Daily Archives: February 19, 2018

Why the US wants to put Pakistan on global terror-financing ‘watch list’?

The US has presented a resolution seeking to place Pakistan on a global terror-financing ‘watch list’ which has been submitted to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Lamenting Pakistan for...

India, Iran sign 9 pacts after ‘substantive’ talks

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday (Feb 17) held “substantive” talks on key issues of terrorism, security, trade and energy, after which the...

Maldives seeks foreign help to investigate arrested judges’ wealth

Maldives will seek help from other countries to investigate judges suspected of taking bribes and “hijacking” the Supreme Court to drag the island nation into political crisis, a senior...

Myanmar urges Bangladesh to provide info on ARSA

Myanmar has urged Bangladesh to investigate and provide information about the list of ‘terrorists and criminals’ belonging to the ARSA, which had been previously sent to Bangladesh, says Myanmar...

Nepal PM Oli orders review of Deuba govt’s decisions

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has instructed Chief Secretary Lok Darshan Regmi to put all the decisions taken by the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government on hold. In particular, the decisions...

Sri Lanka assures support for Chinese projects and investments

President Maithripala Sirisena said that Sri Lanka will actively support Chinese projects and investments in Sri Lanka, China Times reported. The President also reiterated his support for the “One Belt,...

India-Pak ties can get worse

The current stand-off between India and Pakistan is highly troublesome, and needs to be stopped — at once. For, it is accompanied by gruesome violations of the ceasefire on...

India to get operational control of Iran’s Chabahar port

India and Iran on February 17, signed agreements, including Tehran leasing to New Delhi operational control of part of the Iranian east coast port of Chabahar for 18 months. The...

Taliban are a part of the social fabric of Afghanistan, Kabul tells US diplomat

US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells has said that she has been told by her friends in the Afghan government that the...

Indian Army Chief, NSA, FS visited Bhutan, discussed strategic issues

India’s Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval quietly travelled to Bhutan earlier this month on a rare visit during which...

Cabinet reshuffle likely, SLFP members threaten to leave coalition

Under the watchful eye of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who awaits for a chance to consolidate his landslide local government February 10 polls, the coalition government of President Maithripala...

Pak army chief urges US not to blame Pakistan for its failures

Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa on Saturday asked the US to stop blaming Pakistan for its problems in Afghanistan and instead search for the reasons for its failures. He...

Pakistan’s Punjab govt moves to seize assets of JuD, its welfare wing

Acting swiftly on a notification issued by the federal government, Punjab has started taking over all the moveable and immovable assets of the Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) and the Falah-i-Insaniyat...

UK lifts ban on air cargo flights from Dhaka

The United Kingdom has withdrawn its ban on direct cargo flights from Dhaka to London following a significant progress made in meeting a number of important security conditions, reports...

Myanmar faces increased international pressure

The Myanmar government is desperately trying to deflect the growing campaign at the UN to impose sanctions because of its failure to solve the inter-communal violence that has torn...