Daily Archives: April 6, 2018

Nepal Prime Minister Oli makes first foreign visit to India

Nepal's new Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli left for India on Friday (April 6) on the first foreign visit of his latest term, a trip which analysts say signals...

Brazil cane industry blasts Pakistan, India sugar export policies

Brazil’s sugarcane industry on Thursday took aim at policies undertaken by Pakistan and India to protect local producers and boost sugar exports, arguing they could further depress global prices.Pakistan,...

US concerned over Russian sanctions’ implications on India

 The Pentagon is "very concerned" over the possible implications of Russian sanctions on defence ties between India and the US, a top defence department official has said.India could face...

Saudi King invites Bangladesh PM to join joint military exercise in Dammam

Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz has invited Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to attend the concluding ceremony of the 23-country joint military exercise to be held in Dammam...

Pakistan PM’s Afghanistan visit to open new chapter, says envoy

Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan Zahid Nasrullah Khan has expressed hope that Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s visit to Kabul will open a new chapter in ties between the...

China’s influence in UN peacekeeping grows, India is lagging behind

A former United Nations practitioner and professor at one of the top graduate schools for international relations in the US sent me a recent UN report titled ‘Improving Security...

PM Modi, Oli to hold discussions about check posts on Indo-Nepal border

Inauguration of the integrated check posts (ICPs) located on the Indo-Nepal border will figure in discussions between Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during...

UNOCHA deputy chief visits Maungdaw

A senior official from UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) currently in Myanmar for a weeklong visit is scheduled to fly to Maungdaw township in northern Rakhine...

Relations with India based on mutual respect: Nepal PM

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the relations between Nepal and India would reach a different height based on mutual respect and equality. Speaking at a program...

Delivery contract on S-400 systems for India won’t be signed at Moscow conference

A contract for the delivery of S-400 Triumf missile systems to India won’t be signed during the current visit by Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Moscow, a source...

India bans banks, financial institutions from dealing with VCs including Bitcoin

 In a major crackdown on cryptocurrency trading, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday banned all the banks and financial institutions from dealing with virtual currencies including Bitcoins."In...

US reaches out to Pakistan to foster diplomatic ties: sources

The United States has taken steps to restore diplomatic ties with Pakistan as an overture to dissipate ongoing tensions. Washington views the ongoing rift as a major stumbling block...

What did the Pakistan Army Chief’s Brunei voyage achieve?

Late last month, Pakistan’s army chief paid his introductory visit to Brunei as part of a wider regional trip. Though much of the focus was unsurprisingly on the army...

Lest we forget

The pulsating cheering crowd in the National Stadium Karachi for the PSL Final, and subsequently for the three international T20s, underscored the return of peace to a city (and...

China to develop Bangladesh industrial zone as part of South Asia push

China is developing a 750-acre industrial park in Bangladesh which will largely be used by Chinese manufacturing firms, a Chinese official said on Wednesday, part of its push to...

‘Geo-strategic reasons’ bring Pakistan closer to Russia, says Islamabad

Pakistan and Russia have been able to "transcend" their history of mistrust and rivalry, leading to a rapid improvement and expansion in bilateral political, military and economic ties, says...

Indian companies have scrapped projects worth $117 billion in just one year

The Indian government’s clarion call for more job-creating private investments seems to be falling on deaf ears. Instead, India Inc is mothballing projects at a record pace.In the 12...

Pakistan ready for talks with India: FO

Relations with India and brutalities in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) dominated the weekly Foreign Office (FO) briefing as spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal stated that Pakistan is ready for talks but...