Daily Archives: December 1, 2017

Maldivian opposition protests rushing through of FTA with China

The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has vehemently protested against the way the Abdulla Yameen government rushed the China-Maldives Free Trade Agreement (FTA) through parliament on Wednesday (Nov 29). “The...

Bangladesh enters nuclear world

Bangladesh on November 30, entered the nuclear world as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the main construction work on the much-awaited Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, the first-ever nuclear plant...

Myanmar says arms selling continue, but Israel denies  

Israeli Foreign Ministry stated categorically on Thursday (Nov 30) that it was no longer selling weapons to Myanmar, which has been accused of ethnic cleansing, amid an international outcry...

Mass Chinese wedding for 100 couples in Sri Lanka

An international mass wedding involving 100 young Chinese couples, planned as a tourism promotion event to showcase the country’s rich culture will be held in Sri Lanka on December...

Pakistan hits back against US accusations in terror stalemate

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi rejected U.S. accusations that the country provides sanctuary to militant groups and said attacks in the region were originating across the border in...

India’s first atomic energy venture abroad is Bangladesh’s first N-plant

Bangladesh has become the newest entrant into the nuclear club with the construction of two atomic power plants. It will be the third South Asian country after India and...

Clash between AA, Myanmar army intensifying near Bangladesh, India border

The ongoing clashes between the Myanmar Army and the Arakan Army (AA) are likely to intensify in the coming days, said Khaing Thukha, a spokesperson for the AA, alleging...

Pope demands ‘decisive measures’ to resolve Rohingya exodus

Pope Francis demanded on Thursday (Nov 30) that the international community take “decisive measures” to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, breaking his...

Decline in US aid for Pakistan to hurt Afghan border monitoring

A steep decline in US economic and military assistance to Pakis­tan, detailed in a Cong­ressional report released on Nov 28, could also hurt Washington’s desire to prevent cross-border attacks...

Sikkim bears brunt of India, China rivalry

An undeclared trade suspension by China through the Nathu La pass has become a grave concern for Sikkim — a landlocked erstwhile Kingdom that joined India in 1975. Sources told...

Preventing slide into Anarchy

Once known as the ‘City of Lights’ for its vibrant night life, a good part of Karachi lives in almost darkness, devoid of continuous power. This mega city’s momentum...

Pakistan to support Saudi-led military alliance while maintaining close contact with Iran

Pakistan highlighted its "successful counter-terrorism operations and the comprehensive National Action Plan" during the first meeting of the defence ministers of countries involved in the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism...