Daily Archives: September 29, 2017

U.S. envoy to U.N. demands Myanmar prosecutions, weapons curbs

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday called on countries to suspend providing weapons to Myanmar over violence against Rohingya Muslims until the military puts sufficient...

US initiative to fix India’s status in Asia questioned

US Defense Secretary James Mattis embarked on his New Delhi visit Tuesday (26 September), becoming the first cabinet-level official to go to India from US President Donald Trump’s administration. Naturally,...

Being American proxy in Soviet war was mistake: Pakistan

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that the United States shares the responsibility for the rise of Jihad in South Asia, adding that Islamabad’s cooperation in America’s proxy...

Suu Kyi invites Mahmood Ali to visit Myanmar for ASEM

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has been invited by his Myanmar counterpart Aung San Suu Kyi to visit her country to attend the 13th ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Foreign Ministers’...

Mayanmar govt says it is ready to register, resettle muslim refugees

The Mayanmar government plans to begin registering and resettling Bangladesh’s Rohingya Muslim refugees in northern Maungdaw Township, Rakhine State “as soon as possible,” according to Myanmar’s social welfare and...

Afghan, Indian Officials Reaffirm Strategic Partnership In Delhi

Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday held talks with Indian leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi where the...

Modi faces strong criticism on his dismal economic policies

Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi found himself under fire over his economic performance from inside his party on Wednesday. BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha, a former finance minister, has skewered...

Sino-Russian alliance and ‘Eurasian fortress’

Across the unending steppes of Central Asia and the frozen forests of Siberia, the spheres of Russia and China meet. In this vast landscape deep in the hinterland of...

America’s ‘new’ Afghanistan policy no more than a facelift

South Asia had its fingers crossed as it waited to hear the new US administration’s policy on the region, which usually revolves around the never-ending dilemma that is Afghanistan....

Sri Lanka: Export earnings surpass US$1 bn mark for second time in 2017

Continuing the upward trend observed since March 2017, earnings from exports increased in July 2017 surpassing the US dollars 1 billion mark for the second time during the year,...

Finding the humanity

Thirty one Rohingya Muslim refugees have unwittingly become the epicentre of controversy after a group of hardline nationalists including Buddhist monks attacked a detention centre that they had made...

Balochistan’s development vital for growth of Pakistan, says army chief

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa while speaking to Baloch students in Rawalpindi on Thursday promised the army's support for development of Balochistan, stressing that the...

India-US nuclear agreement is an arms deal, says former US Senator

The Indo-US civil nuclear cooperation agreement is more of an “arms deal”, but the focus of the bilateral partnership should be on “agriculture, technology and health care”, former US...

Interplay between economy and security

A strong connection between the country’s prosperity and military power or put simply, economy and security are two sides of the same coin; without political stability, without security and...

Mattis lays groundwork for deeper defence ties with India

United States Defence Secretary James Mattis says his country is looking to share some of its "most advanced defence technologies" with India in a bid to counter the growing...

Nepal, Oman establish bilateral consultation mechanism

Nepal and the Sultanate of Oman have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on establishing a bilateral consultation mechanism between their Ministries of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador of Nepal to Oman...

Myanmar cancels UN visit to Rakhine: Report

The United Nations said a visit to Myanmar's Rakhine state which was due to take place September 28 had been cancelled by the authorities, the BBC reported. The visit was...

Militants attack Kabul airport during James Mattis visit, US strike kills civilians

Suicide bombers and militants firing mortars attacked Kabul’s airport during a visit by US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday (Sept 27), prompting a US air strike that accidentally killed civilians,...

UN chief: Myanmar violence could spread, displace more Rohingyas

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday that the violence against Myanamar's Rohingya Muslims in the northern part of Rakhine State could spread to central Rakhine, where 250,000...

Pakistan focusing on new diplomatic ties, foreign policy

After the failures of its foreign policy and unwanted consequences of the “war on terror” in collaboration with the United States, Pakistan now seems to be moving toward becoming...

Maldives downplays UK warning of ‘very likely’ terror attack

The Maldives Wednesday played down the United Kingdom’s updated travel advice to the country which said terrorists were “very likely” to carry out an attack, stressing the tropical paradise...