Bangladesh, India exchange land islands in historic deal

Jul 31, 2015

Bangladesh, India exchange land islands in historic deal

Bangladesh and India prepared Friday to swap tiny islands of land, ending one of the world’s most intractable border disputes that has kept thousands of people in stateless limbo for nearly 70 years. Officials of two nations will hoist their respective national flags in ...

Gunmen storm police station in Indian Punjab; six killed

Jul 27, 2015

Gunmen storm police station in Indian Punjab; six killed

Heavily armed men dressed in military fatigues stormed a police station Monday in India’s northern frontier state of Punjab close to the border with Pakistan, killing six people and wounding several others. Police exchanged fire with the attackers, who remained holed up in the ...

Jul 17, 2015

The forgotten nuclear deal

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Could the deal with Iran follow the trajectory of the deal with India: a great strategic move, followed by protracted negotiations on follow-up steps, moving goalposts, and the gradual diminution of the original accord?

Jul 12, 2015

Cocaine smugglers turn to South Asia for new routes, markets

Police who seized Asia’s largest known shipment of liquid cocaine at a Bangladeshi port late last month say it was headed for India, the latest sign that drug cartels are increasingly plying their trade in South Asia. It isn’t clear whether India was the ...

Jul 7, 2015

Saving Tibet's unique heritage

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With China's mega-dams, mines and military activities in Tibet set to increasingly affect Asia's environment and security, the world's leading democracies must consider playing a discreet role to help save the Tibetan plateau's unique heritage from becoming extinct.