Daily Archives: October 13, 2017

Trump failing to find ‘the right formula to achieve victory in Afghanistan

Donald Trump's new Afghan strategy is unlikely to bear any fruit, Pakistani security analyst Rahimullah Yusufzai told Radio Sputnik. It's hard to defeat terrorists while depending solely on airstrikes,...

Bangladeshi Navy orders two Do 228s for MPA mission

Bangladesh's navy has ordered two additional Dornier Do 228s for use in maritime patrol mission. The contract will see the service's fleet of the type grow to four, says manufacturer...

Israeli UAV producers face export restrictions, will it affect India?

Limitations on the transfer of advanced technologies embedded in the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron TP unmanned air vehicle are making a competition with the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems...

Two Bangladesh courts issue arrest warrants for opposition leader Khaleda Zia

Two courts in Bangladesh issued warrants on Thursday (Oct 12) for the arrest of opposition leader and former premier Khaleda Zia, a move her party said was politically motivated...

Sri Lanka mulls Naval Air Force Wing to secure waters

Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Kapila Waidyaratne said the present threats and the geo-strategic importance of Sri Lanka has warranted the establishment of a Naval Air Force Wing to secure...

India worse than Nepal, Bangladesh in tackling hunger, down 3 ranks globally: Report

With more than a fifth (21%) of its children wasted — low weight for height — India ranks 100 of 119 countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI),...

Doomsday politics

Disqualified as Prime Minister (PM) by the Supreme Court (SC) on July 28, Nawaz Sharif was forced to relinquish his position as President of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)...

Don’t look at CPEC from Indian perspective, Pakistan asks US

Pakistan Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal urged the United States on Wednesday not to look at CPEC from the Indian perspective as it was an economic plan for bringing peace...

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims ‘not natives,’ numbers fleeing exaggerated

Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his...

Sri Lanka makes arrests in $60 million Taiwanese bank cyberheist

Sri Lankan police have arrested two people after a Taiwanese bank said hackers stole about $60 million and wired the cash to accounts in Asia and the U.S., the...

Syrian cleric confirms foreign role in Rohingya exodus

A leading Syrian cleric, Grand Mufti Ahmed Bader Eddin Mohammad Adib Hassoun, Syria’s highest religious authority, has confirmed India’s suspicion that an international terrorist network had a major role...

Canadian-American family, kidnapped in 2012 in Afghanistan, recovered by Pakistan Army

The Pakistan Army said on Thursday that it had recovered "safe and sound" a family of foreign hostages from the custody of a terrorist outfit after it received and...

Chinese team to study agro sector in Gulmi

A high-level team of Research Development Centre under the National People’s Congress of China is set to arrive here to undertake agro sector feasibility study in the rural area...

Opposition protest outside Maldivian Embassy in Sri Lanka

 Dozens of opposition supporters protested in front of the Maldivian Embassy in Colombo Thursday against human rights violations. Independent MP Ahmed Mahloof told the Maldives Independent that about 50 people...

BD Home Minister flies to Myanmar Oct 23

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal will leave here for Myanmar on October 23 on a 4-day visit to discuss Rohingya issue, aiming to send them back to their...