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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

A worker of the National Telecommunications Company, CANTV, holds a banner with a line drawing of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a pro-government rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. The acronym INFOCENTRO running along the side banner represents a government program that provides internet services free of charge. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

U.S. expels 3 Venezuelan diplomats

The Obama administration has ordered the expulsion of three Venezuelan diplomats from the U.S. after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro earlier this month kicked out three U.S. diplomats whom he accused of fomenting unrest in the Latin American nation. Published February 25, 2014

Lebanese firefighters extinguish burned cars at the site of an explosion, near the Kuwaiti Embassy and Iran's cultural center, in the suburb of Beir Hassan, Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The bombing in a Shiite district in southern Beirut killed several people on Wednesday, security officials said — the latest apparent attack linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria that has killed and wounded scores of people over the last few months. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Syria war posing ‘existential’ threat to Lebanon: ambassador

The war in Syria, which has displaced more than 9 million people and turned the region into a hotbed for terrorist activity, is posing an existential threat to Lebanon, the Middle Eastern nation's top diplomat in Washington said Friday. Published February 21, 2014

Anti-government protesters reinforce a barricade in central Kiev, late Thursday. Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people. (Associated Press)

Clashes in Ukraine capital are a reaction to rampant corruption, domestic divisions

The political upheaval that has bloodied the streets of Kiev this week is largely viewed in the Western media through a Cold War prism that pits the West against Russia, but the unrest in Ukraine has been many years in the making — a reaction to rampant corruption, lawlessness and deep domestic divisions within the country. Published February 20, 2014

A wounded Lebanese man is carried from the site of an explosion in a suburb of Beirut on Wednesday. A blast in a Shiite district in southern Beirut killed several people Wednesday, security officials said. Twin suicide bombings killed at least six people. (Associated press)

Al Qaeda affiliate targets Hezbollah in Beirut

Al Qaeda's franchise in Lebanon claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in the capital, Beirut, on Wednesday, and said the attack was in response to the role of Iran-backed Hezbollah militants in the war in Syria. Published February 19, 2014

Le Quoc Quan conviction upheld by Vietnam court

A court in Vietnam has upheld the conviction of a popular human rights lawyer and dissident on tax evasion charges, drawing a swift rebuke from the Obama administration. Published February 19, 2014

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Associated Press) ** FILE **

U.N. warns North Korea’s Kim Jong-un with a strongly worded letter

North Korea forces women to undergo abortions and young mothers to drown their newborn babies, and has starved and executed hundreds of thousands of detainees at secret prison camps — atrocities that the chairman of a U.N. panel that documented the abuses compares to those of Nazi Germany. Published February 17, 2014

Lebanese gather at the site of a car bomb explosion in a stronghold of the Shiite Hezbollah group at the southern suburb of Beirut Thursday. (Associated Press)

Bombings, killing in Lebanon become common as Syrian fighting expands

Syria's war is spilling into its neighborhood almost three years after it started, but nowhere is it doing more damage than in Lebanon, where bombings and assassinations have become routine and nearly 1 million refugees from the conflict are pushing the country to its breaking point. Published January 2, 2014

Man and machine: Gen. Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world's most popular firearm, died Monday. (Associated Press)

Kalashnikov, designer of revolutionary AK-47 assault rifle, dies in Russia

Osama bin Laden always kept one within arm's reach. Its silhouette can be seen crossed with a hoe on the national flag of Mozambique. Chilean leftist President Salvador Allende died in the famous 1973 coup holding one — a gift from Cuban ally Fidel Castro. Its distinctive image has been emblazoned across T-shirts and vodka bottles around the world. Published December 23, 2013

President Barack Obama hugs Monica Weeks, who benefited from the Affordable Care Act by remaining on her parents health care plan while getting treatment for Crohn's disease, after she introduced him to speak about the new health care law, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The President argued that his health law is preventing insurance discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions and is allowing young people to stay on their parents' coverage until age 26. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Obama weak on foreign policy, national security: poll

The majority of Americans believe President Obama is too weak on foreign policy and national security issues, and they fear that U.S. global power and prestige are in decline, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center. Published December 3, 2013

Tunisians march against the country's ruling Islamist Ennahda party in Siliana, northwest of Tunis during a general strike called to protest against the Tunisian government, Wednesday Nov 27, 2013 . General strikes were called in the northwestern city of Siliana, Gafsa and in Gabes, which is along the southeastern coast, calling for greater government investment.  (AP Photo/Aimen Zine)

Economy top concern of post-Arab Spring Tunisians: poll

Most Tunisians say their economic situation is worse than it has ever been, worry that their country is headed in the wrong direction but prefer an unstable democracy over a stable authoritarian regime. Published December 3, 2013