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Bangladesh-India relations: The wolf has lost its teeth an...
September 20 ,2020
Once the Big Brother dominating the South Asian scene, India is gradually becoming an outlier in the region. Its hubristic belief in it...
Odds remain against India in Afghanistan
September 20 ,2020
Village elders meeting in Marja, in March 2010. Photo: The New York Times Despite India’s hurried participation in the rec...
NIA NABS 9 AL-QAEDA TERRORISTS FROM KERALA, BENGAL; WERE M...
September 19 ,2020
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested nine Al-Qaeda terrorists in multiple raids in Kerala and Bengal, the agency said o...
BSF DG EMPHASISES ON BRINGING DOWN BORDER KILLING TO ZERO
September 19 ,2020
Rakesh Asthana, director general (DG) of Indian Border Security Force (BSF), has said that bringing down the border killing to zero wil...
INDIA-JAPAN LOOK TO WORK CLOSELY IN BANGLADESH-MYANMAR
September 19 ,2020
India and Japan are looking at working together in countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, Indian External Affairs Minister S...
US DEALING WELL WITH ‘TOUGH,’ ‘SMART’ TALIBAN, SAYS TRUMP
September 19 ,2020
US President Donald Trump on Friday called the Taliban tough and smart and said the United States is dealing well with the militant gro...
DR ABDULLAH LIKELY TO VISIT PAKISTAN THIS MONTH
September 19 ,2020
Dr Abdulah Abdullah, the head of Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation, is expected to visit Pakistan later this month as par...
Stage is set for stronger Turkey-Bangladesh ties: FM Mome...
September 19 ,2020
The current level of bilateral relations between Ankara and Dhaka is ready for takeoff, said Bangladesh's top diplomat on a visit to Tu...
Indian Navy’s latest patrol aircraft will call Goa home fr...
September 19 ,2020
Indian surveillance and anti-submarine capabilities over the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean region will get stronger when the second...
Separate flag, constitution are must: Naga rebel group har...
September 19 ,2020
NSCN-IM chief Thuingaleng Muivah Nagaland's foremost armed rebel group involved in the peace talks, the NSCN-IM, on Friday said th...
India Sets Coronavirus Record
September 18 ,2020
Welcome to South Asia Brief, the weekly newsletter that keeps you up to date on a region that is home to one-fourth of humanity. Today:...
MORNING BRIEF, 19 SEPTEMBER
September 19 ,2020
As Bangladesh’s relations with India weaken, ties with China strengthen Bangladesh came into being thanks in part to India: in...
HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASE: KUWAIT COURT DENIES BAIL TO MP SHA...
September 19 ,2020
A Kuwait court has rejected the plea of Bangladeshi MP Shahid Islam Papul and other defendants for their release in a case involving hu...
UK EXPORT CREDIT AGENCY DOUBLES ITS CAPACITY FOR BANGLADES...
September 19 ,2020
The export credit agency of the United Kingdom, UK Export Finance (UKEF) has recently more than doubled its capacity for Bangladesh to...
AFGHANISTAN AND SRI LANKA DISCUSS PARTNERING AGAINST THREA...
September 19 ,2020
Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have had talks on partnering against the threats of terrorism. The Afghan Embassy in Colombo tweeted saying...
JAPANESE INVESTORS CAN’T WAIT FOR PERFECT INVESTMENT CONDI...
September 19 ,2020
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar Friday told Japanese investors that they need to take a few risks and cannot wait for “pe...
KASHMIR DISPUTE CANNOT BE RESOLVED BY USE OF FORCE: FM QUR...
September 19 ,2020
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Friday that the Kashmir dispute cannot be solved by the use of force. In a statement, th...
UN SECURITY COUNCIL WELCOMES START OF INTRA-AFGHAN TALKS
September 19 ,2020
The UN Security Council in a statement on Friday welcomed the start of intra-Afghan talks in Doha, saying it strongly reaffirms its com...
PM Muhyiddin says Malaysia 'should quickly' hold general e...
September 19 ,2020
Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Friday (Sept 18) that his six-month-old government "should quickly" hold a general e...
TikTok to be banned from US app stores from Sunday
September 19 ,2020
The Trump administration has ordered TikTok and WeChat to be removed from US app stores.   © Reuters TikTok will be remo...
US moves to seize $330m of alleged 1MDB assets held by UK...
September 19 ,2020
 Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak was given a 12-year jail sentence in July 2020 for his involvement in what b...