by EditorMarch 18, 2019 Male, March 18 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, reiterated his government’s “India-First Policy” in his meeting with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj here on March 17 and the latter reiterated her government’s “Neighborhood First” policy. Shahid said that his government looks forward to working closely with the government of India
Two YouTube channels in the Valley are using subtle humour to try and distract people from the pains of conflict. Muhammad Younis 16 March 2019 Srinagar: Abdul Hameed, 45, was on his way home in Panzinara village in north Kashmir, when he was called aside for questioning at a security check-point. He doesn’t know Hindi,
The Editors World Politics Review Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Pakistani authorities announced last week that they had arrested 44 people affiliated with violent extremist groups. Among those taken into custody, according to Pakistan’s interior minister, were two relatives of the founder of Jaish-e-Mohammed, the terrorist group that claimed responsibility for the attack in Kashmir last
Catholics, Muslims and ethnic Chinese have borne the brunt of the bloc’s failure to act Luke Hunt, Hong Kong Asia March 14, 2019 Five great refugee floods have blighted Southeast Asia over the last half-century — sparked by conflicts in Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, East Timor (also known as Timor Leste) and Myanmar — in
Govt schools turn away children of Muslim refugees as Hindu groups in Kashmir demand they be deported to Myanmar A bashful Tasleema Akhtar, 4, has her photo taken at a makeshift classroom inside a refugee camp in India’s Jammu. She is among about 100 Rohingya children who are attending the preparatory school after government-run schools in the area began turning the refugees
A CCTV camera in a street in Lhasa. Photo: Weibo 11 years after historic riots, the Tibetan capital is awash with CCTV cameras ByAsia Times staff 15 March 2019 Chinese media say virtually every street in Lhasa, capital of the southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region populated by devout worshipers of Tibetan Buddhism, is under constant CCTV surveillance.
March 11, 2019 The Daily Star ANM Muniruzzaman The strategic theatre for the interplay of the sovereign states’ interests has traditionally stood resolutely on solid ground. However, seismic shifts are beginning to displace this deeply entrenched worldview, triggered by the rising significance of the Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS). The IPS is a novel geostrategic (relating to
by Chandan kumar Duarah 10 March 2019 The maximum lightning incidents are attributable to climate change in the entire Indian subcontinent, central Bangladesh and Northeast India in the Brahmaputra Basin. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has recently issued a weather forecast for Assam and Meghalaya that, thunderstorm accompanied by lightning mostly occurred on March 5
by F R Chowdhury 10 March 2019 In our childhood we used to study how the Kings and Emperors conquered land and territories to show how mighty they were. They would always find a reason to wage war. Most of the wars took place for expansion of borders. But the European conquerors established colonies overseas.
By James M. Dorsey 10 March 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr Donald J. Trump’s hitherto failed ‘maximum pressure’ approach to Iran, as well as for that matter North Korea, begs the question what the US president’s true objectives are and what options he
As Trump comes under increasing pressure from House Democrats for what appear to be illegal acts, he is blindly defended by Republicans in Congress, writes William Milam by William Milam March 8, 2019 Two friends sent me last week a video from an Al Jazeera TV show called Head to Head, a similar to the
March 8, 2019 An aerial view of America’s leased Diego Garcia military base in the Indian Ocean. Photo: Facebook Legal storm clouds gather over Diego Garcia An International Court of Justice advisory could eventually upend America’s long-held lease on the strategic Indian Ocean military facility ByBertil Lintner, Chiang Mai Recent skirmishes between India and Pakistan
2 March 2019 M. Adil Khan Whole thing started with Pulwama in Kashmir in Indian Kashmir where a suicide bomber attacked an Indian army convoy and killed 40 soldiers. The incident has happened in the wake of upcoming general election in India which also coincides with Modi’s plummeting popularity that have made some people looking
Taj Hashmi 1 March 2019 Dear Gowher: In hindsight, I think I should have written this letter ten years back, days after you became the International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. I am sorry, I failed miserably to perform my duty as a friend towards a very good old friend on time.