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Ex-Sri Lankan navy chief describes how US helped destroy LTTE floating armories

Ex-Sri Lankan navy chief describes how US helped destroy LTTE floating armories

Colombo, February 10 (The New Indian Express): Former Sri Lankan navy chief Adm.Jayanath Colombage, has described in his recently published book Asymmetric Warfare At Sea: The Case of Sri Lanka how the United States helped the Sri Lankan navy destroy the LTTE’s “floating armories” by supplying vital satellite images of the location of these ship-borne warehouses.. The destruction of the...

Trump’s spelling bloomers

Trump’s spelling bloomers

By Dana Milbank/The Washington Post The Trump White House on Monday night, attempting to demonstrate that the media had ignored terrorism, released a list of 78 “underreported” attacks. The list didn’t expose anything new about terrorist attacks, but it did reveal a previously underreported assault by the Trump administration on the conventions of written English. Twenty-seven times, the White House memo...

China’s debt-trap diplomacy

China’s debt-trap diplomacy

By Brahma Chellaney/Project Syndicate If there is one thing at which China’s leaders truly excel, it is the use of economic tools to advance their country’s geostrategic interests. Through its $1 trillion “one belt, one road” initiative, China is supporting infrastructure projects in strategically located developing countries, often by extending huge loans to their governments. As a result, countries are...

Ex-US envoy and academic of Afghan origin being probed for money laundering

Ex-US envoy and academic of Afghan origin being probed for money laundering

Vienna, February 2 (BBC/NIA): top former US Ambassador of Afghan origin, Zalmay Khalilzad, is being investigated for alleged money-laundering through his wife's bank account in Vienna, reports from Austria say. Zalmay Khalilzad is accused of transferring $1.4 million (£0.9 million) to his wife's account, Profil magazine reports. The money is said to be linked to activities involving companies in Iraq...

Hindu Americans divided on Trump’s immigration ban

Hindu Americans divided on Trump’s immigration ban

Washington. February 1 (Indian Express): The Hindu-American community is divided on US President Donald Trump’s new executive orders on immigration with some calling it “fundamentally illegal,” while others asking for including Pakistan and Saudi Arabia in the list of nations whose citizens have been denied entry in the US. The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed concern over the practical and...

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