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Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.


Articles by Ashish Kumar Sen

Secretary of State John F. Kerry (right) talks with Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Libyan leader meets Obama, vows justice for Benghazi attack

Libya's prime minister met Wednesday with President Obama at the White House and vowed that justice will be served in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi in which four Americans were killed. Published March 13, 2013

**FILE** Libyans watch a Sept. 21, 2012, protest in Benghazi, Libya, against Ansar al-Shariah Brigades and other Islamic militias. (Associated Press)

FBI: Benghazi probe slowed in lawless area of Libya

U.S. and Libyan authorities investigating the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi are being hamstrung by the Libyan government's lack of control over the eastern part of the country. Published March 12, 2013

Workers and others attend an inauguration of an oil facility by Sudan Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha in South Kordofan, Sudan, on Dec. 20, 2012. (Associated Press)

Sudan, South Sudan agree to oil export deal

South Sudan will begin pumping oil on March 24, under an agreement signed Tuesday by Sudan and South Sudan that will restart the countries' oil export industry. Published March 12, 2013

** FILE ** Vladimir Putin has shown little interest in resetting Russian relations with the U.S. once again during his third term as president. (Ria Novosti via Associated Press)

Obama ‘forgot’ human rights; Russian wants U.S. off sidelines

The Obama administration's "reset" of its relationship with Russia has largely failed, and in his second term, the president must press Moscow harder on human rights, which are under threat from President Vladimir Putin, Russian opposition leaders and Kremlin critics say. Published March 10, 2013

** FILE ** Members of the United Nations Security Council vote for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, during a meeting at U.N. headquarters on March 7, 2013. (Associated Press)

U.N. hits North Korea with new sanctions

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea to punish it for its Feb. 12 nuclear test, hours after Pyongyang threatened a "pre-emptive" nuclear strike against the United States. Published March 7, 2013

The top U.N. envoy to Libya said in late 2011 that some weapons depots in Libya had still not been secured properly, and that much had "already gone missing." An open crate at the same facility reveals a rocket inside. (Associated Press)

Smuggled Libyan arms disrupting North Africa

The Obama administration and other Western governments ignored early warnings about small arms and explosives being smuggled out of Libya — weapons that now have fallen into the hands of al Qaeda-linked militants waging war across North Africa. Published February 28, 2013

** FILE ** Park Geun-hye (center), South Korea's new president, arrives for the official dinner at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Ms. Park took office as the country's first female president earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Kim Jae-hwan, Pool)

Disputes in Asia pose challenge to Obama

Japan's territorial disputes with South Korea and China, a belligerent North Korea, and an increasingly assertive China are posing challenges to the Obama administration as it seeks to deepen its engagement with Asia, analysts say. Published February 25, 2013

** FILE ** North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks at a banquet for rocket scientists in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in this image made from video. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video)

North Korea threat triggers global backlash

North Korea on Tuesday threatened to destroy South Korea and hinted at "stronger steps" after its third nuclear test last week, prompting a stern response from the Obama administration and European nations. Published February 19, 2013

Dissidents blame camp attack on Iraq

An Iranian dissident group says Iraq's government had a hand in a rocket and mortar attack on its refugee camp north of Baghdad where seven people were killed and dozens injured earlier this month. Published February 18, 2013

Sudanese rebels offer cease-fire

A leader of a Sudanese rebel movement says his group is ready to pause a bloody war with Sudan's armed forces so that people affected by nearly two years of fighting can receive desperately needed humanitarian aid. Published February 17, 2013