Daily Archives: July 30, 2017

It’s official: Shehbaz to replace Nawaz

The Pakistan Muslim League -N’s parliamentary party on Saturday named Shehbaz Sharif as the successor of the ousted prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, and nominated former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan...

You cannot kill an idea, you cannot jail an idea: Mehbooba on arrest of separatists

Signalling differences with ally BJP and its government at the Centre, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday criticised the recent arrests of separatist leaders, saying, “You...

Sri Lanka joins China’s One Belt One Road project with port at Hambantota

With the signing of the amended agreement by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and the China Merchant Port Holdings Company (CMPort) here on Saturday, Sri Lanka has well...

Pakistan isn’t behind violent unrest in Kashmir: Omar Abdullah

Pakistan fishes in the troubled waters of Jammu and Kashmir but they are not the creators of violent unrest in the Kashmir Valley, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said...

The opposition disappears in Bangladesh

More than 320 people have been unlawfully detained or have disappeared in Bangladesh since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party took office eight years ago, according to Odhikar,...

Can Pakistan & Afghanistan afford to avoid dialogue?

  This week saw two major terrorist attacks taking place almost simultaneously in Lahore (Pakistan) and Kabul (Afghanistan). Where the two attacks consumed over 50 innocent lives and left a...

The UNP-SLFP coalition – an uneasy marriage  

There are just five months to determine the fate of the marriage between the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party- Sirisena (SLFP-S) which came into...