Daily Archives: September 25, 2017

Rohingyas won’t be given refugee status: Amu

The government has no intention to give refugee status to Rohyingas who fled the military crackdown in Myanmar and entered into Bangladesh, said industry minister Amir Hossain Amu on...

Pakistan lobbying in UN to get India declared state sponsor of terror

Pakistan is lobbying in the United Nations to get India declared ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’, Daily Express has learnt from highly credible sources. As a result of such a...

UN reports drop in Rohingya arrivals in Bangladesh

UN agencies in Bangladesh say there has been a notable drop over the past two days in the number of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar. But a spokeswoman for...

India is rape capital of the world, Pakistan tells UNHRC

A Pakistani diplomat told the United Rights Commission (UNHRC) that India has become the ‘rape capital of the world’ as 327,000 crimes against women were registered in a single...

The global leadership vacuum

Will Angela Merkel’s Germany ensure that great-power cooperation does not deteriorate beyond the point of no return in the Trump era? The answer to that question will likely determine...

Taliban assassinate Afghan district police chief

Taliban insurgents ambushed and assassinated a district police head and his three bodyguards late Saturday in southern Afghanistan, while a separate attack in the southeast of the country killed...

RAW supports Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, acknowledges Indian analyst in top daily

An Indian analyst, in a piece published in Hindustan Times, has acknowledged that the Indian spy agency the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) has ties with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Bharat Karnad, professor for national...

Fighter jets, drones on table as Mattis visits key ally India

Fighter jets, drone deals and shared concerns over Afghanistan's security challenges look set to dominate the agenda when US Defence Secretary James Mattis visits India this week. Mattis is scheduled...

‘India mother of terrorism in South Asia,’ Maleeha Lodhi tells UN

Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said that India is the mother of terrorism in South Asia, reported the state-run radio service on Sunday. In her response...

Factors protecting Myanmar from R2P action on Rohingya issue

While there is a genuine outcry all over world against the atrocities being committed against the Rohingyas of Myanmar by the military-backed Aung San Suu Kyi government in that...

Faulty ammunition reason behind India’s M-777 gun explosion

A preliminary investigation has found that faulty ammunition was the reason behind the explosion on the Army's new long-range ultra-light (ULH) howitzer M-777 during a field trial in Pokhran...

Stronger UN needed to resolve issues: Maldives

Maldives states that a stronger United Nation is required in order to counter the issues faced across the globe. Speaking at the 72nd General Assembly of United Nations (UN), Maldivian...

Media report on foiled plot to assassinate Bangladesh PM Hasina baseless, says her office

The Bangladesh government has rubbished reports in foreign media over a foiled plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. "The media reports over a plot to attack the prime minister...

Heightened security at Maldives airport ‘a precautionary measure’

Security has been heightened at the Velana International Airport as a precautionary measure, the defence minister has said after soldiers began carrying weapons and explosives detectors at the airport...

Bhutan: Structural change in the economy upsets investment climate

The size of an economy and quality of infrastructure is crucial to improve the investment climate in the country. Bhutan has the advantage of neither. World Bank’s country director, Qimiao...

PM urges UN to increase Nepali quota for high-level posts in UN missions

Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has made an official request with the United Nations to increase the Nepali participation in higher ranks of UN peacekeeping operations based on...

US Navy trains Sri Lanka Navy divers in underwater unexploded ordnance recovery

Members of the United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five (EODMU 5) recently conducted a training program for the divers of the Sri Lanka Navy in Underwater...

Rohingya in Bangladesh need ‘massive’ assistance: UN

Bangladesh needs "massive international assistance" to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency said Sunday. UN High...