Daily Archives: March 2, 2018

Being on FATF grey list may not impact Pakistan: Expert

Will placing Pakistan on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list in June and squeezing its economic potential to meet its foreign financing needs cause a shift in...

SRI LANKA AIR FORCE CELEBRATES 67TH ANNIVERSARY FRIDAY

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) will be celebrating its 67th Anniversary, the 'Air Force Day' today (Friday). The SLAF was formed on 2 March 1951 as the Royal...

Being on FATF grey list may not impact Pakistan: Expert

Will placing Pakistan on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list in June and squeezing its economic potential to meet its foreign financing needs cause a shift in...

12 NAXALS KILLED NEAR TELANGANA-CHHATTISGARH BORDER

At least 12 Maoist party naxals were killed in an exchange of fire with the Greyhound police near border along India’s Telangana and Chhattisgarh states during the early hours...

Bangladesh summons Myanmar envoy over border tension

Bangladesh on Thursday (March 1) summoned Myanmar's ambassador and handed him a protest note over deployment of additional forces at its border where thousands of Rohingya refugees are camped,...

Pakistan inaugurates new fighter squadron ‘Phoenix’

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) inaugurated its sixth JF-17 fighter unit through a newly-raised multi-role fighter squadron, the No. 28 “Phoenix” on 28 February. The state-owned Associated Press of...

India requests Apache helicopters to protect border with China, Pakistan

The Indian government is advancing the process of acquiring a half-dozen new Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, the Diplomat reports. New Delhi sent a letter of request (LoR) to the...

Bhutan defers National economic census to 2019

The first national economic census in Bhutan scheduled to be conducted in June this year is deferred by a year. National Statistics Bureau (NSB) proposed the deferment to the government’s...

Myanmar pushes back 3rd session of Panglong Peace Conference to May

Due to the delay in convening national level dialogues, the planned third session of the 21st-Century Panglong Union Peace Conference (UPC) has been moved to early May. The tentative date...

All-out authority for Nepal PM Oli

In a move unprecedented in the history of Prime Minister’s Office, the KP Sharma Oli-led government has assigned the PMO sweeping powers compared to past arrangements. According to the business...

Afghans feel betrayed as Americans replace Russian arms

Russia’s legendary Kalashnikov assault rifles are a household name in Afghanistan due to their high quality, ease of use and reliability. The US is now taking away Russian firearms used...

Afghans feel betrayed as Americans replace Russian arms

Russia’s legendary Kalashnikov assault rifles are a household name in Afghanistan due to their high quality, ease of use and reliability. The US is now taking away Russian firearms used...

Pakistan ready for one-on-one mediation with Taliban

Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday (March 1) extended support to Kabul's proposed political process seeking to recognise the Taliban as a legitimate political group, and said Pakistan...

Pakistan ready for one-on-one mediation with Taliban

Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday (March 1) extended support to Kabul's proposed political process seeking to recognise the Taliban as a legitimate political group, and said Pakistan...

‘Unconditional peace offer does not mean end of war’: Ghani

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani said that the unconditional peace offer to the Taliban does not mean the end of the war in the country. Ghani made the remarks at a...

Sri Lankan govt. launches Office of Missing Persons

Sri Lanka has appointed commissioners to a special panel tasked with investigating war-era disappearances. The Office of Missing Persons was officially launched on Wednesday (Feb 28) by President Maithripala...

India asks to skip Dalai Lama events, attempts to mend fences with Beijing

Eleven months after the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh led to a steep slide in bilateral ties with China in 2017 and a two-and-half month standoff at Doklam,...

India attempts to mend fences with Beijing, asks to skip Dalai Lama events

Eleven months after the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh led to a steep slide in bilateral ties with China in 2017 and a two-and-half month standoff at Doklam,...

Myanmar forces amass along Bangladesh border

In a sudden move, the Myanmar security forces has once again heightened its presence in the no man’s land between Bangladesh’s Konarpara and Myanmar’s Tambru border points, sparking fears...

Mutiny by the blue-eyed

Arrested on Feb 22by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for corruption in the Ashiana Housing scandal under Section 2 of the Schedule of NAO, 1999, Ahad Cheema, formerly Lahore...

Pakistan signs contract to upgrade second Agosta 90B

Pakistan has signed the contract to upgrade the Pakistan Navy’s second (of three) Agosta 90B submarines. Turkish defence contractor Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM) said on 28...