Daily Archives: March 3, 2018

INDUS DELTA HAS SHRUNK BY 92% SINCE 1833

In 1833, the delta of the Indus River was estimated to be stretching out over an area of around 12,900 square kilometres (sq km). However, the human impact on...

ISLAMABAD, MOSCOW HOLD TALKS, AGREE TO IMPROVE TIES

Pakistan and Russia agreed to explore new avenues for bilateral cooperation to enhance the “existing positive momentum in ties”. “Both sides agreed on the need to further capitalise on the...

Planned Indian military base stirs Seychelles controversy

A plan for India to build a military base on an outlying Seychelles island has won favour among the archipelago nation's politicians, but some hostility from its people. The base...

Planned Indian military base stirs Seychelles controversy

A plan for India to build a military base on an outlying Seychelles island has won favour among the archipelago nation's politicians, but some hostility from its people. The base...

TWO AUSTRALIAN CONTRACTORS WOUNDED IN KABUL EXPLOSION

Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop on Saturday confirmed two of its nationals were wounded in Friday’s suicide bombing in Qabel Bai area in Kabul’s PD9. Bishop said in a...

VIETNAM PRESIDENT TO PAY VISIT TO BANGLADESH SUNDAY

Bangladesh is set to welcome Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, who is scheduled to arrive here on a three-day state visit on Sunday. At the invitation of President M Abdul...

Indian Navy gears up for two-front scenario, set for multinational exercises

It is usually in Army and Air Force circles where the scenario of a two-front war is often discussed. But now, the Indian Navy is training for such a...

Large naval drill points to more strain in India-China ties

New Delhi is set to host a naval exercise next week with 23 participating nations including Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam – a move that is sure to agitate China. Beijing...

After Kabul peace meeting, US sees hope for negotiated end to Afghan war

After 17 years of guerrilla conflict and several diplomatic false starts, American officials take nothing for granted ─ and they still expect the spring thaw to herald more fierce...

Why the Vietnam President’s India visit matters for security ties

In addition to the manifold story lines that have emerged in recent days, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang’s India visit, which kicked off on March 2 and will last...

Pakistan Armed Forces ranked 13th most powerful on Global Firepower Index

Pakistan Armed Forces have been ranked the 13th most powerful in the world on the Global Firepower Military Strength Index 2017, according to data released by the group on...

EU for stepping up measures against Myanmar

The European Union has reiterated its full support to resolve the Rohingya crisis, including speeding up restrictive measures against Myanmar. Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Friday (March 2)...

Pakistan Armed Forces ranked 13th most powerful on Global Firepower Index

Pakistan Armed Forces have been ranked the 13th most powerful in the world on the Global Firepower Military Strength Index 2017, according to data released by the group on...

Bangladesh ranks among lowest in rule of law

Bangladesh ranked among the lowest globally in context to adherence to the rule of law from the perspective of ordinary people, an infograph of DataLeads says. Released recently, the infograph...

China, India should move beyond Doklam crisis

Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale visited Beijing recently and held talks with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou. Last August, the...

Pakistan’s foreign secretary visiting US for talks to revive ties

Pakistan and the United States will make another major effort to improve bilateral ties next week when Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua arrives here for a series of meetings with...

India becomes sole global producer of AH-64 Apache fuselage

In what could propel Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘Make in India' campaign, India's southern city of Hyderabad has become the sole global hub for the production of fuselages for...

Peace in Afghanistan prerequisite for regional security: Iranian Commander

Iran's Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hassan Shahsafi said the establishment of peace in war-ravaged Afghanistan could play a key role in enhancing peace and security in the region. “The...

Pakistan PM to pay 2-day state visit to Nepal from 5 March

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will commence a two-day visit to Nepal on 5 March, the Nepal prime minister's Secretriat said on Friday (March 2). The Pakistani prime minister...

OIC expresses concerns over anti-Muslim assaults in Sri Lanka’s Ampara

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed deep concerns at the reports of the heavily tense situation after a mosque, several hotels and vehicles belonging to Muslims in Ampara...

Why the Vietnam President’s India visit matters for security ties

In addition to the manifold story lines that have emerged in recent days, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang’s India visit, which kicked off on March 2 and will last...