Daily Archives: January 8, 2018

What living in Kabul is really like

Report after report points out rising civilian casualties in Afghanistan. Insurgents overrun districts and rural areas, forcing people to flee; most of them to the cities. But even in...

No Afghan should fight in other nations’ wars: Kabul

Following the news that 2,000 Afghans have been killed in the Syrian war while fighting Daesh, the presidential palace said Afghans should not be killed in any other countries...

Pakistan seeks clarification from US over placement on ‘special watch list’

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has said that Islamabad is seeking a clarification from Washington over its recent announcement to place Pakistan on a special...

Congress trying to add illegal Bangladeshi migrants to Bengaluru voters list: BJP

BJP state president of the India's southern Karnataka state, BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday (Jan7) alleged that Congress leaders are trying to add illegal Bangaldeshi migrants to the voters list...

India criticised over FTA delay, state visit cancellation

In an interview with Tribune India about Indo-Maldives relations, Maldives’ ambassador to India Ahmed Mohamed spoke about the free trade agreement with China that has raised concerns over China’s...

Six soldiers hurt in landmine blast in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Six soldiers were injured when their vehicle was struck by what police believe was a remotely detonated landmine in northern Rakhine State’s Maungdaw Township on Friday (Jan 5) morning,...

Can India edify Myanmar to keep the peace?

This joint exercise was aimed at a specific type of training: United Nations peacekeeping operations. This may seem ironic, as Myanmar and its armed forces are under heavy international...

Sri Lanka says MRIA bid is still open for investors as India waiting

While India is 'waiting' to hear the final word on their bid proposal to uplift the defunct Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA), through a joint venture project, the Government...

Pakistan’s response to Trump’s tweets requires deft strategy

US President Donald Trump’s recent tweets blaming Pakistan for all the failures in Afghanistan are seriously distorted. Since previous US administrations have also failed to achieve anything substantial in...

Pentagon still in touch with Pakistani military: Mattis

US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Friday (Jan 5) said that the Pentagon was maintaining its communication with the Pakistani military establishment, including with Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed...

No option but to fight Myanmar, says ARSA

Rohingya Muslim insurgents said on Sunday they have no option to fight what they called Myanmar state-sponsored terrorism to defend the Rohingya community and they demanded that the Rohingya...

How did sanctions impact Myanmar?

With continued international concern over the treatment of Rohingyas in Myanmar, some commentators have suggested the use of sanctions to varying degrees. This would not be the first time that...

No alliance with US anymore, says Pak FM

A day after the United States announced the suspension of all security aid to Pakistan, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said Islamabad’s alliance with Washington is over. “We do not have...

Tweets and consequences

The insult contained in President Trump’s new year tweet accusing Pakistan of “lies and deceit” was followed by announcement of the injury — the $255 million cut in Foreign...

China building bunkers, military infrastructure for Pakistan along Indian border

As the presence of Chinese soldiers on Pakistani soil continues to grow, Islamabad is taking Beijing's help to rapidly ramp up its military infrastructure along its border with India...

Myanmar seeks time to sign vehicle pact as India speed up highway to Thailand

Myanmar sought time to review the implementation of connectivity arrangements in the region before proceeding with a motor vehicle agreement to operationalise the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) highway that New Delhi...