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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

Rights groups question Indian activist’s conviction

An Indian court's decision to sentence an award-winning human rights activist and physician to life in prison on charges of sedition has caused an uproar among civil rights groups, who claim that evidence in the case was fabricated. Published December 30, 2010

Sudanese president warns against secession

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has alarmed human rights activists and non-Muslims in the south of his country by saying that strict Islamic law will be enforced in the north if the south secedes in a referendum next month. Published December 20, 2010

** FILE ** President Obama (center), accompanied by (from left) Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Marine Gen. James Cartwright, speaks about the Afghanistan-Pakistan annual review on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama vows to be more relentless than Taliban, al Qaeda

The Obama administration on Thursday said it is committed to the strategic defeat of al Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan, noting that the terrorist group continues to launch attacks against the U.S. and its allies from havens in the region. Published December 16, 2010

Afghan report to fault Pakistan safe havens

The Obama administration will identify Pakistan's continuing support for terrorist havens and the absence of good governance in Afghanistan as key factors that are undermining U.S. and coalition efforts in Afghanistan. Published December 15, 2010

Referendum on oil-rich Sudan province likely delayed

A referendum to decide the fate of an oil-rich province of Sudan is unlikely to be held on time as northerners and southerners remain locked in an impasse over issues that include voting rights, demarcation of borders and oil revenue. Published December 14, 2010

**FILE** Liu Xiaobo (Associated Press)

House OKs resolution to release jailed Chinese dissident

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for the release of jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and congratulating him on winning this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Published December 8, 2010

Clinton: Pakistani militants ran group from jail

Two leaders of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) continued to run the Pakistan-based terrorist group's operations while locked up in a Pakistani prison, according to a 2009 diplomatic message by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Published December 7, 2010

War-crimes probe opened against N. Korea

World leaders focused attention on North Korea on Monday, as an International Criminal Court prosecutor opened a war-crimes investigation into the reclusive country's recent military strikes and as U.S., Japanese and South Korean officials conferred at the State Department. Published December 6, 2010

Treasury Department acts against members of terrorist group

The Treasury Department on Thursday acted against three senior members of Pakistan-based terrorist groups that have been behind attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, including the kidnapping and beheading of a U.S. journalist. Published December 2, 2010

China warns Nobel winner’s kin against going to Oslo

Chinese authorities are warning the family and friends of jailed democracy activist Liu Xiaobo against traveling to Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on his behalf and have stepped up a campaign to discourage other governments from sending representatives to the investiture ceremony on Dec. 10. Published December 1, 2010

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, shakes hands with Vijay Nambiar, chief of staff for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, after their meeting at her home on Saturday in Yangon, Myanmar. Mrs. Suu Kyi met for more than an hour with Mr. Nambiar and said she hopes the talks will be the first of many with the world body to solve the country's problems. (Associated Press)

Suu Kyi seeks to review sanctions on Myanmar

Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi wants to review the consequences of sanctions on her country, Myanmar, before she can determine whether these curbs need to be lifted or focused more sharply. Published November 28, 2010

BRINK OF WAR: South Koreans watch smoke rising from South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island near the border with North Korea on Tuesday. The North fired artillery barrages onto the island. South Korea returned fire and launched fighter jets. (Associated Press)

North Korea fires on South Korea

President Obama and his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak have pledged to hold joint military exercises and enhanced training after North Korea's military forces fired artillery against a South Korean island, prompting the South's forces to return fire. Published November 23, 2010

U.S. officials: China must act on N. Korea violation

China must respond firmly to a violation by North Korea of commitments made by Pyongyang during the course of six-party nuclear negotiations, present and former U.S. officials said on Monday. Published November 22, 2010

Sudanese accused of trying to ‘extort’ U.S.

The leaders of northern Sudan are trying to "extort" incentives from the Obama administration in exchange for holding an on-time referendum on the fate of Abyei, a senior southern Sudanese leader said ahead of a key meeting to break an impasse over the oil-rich province. Published November 21, 2010

Clinton urges Sudanese to make ‘tough compromises’

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday urged the leaders of northern and southern Sudan to make some "tough compromises" to settle their differences on the status of an oil-rich region and allow a referendum to go ahead as planned. Published November 16, 2010

Burma releases democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Burma’s military junta on Saturday released pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest to cheers from overjoyed supporters and cautious optimism from the international community. Published November 13, 2010