Daily Archives: November 25, 2017

Discomforts ahead for Sri Lanka PM

Ranil Wickremesinghe’s decision in 2014 November to adopt senior Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member Maithripala Sirisena to be the United National Party (UNP) coalition candidate in the January...

Peaceful Afghanistan in our interest, says Iranian president

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has said Iran desires peace and stability in Afghanistan because it in is the interest of his own country and people. In a telephonic conversation with...

Bangladesh, Myanmar discuss trade, energy cooperation under BCIM

Bangladesh and Myanmar have discussed ways to further strengthen cooperation in the areas of trade, energy and connectivity under Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar initiative, reports UNB. The issues came up for discussion during...

India seeks security guarantees from Pakistan for Jadhav’s wife

New Delhi wants security guarantees from Islamabad for the wife of self-confessed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav wife before reaches Pakistan to meet him, said a Times of India report. The...

US ‘ethnic cleansing’ charge unhelpful, says Myanmar

The US decision to label the Myanmar Army’s counter-insurgency operation in northern Rakhine as “ethnic cleansing” is “unhelpful” for Myanmar’s efforts to bring about durable peace in the state,...

US defence secretary to visit Pakistan on Dec 3: Khawaja Asif

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday (Nov 24) confirmed that US Defence Secretary James Mattis would conduct a one-day visit to the country on December 3. Mattis had earlier...

Sri Lanka to send first nano satellite into space in 2020

Sri Lanka will enter the satellite technology era by sending its first nano technology satellite into space by 2020, Sri Lanka's state media reported. The Arthur C. Clarke Institute, Sri...

India struggles to solve its fighter jet procurement puzzle

In a rude shock to India, which has been preparing to issue a global tender for single-engine fighter jets, America's Lockheed Martin, considered a front-runner for the deal, has...

IS in Kashmir: A Hindutva dream come true

There are conflicting reports that Daesh has carried out its first attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The terrorist organization claimed responsibility for a deadly incident in Zakura late last week,...

Islamabad, Riyadh to witness top-level visits soon

Pakistan's top leadership including the prime minister, the army chief and the defense minister are likely to visit Saudi Arabia soon before a top Saudi dignitary visits Islamabad later...

From Myanmar to Zimbabwe, China’s global footprint grows

China has traditionally rejected US-style interventionism, but its deepening economic involvement in volatile countries like Myanmar and Zimbabwe is thrusting Beijing towards a more assertive global role, analysts say. China's...

China signs deal to build new nuclear reactor in Pakistan: WNN

China has signed a deal to build a third large nuclear reactor in Pakistan, which wants to get a fifth of its electricity from nuclear by 2030, reports Reuters. World...

CPEC doesn’t change stand on Kashmir, says Beijing

China has sidestepped a direct response to reports of an offer by its envoy to India to rename the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and run an alternate route through Jammu...

QUAD back in Asia

US president Donald Trump began his presidency by howling "America First" at the top of his voice. State Department officials, who had conceived and developed Barack Obama's "Asia Pivot"...

Eye on China: India conducts military drill in Andaman & Nicobar Islands  

India has conducted a major military exercise in the strategically-located Andaman and Nicobar Island archipelago, which with requisite force-levels and infrastructure, can effectively act as a pivot to counter...

Nepal votes in historic polls tomorrow

Nepal on Sunday (Nov 26) votes in historic elections for new national and provincial assemblies that many hope will bring much-needed stability to the desperately poor country, which has...