Daily Archives: January 27, 2018

Emerging Pakistan enthralls

Naseem Hameed, South Asia’s fastest woman sprinter, Dr. Naweed Syed, the scientist who connected brain cells to a silicon chip,  Mir Zafar Ali, Oscar winning visual effects specialist, and...

Bangladesh urges UN to halt violence in Palestinian territories by Israel

Bangladesh has urged the Security Council to prevail upon Israel to immediately halt its illegal settlements and violence in the occupied Palestinian territories. Masud Bin Momen, Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to...

US Air Force realigns aircraft, airmen to Kandahar Airfield

The US Air Force (USAF) realigned aircraft, airmen, and assets to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, to support increased airpower requirements, according to a service statement. The USAF transferred aircraft, including A-10s...

Pakistan to maintain close relationship with Afghanistan, India: Senate told

Pakistan says it has consistently strived to maintain close, cordial and mutually supportive relationship with its neighboring countries including Afghanistan and India. Minister for Power Awais Leghari on behalf of...

Draw lessons or Doklam can repeat: Chinese army to India

China’s People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Thursday delivered a strong message to India, saying Delhi should “draw lessons” from the Doklam stand-off or “similar incidents could repeat”. The comments from...

US urges Russia and Myanmar to reconsider fighter deal

The United States called on Russia and Myanmar to reconsider a reported agreement for the supply of Russian fighter planes to the Southeast Asian country. Russian media quoted the Defense...

India’s geopolitical bluff baffles China

All 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered in New Delhi on Thursday (Jan 25) for the India-ASEAN summit and the following day's Republic Day...

Anti-Pakistan statements by Indian leaders threat to peace: Khawaja Asif

Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif has said that recent statements by Indian leadership against Pakistan are a threat for peace in the region. In a written statement submitted to the...

With a new FTA, China cements its influence in Maldives, much to India’s dismay

India’s influence in its neighborhood was dealt a stunning blow recently with Maldives entering into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China. The FTA, which was signed on December...

Myanmar seeks advanced weapons from Russia, but China remains the key player

Myanmar’s generals have not hidden their displeasure with the quality of Chinese military hardware and jet fighters, but they know that a more assertive and powerful China remains a...

India and China ‘partners’ not ‘rivals’ in the post-Doklam phase, says Indian envoy

India’s ambassador to China, Gautam Bambawale has advocated a new phase of dialogue between India and China, to foster a stronger post-Doklam “partnership” between the two countries. In an interview...

Beijing rejects claims of new PLA base in Afghanistan

The Chinese Foreign Ministry dismissed the notion that the People’s Liberation Army is establishing a new base near the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border on Thursday (Jan 25). Reports of China building a...

‘Action if BNP creates chaos after Khaleda’s graft verdict’

Bangladesh’s home minister Asaduzzaman Khan warned opposition BNP men of taking action if they create “chaos and go for destructive activities” centering the verdict in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption...

Pakistan counting on Europe to change US’ mindset, says defence minister

Pakistan’s defence minister Khurram Dastagir has said Pakistan, for the time being, is no longer receiving American support for its army and anti-terrorist operations. Talking to a Belgian news channel...

Tamil Nadu CM writes to Modi on new Sri Lankan law

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi registering the State government’s concerns on the enactment of a new law by the Sri Lankan...

In Davos Modi toes the US line, forgets India’s massive contradictions

While Indian PM Narendra Modi’s Davos speech has been termed by the Indian media as ‘just what the audience wanted to hear’, few take aways from his key-note speech...

Hambantota port project: Fundamental rights contesting Framework Agreement

Sri Lankan Supreme Court deferred to 4 April the fundamental rights petition contesting the Framework Agreement on the Financing, Construction, Operation and Management of the Hambantota Port Project. The bench...