Daily Archives: January 18, 2018

Rohingya repatriation begins on Jan 23  

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed that Rohingya repatriation process will commence on January 23. Myanmar wants to take back around 1258 Myanmar nationals both Muslims and Hindus in the first...

US Drone strikes on Pak-Afghan border kill 2

At least one man was severely injured in a drone strike allegedly carried out by a US spy plane in Kurram Agency's Badshah Kot area near the Pak-Afghan border. According...

Indian inmates to undergo ‘cow therapy’

Indian inmates are to be exposed to the "magical power" of cows under a radical rehabilitation programme involving rearing the beasts - revered by Hindus - on prison grounds,...

Russia offers to host talks between Afghan govt and Taliban

Russia has called for urgent talks between Afghan government and the Taliban and offered to host such talks, a statement from its Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday (Jan 17). “We...

Myanmar defense ministry asks for budget increase

Myanmar Defense Ministry on Tuesday (Jan 16) asked for a budget of more than 1.3 trillion kyats (US$1 billion) for a six-month period—an amount higher than the combined total...

Nepal plans to scrap another hydropower deal with China

Months after scrapping the Budhigandaki Hydropower deal signed with China’s Gezhouba Group, the government of Nepal is planning to cancel the agreement signed with China Three Gorges International Corporation...

ADB provides additional $75 million to support SME development in Sri Lanka

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday (Jan 16) said its Board of Directors has approved $75 million in additional financing to continue support toward the development of small...

Afghan Taliban political officials visiting Pakistan

The Taliban insurgency has quietly sent political negotiators to Pakistan from its Qatar-based office amid a new diplomatic push for encouraging peace talks between parties to the Afghanistan war. A...

China offers best chance for Sri Lanka development, says Central Bank

Stronger economic relations with China, underpinned by a pending Free Trade Agreement (FTA), should be given the highest priority by Sri Lanka as it provided the best opportunity to...

‘Confronting Beijing entails an unbearably high strategic cost for India’

China’s state-run Global Times took a dim view of Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s comments last week about shifting India’s military focus to the northern borders. In a stinging...

India’s military not as strong as officers claim: expert

India's military was merely bluffing and not as strong as it claims, expert said, after senior Indian military officers made harsh remarks toward China. The Indian Army has been "very...

BD hosting more than 1 mln Rohingya as repatriation efforts start

Bangladesh has counted more than a million Rohingya refugees living in camps near the border with Myanmar, higher than previous estimates, the head of its registration project said on...

No more extension in stay of Afghan refugees, says Pakistan

The stalemate in the Pakistan-US relations has brought millions of Afghan nationals, including 1.4 million registered refugees, into the spotlight again as the federal government has decided to prepare...

Pakistan can defend itself despite India-Israel nexus, says Pak FM

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said that Pakistan can defend itself despite a nexus between India and Israel. On Tuesday (Jan 16), speaking on Geo News' programme 'Capital Talk', the...

Terror sanctuaries in Afghanistan along Pakistan border a threat: Russian FM

Russia said late on Tuesday (Jan 16) that it will provide every possible support to Pakistan to make it a developed country, Radio Pakistan reported. The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei...

Malyshev Plant delivers 6TD-2 engine kits to Pakistan for al-Khalid I

UkrOboronProm announced that the Malyshev Plant delivered a batch of engine kits to Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), Pakistan for installation on HIT’s al-Khalid I main battle tank (MBT). According to...
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