Daily Archives: September 21, 2018

SRI LANKAN AIRLINES SUSPENDS FLIGHTS TO HONG KONG

Colombo, Sept 21 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s national air carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines, on Friday said it would suspend its flights to Hong Kong from next month after carefully...

POLITICIANS CALL FOR FAIR POLLS AT RABBANI’S DEATH ANNIVERSARY

Senior government officials, politicians and former Jihadi leaders attended a ceremony on seventh death anniversary of Burhanuddin Rabbani, former president and former head of the High Peace Council, who...

FORMER SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT AWARDED FRANCE’S HIGHEST NATIONAL HONOUR

Colombo, Sept 21 – Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga became the first Sri Lankan to be awarded the Prestigious Medal of Commander in the National Order of...

CANADA LAWMAKERS DECLARE RAKHINE KILLINGS ‘GENOCIDE’

Canadian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously voted to declare Myanmar's military operations against the Rohingya people a "genocide." The House of Commons endorsed the findings of a UN fact-finding mission on...

RIYADH JOINING CPEC WITH CHINESE ASSENT: FAWAD

Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday said Saudi Arabia had become party to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with Chinese assent. Fawad made the comments while responding to a tweet by...

AMID INDIA’S PLANS TO BUY RUSSIAN S-400 MISSILES, US WARNS OF SANCTIONS

The purchase of major military equipment like the multi-billion-dollar S-400 Triumf missile system from Russia would be considered as a "significant transaction" and has a potential for imposing tough...

Afghan delegation in Moscow to discuss format of meeting

Russia's Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday that an Afghan delegation would address the details related to holding the Moscow format meeting on Afghanistan. The report stated that according to...

India plans to set-up radar system in held Kashmir

An imminent environmental disaster is in the making in the famous ski resort of Gulmarg where the Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to setup a radar system in...

Myanmar need to be referred to ICC over Rohingya, says UK

British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that the international community should consider referring the treatment of Rohingya in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) unless those...

Pakistan crucial to South Asia strategy: US State dept

Pakistan is crucial to the success of United States’ South Asia strategy, read a US State Department publication released in September. The strategy emphasises Pakistan’s role in supporting regional security...

Thailand sees shortcut to Belt and Road with Sri Lanka trade deal

Thailand sees a planned trade deal with Sri Lanka as an opportunity to tap into China's signature Belt and Road Initiative while hedging against fallout from the escalating global...

Nepal skips drills with India but joins one with China

Nepal's decision to participate in a counter-terror drill with China while declining to participate in multilateral drills organised by India has triggered speculation of a drift in ties between...

Sushma to meet Pakistan’s Foreign Minister in New York

India on Thursday accepted Pakistan’s proposal for talks between the Foreign Ministers on the sidelines of the ongoing annual UN General Assembly session in New York. “On the request of...

Saudi Arabia invited to become third strategic partner in CPEC

Saudi Arabia is the first major country Pakistan has formally invited to become a partner in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, Minister of Information Fawad Chaudhry said on Thursday. Addressing...

Future Pakistan-Turkish defense cooperation likely to be incremental, for now

Pakistan’s ambassador to Turkey pledged this week to increase defense cooperation between the two countries to new levels, but after a string of recent deals, analysts believe further cooperation...

IRAN LEFT WITH JUST 2 OIL CLIENTS IN INDIA AFTER FIRM CANCELS IMPORTS

Chennai Petroleum will stop processing Iranian crude oil from October to keep its insurance coverage once new sanctions by the United States against Iran go into effect, three sources...

Is this the revival of Russia-India economic ties?

For the last several years Russia and India have been struggling to retain the legacy of their long-term friendship as their foreign policy courses have moved slowly in opposite...

The Mafia that threatens Afghanistan

Afghanistan will dangle two an important elections within the subsequent seven months: a parliamentary vote in October and a presidential election in April. The results may lend a hand...

50 HURT AS POLICE FOIL LEFT ALLIANCE’S PLAN TO LAY SIEGE TO EC

Police on Thursday foiled an attempt of the Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) to lay a siege to the office of the election commission at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the city. The...

Who will come out on top in Maldives election – and are the polls...

More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday for the next leader of the small Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives in an election criticised...

India to pay in rupees for Iranian oil from November 

India will settle payments for Iranian oil using rupees through local banks starting in November as US sanctions will make it difficult to settle trades through European banks, two...