Daily Archives: January 25, 2018

Pakistan will not be pressured by US on nuclear policy strategy: Khawaja Asif

Pakistan creates it nuclear policy independently and will neither develop nor change it on the orders of the United States, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif told Geo News Tuesday (Jan...

Afghanistan may take border spat with Iran to UN

The existing border disputed between Afghanistan and Iran would be taken to the UN, an official in western Herat province said on Wednesday (Jan 24). Border and Tribal Affairs Director...

Myanmar peace process makes progress

Myanmar's peace process is making progress with two more ethnic armed groups announcing their intention to join the government's Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA). Following their meeting with State Counselor Aung...

India’s sacred cow now threatens an $83 bln dairy industry

There’s a nursing home on the outskirts of New Delhi that offers free food and lodging, a well-resourced hospital, and 300 attendants to cater to residents’ every need. Its...

‘SAARC can learn from ASEAN’

One of Singapore’s best known diplomats and now an academic, Kishore Mahbubani’s latest book The ASEAN miracle advocates a Nobel peace prize for the regional grouping. Ahead of the...

China praises Modi’s speech at Davos opposing protectionism

China on Wednesday (Jan 25) welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at Davos where he described protectionism as being "as dangerous as terrorism", and evinced interest in enhancing...

India’s CBI tells court no help from Sri Lanka in Rajiv murder probe

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has told the Supreme Court in India that  Sri Lankan authorities were not cooperating in the investigations into the assassination of former Indian...

Indo-Pacific strategy fails to account for region’s historical ties

I recently attended the third Raisina Dialogue, hosted in New Delhi by India's Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation. India has been trying to forge the...

Indo-Pacific strategy fails to account for region’s historical ties

I recently attended the third Raisina Dialogue, hosted in New Delhi by India's Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation. India has been trying to forge the...

Japan claims a stake in Sri Lanka’s ports

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono’s visit to Sri Lanka earlier this month was the first by a Japanese foreign minister in 15 years. Governmental confirmation of Sri Lanka’s first...

4 police personnel killed, 9 injured in encounter with Maoists in India’s Chhattisgarh

Four Chhattisgarh police personnel were killed and nine injured in an encounter with Maoists in Narayanpur district of Indian state of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday (24 Jan). Police officers said two...

A-10s join effort to target drug factories in Afghanistan

A squadron of A-10C “Warthog” Thunderbolt IIs deployed to this sprawling airfield in southern Afghanistan last week and has already started flying missions as part of a U.S. and...

India plans closer Southeast Asia maritime ties to counter China

India is gathering the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Regional Cooperation (ASEAN) for a summit on Thursday to promote maritime security in a region dominated by China,...

Pakistan condemns ‘unilateral’ US drone strike in Kurram Agency

Pakistan on Wednesday (Jan 24) condemned United States (US) drone strikes in Kurram Agency, admonishing Washington for taking "unilateral actions... are detrimental to the spirit of cooperation between...

India, Russia fail to finalize S-400 air-defense deal

India’s ongoing negotiations with Russia for the $5 billion-plus purchase of five S-400 Triumf long-range surface-to-air missile systems are in deadlock yet again. Indian Ministry of Defence officials, top brass...

Leaking exam questations, Jihadi bribe money, a VC’s rescuer choice, FB shutdown ….

If anyone was involved with the education sector in Bangladesh with a sense of embarrassment, this would be a bad moment. But no red faces are noticed as everyone...
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