Daily Archives: January 20, 2018

Preservation of Buddhist art helps Pakistan fight stereotyping

In a video address at the opening of the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition here on January 12, Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi made a fervent plea. He asked his audience...

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh protest repatriation move

Hundreds of Rohingya refugees staged protests in Bangladesh Friday (Jan 19) against plans to send them back to Myanmar, where a military crackdown last year sparked a mass exodus. The...

Israel not an enemy of Pakistan: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed suggestions that his country’s partnership with India is a threat to Pakistan, saying, “We (Israel) are not enemies of Pakistan and Pakistan should...

Ex-Afghan president Karzai backs Russia’s military support to Pakistan

Former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai has supported the military assistance of Russia to Pakistan, saying that Moscow can give weapons to Islamabad same as the United States is...

CPN-UML, Maoist Centre agree to share 29, 14 seats in NA

CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal have endorsed the proposal prepared by a joint taskforce on sharing candidates for National Assembly election. According to...

Peaceful Sri Lanka has achieved significant development: Pak army chief

The Chief of Pakistan Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa says Sri Lanka has achieved significant development due to the prevailing peaceful environment. He made these remarks when he met...

China asks India not to comment on its construction activities in Doklam

Justifying its massive construction activities in Doklam as ‘legtimate’, China on Friday said it is aimed at improving the lives of its troops and the people living on its...

‘Huge moral defeat’, ‘Last nail in coffin’: Twitter abuzz over AAP crisis

The Election Commission's recommendation to the President today for the disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators from the Delhi Legislative Assembly for holding 'Office of Profit' has shaken...

India sends alert on Rohingya Muslims to states ahead of Republic day

Ahead of Republic Day, many alerts have been sent to state police chiefs across the country about possible threats. But the Home Ministry has singled out Rohingya Muslims for...

Line of Control crisis: Two women killed by Indian firing

Two women were killed after Indian troops fired in Pakistan’s border village in Chaprar sector along the Sialkot Working Boundary, said DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday. These...

Bangladesh proposes to build hydropower plants in Nepal

Energy-starved Bangladesh has proposed to build hydroelectric projects in Nepal to expand its power options after spending $1 billion to build electricity plants in Bhutan. “In order to meet growing...

China a disruptive force, says US Pacific military chief

The head of the US military's Pacific command called China a disruptive power in the Indo-Pacific region on Thursday (Jan 18) and urged countries in the area to build...

Pakistan’s ace in poker match with US: Afghan air routes

As bad as Pakistan's relationship with the United States may appear to be today, it can get far worse. Over the past 16 years, which included hundreds of deadly US...

Presence of Daesh, AQIS ‘extremely worrying’ development: Pak FO

Pakistan said the presence of Daesh and reports of Al-Qaeda Indian Sub-continent (AQIS), al-Qaeda’s new branch in Subcontinent with an Indian national as its head, is an “extremely worrying...

US creates Afghan transit route with counter-narrative in Central Asia

The US President Donald Trump made a significant diplomatic breakthrough in the Afghan war by getting Kazakhstan President Nurusultan Nazarbayev to commit at their meeting in the White House...

Bangladesh and Myanmar still to settle key Rohingya issues

However, there is ample ground for scepticism regarding the real concerns of the Rohingyas fully addressed by Myanmar. Now, as the date and timeframe have been fixed, a further concern...

India’s flirtation with the ‘war talk’ has Nuclear war clouds hovering over region

The Indian civil and military leadership’s irrational war-mongering could have disastrous consequences for the subcontinent in particular, and the South Asia in general. The flirtation with ‘nuclear bluff’ and...

Keeping Afghanistan unstable suits the US and the Afghan regime

While there appears to be a general consensus on the necessity of bringing peace back to Afghanistan, the discourse of peace is delusional as the very definition of peace...