Daily Archives: December 14, 2017

Rohingya repatriation policies to fail without accountability, safety measures: UN

Rohingya repatriation and reconciliation policies will fail without accountability and non-discriminatory rule of law and public safety measures to address the fears and distrust among communities in Rakhine, says...

Under Trump, 14 U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan in 2017

Since President Donald Trump entered office in January, 14 U.S. soldiers have died in Afghanistan. The most recent death, which occurred on Monday, was due to a "vehicle incident" that...

Indian Air Force Chief meets Sri Lankan PM, discuss bilateral issues

Indian Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo and held discussions on matters of bilateral importance, according to Sri Lanka Air...

At ICJ, Pakistan dismisses India’s plea for consular access to Jhadav

Pakistan has rejected India’s objection to denial of consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), saying the provision of such access under the Vienna...

Nepal vote count concludes, UML largest with 80 seats

CPN-UML has emerged as the largest party in Nepal with the end of vote counts of the first-past-the-post (FPTP) for federal parliament and provincial assembly on Wednesday (Dec. 13). As...

Sri Lanka appeals to Pakistan for fertilizer

President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday (Dec. 12) intervened to address the fertiliser shortage in the country with a request made to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for 75,000...

A third of Myanmar’s population living in poverty

About 32 percent of Myanmar’s 50 million population, or 15.8 million people, are living in poverty, according to an assessment of the 2015 Myanmar Poverty and Living Conditions Survey. The...

Vehicles, the main polluter in Bhutan

Low carbon vehicle strategy and a roadmap developed by National Environment Commission (NEC) recommend using e-taxis, urban buses and hybrid vehicles to address the growing vehicle emission in the...

In Bangladesh, locals living near Rohingya camps hope for quick repatriation of refugees

The continuous influx of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar has fuelled concerns among the local populace, who fear that the refugees will drastically alter the landscape of the...

China drive a hard bargain with Pakistan in CPEC talks

Pakistan appea­red to have been pushed hard by the Chinese side to give in more than it secured in return during the recently held 7th joint cooperation committee (JCC)...

India loses its troop scanning Heron UAV, secretive sensors to China crash

India has lost a valuable troop scanning unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), along with its payload of sensors and intelligence systems, to a cross-border crash in Tibet, raising concerns that...

In pro-China Oli, India faces a Himalayan foreign policy challenge

The government of India has been busy flogging Pakistan this election season but it's Nepal which has thrown up one of the biggest challenges for India's neighbourhood policy in...

India has ‘zero sum’ mentality in the region, says China

New Delhi’s outdated strategic mentality cannot “dampen the strong enthusiasm” in the region for deepening cooperation with Beijing, Chinese state media has claimed. The Global Times, an excitable tabloid that...

Watch Nepal, Pakistan is passe: Dawn columnist

India’s opposition party Congress politician and peace activist Mani Shankar Aiyer is being branded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling cabal as an anti-India conspirator working with Pakistan to...

Afghan women officers train at Indian military academy

From shooting an AK-47 to dealing with computer-simulated sieges, 20 Afghan women officers are being put through their paces at a military training academy in India. They are the first...

India’s HAL invites interest from global, local partners for aircraft projects

India's state-owned aerospace firm Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has called over 80 business partners from India and abroad to discuss possible collaborations on the various aircraft manufacturing opportunities that...

Pakistan offers Saudi Arabia strategic pact

Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir has proposed an all-encompassing strategic pact between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia for deepening the defence ties between the two countries, an official handout said. The...

Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar under official secrets act

Two reporters from Reuters were detained under the Official Secrets Act for allegedly possessing internal security reports related to fighting between border guard forces and Muslim militants the Arakan...

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