Daily Archives: January 28, 2018

Pak-Afghan trade

With Pakistan facing a crippling trade deficit, the country’s authorities should be alarmed by the $2 billion drop in Pak-Afghan trade in just one year. The numbers are even...

Doklam blues, again

 A fortnight ago, the government did the smart thing by distancing itself ostentatiously from the “mischievous” media reports that appeared totally out of the blue to the effect that...

Trump reportedly uses ‘Accent’ to imitate Indian PM Narendra Modi  

Donald Trump has described Narendra Modi as a “true friend.” But that apparently has not stopped the U.S. president from mocking the Indian prime minister behind closed doors. Quoting senior administration officials, The...

Despite Clash, Richardson Says Suu Kyi Remains Myanmar’s Best Hope

Aung San Suu Kyi remains Myanmar’s best hope for change, veteran US mediator Bill Richardson said on Friday (Jan 26), days after he got into a fight with the...

US drone hit vindicates Pak stand on refugees’ return, says Pak army chief

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has maintained that the recent US drone attack at an Afghan refugee camp where two Afghans were killed the...

‘Ambulance bomb’ kills 95 in Kabul

An explosives-packed ambulance blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on Saturday (Jan 27), killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 others, officials said, in one of...

India flexes home-grown military muscle to mark Republic Day

India put its home-grown weaponry on display at its 69th Republic Day Parade, celebrating India becoming a republic and, this year, India-Asean links as well. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien...

Militant attacks rock India on Republic Day

Republic Day in India was relatively peaceful despite global protests and a shutdown in occupied Kashmir but it was marred in Assam by three low-intensity blasts in The insukia...

Sri Lankan leader says US$58 billion foreign debt unaccounted for

Sri Lanka's president said on Friday (Jan 26) that more than US$58 billion (S$75.84 billion), or 90 per cent, of foreign loans borrowed by the previous government was unaccounted...

Battle hots up for India’s tiny red fort

Tiny Tripura goes to polls on 18 February along with two other northeast Indian states, Nagaland and Meghalaya, in an electoral battle that is significant for the country's politics...