Last Updated: November 28, 2018 17:46 GMT Afghan President Ashraf Ghani delivers a speech next to his wife, Rula, during a United Nations conference on Afghanistan in Geneva on November 28. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says his government has formed a 12-strong negotiating team to seek a peace agreement with the Taliban, as he laid
PRI’s The World November 27, 2018 By The World staff A campaigner from a political pressure group wears an oversized mask of founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg after he failed to attend a meeting on fake news held by Parliament’s Digital, Culture Media and Sport committee in London Nov. 27, 2018. Credit: Toby Melville/Reuters For the
By Editor on November 28, 2018 Colombo, – A Sri Lankan court has ordered the detention of the country’s top military officer for investigation in connection with the abduction and disappearance of 11 young people during the country’s civil war that ended nine years ago, the Associated Press reported.
Alex Traub December 6, 2018 Issue Ian Berry/Magnum Photos Schoolgirls in Udaipur, Rajasthan, 1999 From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, the Mughal Empire did much to create modern-day India. It consolidated the country into a sovereign political
By Jhumur Deb on Nov 27, 2018 Nirupama Das’ voice quivered as she spoke about seeking justice for her father. Nirod Baran Das, a respected lawyer, took his own life last month, about three months after relatives said he began talking about the humiliation of being treated as a foreigner in the land where he was
By Frankie Huang | November 27, 2018, 10:05 AM A Trump supporter holds up a sign during an anti-sharia law rally organized by ACT for America on June 10 2017 in New York. (KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images) The last two years have seen a crackdown on Islamic practices by the Chinese government, from the incarceration of
N Sathiya Moorthy 17 August 2018 Sad but true. At a time when Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is asking the nation to increase exports for the nation to stay on in the business of increasing forex reserves, you now have the GNU-led Western Provincial Council, cutting across party-lines, voting for the ‘import’ of
By James M. Dorsey 18 August 2018 Criticism of Pakistan’s anti-money laundering and terrorism finance regime by the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) is likely to complicate incoming Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan’s efforts to tackle his country’s financial crisis. Addressing the criticism of the 41-nation APG, which reports to the Financial
N Sathiya Moorthy 16 August 2018 Independent of the promises of a fair and transparent verification of the draft list of four million people now left out of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC), the situation can deteriorate unless wholesale solutions are found, before it became too late. If nothing else, if the Governments
Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 16 August 2018 The peace process in Afghanistan is likely to be a complicated and long drawn-out affair as has been indicated by the Taliban again escalating violence in the Afghan city of Ghazni in contradiction to their willingness to pursue talks evidenced in their observance of Eid
by Uzge A. Saleem 16 August 2018 Ever since 1998; the beginning of Pakistan’s nuclear age, the state’s self-defense mechanism has been a source of worry and unrest for India and the US. Both these states never really accepted that a small country like Pakistan could develop the prestigious asset and was now
Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 14 August 2018 Afghanistan’s sensitive geo-strategic location caught attention not only of regional powers but also the extra-regional powers like the British Empire in the nineteenth century and the US in the twentieth century. Its prized location instead of being a boon for Afghanistan has become a bane
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.