Eltaf Najafizada
Narendra Modi celebrates at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters in New Delhi on Sunday.
Dec 4, 2023
Narendra Modi’s party wins key state polls, boosting re-election bid
Opposition parties' fairly comprehensive losses will buoy the ruling party and the "exceptionally popular" Indian prime minister ahead of national polls.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses media on the first day of the five-day long special parliamentary session, in New Delhi on Sept.18.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 26, 2023
India's ruling party linked with anti-Muslim hate speech: report
The report found that more than half of the documented incidents this year were orchestrated by the ruling BJP and affiliates.
Japan Times
Apr 20, 2023
India's population surpasses China's, sights set on an economy to match
Economists says India needs to improve urbanization, infrastructure, labor force improvements and boosting manufacturing to cash in on its demographic dividend.
Japan Times
Feb 7, 2023
Dollars smuggled from Pakistan bring lifeline for Taliban but pain for Islamabad
Outflows to Afghanistan are exacerbating a rapidly developing economic crisis for Pakistan while softening the impact of U.S. and Europe sanctions.
Japan Times
Sep 27, 2022
China wooed Taliban with investment promises that haven’t panned out
Afghanistan's economy is collapsing, 19 million people are at risk of acute hunger and the investment the Taliban were counting on from Beijing hasn't arrived.
Japan Times
Apr 6, 2022
Climate change is making Afghanistan’s hunger crisis worse
As the planet warms, the worst dry spell in two decades has coincided with Afghanistan's political and economic upheaval.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 8, 2021
Quiet Taliban deal-maker holds key role to Afghanistan’s future
Baradar will have to convince world leaders that this is a different Taliban, a more moderate version of a group
Japan Times
Jul 9, 2021
Taliban resurgence raises terrorism fears from Moscow to Beijing
The Taliban have dramatically expanded their hold on Afghan territory in recent months, leaving the U.S.-backed government in control of little more than 20% of the country.


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