Daily Archives: March 7, 2018

PAKISTAN, TALIBAN HAVE LEGITIMATE GRIEVANCES: US

The United States has acknowledged that both Pakistan and the Taliban have legitimate grievances and the United States is willing to address those concerns. At a news briefing, Principal Deputy...

BNP TOP LEADERS TO MEET KHALEDA IN JAIL TODAY

A 10-member BNP delegation, including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, will meet their chairperson Khaleda Zia in jail on Wednesday, according to UNB. They will go to the...

INDIA’S FEBRUARY GOLD IMPORTS PLUNGE A QUARTER ON SUBDUED DEMAND – GFM

India’s gold imports in February dropped a quarter from a year ago to 63 tonnes as higher prices curtailed demand in the world’s second-biggest consumer of bullion, provisional data...

UZBEKISTAN SEEKS BIGGER ROLE IN AFGHAN PEACE PROCESS

Uzbekistan wants to establish a new venue for peace talks between the government of neighbouring Afghanistan and the Taliban, it said on Tuesday, having invited the world’s top diplomats...

With gas and diplomacy, Russia embraces Cold War foe Pakistan

As US influence in Islamabad wanes, Pakistan’s former adversary Russia is building military, diplomatic and economic ties that could upend historic alliances in the region and open up a...

IAF short of not only fighter jets but pilots too

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is short of not only fighter jets but also pilots to fly them in the event of a war. The IAF on February 1,...

India’s shifting stance on Tibet indicative of New Delhi’s desire for thaw in tensions...

Caution seems to be writ large on the government's recent actions, as the senior-most bureaucrat in the country has directed senior political leaders and government functionaries not to participate...

‘Gray-listing’ pushes Pakistan further into China’s orbit

Pakistan is set to become increasingly reliant on Chinese loans and investment now that the Financial Action Task Force, an inter-governmental anti-money laundering watchdog, has initiated a process to...

BD defence officials discuss MoU with KSA

Top defence officials of Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia discussed the prospect of signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for increasing military cooperation between the two countries. The issue came up...

China opposes FATF use for political purpose

China once again came out in support of Pakistan’s anti-terror financing efforts on Tuesday, after the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided to place Pakistan on “grey list” from...

US trainers in Afghanistan to offer new type of training to local troops

A brigade of seasoned American soldiers has arrived in Afghanistan in recent days on a much-trumpeted mission to offer a new type of training — as well as motivation...

‘Foreign military intervention masterminds face humiliation!’

Maldives ambassador to India Ahmed Mohamed said those who attempted to bring foreign military intervention to the island nation has been deeply humiliated. The Maldives ambassador to India has claimed...

Peace imperative for prosperity in South Asia: Pak PM Abbasi

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Prime Minister of Pakistan has said peace, security and mutual friendship were essential for the prosperity of South Asia. In his address to a programme organized at...

Bangladesh Islamist group calls for strong action against Myanmar

Bangladesh’s top Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam Chief Shah Ahmed Shafi has urged the government to take strong action against Myanmar over the neighbouring country’s aggressive behaviour. In a media statement, Shafi...

US calls on Sri Lankan to act quickly against sectarian violence

The United States today called on the government of Sri Lanka to act quickly against the perpetrators of communal violence and end the State of emergency while ensuring human...

IAF short of not only fighter jets but pilots too

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is short of not only fighter jets but also pilots to fly them in the event of a war. The IAF on February 1,...

‘Gray-listing’ pushes Pakistan further into China’s orbit

Pakistan is set to become increasingly reliant on Chinese loans and investment now that the Financial Action Task Force, an inter-governmental anti-money laundering watchdog, has initiated a process to...

India’s shifting stance on Tibet indicative of New Delhi’s desire for thaw in tensions...

Caution seems to be writ large on the government's recent actions, as the senior-most bureaucrat in the country has directed senior political leaders and government functionaries not to participate...

Australia to train Myanmar military despite ‘ethnic cleansing’

The Australian defence department plans to spend almost $400,000 on English lessons, event attendances and training courses for members of the Myanmar military in 2017-18, documents released under freedom...

With gas and diplomacy, Russia embraces Cold War foe Pakistan

As US influence in Islamabad wanes, Pakistan’s former adversary Russia is building military, diplomatic and economic ties that could upend historic alliances in the region and open up a...

Sonia Gandhi’s dinner diplomacy: Oppn leaders invited for talks to forge anti-BJP front

Congress parliamentary party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi will host a dinner for leaders of opposition parties on March 13 in a bid to bring all non-NDA parties on one...