Daily Archives: December 30, 2016

India threatens to portray China as terror abettor

India has threatened to imprint China as terror abettor if it continues the “technical hold” on a ban against the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar by the UN Security Council....

Succession in Dravidian politics

While dissent against Sashikala’s leadership grows at the lower tiers of the organization, the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party leaders, in a general council, passed...

Peace in Afghanistan, history repeats itself

History is set to repeat itself in Afghanistan. Tuesday’s trilateral consultation in Moscow involving Russia, China and Pakistan indicates that the same tactics – enemy’s enemy is my friend...

‘The NLD-Dominated Parliament Has Not Thought About Federalism in Advance’

Myanmar media The Irrawaddy’s HtetNaing Zaw recently sat down with U OoHla Saw, an outspoken Lower House lawmaker representing Arakan State’s MraukU, to outline his perspective as an Arakan...

BD demands immediate return of all Rohingyas

Dhaka has demanded early repatriation of the entire Myanmar population staying in Bangladesh, and expressed Bangladesh's readiness to engage with Myanmar to discuss the process and modalities of repatriation. The...

Make Rohingya issue a priority

Twenty-three Nobel laureates and global leaders have urged the members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) to urgently put the persisting Rohingya crisis on the Security Council's agenda and...

Foreign policy, Act III

Any contemporary situation appears to follow a pattern described by Shakespeare centuries ago. The third act of his plays is the ‘climax’, which is characterised by acute complications in...

China confirms joint military drill with Nepal for first time

Amid concerns of India over the proposed military drill, China on Thursday officially announced that it is holding joint military exercise with Nepal next year. Speaking at a monthly news...
CPEC Sindh

China approve inclusion of 3 Sindh projects in CPEC

Chinese authorities have in principle approved inclusion in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) of three development projects in Sindh including the Karachi Circular Railways, Keti Bandar and Special Economic...
Rajapaksa

Rajapaksa confident to topple Govt in 2017

Former President and Kurunegala District SLFP MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said his sole focus in 2017 will be that of toppling the current regime and return to power for a...