Daily Archives: September 18, 2017

Is Japan misleading India against China?

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid a three-day visit to India from Wednesday to Friday. It was his third time in four years to visit India, a rarity for a...

Save the Children fears death among Rohingyas due to lack of food

Save the Children fears death among the Rohingya refugees due to shortage of food, shelter, water and basic hygiene support in the makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar. It said many...

Pak-US ties get further tense after drone strike

The Pakistan-US relations have touched a new low and got further tense as Pakistan is considering changing the rules of protocol for American personalities. In this context, Minister for Defence...

Conflict in north has morphed into tribal war: Hekmatyar

The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) chief says the conflict in northern parts of the country has morphed into tribal warfare. Gulbadin Hekmatyar expressed the view during a meeting with tribal elders and youth from...

Rajnath Singh to operationalise SSB intelligence wing along Bhutan, Nepal border on Monday

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh will operationalise the Sashastra Seema Bal's  (SSB) first ever intelligence wing on Monday,  a home ministry official said. The paramilitary force guards India's borders with Bhutan and...

High stakes in Myanmar as Suu Kyi to address Rohingya crisis

As Rakhine state burns and Rohingya flee, Aung San Suu Kyi is preparing to address Myanmar on the crisis for the first time - a high wire act seeking...

Afghanistan mulls plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight insurgents

Afghanistan is considering training and arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories where Islamic militants have been driven out, officials say, sparking fears the local forces could become another thuggish...

Rohingya crisis: ‘Last chance’ for Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has "a last chance" to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to...

Lady: “Caught between a rock and a hard place”

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...

Myanmar army chief urges unity over Rohingya ‘issue’

Myanmar's army chief has urged the country to unite over the "issue" of the Rohingya, a Muslim group he says has no roots in the country, and which his...

Lankan parliament to debate ratification of controversial int’l convention

Amidst raging controversy on the issue, the Sri Lankan parliament will this Thursday (21 September) debate the ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from...

Trump’s ‘militaristic approach’ in Afghanistan represents failed policy, says Asif

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Sunday said the US President Donald Trump administration's “militaristic approach” in Afghanistan represented a failed policy, and called for talks with the Taliban to...

Pakistani, Iranian army chiefs urge concerted action to end Rohingya’s plight

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri expressed concern about the ongoing Rohingya...

SCO members discuss deepening anti-terror cooperation

India along with Pakistan, China and other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Sunday discussed plans to deepen practical cooperation on counter terrorism. Deputy National Security Adviser and...

Maldives: Govt under fire for abstaining from UN anti-genocide vote

The Maldives abstained from voting on a motion to deliberate initiative against the genocides, killings and persecution in various countries at the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations,...

Sri Lanka: Arundika joins JO

Removed deputy minister of Tourism Promotion and Christian Affairs Arundika Fernando today officially announced that he joined with the Joint Opposition and said that he would work towards to...

US Prez Trump extends best wishes on Nepal’s Constitution Day, hails local polls

US President Donald J. Trump has congratulated Nepali people and expressed best wishes on the occasion of Nepal’s Constitution Day that is marked on September 19. In a message sent...

Hotel associations of Bhutan, India, Nepal sign MoU

The hospitality sector can now look forward to improving its human resource. Thanks to the MoU that the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bhutan signed with the Federation of...
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