Daily Archives: June 28, 2018

PAKISTAN PLACED ON FATF ‘GREY LIST’ DESPITE DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS TO AVERT DECISION

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Wednesday officially placed Pakistan on its grey list after a plenary meeting in Paris. The announcement was made late on Wednesday night. Despite...

CHINA CUTS TARIFFS ON IMPORTS FROM BANGLADESH, FOUR OTHER COUNTRIES

China has announced a long list of tariff cuts from Bangladesh and some other countries amid its ongoing trade war with the United States. The tariff cuts will take effect...

ICRC TO INCREASE FOOD AID IN RAKHINE STATE

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will speed up the process of providing humanitarian aid in Rakhine State, state media reported on 28 June. ICRC has been providing...

MATTIS UNDERLINES US ROLE IN ELIMINATING FAZLULLAH

WASHINGTON: US Def­ence Secretary James Mattis has underlined the role that American forces played in removing Pakistan’s most wanted terrorist, as Wash­ington sends a senior envoy to Islamabad for peace...

U.N. starts registering Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The United Nations and the Bangladesh government have started formally registering hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, a move that officials...

Pakistan’s NSA Nasser Janjua resigns

National Security Adviser retired Lt Gen Nasser Janjua resigned from the post on Wednesday, allegedly due to differences with the interim government. Janjua's resignation was accepted by Caretaker Prime Minister...

BIMSTEC summit in Aug 30-31 in Nepal

Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Techinal and Economic Cooperation would hold a summit of heads of governments of the seven member countries on August 30 and 31 in...

Pakistan re-emphasizes need for Afghan reconciliation

Pakistan has urged Afghan parties and the world community to seize the opportunity of recent moves towards reconciliation in Afghanistan to help promote durable peace in the war-torn country,...

Myanmar president’s office denies army chief threatened a possible coup

Contrary to what an article in the Bangkok Post said, Myanmar Military Chief Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing did not threaten to stage a coup during a meeting early this...

Bangladesh’s democratic erosion: How democracy assistance can help

Bangladesh has drawn global attention as it struggles to manage the ongoing humanitarian crisis caused by nearly one million forcibly displaced Rohingya who has fled to escape violence in...

Bangladesh’s democratic erosion: How democracy assistance can help

Bangladesh has drawn global attention as it struggles to manage the ongoing humanitarian crisis caused by nearly one million forcibly displaced Rohingya who has fled to escape violence in...

Assam’s ‘foreigner’ identification & detention process is riddled with flaws, says a new report

A new report has pointed out several flaws in the process to identify and incarcerate so-called foreigners in Assam. Due process is skipped during identification and the subsequent detention...

Assam’s ‘foreigner’ identification & detention process is riddled with flaws, says a new report

A new report has pointed out several flaws in the process to identify and incarcerate so-called foreigners in Assam. Due process is skipped during identification and the subsequent detention...

Who are the caretakers taking care of?

The term ‘caretaker’ has been a double entendre in our political lexicon. Whose ‘care’ are they supposed to take — democracy’s or the establishment’s? When the system was first introduced,...

Human rights violations in India bring global scrutiny

India’s record on human rights has recently come under close scrutiny by humanitarian organizations, including the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. On June 14, the...

Human rights violations in India bring global scrutiny

India’s record on human rights has recently come under close scrutiny by humanitarian organizations, including the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. On June 14, the...

US may offer India THAAD air defence system to block S-400 deal with Russia

The United States may try to persuade India to consider its ballistic missile defence options in an attempt to keep it from pressing ahead with the S-400 deal with...

China, Russia support Afghan track-II dialogue

China and Russia are ready to go the extra mile to make Pakistan-Afghanistan track-II dialogue successful as the two neighbours make efforts to reconcile, diplomatic sources said. Senior officials at...

India’s shifting nuclear doctrine: Impact on strategic stability

Strategic Stability is considered crucial for preventing war and conflict between nuclear adversaries. It is comprised of two essential factors: deterrence equilibrium and crisis stability. India and Pakistan’s military...

India’s shifting nuclear doctrine: Impact on strategic stability

Strategic Stability is considered crucial for preventing war and conflict between nuclear adversaries. It is comprised of two essential factors: deterrence equilibrium and crisis stability. India and Pakistan’s military...

Here to strengthen India-US partnership: Nikki Haley on India visit

The US envoy to United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday pointed to opportunities in Indo-US relationship at multiple levels including counter-terrorism and military aspects and said her visit was...