Daily Archives: June 9, 2017

Modi meets Xi Jinping on SCO sidelines

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (9 June) met President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, amid growing differences...

Suu Kyi, Trudeau talk federalism for Myanmar

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi sat down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday to learn about Canadian federalism, a system of government she believes could bring...

Pakistani, Indian counsels meet with ICJ president, discuss timelines

Pakistani and Indian delegations held a meeting on Thursday with the President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Ronny Abraham to discuss the timelines in the Kulbhushan Jadhav...

Govt calls on IEC to set a date for parliamentary elections

The government has called on the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to set a date for parliamentary and district council elections, something the IEC says will be difficult unless there...

Indian police briefly detain Rahul Gandhi

Indian police on Thursday briefly detained leading opposition figure Rahul Gandhi as he tried to reach farmers striking in Madhya Pradesh, where five protesters were earlier killed in clashes. The...

Maldives slams UK-led criticism of human rights situation

The Maldives has scornfully dismissed calls by more than 30 countries to restore constitutional freedoms, allow space for political opposition, and prevent the intimidation of human rights defenders. The appeals...

MPs mount pressure on Muhith for withdrawal

Bangladesh Lawmakers have continued to mount pressure on finance minister AMA Muhith urging him to withdraw the increased excise duty on bank accounts in the proposed national budget for...

India may be seeking conflict with Pakistan, warns FO

India could be seeking conflict with Pakistan, warned Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria at his weekly media briefing on Thursday. The spokesman’s statement has come amid escalating tension along the...

Nawaz, Modi exchange greetings in Kazakhstan ahead of SCO Summit

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi exchanged pleasantries in Astana, Kazakhstan on Thursday evening ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit, an India Today...

Why the campaign against Qatar is doomed

It has been apparent for some time that the war against the Islamic State (IS) group and its forebear al-Qaeda is by no means the only show in town...

Our very own Mafiosi?

Analysing material from the “Arms to Iraq” archive and studying key American political events including Watergate, Iran-Contra and Bill Clinton's impeachment, Dr Glen Newey, a Reader in politics at...

Bhutanese refugees congratulate PM Deuba, hope solution of refugee crisis

The Bhutanese refugees living in different camps in eastern districts of the country have extended congratulations and best wishes to Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on his election...

Sri Lankans not affected by Qatar situation: Qatar Ambassador

The situation which developed in Qatar has no impact on the Sri Lankans living and working in Qatar. Therefore, there is no need to panic, Qatar Ambassador to Sri Lanka...

Qatar’s Al Jazeera battling major cyber attack

Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera said on Thursday that it was under a widescale cyber attack that had targeted "all systems", according to a statement released on social media by...

Concerns over pro-Hindu party meeting with Kerala bishops

A meeting between India's pro-Hindu party and the Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council has divided opinion within the Christian community. Amit Shah, president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held two...

India: Playing the Tibet card!

"China’s refusal to acknowledge Indian national security concerns is now leading to a gradual but significant change in India’s Tibet policy," wrote Indian columnist Harsh Pant in a recent...
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