Daily Archives: January 6, 2018

The various jihads of Mariam Abou Zahab

In 2008, French scholar Mariam Abou Zahab met Abdullah Anas, a known Algerian Islamist and veteran of the Afghan Jihad, over dinner on the sidelines of a conference in...

Indian MiG 29K crash followed 8 years of engine troubles, frustration about performance

The troubled MiG 29K fleet of the Indian Navy saw its first accident Wednesday (Jan 3), eight years after the fighter was inducted into service as India’s first supersonic...

India to build 14 km long tunnel in strategic point along China border

Taking a big stride in the direction of breaking the isolation of the communities residing along the border with China with the rest of India, the government has approved...

Nepal plans new road tunnel to connect Kathmandu with China

Whereas the new left alliance-led government is expected to prioritise connectivity with China, the Department of Roads has prepared a proposal to construct a road tunnel that will bring...

Pakistan fought war against terrorism largely from its own resources: FO on US aid...

A day after the Trump administration announced that it was suspending its entire security assistance to Pakistan, the Foreign Office (FO) issued a statement saying the country's officials were...

Pakistan denies reports of Chinese military base near Gwadar

Pakistan rejected as “propaganda” reports that China was going to establish a military base near the strategic Gwadar port in southern Balochistan province. “There is no proposal of building any...

RSS affiliate to hold conference on terrorism, India-BD border issue in Kolkata

In a move that may irk West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, an RSS-affiliate is planning to hold a two-day conference in Kolkata next month on an array of...

Physical arrangement on Rohingya repatriation to be finalized on Jan 15

The details of the “physical arrangement” to repatriate the Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh in the face of a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar will be finalized on...

Turkish President expresses solidarity with Pakistan against US threats

In a telephonic conversation with his Pakistani counterpart, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his country’s solidarity with Pakistan against the threats given by the US President. According to Radio...

India nods border pact with Myanmar

Even as the central government has asked security agencies to step up vigil along the eastern borders to prevent infiltration of Rohingya Muslims, India’s Union Cabinet on 3 January,...

20 killed in Kabul suicide attack

The death toll from a suicide attack in Kabul’s PD9 has increased to more than 20, sources said on Friday (Jan 5). The sources said 30 others were wounded in...

Nepal to hold NA election on Feb 7

The long-drawn dispute among the parties has come to an end on Friday after the government announced the date of National Assembly (NA) election for Feb 7. An emergency Cabinet...

Sri Lankan women eager to grab election chance

Rural Sri Lankan women have a better chance to fight for their rights by winning positions in local government. More rural women will stand in local elections on Feb. 10...

Trump tweet draws China, Pakistan closer

A Twitter attack by US President Donald Trump against Pakistan on New Year's Day appears to be helping boost the already close ties between Pakistan and China as days...

Hard to tell how US aid suspension will affect ties with Pakistan

The US government has decided to suspend aid to Pakistan but it remains unclear if the move will change the close but prickly relationship between the two countries. While American...

Pak Parliamentary Committee resolves not to make compromise on dignity

Pakistan’s Parliamentary Committee on National Security today expressed the resolve not to make any compromise on dignity and honour of the country. The resolve came during meeting of the committee...

US suspends at least $900 mln in security aid to Pakistan

The US said it was suspending at least $900million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups. The US...

No one will be classified as superior, says top Assam citizens register official

At the turn of the new year, the first partial draft of Assam’s much-awaited National Register of Citizens, updated for the first time since 1951, was released. The stated...

Russia & China line up to play the Pak-US spat

While the US decision to suspend all security aid to Pakistan hasn’t come as a surprise, Pakistan is not the only country that has seen considerable deterioration in bi-lateral...

Why Gadkari is perfect interlocutor for Iran

Quietly, unobtrusively, on the eve of the visit by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India beginning this weekend, India made an assertive move in its West Asia...