Daily Archives: February 14, 2018

PAKISTANI TALIBAN KILL FOUR GOVERNMENT PARAMILITARY TROOPERS IN GUN ATTACK

Quetta, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban militants shot dead four paramilitary soldiers in Pakistan’s western city of Quetta, where last month seven security men were killed in a suicide...

508 HINDU REFUGEES GOING BACK TO MYANMAR: DIPLOMAT

Myanmar has said that 508 Hindus are among around 1,000 refugees cleared for the first batch to be repatriated to their homes from Bangladesh. The list, which also includes 750...

BNP SHORTENS HUNGER STRIKE ON ‘POLICE REQUEST’

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday concluded its token hunger strike in the city demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia, three hours before scheduled time following...

India gets access to strategic Oman port Duqm for military use

In a strategic move to expand its footprint in the Indian Ocean region, India has secured access to the key Port of Duqm in Oman for military use and...

Donors losing interest in Rohingyas: WFP

World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley has said donor agencies are gradually losing their interest in providing food assistance for the displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh, said a report...

US budget requests include military funds for Pakistan

The US State Department on Monday (Feb 12) announced that its budget proposals for the fiscal year 2019, which begins in October this, include both economic and military funds...

Malaysia HC axes case against Zakir Naik

An application by activist group Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) in Malaysia to declare controversial Indian preacher Dr Zakir Naik as a threat to national security was thrown out...

Army chiefs of four countries meet in Kabul

A meeting between the Chief of Staff of the Afghanistan National Army, the Pakistan army, Uzbekistan’s army and Kazakhstan’s army, along with the Commander of Resolute Support Mission Gen....

India won’t send troops, says Maldives military

India government has assured that it would not deploy its troops to the Maldives to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the archipelago, Maldives military confirmed Tuesday (Feb 13). Maldives...

Indian envoy meets UML Chair Oli

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri held a meeting with CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, who is widely seen as the next Prime Minister, at Singhadurbar in the...

Two ethnic groups sign up to Myanmar’s ‘broken’ peace process

Two armed ethnic groups will sign on to a ceasefire in Myanmar on Tuesday (Feb 13) in a ceremony the government hopes will showcase a significant victory for a...

Afghan officials and Taliban talk despite wave of violence

Afghan officials are carrying out at least two tracks of talks with the Taliban, The Associated Press has learned, even after a month of brutal bombings and attacks by...

China will ‘take action’ if India sends troops to Maldives

China’s state-run tabloid Global Times warned that Beijing will retaliate if New Delhi unilaterally decides to send troops to the crisis-hit Maldives. “Without U.N. empowerment, there would be no righteous...

Modi under domestic pressure to resume Dialogue with Pakistan

In the wake of back to back terrorist attacks on Indian military bases, the local government of Jammu and Kashmir has mounted pressure on the Narendra Modi-led central government...

Indian aggression will not go unpunished: Pakistan

"Pakistan will pay India in its own coin in case of any misadventure," Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan warned on Tuesday (Feb 13), responding to his Indian counterpart's...

China rejects former Maldivian president’s accusations of ‘land grabbing’

China has rejected claims by former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed that Beijing was engaged in "land grabbing" in the island nation. The exiled former President was recently quoted by...

Path to regional peace and stability passes through Afghanistan: Pak Army Chief

Pakistan has eliminated all militant sanctuaries from its territory and expects the same to be reciprocated by its neighbours, Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa told the...

US, India working to get Pak in FATF’s grey list

The US and India are leading an effort to get Pakistan included in the grey list of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organisation which monitors cases of...

Pakistan developing new types of nuclear weapons: US

Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical ones, that bring more risks to the region, America's intelligence chief warned on Tuesday (Feb 13). Director of National...

Russia seeks $20 million to carry out repairs on Indian submarine Chakra

Russian authorities have demanded over $20 million for rectifying the damage suffered by nuclear submarine INS Chakra, which was dry-docked last week, even as the government is seeking to...

India cautious of its mediation and intervention in Maldives

Despite its reservations about the Abdulla Yameen regime in the Maldives, India does not appear to be responding to the call of the Maldivian opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed to...