Daily Archives: September 11, 2017

India, Myanmar give ‘terrorist’ spin to Rohingya issue

While the world stood condemning the Myanmar government and its military for the crackdown on the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at...

Gauri Lankesh’s final editorial: ‘In the age of false news’

“I want to salute all those who expose fake news. I wish there were more of them.” Journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in Bengaluru on September 5. She wrote fiercely...

Military solution to war in Afghanistan ruled out

The ongoing conflict in Afghanistan cannot be resolved through military means alone, says a senior Pakistani military official. Islamabad and Kabul would continue to work hard for peace in Afghanistan, the Joint Chiefs of...

Pak President Mamnoon calls for unity in Muslim world at OIC summit in Astana

Hussain is heading a Pakistani delegation at the two-day Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on Science and Technology in Astana, the Kazakh capital, where heads of state and...

Myanmar Muslim organizations condemn ARSA, pledge collaboration

The All Myanmar Islamic Religious Organization on Saturday strongly condemned the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) for its terrorist acts in northern Rakhine State, and pledged collaboration with the...

DMK-led opposition meets Tamil Nadu Governor, demands immediate convening of Assembly

Pressing ahead with its campaign against the K Palaniswami government, the DMK-led Opposition on Sunday met Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao and demanded immediate convening of the Assembly and to...

President proposes creation of UN-run “safe zone” for Myanmar refugees

President M Abdul Hamid today proposed creation of a "safe zone" for displaced Myanmar nationals under UN initiatives and supports of organisations like OIC as he met his Turkish...

Silk ties: Will Chinese military aid replace US support for Pakistan?

After Washington's decision to suspend its 225-million-dollar military aid to Pakistan, Islamabad may turn to China in a bid to resolve the issue, Natalaya Zamarayeva of the Institute of...

Bipin Rawat says China, Pakistan not a threat to India

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said neither China nor Pakistan is an imminent threat to the country in a departure from his earlier statement wherein he had...

Pakistan, India to hold water talks in Washington next week

As the dispute between India and Pakistan over the construction of two hydroelectric projects in Jammu and Kashmir remains unresolved, both the countries will hold another round of discussion...

Bangladesh seeks OIC intervention for Rohingyas’ protection

President M Abdul Hamid today sought OIC members' intervention in protecting Myanmar's ethnic minority Rohingya Muslims, saying repeated atrocities threatened their existence at home simultaneously exposing Bangladesh to great...

Dhaka claims 3,000 Rohingyas have been killed by Myanmar security forces

AH Mahmood Ali, after briefing foreign diplomats on Bangladesh's efforts to help the Rohingya refugees, said over 3,000 people have been killed in Rakhine State so far in the...

Landmine blast kills 3 Rohingya near Myanmar border

At least three Rohingya refugees were killed and another injured on Sunday in a landmine explosion near Myanmar's border with Bangladesh. The explosion took place at Bandarban’s Naikhongchhari border in...

Malaysia to help Bangladesh deal with Rohingya issue

Malaysia will do what it can to help Bangladesh deal with the growing influx of Rohingya who have fled there to escape the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, says...

The accused excused

Those really guilty are shedding crocodile tears at the judgement pronounced in the Benazir Bhutto murder case while laughing themselves all the way to their billion-dollar sinecures spread all...

DPM Mahara calls on Chinese business community to invest in Nepal

Nepali Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara has urged Chinese business community to invest in infrastructure sector in Nepal, as environment conducive to investment...

US concerned with ‘status of rule of law and democracy’ in Maldives

The United States has “real concerns about the status of rule of law and democracy” in the Maldives, Acting Assistant Secretary Alice Wells told a congressional subcommittee hearing Thursday...

NC The election process will begin from February 

Unlike the 2013 elections, the incumbent Bhutan National Council (NC) members who wish to re-contest in 2018 will not face confusions. The members can re-contest without resigning from their posts. The...

Sri Lanka President slams retired army officer for inciting violence

President Maithripala Sirisena today accused a group of retired army officers politically linked to former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa of causing friction between disabled soldiers and the authorities. In an...