Daily Archives: December 7, 2016

21,000 Myanmar Rohingya flee to Bangladesh

More than 20,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh following a bloody crackdown by the army in neighboring Myanmar, the humanitarian officials say. Bangladesh has stepped up patrols on the border...

Youth addiction grows in Afghanistan

    Over a million young Afghan male and female youths are drug addicts. Those who are suffering from addiction in some way escalate violence within their families and affects women...

Money laundering checks are a burden on small countries, says Yameen

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has described international money-laundering checks as “red tape” that imposes a disproportionate burden on small countries. Speaking Monday at a conference organised by the supreme court,...

“False news” blamed for diplomatic difficulties

Malaysian armed forces chief General Zulkifeli Mohd Zin met with Myanmar’s president U Htin Kyaw to smoothen the ties between the two sides following recent diplomatic sparring over violence...

India, Israel take ties to a new high

India and Israel are further strengthening their strategic relations, as indicated by recent developments. After Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s weeklong visit to India, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is...

Acrimony at the heart of Asia

SADLY, a forum established to encourage security, political and economic cooperation between Afghanistan and the surrounding nations turned into yet another event of Pakistan-bashing. What happened at the Heart...

If demonetisation fails, Modi will be destroyed. H.D. Devegowda, former Prime Minister

  The former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda spoke to the Hindu, a leading newspaper of India,  on the impact of demonetisation and the evolving political situation. TH: In a recent...

World’s largest jade stone in Myanmar

Myanmar is the source of nearly all of the world's finest jadeite (a near-translucent green stone), is also the home of world’s largest jade stone worth more than $170m....

PM apologizes for burning of Jaffna library during UNP rule

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Moneday apologised for the destruction of the Jaffna library when the UNP was in power in 1981. Participating in the third reading stage debate on budget 2017...

JS Khehar to be next Chief Justice of India

Chief Justice of India TS Thakur wrote to the government on Tuesday recommending the name of Justice JS Khehar as his successor. Justice Khehar will be sworn in as the...

Kunming ceasefire foray quickly falls apart

Attempts over the past weekend to mediate a ceasefire between factions fighting in northern Shan State quickly derailed due to competing aims and arguments over who could participate. China’s...

Pakistan Cotton output estimated at 10.542m bales

Pakistan is expected to produce 10.542 million bales (1 bale=170 kilograms) during the current season, according to the Cotton Crop Assessment Committee (CCAC) of Pakistan. The estimates were released during...