Daily Archives: July 18, 2018

To forge their peace, Afghan Taliban wage their war

While the latest Taliban attack on the city of Ghazni in Afghanistan has led many in the West, especially the mainstream media, to conclude that no peace talks with...

AFGHAN GOVT REJECTS POSSIBILITY OF TALKS BETWEEN US & TALIBAN

Afghan officials rejected reports about the possibility of direct peace talks between the US and the Taliban, and maintained any negotiations would be an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led process. “The peace...

MYANMAR COPS FOCUSED INTERROGATION ON ROHINGYA STORY: REUTERS JOURNO

A Reuters reporter on trial in Myanmar said the police questioning after he and a colleague were arrested in December centred on their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya...

UN SEEKS POLITICAL SOLUTION TO ROHINGYA CRISIS

United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener has said the Rohingya crisis requires a political solution and stressed the importance of accountability for the...

PAKISTAN FILES SECOND COUNTER-MEMORIAL ON KULBHUSHAN JADHAV’S CASE IN ICJ

Pakistan on Tuesday filed its second counter-memorial in the International Court of Justice in connection with the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. In its 400-page rejoinder, Pakistan rejected India’s objections in...

Iran, Pakistan to jointly produce defense equipment: Top general

Iran’s top military commander has emphasized the importance of enhancing defense relations with Pakistan, saying the two neighbors are seeking to jointly manufacture defense equipment. Chairman of the Chiefs of...

India, Iran agree to continue momentum in bilateral trade including crude import

India and Iran have agreed to keep the momentum in trade and economic relations despite the threat of US sanctions. A crucial foreign office consultation was held in New...

Nepal to host fourth Bimstec Summit in August

Nepal will host the fourth Bimstec Summit on August 30 and 31 in Kathmandu, the foreign ministry announced on Monday. After the stalling of the Saarc process, India has been...

Maldives to get US$40 mn OPEC loan

The Maldives is to get a US$40 million (MVR616.8 million) concessional loan from the OPEC Fund for International Development, the government said Monday as a minister took a swipe...

Lankan army reiterates it will not close camps in the North

Sri Lankan Army Commander Lt. General Mahesh Senanayake has reiterated that the government will not close down Army camps in the Tamil-majority Northern Province. The statement by the commander...

Bangladesh plans nuclear power plant at Hilsa sanctuary

Bangladesh has undertaken a number of initiatives to preserve its national fish – the Hilsa. But the site chosen for its second nuclear power plant, the 2,400 MW Rooppur...

EU “unequivocally” opposes death penalty in Lanka

The Delegation of the European Union, the missions of the EU Member States in Sri Lanka, as well as the diplomatic missions of the Governments of Canada and Norway...

India delays roll back of choppers gifted to Maldives despite deadline

India has postponed the rollback of two Advanced Light Helicopters it had given to the Maldives despite the end of the deadline set by the Abdulla Yameen government in...

Analyst outlines 3 reasons why US doesn’t want India to buy Russia’s S-400

While India is pushing ahead with the purchase of S-400 Triumf, Russia’s cutting-edge air defense system, the US has a number of reasons to blow a fuse over the...

India & Iran need to recalibrate ties amid US Oil sanctions

During her recent visit to India (27-29 June 2018), US Envoy to UN, Nikki Haley spoke about the need for India to re-calibrate its relationship with Iran, and urged...

India & Iran need to recalibrate ties amid US Oil sanctions

During her recent visit to India (27-29 June 2018), US Envoy to UN, Nikki Haley spoke about the need for India to re-calibrate its relationship with Iran, and urged...

India-China ties improve, but doubts remain

At one point during their informal summit in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in April, President Xi Jinping asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi whether it was possible for...

Why West is reluctant to invest in Myanmar

Since the National League for Democracy (NLD) assumed power in Myanmar in 2016, the country which was once shut out from the rest of the world, has been continuously...

Why West is reluctant to invest in Myanmar

Since the National League for Democracy (NLD) assumed power in Myanmar in 2016, the country which was once shut out from the rest of the world, has been continuously...

India-China ties improve, but doubts remain

At one point during their informal summit in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in April, President Xi Jinping asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi whether it was possible for...

India to help build Shahtoot dam in Kabul

India will in all likelihood assist Afghanistan in building another dam – this time on the Kabul river basin – which will provide over two million Kabul residents with...