Daily Archives: September 28, 2018

US F-35s may strike Taliban within days as civilian casualties surge

The amphibious assault ship USS Essex recently sailed from the Gulf of Aden to the North Arabian Sea and is heading for the Persian Gulf this week, CNN reported,...

Nepal, India petroleum meet deferred

The first meeting of Nepal-India Joint Working Group on Petroleum and Gas has been postponed at the last hour. However, the scheduled visit of Indian federal Minister for Petroleum...

Five new fish species discovered in Bhutan

The fishes – parachiloglanis drukyulensis, parachiloglanis benjii, parachiloglanis dangmechhuensis, exostoma mangdechhuensis, and creteuchiloglanis bumdelingensis were discovered through a study conducted by Ryan J Thoni, a PhD candidate from Saint...

China to continue pragmatic corporation with Sri Lanka

China will continue to push forward pragmatic cooperation with Sri Lanka under the Belt and Road Initiative in order to bring more tangible benefits to the people of the...

Hindus for legal action against Awami League MPs alleged to have committed atrocities against...

Representatives of the minority Hindu community in Bangladesh are expected to demand, at today’s (September 28) rally in Dhaka, stern legal action against at least 40 sitting and likely...

Rajnath asks states to obtain particulars of Rohingya for deportation

Calling all Rohingya in India “illegal immigrants”, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday state governments have been asked to observe their movements and obtain their personal details...

Maldives military backs ‘will of the people’ after election

The Maldives' military chief on Wednesday (Sept 26) quashed speculation that outgoing President Abdulla Yameen would try to cling on to power, telling the nation that the armed forces...

Indian cabinet gives final nod for S-400 deal with Russia

A week ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's arrival in New Delhi for a bilateral annual summit, the Narendra Modi-led Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has given its approval...

Bailout in the balance as Pakistan meets with IMF officials

Pakistan’s government will meet with International Monetary Fund officials on Thursday with a potential bailout looking increasingly likely, according to a member of the country’s Economic Advisory Council. An IMF...

Why is India eyeing Putin’s S-400?

Russian President Vladimir Putin is arriving in India next week, and all eyes are on the S-400 air defence system. Putin is expected to hardsell it, and that is...

India’s defence ministry official put on record objections to 36-Rafale deal

A senior official of India’s defence ministry raised objections over the pricing of the 36-Rafale deal just before it was sent to Cabinet for approval, according to a report...

India’s irrational behaviour

The Indian ruling elite seems puzzled and agitated. The revealing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi involvement in the mega corruption in a military jet deal with France jolted the...

India is key to success of Trump’s Iran sanctions

US President Donald Trump visited New York this week to drum up support at the United Nations for his sanctions on Iran. So far, the Trump administration’s efforts to...

War is no option, the only solution is dialogue, says Pakistan FM

Pakistan's new government, headed by new Prime Minister Imran Khan, has inherited strained relations with two key countries, India and the United States. Observers are questioning how the country's new...

NEW UN PANEL TO INDICT MYANMAR PERPETRATORS OF ROHINGYA GENOCIDE

The UN Human Rights Council voted Thursday to set up a panel to prepare criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, amid allegations of genocide against the Rohingya minority. The...

The Afghan government is failing to deliver on its promises

During this year's holy day of Ashoura, residents of Hazara-populated neighbourhoods of Kabul had to take security into their own hands. After a series of deadly bombings shook Afghanistan...

IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS INDIA WILL CONTINUE TO BUY OIL FROM IRAN

India is committed to buying Iranian oil and continuing the two nations' economic cooperation, the Iranian foreign minister said after a meeting with his Indian counterpart and ahead of...

RAHUL GANDHI SHOULD NOT MISUSE RELIGION FOR POLITICAL GAINS, SAYS BJP

State BJP on Thursday took a dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his posters 'Ram Bhakt Pandit Rahul Gandhi' in Chitrakoot. The BJP described it as an effort...

As Rakhine issue deepens, Myanmar’s businesses fast losing confidence in economy

Amid the growing international outcry over its handling of the Rakhine issue, the Myanmar government has sought some respite by boosting economic growth. But the country’s business community has...

PRINCE INSISTS HIS PLAN WILL END AFGHAN CONFLICT IN SIX MONTHS

The founder and former CEO of Blackwater security company, Erik Prince, who insists in privatizing the war in Afghanistan, says that his forces can change the situation of the...

As Taliban influence grows, dialogue without regional consensus won’t do much in Afghanistan

The importance of the US-Taliban direct dialogue notwithstanding, it remains unclear as to what substantial outcome this will produce without a political and geo-political consensus supporting it. On the...
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