Sri Lankan navy to train Malaysian security forces in sea combat

Sri Lankan navy to train Malaysian security forces in sea combat

Kuala Lumpur, November 18 (The New Straits Times):  The Sri Lankan navy will be training Malaysian security personnel drawn from the police, the armed forces, and  the Maritime Enforcement Agency next year. Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) commander Datuk Hazani Ghazali said the expertizes of the Sri Lankans in safeguarding their waters are recognized worldwide. […]

Wahhabist terror has had many fathers in history

Wahhabist terror has had many fathers in history

By Prof. Nur Yalman/Harvard University Suicide attacks in beloved Barcelona. We are once again left aghast at the cruelty of an entire group of malevolent people. These evil acts should have no place in civilized existence. Where do they come from? What is their purpose? What is to be done? First of all, we must […]

Turkey could be an additional player in South Asian affairs

Turkey could be an additional player in South Asian affairs

With improvement of ties with Bangladesh after the standoff over the 1971 war crimes trials, and with the strengthening of relations with Pakistan, an economically resurgent and politically ambitious Turkey may become a factor in South Asian affairs in course of time, writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT. Pakistan Foreign Minister Mohammad Asif’s recent visit to Turkey […]

7000 Afghan films hidden form the Taliban are now being digitized

7000 Afghan films hidden form the Taliban are now being digitized

Kabul, September 9 (AFP): The Taliban, who banned popular entertainment including cinema and music during their brutal 1996-2001, raided Afghanistan’s state-run film company and burned several movie reels — but thousands more were hidden and are now being digitised. When the Taliban charged in to Afghanistan’s state-run film company in the mid-1990s intent on destroying […]

China and Pakistani army will be main beneficiaries of Trump’s Afghan policy

China and Pakistani army will be main beneficiaries of Trump’s Afghan policy

Abhishek Parajuli/The Guardian Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, is not a man predisposed to smiling. And yet, as I watched Donald Trump outline his Afghanistan strategy, I could easily imagine his face lighting up. If there is one clear winner of the new approach in Afghanistan, it is China. The sternest rebuke in Trump’s speech […]

Three blasts in a Kabul funeral kill 20

Three blasts in a Kabul funeral kill 20

Kabul, June 3 (Agencies): Three blasts in Kabul on Saturday killed at least 20 people at a funeral for one of the victims of clashes between police and protesters a day before. The explosions continued a wave of violence in the capital since a devastating truck bombing on Wednesday killed 90 and injured hundreds. Twenty […]

India could be persuaded to send 15,000 to 20,000 troops to Afghanistan: Expert

India could be persuaded to send 15,000 to 20,000 troops to Afghanistan: Expert

Washington, June 3 (Pajhwok): With the Trump Administration in the US looking at other countries to share responsibilities in addressing major global challenges, a prominent Indian defense expert told a Washington audience on Thursday that New Delhi could perhaps be persuaded to send up to a division of Indian troops – around 15,000 — to […]

Afghanistan’s first all-women TV station goes on air on Sunday

Afghanistan’s first all-women TV station goes on air on Sunday

Kabul, May 20 (Reuters): Afghanistan’ first all-women TV station, Zan TV (“Women’s TV”), goes on air on Sunday ,May 20. The launch has been preceded by a high-profile marketing campaign on billboards in Kabul and on social media. Female newsreaders appear regularly on many Afghan channels, but an entire station for women is a novelty. […]

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