By Reuters Published: October 3, 2018 US President Donald Trump with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman I. PHOTO: REUTERS SOUTH HAVEN: President Donald Trump made an undiplomatic remark about close ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, saying he warned Saudi Arabia’s King Salman he would not last in power “for two weeks” without the backing of the US military. “We protect Saudi Arabia.
The election result came at an opportune moment for India, which was feeling unrelenting pressure from increasing Chinese presence in its neighbourhood. Maldives has recently, next only to Pakistan, used its rapidly expanding ties with China to snub India, writes Amb Ashok Sajjanhar (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor By Ashok Sajjanhar OCT 2, 2018
Oct 02, 2018 Fear that opposition leaders and activists may face repression, legal suits and be subjected to enforced disappearance has come true, says human rights group Odhikar. Incidents of enforced disappearance rose remarkably, and according to Odhikar, more than a half of such incidents recorded this year took place only in September. There were 30 cases
Reporters’ groups demand changes to law that retains ‘worst parts’ of former act and poses threat to freedom of speech Bangladeshi journalists form a human chain in Dhaka as they protest against attacks and abuses of reporters on Aug. 7. Rights groups and media personnel say some provisions of the recently passed Digital Security Act 2018 pose a
New act restricting freedom of religion also criminalizes freedom of expression and other charter-enshrined rights Sudheer Sharma, editor of Nepal’s largest newspaper Kantipur Daily, looks on near the Supreme Court after being summoned to appear by the chief justice in Kathmandu in this March 2 photo. Nepal’s largest newspaper was taken to court for publishing articles critical
October 1, 2018 By Arab News Dr. Majid Rafizadeh* In spite of what the cynics claim, the Iran policy of the US and Gulf Arab states is well-informed and is gradually bringing about effective results. Those who oppose the US and Gulf states’ policy toward Tehran continue to advocate for pursuing appeasement policies with the
By Nava Thakuria 7/2/2018 As the alternate media expands its reaches to hundred thousand Indians across the country, thanks to the increasingly cheaper internet connectivity, its restraint, and liability also start surfacing in Public discourses. The limitation and gradually losing credibility of the mainstream media may pave the way for a boosting alternate media, but
– Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal 5/2/2018 The president of the Maldives Abdulla Yameen’s has declared a state of emergency, citing a threat to citizens’ safety and national security, following widespread international condemnation and concerns about its impact on the country’s crucial tourism industry, the government said. The Maldives has declared the State of Emergency for
By James M. Dorsey A host of conflicts, stretching across the Asian landmass from the Middle East to Southeast Asia and northwest China, are likely to spark violence, complicate economic development, and dash hopes for sustainable stability. The conflicts and tensions range from ethnic strife in Kurdish areas of Syria and Iran, mortally wounded
By Hari Prasad Shrestha 5/2/2018 The poorest and most vulnerable people are being affected the most by the effect of climate change compared to the rich countries. The Himalayan country of Nepal has neither plenty of industries nor an excessive quantity of burning fossil fuels; the problem of deforestation is also not very
by Anant Mishra 4/2/2018 In the era of post-World War II, the terror attack on September 11, 2001 instigated a series of “large scale” events that created a dynamic shift in the security initiatives at the international forum. With a sole purpose to “counter and subsequently eliminate” elements of terror, Washington deployed troops in Afghanistan.
By James M. Dorsey 3/2/2018 US President Donald J. Trump’s inclination to withdraw from a three-year old international agreement that curbs Iran’s nuclear program is likely to strengthen the country’s hardliners even if the withdrawal would put responsibility for mounting economic and social discontent squarely on the shoulder of President Hassan Rouhani’s government. That is
“Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the
“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.