Alasdair Pal

UN criticises 'disturbing' arrest of rights activist in Indian Kashmir

Nov 23 2021

SRINAGAR Rights groups including the United Nations have criticised the arrest of a prominent activist in Indian-administered Kashmir on terror funding charges.

Britain to fund $3 billion worth of green investments in developing economies

Nov 01 2021

NEW DELHI/GLASGOW Britain announced on Monday it will fund green investments of more than 3 billion pounds ($4.11 billion) over five years and new guarantees to support clean infrastructure projects in developing economies.

EXCLUSIVE-Britain to back $1 bln World Bank green loan to India, sources say

Nov 01 2021

NEW DELHI, Nov 1 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a sovereign guarantee for a $1 billion World Bank loan for India to develop green infrastructure, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

India floods block roads, sweep away bridges; 46 dead

Oct 20 2021

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -Floods unleashed by days of unseasonal heavy rain have wrecked crops, blocked roads and washed away bridges in northern India, killing at least 46 people, officials said on Wednesday, as they mounted rescue efforts for those stranded.

Islamic State uses Taliban's own tactics to attack Afghanistan's new rulers

Sep 23 2021

A little more than a month after toppling the Western-backed government in Kabul, Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers are facing internal enemies who have adopted many of the tactics of urban warfare that marked their own successful guerrilla campaign.

Indian foreign minister urges UK to resolve COVID quarantine dispute

Sep 21 2021

NEW DELHI India's foreign minister on Tuesday urged Britain to remove a rule requiring Indians visiting there to quarantine even if they are fully vaccinated.


Sep 18 2021

[17日 ロイター] - アフガニスタンの首都カブールで17日、女性問題省の施設から表示板が外され、「勧善懲悪省」に置き換えられた。同省で働いていた女性職員らは、施設から締め出されたと語っている。


Sep 18 2021

[17日 ロイター] - アフガニスタンの首都カブールで17日、女性問題省の施設から表示板が外され、「勧善懲悪省」に置き換えられた。同省で働いていた女性職員らは、施設から締め出されたと語っている。

Taliban replaces women's ministry with ministry of virtue and vice

Sep 17 2021

Workers in the Afghan capital Kabul replaced signs for the country's women's ministry with those for the Taliban's moral police on Friday, as female former employees of the department said they had been locked out of the building. | Video

UN envoy meets new Afghan interior minister wanted by U.S.

Sep 16 2021

A U.N. envoy has met Afghanistan's new interior minister who was for years was one of the world's most wanted Islamist militants and is now part of a government trying to head off a humanitarian crisis.

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