Daily Archives: January 26, 2017

SL prepares to hold WEF 2018

The 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF) is to be held in Sri Lanka, coinciding with Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day Celebration. The WEF brings together the world’s top political leaders...

World Bank CEO arrives in Pakistan to discuss Indus Waters Treaty

The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the World Bank Kristalina Georgieva arrives in Islamabad on Thursday to discuss issues facing Pakistan and India with regard to the...

India for tri-service chief in regular army structure

Though India previously appointed two Field Marshals at the helm of the Indian army as a ceremonial instance, it is now thinking of appointing a tri-service chief in the...

 Joint Opposition concerned about foreign influence in Sri Lanka

The Joint Opposition has castigated the ruling Sirisena-Wickremesinghe coalition for incorporating the diplomatic community an in the decision-making process. Former External Affairs Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris alleged that the Yahapalana leaders...

The Trump Dilemma

Like the rest of the world we in Pakistan watch with deep concern what Donald Trump’s presidency means for us. How will it affect Pakistan’s relations with Washington, what...

India, UAE ink comprehensive strategic partnership accord

India on Wednesday sealed 14 agreements, covering an extensive strategic partnership, with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). However the summit-level discussions fell short in securing a major investment agreement for...

USDP and Allies Call on Security Council to Intervene

Myanmar’s main opposition party and its allies called on the National Defense and Security Council (NDSC) to intervene in security and rule of law issues that face the country. The...

India in red zone on transparency list

A major international index of corruption and transparency has placed India on the watch list for its inability to curb mega corruption scandals and petty bribery. The annual index...

We Celebrate ‘Argumentative’, Not ‘Intolerant’ Indian, Says President Pranab Mukherjee

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday batted strongly for simultaneous elections to Parliament and Assemblies and backed the demonetisation drive, two issues on which the government has focused its...

Will initiatives to revitalize SAARC succeed?  

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is likely to be active again as almost all member countries retract from their position to replace SAARC with a new...