VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: August 18, 2020

Four-pronged strategy being pursued to deal with India: FM: DAWN

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi explained the government’s four-point strategy over dealing with India on Monday and emphasised that in a changing world, there would have to be a greater reliance on national strength rather than looking towards international structures. Participating in a webinar on “Annexation of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir: Lessons for Regional Security”, organised by Islamabad Policy Institute (IPI), the foreign minister said there was a “new world, brave or grave, that is upon us, and with which we have to contend. Click here to read...

Ghani Will 'Not Compromise' Afghans' Fate Despite Intl Pressure: TOLO News

President Ashraf Ghani on Monday warned that a possible deal made by the international community on the fate of Afghans will be rejected by Kabul, and he pledged that the republic and the government forces will not be compromised in the peace process with the Taliban. “We are not ready for compromise. If the world compromised on us, we will stand and will say no to the world,” Ghani said. Click here to read...

Govt decides to help send back expats to UAE: Dhaka Tribune

The government has decided to help send back the 75 migrant workers who were not allowed to enter the UAE earlier and were sent back to Bangladesh on Monday. Following the development, officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment and Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism sat at an emergency meeting to decide the course of action regarding the issue. Click here to read...

Virus is taking hold in community, warn public health experts: The Kathmandu Post

A 58-year-old woman from Bhotahiti was among the three people who succumbed to the coronavirus on Monday. She had been taken to Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Teku a couple of weeks ago after she had a mild cough and a fever and difficulty breathing, The woman was later referred to Patan Hospital for intensive care where she breathed her last. According to a source at Patan Hospital, the woman had not visited any coronavirus hotspot. Nor had she come in close contact with an infected person. Authorities have not been able to trace the source of her infection as of Monday. Click here to read...

Poll results show rejection of former administration: US Envoy: Daily Mirror

US Ambassador Alaina Teplitz, who met with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, has said the general election results showed that the previous administration has been rejected, the Prime Minister’s Media Division said yesterday. The Media Division quoting the Ambassador said she noted that the election was conducted in a free, fair and peaceful manner and the results showed the “rejection of the previous administration.” Click here to read...

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