Daily Archives: April 2, 2018

MALALA LEAVES PAKISTAN AFTER EMOTIONAL 4-DAY VISIT

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Monday (April 2) left for Britain after an emotional four-day visit to Pakistan, officials said. Ms Yousafzai made a surprise return visit to Pakistan...

PAKISTAN CONFIRMS ABBASI WILL VISIT KABUL ON APR 6

Pakistan’s Foreign Office confirmed Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will visit Afghanistan for a one-day visit on April 6, according to a Geo News report. According to Geo News Abbasi...

Could China help Pakistan make its nuclear arsenal even deadlier?

Last week, Chinese officials confirmed the sale of a sophisticated optical tracking system to Pakistan. The nation has been developing multiwarhead nuclear missiles, and the infusion of advanced Chinese...

Pakistan PM’s visit start of talks, says Afghan govt

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s trip to Kabul will mark the start of state-to-start talks, Afghan authorities said on Sunday (Apr 1). Abbasi is likely to visit Afghanistan on...

Nepal PM may seek India’s support over stalled Saarc summit

Nepal PM K P Oli may seek India’s support for reviving the stalled Saarc summit process, according to diplomatic sources. While it is not part of the main agenda...

India, Pakistan call truce over envoys

The protracted spat between India and Pakistan over harassment of respective diplomatic staff ended on Friday. Both sides will ensure safety of each other’s diplomats, families of diplomats and...

Bangladesh PM to meet her Indian counterpart in London

Even though signing of the Teesta water-sharing agreement is unlikely in the near future, the issue will dominate the talks between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart...

Pakistan Navy joins Gulf Shield-1 exercise

The Pakistan Navy Ships Tippu Sultan, Himmat and Pakistan Maritime Security Ship Basol headed by Mission Commander Commodore Muhammad Faisal Abbasi, Commander 25th Destroyer Squadron (Comdesron-25) arrived at Port...

Cost hike of Russian aircraft carrier shouldn’t be made public, says Indian defence ministry

India's reasons for agreeing to a cost escalation by the Russian side for refurbished aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov should not be made public in national and diplomatic interest, the...

China for friendly ties between Nepal and India

Brushing asides speculations that China wants Nepal to be fully tilted toward it, China has said that it supports friendly ties between India and Nepal. While lauding the remarks of...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi urges nation to stay united amid ‘challenges’

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on Sunday for her people to remain united, saying the Southeast Asian country faces “challenges” at home and abroad, as...

India, Pakistan call truce over envoys

The protracted spat between India and Pakistan over harassment of respective diplomatic staff ended on Friday. Both sides will ensure safety of each other’s diplomats, families of diplomats and...

Nepal PM may seek India’s support over stalled Saarc summit

Nepal PM K P Oli may seek India’s support for reviving the stalled Saarc summit process, according to diplomatic sources. While it is not part of the main agenda...

Pakistan PM’s visit start of talks, says Afghan govt

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s trip to Kabul will mark the start of state-to-start talks, Afghan authorities said on Sunday (Apr 1). Abbasi is likely to visit Afghanistan on...

One-man band cannot make music

There is a new Cold War in the world. It is not between the United States and Russia; that is a diplomatic war between a presumptuous ‘sole super power’...

Could China help Pakistan make its nuclear arsenal even deadlier?

Last week, Chinese officials confirmed the sale of a sophisticated optical tracking system to Pakistan. The nation has been developing multiwarhead nuclear missiles, and the infusion of advanced Chinese...

US closely watching Russia’s plan to sell S-400 air defence system to India

The United States has said it has discussed with India a newly enacted American law that could potentially determine the purchase of the S-400 air defence missile system from...

Massive anti-India protests erupt in Kashmir amid deadly fighting

Massive anti-India protests erupted in several parts of the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir on Sunday (Apr 1) amid fierce fighting between rebels and government forces that left at least...

Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya before monsoon

Bangladesh has begun relocating 100,000 Rohingya refugees to safer ground before the monsoon season for fear of deadly landslides and floods in the congested camps, an official said Sunday...

More troops at India-China-Myanmar tri-junction near Tibet, say Indian army sources

Indian troops deployed along the disputed Sino-Indian border in the Himalayan range of the Arunachal sector have increased their patrolling at a tri-junction of India, China and Myanmar to...

Pak army chief visits Maldives, underlines need for strengthening ties between ‘brotherly Muslim nations’

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday (April 1) became the first foreign dignitary to visit the Maldives after the 45-day emergency was lifted last month. Bajwa...