Daily Archives: December 13, 2016

ASEAN talks summoned over “Rohingya issue”

Myanmar has called an emergency ASEAN meeting to discuss the Rohingya crisis as regional tensions deepen over a bloody military crackdown on the country's Muslim minority, reports the country’s...

Afghanistan warns neighbors

The government of Kabul urged regional and neighboring countries to consider the principles of government-to-government relations and warned against backing groups that continue to destabilize the country. A foreign ministry...

The Geopolitics of Populism

Trump and the End of the West?   As the US president-elect fills his administration, the direction of American policy is coming into focus. Project Syndicate contributors interpret what’s on the...

Mehbooba Mufti wants Modi govt to take Vajpayee line on Pakistan

Insisting that dialogue is the only way for peace between India and Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday suggested that the Modi government should adopt...

Cyclone Vardah wreaks havoc in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh; four killed

The cyclone Vardah ripped through Chennai and adjoining districts of north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh at wind speeds of up to 90 kph on Monday, paralysing life...

Wolesi Jirga Likely to Reject Afghan MoF’s Draft Budget

Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Monday called on MPs to approve the 2017 draft budget by the deadline, which is in a week, but there are indications that...

Will elections resolve Nepal’s political crisis?

Amid the worsening political situation in Nepal over amendments to the country’s constitution, the President Vidya Devi Bhandari advised the Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to prepare for the...