Daily Archives: September 6, 2017

The real BRICS bombshell

The annual BRICS summit in Xiamen – where President Xi Jinping was once mayor – could not intervene in a more incandescent geopolitical context. Once again, it’s essential to keep...

Pakistan rejects BRICS’ statement on militant groups

Pakistan on Tuesday rejected a statement by the five emerging-market BRICS powers that militant groups in Pakistan pose a regional security concern, with its defense minister saying no such...

Muslims deeply concerned by Myanmar violence, Turkey tells Suu Kyi

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday that violence against Rohingyas was of deep concern to the Muslim world, and will send his...

‘Rohingyas to be deported, don’t preach India on refugees’, says Kiren Rijiju

Rohingyas are illegal immigrants and stand to be deported, Indian Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said, asserting that nobody should preach India on the issue as the country...

Myanmar refugees big burden on Bangladesh: PM Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said world leaders must pressure Myanmar into taking back its nationals who have fled to Bangladesh. Hasina made the comment after Indonesian Ambassador Rina...

Taliban fits perfectly into US strategy to destabilize Afghanistan, central Asia

The emergence of the Taliban was facilitated by the US and its allies, who tried to use the terrorist threat to maintain their control over the Central Asian region...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi under pressure as almost 125,000 Rohingyas flee violence

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under pressure from countries with large Muslim populations including Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims after nearly...

Myanmar: Restrictions on international aid putting thousands at risk

The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering...

UML condemns ‘work on the sly’ on cross-border pipeline

Senior CPN-UML leader Bhim Rawal has criticized the government over “preparations on the sly” by the government and Indian officials to carry out field survey for laying cross-border natural...

Afghan war: 254 civilians killed, 366 wounded in August

As many as 254 civilians have been killed and 366 others wounded in the Afghanistan conflict last month, the Civilian Protection Advocacy Group (CPAG) said on Tuesday. A statement from the CPAG...

Indonesia places 4+1 formula to resolve Rohingya crisis

Indonesia has submitted a proposal to Myanmar named 'Formula 4 + 1' for Rakhine State to restore peace and allowing immediate access to humanitarian assistance there. These four elements consist...

PM Modi, Xi Jinping put Doklam flare up behind, agree to move on

Days after the Doklam standoff was defused, India and China on Tuesday agreed to move forward in their ties with Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing the meeting with Chinese President...

95 per cent work on new fence along Bangladesh border complete: BSF DG

India and Bangladesh have finished 95 per cent of the work on a new single-layer fence aimed at curbing cross-border crime and securing over 250 villages that fall between...

On Rohingyas, Modi Regime Ends India’s Golden Tradition

Over the last 70 years, independent India has opened its doors to refugees of every religion - Buddhists of Tibet; Muslims of Afghanistan; Hindus and Christians of Sri Lanka;...

India and China take to Track II diplomacy to smoothen ties

India and China have taken to Track Two diplomacy to smoothen the many rough edges in their ties. It is not a hush hush type of Track II, but an...

Maldives: Ex-PPM MP stripped of seat

The Elections Commission has declared that MP Abdulla Ahmed has been stripped of his seat following his expulsion from the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives. The electoral body informed parliament...

India hands over off-shore patrol vessel to Sri Lanka

Stepping up cooperation between the two coast guards, India Tuesday handed over an off-shore patrol vessel, Varuna, to Sri Lanka, the Indian maritime security agency said. The ship was...

Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead by unidentified assailants at Bengaluru residence

Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was on Tuesday shot dead by unidentified assailants at her residence in Bengaluru’s Rajarajeshwari Nagar. The news was confirmed by city police commissioner. She was...

UML claims first position in province-2

The main opposition CPN (UML) has claimed first position in the upcoming third phase of local polls taking place in Province No-2 slated for September 18. The claim was made...
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