Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refused to board buses that would have taken them to Mynamar. This resulted in Myanmar missing the August 2019 target for repatriation.This resulted in Myanmar missing the August 2019 target for repatriation. An earlier deadline was missed in January 2018, when Bangladesh delayed repatraition plans. Repatriation targets According to United Nations … Continued
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Joint Military Exercise MAITREE-2019 between India and Thailand will be conducted at Foreign Training Node, Umroi (Meghalaya) from 16-29 Sep 2019. Indian and Royal Thailand Army (RTA) comprising 50 soldiers each will participate in the exercise with an aim to share experience gained during various counter terrorism operations in their respective countries. About MAITREE Exercise … Continued
In a dramatic set of posts on Twitter, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the cessation of peace negotiations with the Taliban. His tweets abruptly seem to have indicated the end, at least for now, to the negotiations conducted by the chief U.S. negotiator, Zalmay Khalilzad, with the Taliban. State of negotiations Mr. Khalilzad had disclosed … Continued
Source: The Hindu Business line Russia is eager to develop its Far East region, where 98 per cent of diamond and 50 per cent of gold of Russia are mined. During the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended $1 billion line of credit to Russia for development of … Continued
Source: The Hindu The agreement on the Kartarpur Corridor project, which will open the famed pilgrimage centre to Indians, could not be signed after Pakistan declared that it would charge fees from the visitors. A statement from government sources said the two sides, which met in Attari, were in agreement on most points, but the … Continued
Source: The Hindu and Wikipedia Mr. Modi, who arrived in Russia on a two-day visit, during which he will also attend the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit to the Russian Far East region. Major Highlights 1. PM Modi and President Putin made joint statement that India and Russia … Continued
Source: The Indian Express After three months of mass protests triggered the worst crisis in Hong Kong since it returned to Chinese control in 1997, the city’s Beijing-backed Chief Executive announced the withdrawal of the proposed Extradition law, which was at the heart of the people’s anger. It is not immediately clear whether this alone … Continued
Source: The Indian Express Drafted last week, the agreement sets out a timeline for withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. It is not a peace deal, the onus for which lies with the Afghan government. What are the challenges it faces? The United States and Taliban have reached a deal for American troops to withdraw … Continued
Source: The Hindu Consular access More than three and a half years after Pakistan announced it had arrested Kulbhushan Jadhav on charges of espionage and terrorism, India finally received consular access to him. The path to receiving the access, which should technically have been provided shortly after the arrest, had to be bitterly fought for … Continued
Source: The Hindu British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s move to “prorogue” or suspend Parliament for over five weeks beginning September second week has triggered furious responses from opposition leaders, who call the decision a threat to democracy. The decision comes at a time when Britain is inching closer towards the October 31 deadline for Brexit. … Continued