Daily Archives: April 18, 2018

Iran to team up with China on nuke development if Trump kills 2015 nuclear...

As US President Donald Trump decides whether to reauthorize the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which he has long wanted to exit or renegotiate, Iranian authorities have announced they will...

UK CAMPAIGN GROUP DISAPPOINTED AFTER AROUND 90 POLITICAL PRISONERS KEPT IN JAIL

Burma Campaign UK yesterday expressed disappointment at the apparent decision by Aung San Suu Kyi’s government to keep around 90 political prisoners in jail. While the statement notes “The reported...

OCTOBER TRIAL DATE SET FOR AKAYED

A US federal judge on Tuesday set a 29 October trial date for Akayed Ullah, the Bangladeshi man accused of attempting an Islamic State-inspired suicide bomb attack on a...

China funding Payra power plant

China’s Exim bank has confirmed the funds for the power plant that is being built in Payra, Patuakhali. The bank was sent a $430 million invoice by Bangladesh-China Power Company...

Sushma Swaraj to visit China later this week

India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will visit China later this week to participate in the foreign ministers meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) during which she will...

India’s GMR loses new $15 mln claim over Maldives airport row

India's infrastructure giant GMR Group has lost a new USD15 million claim over the contract row to to develop the archipelago's main airport. Despite winning a staggering USD271 million payout...

Nepal, India to resume talks on Pancheshwar hydro project this month

India will restart negotiations this month with the new regime in Nepal on setting up the 6480 MW Pancheshwar multi-purpose hydro-electric project. The governing body meeting of the Pancheswar development...

China rejects speculation on Hambantota port project

China has rejected as pure speculation some claims made with regards to the Hambantota port project. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the Hambantota port project will benefit both countries. Chinese...

No unusual rise in Pakistan’s defence budget, says adviser

The military will get only a regular increase and there will be no unusual increase in the defence budget for the next fiscal year, the adviser to the prime...

Pakistan has taken serious measures to curb terror funding: Russian envoy

The Russian envoy to India, Nikolay Kudashev, said that Pakistan has taken "serious measures" to curb terror financing and shown the desire to be a part of global and...

Nepal’s employment rate highest in South Asia

Nepal has secured the top spot in job creation in South Asia, with employment rate hovering around 68 percent, says the latest World Bank report.This means 32 percent of...

Foreigners in Bangladesh formally remit $2b a year

Foreigners in Bangladesh formally remit $2b a yearForeigners working in Bangladesh repatriate $2 billion or Tk 165 billion a year through formal channels, according to Pew Research Center. However, unofficial...

Will Malaysia buy Pakistan’s JF-17 fighter Jet?

Pakistan and Malaysia are purportedly engaged in preliminary talks over the possible procurement of an unknown number of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aerospace Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17 “Thunder” multirole fighter jets,...

Will Malaysia buy Pakistan’s JF-17 fighter Jet?

Pakistan and Malaysia are purportedly engaged in preliminary talks over the possible procurement of an unknown number of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aerospace Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17 “Thunder” multirole fighter jets,...

Russia to sign contract with India on building Project 11356 frigates

Russia and India are set to sign a contract on the construction of four Project 11356 frigates under a "two plus two" formula" in June this year, a source...

China factor in Afghan peace

The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, Li Baodong, speaking at Tashkent Peace Conference on Afghanistan, extended China’s support to the inclusive political reconciliation process in Afghanistan. He said China saw...

China factor in Afghan peace

The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, Li Baodong, speaking at Tashkent Peace Conference on Afghanistan, extended China’s support to the inclusive political reconciliation process in Afghanistan. He said China saw...

Maldives-India Bye Bhai?

Film! Fashion! Food! The Maldives has enjoyed a long love affair with all things Indian, from the silver screen to the catwalk and dinner table. The Indian town closest to...

Maldives-India Bye Bhai?

Film! Fashion! Food! The Maldives has enjoyed a long love affair with all things Indian, from the silver screen to the catwalk and dinner table. The Indian town closest to...

Rohingya lawyer wants Myanmar situation to be heard at ICC

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has failed to prevent the Rohingya refugee crisis, and the 15-member body must refer sexual violence and other crimes against the ethnic group...

Rohingya lawyer wants Myanmar situation to be heard at ICC

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has failed to prevent the Rohingya refugee crisis, and the 15-member body must refer sexual violence and other crimes against the ethnic group...