Daily Archives: September 12, 2017

Pak army chief highlights regional security, Pakistan’s concerns on Australia visit

Pak Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday arrived in Australia on a two-day official visit, where he highlighted the regional security situation and Pakistan's...

Myanmar intensifies security to avert attacks at Mandalay Hill

Security has been intensified in Mandalay Hill following the instruction of the government last week to increase vigilance over possible terrorist attacks in key cities in the country, a trustee...

Bangladesh shortlists Trafigura, Gunvor for two LNG import terminals

Bangladesh has shortlisted global commodity traders Trafigura and Gunvor to arrange the installation of two floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals in 2018 as the country transforms into...

Rohingya crisis exposes NLD’s dilemma

On August 25, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) insurgent group launched coordinated attacks on 30 police posts in northern Rakhine state, sparking a large-scale counterattack from the Myanmar...

Political posturing unlikely to hamper Lanka’s constitution making process

Apprehensive about electoral consequences, political parties in Sri Lanka are either posturing on the on-going constitution-making process, or are maintaining stony silence on it. The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP),...

Public anger brews in Bangladesh over India’s stance on Rohingya crisis

The dissatisfaction in Dhaka has been building up steadily. While India had given its full backing to the internationally-isolated Myanmar government on the Rohingya crisis, it had to face...

Afghanistan ready for comprehensive dialogue with Pakistan

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met his Turkish counterpart Recap Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of an OIC summit in Kazakhstan as he reaffirmed his stance that Kabul was...

Protests as Indian troops gun down two suspected militants, capture a third in Kashmir

Indian government forces killed two suspected rebels and captured one in Kashmir on Monday (Sept 11) during a brief gun battle, sparking protests by local civilians, police said. Soldiers and...

Dhaka expects help from Delhi, Beijing

Dhaka expects India and China to stand beside Bangladesh amid the current Rohingya refugee crisis, hoping that the two countries would provide help address the influx of Myanmar nationals. "China...

Dhaka for implementing Annan Commission’s recommendations

Bangladesh today urged the international community to pursue Myanmar government for "immediate and unconditional" implementation of the Kofi Annan Commission's recommendations on Rakhine state where Rohingya Muslims have been...

U.N. brands Myanmar violence a ‘textbook’ example of ethnic cleansing

The United Nations’ top human rights official on Monday slammed Myanmar for conducting a “cruel military operation” against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, branding it “a textbook example of...

Gota to be summoned by CID over crushing of 2012  prison riot

Former Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, former DIG Anura Senanayake, former Army commander Jagath Jayasuriya and several top ranking security establishment personnel would be summoned before the CID...

Pakistan PM warns US against ‘starving Pakistan of funds’

Pak Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says it would be counter-productive for the United States to sanction Pakistani officials or further cut military assistance, warning that any such move would...

Myanmar’s humanitarian crisis

Rohingya Muslim insurgents in Myanmar's Rakhine state declared a temporary ceasefire on Sunday. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), which issued the statement on their Twitter account, also urged...

India imposes countervailing tax on Chinese stainless steel

In a first of its kind move, the Indian government has imposed heavy taxation on the import of stainless steel flat products from China. A notification issued by the...

Nepal: Provincial and Federal elections timetable made public

Election Commission has made public the election timetable for Provincial Assembly and House of Representatives on Monday. A meeting convened under the chairmanship of EC Chief Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav...

Bangladesh will raise Rohingya issue at UN General Assembly, Hasina says

Bangladesh will take the Rohingya issue up with the United Nations General Assembly with a renewed call on Myanmar to take back the refugees, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has...

Maldives Suspends 56 Lawyers Who Cited Violations by Courts

The Maldives' judicial authorities have suspended 56 lawyers after they accused the country's courts and other institutions of not upholding the rule of law, a lawyer said Monday. The indefinite...