Daily Archives: June 29, 2018

China offers aid to Bangladesh over Rohingya refugee crisis

China's foreign minister says his country will offer humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh to help shelter and feed hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees from neighboring Myanmar. Wang Yi also...

INDIAN RUPEE FALLS TO RECORD LOW AS GLOBAL TRADE WAR INTENSIFIES

The Indian National Rupee (INR) fell to a record intra-day low on Thursday of 69.10 rupees per US dollar, breaching the previous low of 68.82 on August 28, 2013....

US LISTS MYANMAR AMONG WORST OFFENDERS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The United States on Thursday placed Myanmar on its list of worst offenders of human trafficking and accused it of using child soldiers amid global criticism over human rights...

US SENATE CONFIRMS NEW MILITARY COMMANDER IN AFGHANISTAN

The United States Senators approved a lengthy slate of nominations in the waning hours of work before their Fourth of July break, including a new commander for US and...

UN, WB CHIEFS TO VISIT ROHINGYA CAMPS JULY 2

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrives here on July 1 on a joint visit with World Bank Group President Dr Jim Yong Kim to see Rohingya situation on the...

The CPEC story

With the Pacific Ocean dominated by the US and Japan while the Indian Ocean by the US (conceivably along with its new ally India), China has to turn to...

US links Bangladesh’s elections to Indo-Pacific stability

US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat has linked free, fair and credible elections in Bangladesh with the stability of the Indo-Pacific region for which the new American administration has adopted a...

US links Bangladesh’s elections to Indo-Pacific stability

US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat has linked free, fair and credible elections in Bangladesh with the stability of the Indo-Pacific region for which the new American administration has adopted a...

Bangladesh foreign minister visits China

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali will arrive to China Friday on a three-day visit during which the implementation of the outcome of President Xi Jinping's visit to...

EU reminds Maldives of sanctions warning

The European Union (EU) has reminded Maldives with the conclusions of the EU council which also refers to possible targeted measures over the continuing deterioration of democracy in the...

EU reminds Maldives of sanctions warning

The European Union (EU) has reminded Maldives with the conclusions of the EU council which also refers to possible targeted measures over the continuing deterioration of democracy in the...

China wants to expand FTA with Pakistan

China wants to expand and promote Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Pakistan, Chinese Deputy Head of Mission Lijian Zhao said on Wednesday. Addressing at the Regional Conference on 'Connectivity and...

India, China relations have warmed since Doklam chill: Experts

India and China continue to build on their relationship which, experts say, has warmed significantly since the chill of Doklam (where the two countries faced off) last year, and...

India, China relations have warmed since Doklam chill: Experts

India and China continue to build on their relationship which, experts say, has warmed significantly since the chill of Doklam (where the two countries faced off) last year, and...

India preparing for cut in oil imports from Iran

India's oil ministry has asked refiners to prepare for a 'drastic reduction or zero' imports of Iranian oil from November, two industry sources said, the first sign that New...

Bhutan Forest Department surveys Myanmar forests

Bhutan’s Forestry Department is carrying out survey of forests in Myanmar with the help of Myanmar Forest Research team with the goal of revitalizing them. The visiting Bhutan forest department...

Pakistani Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee visits Sri Lanka

The Pakistan's Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, arrived to Sri Lanka, yesterday on a official visit, Defence Ministry said. The visiting...

Pakistan’s first blind judge

They say that justice is blind — that is, impartial and objective — and that all citizens stand equal before the law. But people with disabilities, like other marginalised...

Frequent flier Modi ‘goes missing on key issues at home’

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been out of his office every third day in his four years in power, data compiled by Asia Times shows. Modi spent 477...

Frequent flier Modi ‘goes missing on key issues at home’

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been out of his office every third day in his four years in power, data compiled by Asia Times shows. Modi spent 477...

Bangladesh’s new military deal with China

 A new contract has been signed that will see China deliver 23 units of Hongdu K-8W intermediate training jets to the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF). The deal was sealed...