Daily Archives: February 11, 2018

Former Prez Mahinda Rajapaksa’s SLPP heads for sweeping victory in local govt. polls

The 2015 January 08 Presidential election was considered an important milestone in Lankan political history where a powerful ruler considered an autocrat by some was replaced democratically by a...

Report on Myanmar massacre ‘alarming’, need Investigation: UN

The United Nations on Friday (Feb 9) described the details of a February 9 Reuters investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as “alarming” and said it...

Boeing eyes Super Hornet partners in India

Boeing is assessing Indian defence and aerospace companies to select industrial partners in support of its bid to supply its F/A-18E/F Block III Super Hornet fighter aircraft to the...

Opposition leader conviction casts deep uncertainty over next polls in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s main opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia landed in jail on Thursday (Feb 8) after a makeshift court sentenced her to five years in jail in...

28% rise in communal incidents under NDA, short of UPA high

Communal violence under the National Democratic Alliance government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party increased 28% over three years to 2017–822 “incidents” were recorded that year–but it was short...

Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit Palestine

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Saturday (Feb 10) became the first Indian prime minister to visit the occupied West Bank for talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas...

US signals more counterterrorism cooperation with China in Afghanistan

It’s rare to see NATO and the US launch such a high-profile anti-East Turkistan Islamic Movement campaign, said a Chinese national strategy researcher in an interview with the Global...

Fear rules polls in India’s Christian Nagaland State

Elections to the 60-member state legislative assembly are scheduled for February 27. Under pressure from insurgent groups, a collection of tribal and civil society organizations had forced political parties...