Monthly Archives: August 2018

Residents of numerous Afghan cities concerned about security

Amid rising concerns by residents of Gardez, Kunduz, Ghazni, Farah and Maimana cities on the possible collapse of these areas to the Taliban, the Afghan ministry of defense said...

HASINA, MODI TO WORK FOR WELFARE OF TWO NATIONS

Bangladesh and India yesterday agreed to continue their joint endeavours to better the lives of their people as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held talks with her counterpart Narendra Modi...

UN SECURITY COUNCIL FACES STERNEST TEST ON MYANMAR: UK

The visiting British minister has said the Security Council is facing “one of the sternest tests to date” on the Myanmar issue after the UN investigators’ report on the...

PENTAGON SEES SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT WITH TALIBAN

The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs says US needs Pakistan’s help to bring Taliban to talks table. A senior official of the US Defense Department...

SRI LANKA LOOKS TO RE-INTRODUCE VISA FREE POLICY TO SELECTED COUNTRIES

The Sri Lankan government is reviewing a proposal to re-introduce the ‘visa free entry policy’ for travelers from SAARC countries and a few other selected countries in a bid...

EC FINALISES RPO AMENDMENT MOVE WITH USE OF EVMS IN NATIONAL POLLS

The election commission on Thursday finalised a proposal for amendment to a relevant law to pave the way for use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the national elections...

INDIA REPLACED ITS CURRENCY TO WIPE OUT ILLEGAL MONEY STASHES – CENTRAL BANK SAYS...

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the replacement of 80 per cent of India's cash in 2016, he sparked a currency crisis that led to huge job losses,...

KASHMIR SHUTS DOWN AHEAD OF SUPREME COURT HEARING

A general strike and curfew brought Indian-administered Kashmir to a standstill on Thursday (Aug 30) ahead of a landmark Supreme Court hearing centred on the region's autonomy. Separatist leaders have...

How violence is affecting Kashmir’s women

Your mother is waiting for you, oh my dear son, come home,” wailed Nargis Bano over the body of her 18-year-old son, Yawar Ahmad Dar, before she fell unconscious....

From Su-57 to project 75I: Why India views Russia as essential strategic partner

Having granted India a waiver under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), Washington made it clear that it wanted New Delhi to "reduce inventory of Russian-produced major...

PRIME MINISTER KHAN VISITS GHQ FOR SECURITY BRIEFING

Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi on Thursday morning for a security briefing, the army's media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said in a tweet. "Prime Minister...

FALL IN LINE OR ELSE..: GOVERNMENT HAS A MESSAGE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA CHIEFS

The centre may take legal action against India-based heads of social media platforms if they do not curb online hate and misinformation, an official said on Wednesday in an...

PTI GOVT TO HOLD PUBLIC EVENT ON NOV 26

The clock is ticking and the government is striving for coming up with a concrete roadmap for establishing ‘Naya Pakistan’ as promised by Prime Minister Imran Khan in his...

US MILITARY CHIEF COMING WITH POMPEO TO PAKISTAN FOR TALKS ON TERRORISM

The US military chief will accompany the top US diplomat when he visits Islamabad next week and the need to fight terrorists would be “the primary part” of their discussions with...

NO QUESTION OF WITHDRAWING SUU KYI NOBEL PEACE PRIZE: OFFICIAL

Norway's Nobel Institute said Wednesday it had no intention of withdrawing its Peace Prize from Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi after a damning UN report termed the treatment of...

STUDENTS’ PROTESTS STIR OPPOSITION HOPES BEFORE POLLS

Bangladesh’s main opposition party, in disarray since its leader Khaleda Zia was jailed in February, received an unexpected boost this month - days of protests by tens of thousands...

Pakistan’s concerns remain after opening round of water talks

Pakistan's objections over two controversial water storage and hydropower projects being built by India continued to exist after the first round of the two-day Pakistan-India Perma­nent Indus Commission talks...

Maldives immigration threatens foreign media with ‘punitive measures’

Foreign journalists found working on a tourist visa during the Maldives presidential election will face “punitive measures,” the immigration department said Wednesday. The election is due to be held on...

Privatizing Afghanistan war not a wise idea: Mattis

The US Defense Secretary James Mattis pushed back on the idea of privatizing the war in Afghanistan on Tuesday, weeks after US President Donald Trump's national security adviser appeared...

New Rakhine panel starts work

An independent commission established to investigate alleged human rights abuses in northern Rakhine State starts work today, amid an international call for the prosecution of senior Tatmadaw (military) officials...

Court orders arrest of Sri Lanka’s top military officer

A Sri Lanka court Wednesday (Aug 29) ordered the arrest of Sri Lanka's top military officer in connection with the abduction and murder of 11 people during the island's...
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