Daily Archives: June 13, 2018

Myanmar struggles to find a new Rakhine strategy

Myanmar finds itself in a new international quagmire as it attempts to redefine its solutions for reconciliation in Rakhine. In the past, Myanmar found itself in the middle of...

TALIBAN LEADER ISSUES EID MESSAGE, CALLS FOR TALKS

The Taliban’s leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada said in an Eid message that the group’s fight is to end the presence of US military in Afghanistan. Akhundzada said the only way...

G7 IRRELEVANT IF IT EXCLUDES INDIA, CHINA, SAYS MAN WHO COINED BRIC

Donald Trump was right to call for a shakeup in the Group of Seven membership. He just picked the wrong emerging market to add, according to Jim O'Neill. The former...

4 BSF MEN KILLED ON J&K BORDER

Four Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an officer, were killed and five wounded  in firing by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of...

CITIZENSHIP CARDS ISSUED TO OVER 300 PEOPLE IN RAKHINE IN FOUR-MONTH PERIOD

The government issued a press release dated June 12 which says of the people who applied for citizenship, 339 people who are entitled to citizenship were issued cards. This press...

11,000 ROHINGYAS AFFECTED BY RAIN: UNHCR

Torrential rains accompanied by storms hit Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, causing 37 landslides and leaving one child dead and several people injured, according to UNB. "Nearly 2,500 Rohingya families,...

Pakistan rules out IMF loan until after national elections

Pakistan’s economy faces “some very daunting challenges,” but the nation’s interim government won’t approach the International Monetary Fund for support, according to caretaker Finance Minister Shamshad Akhtar. The decision whether...

AIIB clears $1.2-bn loans to India for infra projects

Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved six projects worth $1.2 billion in loans to India for infrastructure related projects and additional $1.9 billion is under review, Najeeb...

Afghan Taliban decry radio tower bombing as attack on free speech

The Afghan Taliban denounced “American occupying forces” for attacking their Voice of Shariah Radio station in the central province of Ghazni, but the United States denied the charge and...

Maldives to get USD12 mln WB package to boost public finance system

The World Bank are set to give a USD12 million financial package to the Maldives to strengthen the archipelago’s public sector financial management systems. Building on the existing Public Financial...

EU interest in Myanmar market tamed by Rakhine crisis

The EU is exercising more caution when making investment decisions involving Myanmar. This is due to recent instability at the country’s borders, including the ongoing refugee problems in Rakhine,...

Pakistan a land of connectivity within the SCO

Pakistan attended the June 9-10 SCO Summit in Qingdao, China, for the first time as a full member of the organization. Going forward, Pakistan will play a proactive role...

India to host first BIMSTEC war games in September

India will host the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) group focussing on counter-terrorism in September. As part of...

India to host first BIMSTEC war games in September

India will host the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) group focussing on counter-terrorism in September. As part of...

Can India stomach an India–Nepal–China trilateral?

During Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali’s recent visit to China, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi underlined the importance of Nepal to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), proposing...

Can India stomach an India–Nepal–China trilateral?

During Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali’s recent visit to China, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi underlined the importance of Nepal to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), proposing...

Geopolitics and geo-economics of belt and road

The key Chinese foreign policy-makers, including the whole standing committee of the politburo, summoned a landmark conference dedicated to ‘Peripheral Diplomacy’. It was aimed at outlining the country’s strategic...

Geopolitics and geo-economics of belt and road

The key Chinese foreign policy-makers, including the whole standing committee of the politburo, summoned a landmark conference dedicated to ‘Peripheral Diplomacy’. It was aimed at outlining the country’s strategic...

Nepal energy ministry finalises projects for PM Oli’s visit to China

Nepal’s Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI) has finalised the projects that are linked with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and which will be discussed with...

Nepal energy ministry finalises projects for PM Oli’s visit to China

Nepal’s Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI) has finalised the projects that are linked with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and which will be discussed with...
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