Daily Archives: November 9, 2018

Conjoined Bhutanese twins who shared liver separated in Australia

Australian surgeons on Friday successfully separated 15-month-old Bhutanese twins, Nima and Dawa, who had been joined at the torso. The team of more than 20 doctors and nurses spent six...

Pakistan, Russia to beef up naval cooperation

The Pakistan and Russian navies on Wednesday agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation to deal with challenges related to maritime security. According to Pakistan Navy’s media directorate, during their meeting at...

India’s unemployment rate jumps to 2-year high of 6.9%

Unemployment rate in the country rose to 6.9 percent in October -- the highest in two years -- according to a report by Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE). The...

Myanmar agrees smaller deal for China-backed port after ‘debt-trap’ concern

Myanmar on Thursday signed an agreement with China's state-run CITIC Group to begin work on a deep-sea port in the west of the country, after negotiations that saw the...

BNP senior party leaders indicate there is little choice but to take part in...

A day after election-related talks between the Jatiya Oikkyo Front (National United Front) and the Awami League government collapsed, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) appeared to be close to...

China gives rivals glimpse of its latest tactical weaponry at Zhuhai air show

China has unveiled two of its latest sophisticated tactical weapon systems at the country’s biggest air show, in a move a military experts said was aimed at deterring rivalries...

Filipino handguns triggering into Myanmar

The Philippines is becoming a dominant player in the Myanmar handgun market Shephard has learnt, further to the latest acquisitions between the two nations. Mely Cayabyab, senior VP of sales...

Rohingya crisis, Suu Kyi under the microscope at Southeast Asia summit

The customary cordiality of Southeast Asian summits may be missing when the region’s leaders meet next week due to sharp differences over Myanmar, whose military has been accused of...

Maldives is not open for Indian military purposes: MP Didi

Former Brigadier General and the current parliament member for Hithadhoo Central, Ibrahim Mohamed Didi, released a statement Thursday saying that former President Mohamed Nasheed’s recent proclamation of India’s previous...

Pakistan voices concern over Indian nuclear submarine patrol

Pakistan has taken notice of a first "deterrence patrol” of an Indian nuclear submarine and subsequent “self-congratulatory messages in India”, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said during his...

India and the US, oceans apart

The US has sold nearly $15 billion worth of arms to India over the last 10 years. So the Donald Trump administration’s displeasure at India’s recent decision to buy...

US opposes China role in Afghanistan solution

The United States opposed China’s role in solution of Afghanistan issue and asked Pakistan not to rely too much on the regional power, officials said. Senior officials at the foreign...

In a first, India to send two former diplomats to talks that include Taliban...

In a significant departure from India’s stand on engaging the Taliban, the government announced it would participate at a “non-official” level, sending two former senior diplomats to attend talks...

Bangladesh steps up pre-election Internet surveillance

With national elections just months away, Bangladesh’s incumbent Awami League regime is scaling up monitoring and surveillance of the Internet — with a particular focus on social media —...

Behind Sri Lanka’s turmoil, a China-India struggle for investments and influence

Gleaming cranes stretch out on the waterfront in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo as Chinese companies construct a US$1.5 billion (S$2.06 billion) new commercial district, including hotels, marinas and...

India should stay the course on Iran oil

The new kids on the block are unaware that not a year had passed since the Islamic Revolution in Iran 40 years ago when US sanctions against that country...