Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, while meeting General Joseph L. Votel, the Commander of US Central Command (US CENTCOM) on 16 November, said that Afghanistan is not contributing... More
India is preparing to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in mid-January in what would signal qualitative upgrade of partnership, coming less than a year after Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel.
This would be... More
A high-level Saudi Arabian delegation will visit Pakistan by the end of this month to explore investment opportunities in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Pakistani media reported.
The state-run Associated Press of Pakistan quoted... More
Protracted Rohingya crisis might jeopardise regional connectivity initiatives, including One Belt One Road initiative of China, with multiple risks of emergence of terrorism and social and economic instability, experts said at a discussion... More
India’s central government is taking a bigger role in managing the country’s financial system through a new stimulus plan that will inject cash into banks and infrastructure. Because of a growing number of nonperforming... More
Pakistan has voiced firm opposition to the creation of new permanent seats in any reformed Security Council in the United Nations, according to report by GEO TV.
Speaking in the General Assembly on Security... More
Sri Lanka and China jointly launched the "Sri Lanka-China Logistics and Industrial Zone Office" in Sri Lanka's southern port of Hambantota on 4 November.
The office will overlook the operation of the 50-square-kilometer Industrial... More
India’s immediate past President Pranab Mukherjee (82) in his The Coalition Years, 1996-2012 – his twelfth book – tells his own tale about the last 16 years of his experience in active politics... More
Soon after news broke about the death of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's only daughter Dina Wadia on 2 November, messages of condolences started to pour in through social media.
People from all walks of life, including... More
Pakistan and Iran on Wednesday (Nov 1) called for the resumption of a ‘credible political process’ owned and led by Afghanistan to seek lasting solution of the lingering conflict in the war-torn country.
Nepal's export to India has been adversely affected after the enforcement of Goods and Services Tax as Nepali goods have become less competitive in the Indian market due to high duty in post-GST... More
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s recent dash to New Delhi – timed with the arrival of US secretary of state Rex Tillerson from Islamabad – was perhaps aimed to create the optics of a new emerging... More
India has, at last, agreed to talk to the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) when they appointed a new special government representative to pursue talks in Indian Occupied Kashmir. This is clear u-turn... More
The Hindustan Times appears to have taken down its hate tracker initiative, a microsite that aimed at being a “national database on crimes in the name of religion, caste and race”.
Readers and viewers... More
Bangladesh's highest economic policy-making body has approved a China-funded elevated expressway project, Xinhua reported.
The project was approved at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) chaired by Prime... More
A closer alliance with the US could bring India more harm than good, a professor of politics at the University of Westminster, Dibyesh Anand, told Radio Sputnik, commenting on US Secretary of State... More
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ma Mingqiang said the relations between Bangladesh and China reached such a height which will help expedite development efforts benefiting people of the two countries.
He also said China follows... More
Bangladesh will have to pay higher interest rates for taking loans from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank as the country will be classified as an ‘IDA gap’ country by... More
The Magna Carta, or the “Charter of Liberties”, limiting the King's power and strengthening the rights of nobles was signed by King John at Runnymede near London on June 15, 1215. Brokered by the Archbishop of Canterbury... More
Even as inter-dependence is taken as given in the globalized world, it spawns problems for the interacting countries. Issues bedeviling energy ties between India and Sri Lanka and water sharing between India and Bangladesh are cases in... More
Bangladesh and Myanmar seem to be the immediate focus of Indian military diplomacy in its immediate neighbourhood, that seems to be gathering some pace, especially after the 63-day standoff at Doklam in the high Himalayas with China.
Along with himself, apparently it is the family of the recently ‘disqualified’ prime minister of Pakistan who are undergoing a trial for their now ‘proven’ and ‘well-established’ involvement in corruption and money-laundering. Or is it?
History tells us... More