So far, Al Qaeda or Al Qaeda in South Asia (AQIS) has been more active in this region. Post the Christchurch terror attacks, Al Qaeda issued a statement saying they would not attack religious places. But ISIS and Pakistan-based terror organizations like Lashkar-e-Taiba and others have no such inhibitions, writes Lt Gen Prakash Chand Katoch (retd) for South Asia Monitor
On November 7, Mohamed Nasheed was forced to step down as President of Maldives by his police and elements of the military, and hand over power to Vice President, Mohammed Waheed Hassan. Writes Rashmi Saksena
Kite-flying and Basant were always an integral part of the identity of the Lahorias for a long time.Elsewhere too in Punjab kite-flying was a popular pastime but Lahore was the real “garh” or home of it.Writes Ishtiaq Ahmed
On November 7, Mohamed Nasheed was forced to step down as President of Maldives by his police and elements of the military, and hand over power to his one-time running mate and Vice President, Mohammed Waheed Hassan. Writes Rashmi Saksena
India has stressed Africa's right to representation among the ranks of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council in an effort to bring in a sense of urgency to the long-stalled reform process.
Is there a thaw in somewhat strained Beijing-New Delhi ties? From available indications China is likely to ease its hard position on the issue of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar within a month after Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale shared "all evidences" with the Chinese leadership in Beijing about the Pakista