Daily Archives: April 29, 2018

North-South Korea: Exemplar for India and Pakistan

Dressed in a black safari suit, The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un garnered media spotlight as he detached from his fellows and walked, with his traditional grace, to shake...

‘I wanted to show the female characters encountering their bodies’: Pakistani writer Sarvat Hasin

In You Can’t Go Home Again, Sarvat Hasin strings together stories of Pakistan’s urban young – shuttling between Karachi and London, the past and the present, as the characters...

Rohingya crisis: UNSC delegation in Bangladesh

The high-level 15-member delegation of the UN Security Council Saturday reached Cox's Bazar to see the brutalities that Rohingyas faced during the recent ethnic cleansing in Rakhine State of...

UN Secretary General announces special envoy for Myanmar

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Christine Schraner Burgener of Switzerland as his new Special Envoy on Myanmar. According to a press release, Burgener brings over...

Bhutan drops 10 places in media freedom: Report

Bhutan’s press freedom ranking fell by 10 places this year according to the 2018 World Press Freedom index. Bhutan ranked 94th out of 180 countries with a score of 30.73...

Jailed BNP leader may get crippled, lose eyesight: fears physicians

BNP(Bangladesh Nationalist Party) on Saturday alleged that the party's ‘critically ill’ Chairperson Khaleda Zia cannot be taken to a specialised hospital for better treatment as a file in this...

What the Modi-Xi meeting tells us about China and India

It’s been a busy week for geopolitical meetings. While Western leaders convened in Washington and Korean leaders got together in the demilitarized zone, India’s Narendra Modi headed to the...

The China – India – Nepal Triangle

While Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali was in China from April 16-21, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi asked India to be a part of new development projects in Nepal....

Aung San Suu Kyi seeks new relationship with UN over Rohingya crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi hopes to restore her battered reputation by allowing UN human rights and development organisations to enter Myanmar to prepare the ground for the large-scale return...

China, India agree to avoid military dispute on tense border

The leaders of Asia’s two most-populous countries agreed to strengthen communication between their two militaries to avoid disputes along their contested Himalayan border, after last year’s months-long standoff over...

Amid the new “spring offensive”, the “new” US strategy stands defeated

The announcement by the Afghan Taliban of their spring offensive against the US and NATO forces should not have come as a surprise to the observers of the war,...

Trump is driving Xi into Modi’s arms

The first ever “informal summit” between the leaders of China and India in Wuhan, China, on Friday. The talks are officially set to tackle a range of bilateral issues,...