Daily Archives: November 20, 2017

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Bhutan’s LDC graduation progress to be reviewed in 2018: UN

Bhutan has more to gain by graduating from the least developed country (LDC) category in the UN’s list to a developing country, a senior UN official said. A United Nations...

11 police officers killed in attacks in Afghanistan’s Farah province

At least eleven Afghan police officers were killed in Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan, an official said on 19 November. A group of Taliban attacked three police checkpoints at the...

India refuses to send Kulbhushan’s wife alone to Pakistan

Pakistan says that it is pondering over a request from the Indian government to allow the mother of Indian RAW Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav to accompany her daughter-in-law to meet...

With more attacks, anxiety over poll security grows in Nepal

Concerns over security of candidates contesting the parliamentary and provincial elections grew after one more senior leader became the target of bomb attack on 18 November, while three separate...

Pakistan willing to enhance strategic cooperation, CGS says to China’s army chief

Pakistan's Chief of General Staff Lt Gen Bilal Akbar met Li Zuocheng, member of the Central Military Commission and chief of staff of the Joint Military Staff Office of...

India, Myanmar joint military exercise begins in Meghalaya

A group of 15 officers from the Myanmarese Army is arriving in Guwahati in Indian state of Assam, on Sunday (Nov 19) for a six-day bilateral military exercise with...

India, UK in diplomatic showdown over ICJ seat

India and UK are headed for what might turn out to be the worst diplomatic showdown between the two nations in recent times. In a brazen attempt to stall...

Saudi forces prepare for joint military drill with Pakistani Army

Saudi Arabia’s Special Security Forces are preparing to carry out a joint military drill – Shehab 2 – with the Pakistan Army Services Group in the city of Riyadh...

Indian Army enhances troop presence in peaceful areas along China border

In a bid to strengthen position against the threat of Chinese troops carrying out incursions along the Line of Actual Control, the Indian Army has enhanced its presence in...

Sri Lanka’s troops on alert amid communal riots

Sri Lankan troops patrolled a coastal town on Sunday (Nov 19) where nearly 90 homes were damaged and cars set alight in violence between the island's Sinhalese and Muslim...

US senators dub atrocities in Myanmar as “war crime”

US Senators visiting to Bangladesh dubbed as "war crimes" the atrocities inflicted on Rohingyas by Myanmar security forces as they called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a day after...

India’s Gujarat state elections: Congress settles differences with Patidar outfit

The Congress on Sunday (Nov 19) said it had resolved certain differences with the Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, which has been demanding quota for the Patidar community....

No solution yet for 8,500 Bhutanese refugees in Nepal

As the decade-long third country resettlement programme of the Bhutanese refugees living in eastern Nepal draws to a close, the fate of the those still in the camps hangs...

Afghanistan: The Taliban night goggles have a serious message

If the US’ new Afghan strategy was aimed at forcing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table, the recent wave of highly sophisticated attacks has shown that this strategy...

China for strong engagement with Bangladesh

China wants to strongly engage with Bangladesh to take forward its One Belt and One Road (OBOR) initiative and build BCIM (Bangladesh–China–India–Myanmar Forum for Regional Cooperation) economic corridor ushering...