Daily Archives: March 25, 2018

POLICE, POLITICIANS ACCUSED OF JOINING SRI LANKA’S ANTI-MUSLIM RIOTS

Police and politicians backed by the country’s former strongman President Mahinda Rajapaksa joined anti-Muslim riots that rocked Sri Lanka’s Kandy district this month, according to witnesses, officials and CCTV...

India-China ties look up as “Xiamen process” takes root

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s telephone call to Chinese President Xi Jinping after his election for a second term is part of the “Xiamen process” — a calibrated effort to...

Pakistan, Sri Lanka vow to work together for regional peace

President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena left for home on Saturday vowing to work with Pakistan for regional peace and development. Concluding his three-day visit to Pakistan, the Sri Lankan...

UN calls for immediate end to attacks on Afghan civilians

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan has condemned the deadly attack in Helmand province that killed at least 15 civilians and injured more than 40, the mission said in...

Tibet is not a card

The government’s bid to ease tensions with China has been met with some criticism, particularly over a leaked memo to officials telling them to stay away from events that...

India doesn’t need a working relationship with US Central Command

The Indian media reported that following the 2+2 talks in Washington last week at the level of the foreign and defence secretaries of India and the US, a “path-breaking”...

India-China ties look up as “Xiamen process” takes root

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s telephone call to Chinese President Xi Jinping after his election for a second term is part of the “Xiamen process” — a calibrated effort to...

Pakistan willing to work with all US officials, says envoy

Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry remarked on Saturday that the relations between the two countries cannot be weighed in dollars. While speaking to a private TV channel,...

BJP gains 11 seats in Rajya Sabha, Congress loses 4

The BJP has made a gain of 11 additional seats while the Congress suffered an overall loss of four in the biennial elections to 58 Rajya Sabha seats. With...

US accuses Russia of supplying arms to the Taliban

Russia is supporting and supplying arms to the Taliban, Gen John Nicholson, the head of US forces in Afghanistan, told the BBC in an interview. Nicholson, during the interview published...

India, Russia close to deal for S-400 air defence systems

India and Russia are in the final stages of negotiations to purchase S-400 air defence systems two years after their initial deal on the matter. A commercial contract is...

India, Russia close to deal for S-400 air defence systems

India and Russia are in the final stages of negotiations to purchase S-400 air defence systems two years after their initial deal on the matter. A commercial contract is...

The Taliban’s rejection of peace talks makes sense

While no proper rejection has yet taken place, it is by now evident that the Afghan Taliban have partially turned down the Ghani administration’s proposal of entering into peace...