Daily Archives: October 12, 2017

Afghanistan seeks China support for SCO full membership

Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai has met Assistant Foreign Minister Li Hui in Moscow ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Contact Group meeting, a statement from the...

Army in systematic bid to drive Rohingya from Myanmar: UN

Myanmar's "systematic" crackdown on the Rohingya has been designed to permanently eliminate the minority Muslim community from their home in Rakhine state, the United Nations said Wednesday (Oct 11). "Brutal...

Accusing Pakistan alone won’t wipe out terror threat for India

On September 23, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took a swipe at Pakistan at the 72nd UN General Assembly, saying that Islamabad had given the world "terrorists" while...

Nepal Govt making bid to postpone next month elections

The Nepal Government, led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, is making a bid to postpone the elections for which it has been lobbying and making internal preparations, sources...

Pak army chief hopes for peace with India, says ‘it takes two to tango’

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said that Pakistan has expressed and demonstrated its genuine desire to have peaceful relations with its eastern neighbour, but...

Afghanistan election plans face political, technical test

Less than a year before Afghanistan is due to hold much-delayed parliamentary elections, technical problems and political wrangling are hampering a project seen as vital to ensuring the country’s...

India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise Mitra Shakti-2017 from October 13-25

Mitra Shakti 2017, the two-week long joint military exercise between India and Sri Lanka will begin on October 13th in Pune, according to Indian officials. The joint exercise between India...

US delegation led by White House South Asia adviser to visit Pakistan

A United States delegation led by Lisa Curtis, the White House South Asia affairs adviser, has left for Islamabad and will reach the country soon, Pakistan’s Ambassador to US...

Afghanistan cancels trade meet with Pak, wants to include India

The Afghanistan government has called off a meeting with a Pakistan delegation which deals with the implementation of a transit treaty on trade as the Kabul government wants India to...

Sri Lanka arrests ex-president’s son for protesting sale of int’l airport to India

Sri Lankan police arrested the legislator son of a former president for leading violent anti-India demonstrations over alleged plans to sell an airport built and named after his father,...

For first time, IAF commandos killed in Kashmir combat

For the first time in Kashmir’s nearly three-decades-long insurgency, two Indian Air Force (IAF) commandos were killed in a fierce gunfight with militants in the region’s Bandipora district on...

Bangladesh asks Pakistan to join efforts to convince Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

Bangladesh has called upon Pakistan to join the international community in convincing Myanmar to take back the Rohingya people. High Commissioner Tarik Ahsan made the request to new Prime Minister...

Rohingya crisis reveals reality of India’s relations with Bangladesh

The Myanmar crisis exposed the long standing strains of Indo-Bangla relations that have been on and off the boil for long. While India is the closest country of Bangladesh,...

Hafiz Saeed to be freed if no evidence submitted: Lahore Court

A Pakistan court has warned that it would end the house arrest of terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, if the government doesn't submit...