Daily Archives: September 23, 2017

U.N. eyes $200 million for refugees

Bangladesh and aid organizations are struggling to help 422,000 Rohingya Muslims who have arrived since Aug. 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a Myanmar crackdown that the United...

‘Saudi Arabia to join CPEC,’ ambassador tells Pakistani media group

Saudi Arabia will "soon" undertake investments at Gwadar Port and join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), The News has reported quoting Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Malkiy, in a...

India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya influx

India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using "chilli and stun grenades" to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from...

Japan vice-minister pledges support for Union government on Rakhine issue, donates US$1 million

Myanmar’s Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye separately received Japan Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr. Iwao Horii and representatives from Christian...

SIGAR report puts Afghan security deficiencies in focus

Deficiencies in Afghanistan's security forces, including the military and police, are getting renewed attention as the US administration considers sending more than 3,000 additional troops to the country. President Donald Trump held talks on Thursday...

Reviving India’s Economy

Given the Indian economy’s massive size and extensive global linkages, its growth slowdown is a source of serious concern not just domestically, but around the world. The good news...

Pakistan mulls over new US policy for a ‘change’

A Times of India report of September 19 claimed that the US was “moving closer to designating Pakistan a terrorist state.” Reasons for this include, the report claimed, Pakistan’s...

U.S. pressing Suu Kyi, Myanmar military over Rohingya: Haley

The United States is worried about the “tragedies” in Myanmar affecting Rohingya Muslims and U.S. authorities are pressing government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar’s military leaders to...

India’s defense sector prepares for 100% foreign direct investment

India is planning to further liberalize its defense sector by allowing 100 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in projects. The move is mainly aimed at curtailing the striking slowdown...

People’s tribunal finds Myanmar guilty of Rohingya genocide

The Myanmar government is guilty of genocide against the Rohingya people and other Muslim minorities, according to the international Permanent Peoples' Tribunal. The seven-man panel tribunal announced its verdict after...

Social media campaign confronts India’s Modi

A nationwide social media campaign criticizing the policies of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shaken up India's ruling BJP party - despite the party's concerted efforts at digital...

Bangladesh PM proposes UN-supervised ‘safe zones’ for Rohingyas in Myanmar

Bangladesh's prime minister on Thursday proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing a military crackdown to seek refuge in her country. "These people...

States must compensate victims of cow vigilantism, punish violators: SC

The Supreme Court Friday said states were under obligation to compensate victims of violence by cow vigilante groups even without any judicial order. “We do not have to say...

Nepal says will measure Mount Everest next year to see if it lost height

Nepal will measure Mount Everest afresh to settle a controversy over the height of the world's tallest peak, especially after some estimates suggested it became a little shorter in...

Pakistan tells UN it won’t be ‘scapegoat’ in Afghan war

Pakistan refuses to be a "scapegoat" for Afghanistan's bloodshed or to fight wars for others, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told the United Nations on Thursday. Addressing the UN General...

Shelling across Pakistan-India border kills six civilians, wounds 30

Shelling along the disputed border between Pakistan and India killed six civilians, and wounded an additional 30 people, officials from the two sides said on Friday, in the latest...

Sri Lanka’s first Social Innovation Lab to be opened next week

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Science, Technology and Research together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have come together to establish the first Social Innovation Lab in Sri Lanka. The...

Sk. Hasina and Rohingyas: There is goodwill not political will

Sheikh Hasina at this point is certainly more admired than Suu Kyi, but as her speech at the UN shows, she can gather a lot of goodwill but not...

Bhutan receives €1m from Austrian Development Agency

Bhutan received one million Euros from the Austrian Development Agency in Thimphu on Tursday. This is in addition to three million Euros the European Union (EU) has committed in April...