Daily Archives: October 6, 2018

Mixed messages from Myanmar’s bye-elections

Analysts are pouring over the results of Myanmar’s bye elections in Myanmar, vainly trying to read the tea leaves, and perhaps reading too much into them. But it was...

China’s discreet headway into Afghanistan

While China continues officially to deny playing a leading role in managing conflict in Afghanistan, there is also no gainsaying that China continues to make a meaningful headway into...

KHALEDA TO BE TAKEN TO BSMMU IN AFTERNOON: IG PRISON

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) from Dhaka Old Central Jail this afternoon. She will be taken to the hospital any time...

PAKISTAN ORDERS 18 INTERNATIONAL NGOS TO WRAP UP OPERATIONS

Pakistan ordered 18 international aid organizations to close, threatening the assistance they provide to some of the country's most vulnerable, international aid workers said Friday. The majority of the shuttered...

GOVT HINTS AT RESORTING TO IMF BAILOUT DEAL

Pakistan on Friday announced that it was ready to take ‘decisive corrective measures’ to put the national economy back on track, raising the prospects for early finalisation of an...

US ENVOY KHALILZAD EXPECTED IN ISLAMABAD

Khalilzad is expected in Islamabad on Saturday for talks with officials. He will also visit Afghanistan The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad will arrive on Saturday...

AYODHYA DISPUTE: SUPREME COURT HAS FAILED US, CAN’T WAIT ANY LONGER, SAYS VHP

The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) has said it can no longer wait for the Supreme Court to deliver its verdict in the Ram Janmbhoomi case because it has already...

SHAHBAZ SHARIF APPEARS BEFORE ACCOUNTABILITY COURT IN LAHORE FOR ASHIANA CASE HEARING

PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif — who was taken into custody by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Ashiana-i-Iqbal case on Friday — was produced before an accountability court...

Pakistan to build underground strategic gas storages

The government has initiated work to build gas storage initially for 11-12 days in various pockets of the country as currently Pakistan has no capacity to store even a...

India to keep buying Iranian oil despite U.S. sanctions: sources

India will buy 9 million barrels of Iranian oil in November, two industry sources said, indicating the world’s third-biggest oil importer will continue purchasing crude from the Islamic republic...

Chinese Navy ship arrives in Colombo

A Chinese Navy ship arrived in Colombo on a goodwill visit, the Sri Lanka Navy said. The ‘Hai Yangdao’ of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) arrived at the port of...

S-400 can launch 72 missiles simultaneously, engage 36 targets at a time

The S-400 Triumf air defence system deal, inked by India and Russia on Friday notwithstanding the US pressure of sanctions, can engage up to 36 targets at a time...

Japanese MSDF to hold joint drill with Sri Lanka

The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force will conduct a joint exercise with the Sri Lankan Navy in the Indian Ocean for four days through Sunday, Jiji Press reported. With the drill,...

India, Russia sign $5.43 billion missile deal, agreements on cooperation in space, agriculture, nuclear...

"Our relations go beyond military hardware and military exchanges. We paid attention to humanitarian response mechanisms," says Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Delhi on Thursday for the...

Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan Isn’t Happening: Votel

US Army Gen. Joseph Votel says it would not be a good strategy to turn over US national interest to contractors. Neither the Afghan government nor the US military believes...

No progress in Afghan peace process without involving Pakistan: Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that there can be no progress in the Afghan peace process without involving Pakistan and this cooperation can only be gained in...

Imran Khan to visit China in Nov: New Pakistan govt vows to complete CPEC,...

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan is likely to make his first official visit to China in November and will likely discuss the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with the Chinese...

Bhutan self-reliance call worries India

Confronted with a choice between big brothers on either side for years, Thimphu has consistently been with Delhi and not maintained formal diplomatic relations with China A party that is...

How India Walked a Tightrope to Ink the S-400 Missiles Deal With Russia

That India was constantly looking over its shoulders for US approval to sign a contract for a system critical to its national security does not bode well for its...

Can Pakistan facilitate Afghan peace?

Afghanistan remains in a state of turmoil. Its instability is a regional issue, with Pakistan bearing the major brunt. Caught between several regional and extra-regional players seeking to extend their influence...

Myanmar’s Economy in Peril as EU Weighs Trade Punishment Over Rohingya

The European Union is considering re-imposing tariffs on imports from Myanmar and Cambodia, a top official said Friday, a step that would hit both economies hard as the bloc...
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