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  • Recent decisions raise doubts about America’s reliability as an ally0

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    • September 18, 2021

     by Editor  September 18, 2021 US Indo-Pacific Command By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, September 18: Two recent decisions of the United States, one on Afghanistan and the other on the supply of nuclear submarines to Australia, have raised the question as to whether Washington’s collaborators and allies can count on it to stick to its commitments. These decisions have

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  • Sri Lanka pledges cooperation with UN on ethnic reconciliation but rejects foreign mechanisms0

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    • September 14, 2021

     by Editor  September 14, 2021 G.L.Peiris Share on WhatsApp By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, September 14: The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Tuesday that Sri Lanka will ensure “strong and continued cooperation” with the UNHRC and United Nations-mandated human rights system, in keeping its Constitution and its international

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  • US sanctions will push Afghanistan to rely on drug trafficking0

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    • September 3, 2021

     by Editor  September 3, 2021 Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan By Najib Shah Bengaluru, September 3 (newsin.asia): William Dalrymple in his book, ‘The Return of the King’ mentions a prescient comment of Rev. G. R. Gleig in his memoir, written shortly after his return from the First Anglo-Afghan war. The army chaplain wrote: “a war begun for no

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  • China-Maldives Friendship bridge has been a game-changer0

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    • September 1, 2021

     by Editor  September 1, 2021 Share on WhatsApp MALE, August. 31 (Xinhua): The Mayor of the Maldives’ capital city Male Mohamed Muizzu has thanked China on the third anniversary of the opening of the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge. In a video message published on his official Twitter account on Monday, Muizzu said “This bridge has been the

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  • Taliban plead for recognition as the unforgiving US tightens the screw0

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    • September 1, 2021

     by Editor  September 1, 2021 US pullout from Afghanistan.AP Share on WhatsApp By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, September 1 (Counterpoint): With the last of American troops leaving Afghanistan by the August 31 deadline, the Taliban have achieved a key objective – ending the military occupation of the country by the world’s sole super power.  But the Taliban have

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  • Lankan President invokes emergency regulations to ensure supply of essentials at reasonable prices0

     by Editor  August 31, 2021 Colombo market Colombo, August 30 (newsin.asia):  Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday declared “emergency regulations” to enable authorized officers to take steps to provide essential food items at concessionary rates to the public by purchasing stocks of essential food items including paddy, rice and sugar, at government guaranteed prices or

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  • Afghanistan always defeats the West0

     by Editor  August 29, 2021 The lone survivor Dr.William Brydon at the gates of Jalalabad in January 1842. By Elizabeth Butler By William Dalrymple/www.unherd.com Before the events of this month, the First Anglo-Afghan War was arguably the greatest military humiliation ever suffered by the West in the East. Britain’s entanglement with Afghanistan between 1839-42 was catastrophic,

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