Daily Archives: December 8, 2017

The benefits of joining Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Pakistan has been encountering devastating terrorism. The transnational terrorist organizations with the connivance of the neighbouring states intelligence agencies have been conducting sporadic terrorist activities inside the country. The...

Sheer size of CPEC portfolio appals IMF

As the overall size of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects grows to $60 billion, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cautioned Pakistan on Wednesday to be mindful about the...

The New Great Game moves from Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific

In the context of the New Great Game in Eurasia, the New Silk Roads, known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), integrates all of China’s instruments of national...

Envoy latest in a series of mysterious disappearances in Dhaka

Former ambassador Maroof Zaman is the latest in a series of missing persons in Bangladesh. He ‘disappeared’ on 4 December, Monday night, while on the way to pick up...

Pakistan rejects US demand for joint operation on its soil

Pakistan has flatly rejected the US demand for joint operations against militants on the former’s soil in the latest round of “inconclusive” talks between the two countries held this...

Chinese military strongly condemns Indian drone intrusion

A Chinese military official said Thursday (Dec. 7) that China strongly opposes the intrusion of an unmanned Indian aerial vehicle (UAV) into Chinese airspace, with experts calling India's behavior...

Delhi is India’s most dangerous metropolis, had highest incidence of murder, rape, abduction in...

Delhi had the highest incidence of murder, rape and abduction among 19 cities with populations more than 2 million, national crime data for the year 2016, released on November...

Rohingya militants may shift to cross-border attacks: ICG report

Rohingya Muslim insurgents who have fled Myanmar to seek refuge in Bangladesh camps may stage cross-border attacks, aiming at security targets and non-Muslims, the International Crisis Group (ICG) has...

Indian PM Modi fights to protect home base in election

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in the final phase of campaigning on Thursday (Dec 7) to retain power in his home state and stave off the most serious...

Forging a positive alliance

It was a unique privilege (for many different reasons) to be invited along with a handful of senior media colleagues to attend the inaugural meeting of the Islamic Military...

Free trade and OBOR pacts take Sino-Maldivian ties to a new height

The signing of a Free Trade Agreement and an MoU on cooperation in implementing China’s ambitious and prestigious One Belt One Road (OBOR) international connectivity project at the Great...

Pakistan Navy to procure frigate from China

The commanding officer of a Pakistan Navy frigate on a goodwill visit to China told Shanghai TV that the Pakistan Navy will procure the Type 054A frigate from China. The...

Turkish PM to visit Bangladesh on December 19

Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim is scheduled to visit Bangladesh on December 19. During the visit, he will inspect the condition of Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar. A...

India grapples with how to clean delicate Taj Mahal dome

Authorities in India are trying to figure out how workers will scale the Taj Mahal’s majestic but delicate dome as they complete the first thorough cleaning of the World...

India proxies in play on Pakistan’s Western border: NCA Adviser

India has shifted the conflict to sub-conventional level by resorting to use of terrorism and proxies against Pakistan after realising that conventional war was inconceivable due to nuclear capabilities,...

Russia’s Pacific Fleet ships visits Myanmar on unofficial visit

A Pacific Fleet squadron has arrived in Myanmar on an unofficial visit on Thursday (Dec. 7), Pacific Fleet spokesman Nikolay Voskresensky said. "A Pacific Fleet squadron consisting of the Admiral...

Afghanistan, Pakistan to form Joint Working Groups

The Pakistan government has formally shared proposals with Afghanistan for establishing joint working groups that will allow both countries to address each other's concerns on all key issues, Pakistan’s...

Bhutan’s happiness index catches on in other countries too

Ever since the previous King of Bhutan mooted the idea of Gross National Happiness as an alternative index, it has caught on in many places other than the idyllic...

China says no room for India in NSG yet

China on Thursday (Dec. 7) asserted its opposition to India's membership bid to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), saying there is no change in its stand and efforts were...
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