad against the initial target of USD 1M.
The USD 1M target was achieved... More
The Steering Committee of Sri Lanka’s “Constitutional Assembly” presented its Interim Report to parliament on Thursday. The present parliament is the “Constitutional Assembly” charged with the responsibility of drafting... More
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee doesn’t learn from the past, despite being admonished by the court repeatedly. It is a repeat of 2016, when immersion of the goddess Durga was restricted to a... More
India is considering supplying arms to Myanmar’s government in a sign of strong support for a neighbor that faces criticism for its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
The arms were discussed during a visit by the... More
The BSF has sealed the Indo-Bangla border and stepped up its vigil along the area in the wake of the Rohingya refugee crisis.
"We have alerted our troops and mobilised resources on the entire 4,096-km... More
A reporter covering political unrest in India’s northeast was beaten to death during violent clashes, officials said on Thursday, two weeks after the high-profile murder of another prominent journalist.
Shantanu Bhowmick was set upon with... More
Independent Power Producers' Association Nepal (IPPAN) and Expo & Event Management Services Private Limited (EEMSPL) are jointly organizing Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018 in Kathmandu on January 5-7, 2018.
The expo, which will be organized at... More
The Union government’s position that it considers Rohingya refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine state as a potential security threat is a disturbing attempt to paint the persecuted community in a poor light so that it... More
Former president Pervez Musharraf on Thursday directly accused PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari of being complicit in Benazir Bhutto's assassination, reasoning he had "the most to gain from ", in a... More
Iran has stepped in to facilitate the resolution of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar by calling upon Islamic nations, most notably rich Gulf States, to demonstrate solidarity with Burmese Muslims and... More
As several Muslims organizations are protesting against Indian government's stand of deporting 40,000 Rohingyas Muslims to Myanmar, the Delhi division of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (JUH) held a massive protest on Thrusday appealing the Indian... More
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, in his address to the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, asked the international community to support Sri Lanka’s “slow but steady progress’ towards... More
In an interview with the Dhaka Tribune’s Tarek Mahmud, Professor Ali Riaz of Politics and Government Department of Illinois State University in United States of America talks about the ongoing Rohingya crisis.
With Bangladesh’s diplomatic friends... More
The much discussed speech by Congress scion Rahul Gandhi at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was the guest of honour, can be singled out from his previous speeches on one visible count –... More
AASK’s speech could be the best delivered under the circumstances but it’s also full of misleading hopes and commitments never kept. The speech will buy time for the Myanmar military but may not do much at all to solving... More
Four hundred thousand Muslim Rohingyas have fled across the border to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the last 3 weeks to escape the army’s clearance operations. Human rights groups claim it’s a “scorched earth” policy – reminiscent of the military’s... More
The recently concluded BRICS summit was meaningful in anumber of ways. More than anything else, it left a powerful impression of increasing rapprochement between two Asian rivals, India and China, after two months of intense standoff in the Doklam... More
Thanks to the untiring efforts of former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury and a former Finance Minister of Pakistan Shahid Javed Burki, Research Professors at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) and the National University of... More
When members of the uniformed branch try to impress international media with field visits, it usually fails embarrassingly. The Myanmar army’s effort to convince the world that it was Muslim-Bengali Rohingyas who were responsible for the recent mayhem fared... More
Pakistan has predictably taken serious umbrage following the announcement of the long-awaited American policy review on Afghanistan. Unveiled by United States President Donald Trump last month, the... More