Daily Archives: May 24, 2018

FM QUESTIONS AMNESTY’S INTENTION

Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmud AliBangladesh has ruled out any negative impact over the ongoing Rohingya repatriation talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar due to Amnesty International’s (AI’s) new report...

NEW UN ENVOY TO TRAVEL TO MYANMAR NEXT MONTH

The new United Nations envoy for Myanmar will pay a first visit to Naypyidaw next month for talks on the Rohingya refugee crisis, UN sources said Wednesday. Christine Schraner Burgener,...

ROHINGYA CRISIS, PEACEFUL POLLS KEY CHALLENGES FOR BANGLADESH: UK MPS

The UK House of Commons has said holding a ‘fair and peaceful’ election and addressing Rohingya crisis will be a crucial test for Bangladesh. The international development committee of the...

CHINA’S SPECIAL ENVOY MEETS WITH C-IN-C TO DISCUSS BORDER CLASHES

China’s special envoy on Asian affairs met with Myanmar’s military Coammander-in-Chief on Tuesday in the aftermath of clashes along the border between Myanmar and China that left at least...

Emerging China-Iran-Pakistan alliance is directed decidedly against the US

In a January 10, 2018 Daily Caller article titled “China May Have Just Brokered An Iran-Pakistan Accommodation,” I outlined the extensive diplomatic and military initiatives underway in the past...

Pakistan’s first-ever Cyber Security Centre launched

Pakistan government’s Cyber Security Centre has been inaugurated at Air University in Islamabad to deal with cyber security challenges in the digital age. Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal inaugurated...

Ulfa proposes cadre wall to check influx

Ulfa (pro-talks) has proposed that the Centre raise an unarmed battalion of security forces with its cadres to form a second line of defence in Assam along the India-Bangladesh...

Maldives’ EC threatens to dissolve main opposition party

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) will be holding its presidential primaries on the 30th of this month. However with just 7 days remaining for the crucial poll to select...

Chinese team starts pre-feasibility study of proposed Nepal-China cross border railway

A technical team from China on Tuesday started pre-feasibility study of the proposed cross border railway from China's Kerung to Nepal's capital Kathmandu, a senior official of Nepal's Department...

Bhutan approves 64 FDIs in 15 years

Bhutan has to date approved 64 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth Nu 34 billion since the country allowed foreign investment in 2002. According to the FDI annual report 2017,...

China upgrading air bases closer to India

China has been swiftly upgrading its air bases closer to Indian border, a development that not only could facilitate sustained military operations but also protect Beijing’s assets such as...

China upgrading air bases closer to India

China has been swiftly upgrading its air bases closer to Indian border, a development that not only could facilitate sustained military operations but also protect Beijing’s assets such as...

One year on, ‘nothing concrete’ on strategic partnership model for defence: Parliamentary panel

Emphasising that India cannot afford to lag behind in defence preparedness, a parliamentary committee has said that "nothing concrete" has been done for the implementation of the 'strategic partnership...

One year on, ‘nothing concrete’ on strategic partnership model for defence: Parliamentary panel

Emphasising that India cannot afford to lag behind in defence preparedness, a parliamentary committee has said that "nothing concrete" has been done for the implementation of the 'strategic partnership...

India, Pakistan’s entry into SCO increased potential for cooperation: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said with the entry of India and Pakistan, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) has gained more potential for cooperation and more expectations from the...

India, Pakistan’s entry into SCO increased potential for cooperation: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said with the entry of India and Pakistan, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) has gained more potential for cooperation and more expectations from the...

Major who used human shield in Kashmir in new controversy

An Indian Army officer posted in the conflict-ridden state of Jammu and Kashmir, who tied a Kashmiri youth to a jeep and used him as a human shield in...

Major who used human shield in Kashmir in new controversy

An Indian Army officer posted in the conflict-ridden state of Jammu and Kashmir, who tied a Kashmiri youth to a jeep and used him as a human shield in...

Pakistan ready to work with SCO to eliminate terrorism: Tehmina

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has said Pakistan is ready to work with regional countries under the umbrella of SCO to effectively eliminate the menace of terrorism from the region. According...

Pakistan ready to work with SCO to eliminate terrorism: Tehmina

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has said Pakistan is ready to work with regional countries under the umbrella of SCO to effectively eliminate the menace of terrorism from the region. According...

Bangladesh: Extrajudicial killing fears in drug crackdown

Bangladesh's security forces have killed more than 30 alleged drug dealers in gun battles over the past week with right activists warning a campaign of extrajudicial killings may be...