Daily Archives: February 24, 2018

Defence Attaches of US, UK, France, China, Turkey visit LoC: Pak ISPR

Defence Attaches of United States, UK, France, China, Turkey and Indonesia visited Line of Control in Rawalakot Sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Inter Services Public Relations said. According to...

Work starts on Afghan section of TAPI gas pipeline to Pakistan, India

Turkmenistan on Friday (Feb  23) announced the start of construction work on the Afghan section of a natural gas pipeline that will link the energy-rich Central Asian nation to...

Four Rohingya Sentenced to Death for Deadly 2016 Attack in Rakhine

Four Rohingya involved in an attack on a police outpost in northern Rakhine State in October 2016 were sentenced to death on Friday (Feb 23) by a special court...

Russia agrees to ‘help’ Pakistan fight terrorism

Russia’s foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif, who is on an official visit to Moscow, agreed to work closely together on all Afghanistan-related processes. Discussing...

BD govt likely to seek clarification about Indian army chief’s statement: Report

Bangladesh government is likely to seek a clarification from India about a statement of Army chief of the country involving Bangladesh in an ‘imaginary’ proxy war by Pakistan with...

Maldives warns India against interfering as ties fray

The Maldives has warned India against interfering in its political crisis, deepening a rift with the country once seen as its closest ally. New Delhi has expressed concern about the...

India’s abuse of trade remedies against Chinese products will end up entrapping itself

The first two months of 2018 have turned out to be a peak period for India to pursue trade remedy actions against China, its top trading partner, as the...

Floating Island: New home for Rohingya refugees emerges in Bay of Bengal

Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting...

India-US trade feud reaches critical turn, casts shadow on newfound bonhomie

US businesses and diplomats are pressing India to cut tariffs, industry and government sources say, after New Delhi's move to increase customs duties on dozens of products to help...

Pakistan-Russia counter terrorism co-operation

Counter-terrorism cooperation has been an important aspect of Pakistan-Russia relations. During the visit of former President Pervez Musharraf to Russia in 2003, both sides condemned terrorism in all its...

EU gives Pakistan favourable review for GSP+ status

BRUSSELS: The European Parliament took a strategic decision to grant Pakistan and six other recipients of the GSP+ scheme a favourable review during its final meeting held in Brussels. Pakistani...

No mention of Pakistan in FATF’s public announcements following plenary meeting

Despite multiple reports in international media to the contrary, Pakistan has, at least for now, not been included in a list of countries with 'strategic deficiencies' in countering money...

Zeid seeks other avenues to push for accountability in Sri Lanka

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called on the UN Human Rights Council to explore other avenues that could foster accountability in...

PLA equips ground unit along Indian border with US army-style combat gear

China has equipped a branch of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) deployed along the Indian border with a powerful US-style integrated individual soldier combat system to prepare for a...

Assam is heading to be India’s Rakhine

Even as millions of people in India’s north-eastern Assam state wait nervously to know whether they are citizens or foreigners, the country’s Army Chief has lobbed a political grenade...