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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

Poll: Most Pakistanis oppose drone strikes

An overwhelming majority of Pakistanis living in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) oppose U.S. drone strikes and military operations against al Qaeda and the Taliban in the lawless region along the Afghan border, according to a new survey. Published October 1, 2010

**FILE** In this photo from Jan. 31, 2010, a U.S. Predator drone flies above Kandahar Air Field in southern Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

Pakistan quietly aids drone attacks

Pakistani officials offer behind-the-scenes support and vital intelligence for U.S. drone strikes that target terrorists operating in their territory, even as they denounce such operations in public as a violation of their sovereignty. Published September 30, 2010

Afghan ‘peace council’ draws fire

A "peace council" established Tuesday by Afghan President Hamid Karzai to negotiate with the Taliban includes the man who is thought to have invited Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan and another who served as a mentor to the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. Published September 28, 2010

In this photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, delegates to the ruling Worker's Party meeting make their way upon arriving at Pyongyang station, North Korea, on Monday Sept. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

Kim’s heir apparent set for debut in Pyongyang

North Korea's ruling Workers' Party is expected to unveil Kim Jong-il's third son as the successor to the ailing "Dear Leader" at a rare meeting in Pyongyang on Tuesday. Published September 26, 2010

Delegates at U.N. pressed on vote in Sudan

A human rights group and Darfuris who fled ethnic violence in their homeland are urging delegates from more than 30 countries, including President Obama, who are meeting Friday in New York to press the Sudanese government to ensure a free and fair referendum on the independence of southern Sudan on Jan. 9. Published September 23, 2010

Problems plague India’s Commonwealth Games

India's efforts to outshine the Beijing Summer Olympics with next month's Commonwealth Games are foundering under unsanitary quarters, construction delays, a record monsoon and an outbreak of dengue fever. Published September 21, 2010

**FILE** Sudanese First Vice President Salva Kiir swears an oath in front of President Omar Bashir in Khartoum, Sudan, after an election marred by boycotts and fraud allegations in May. (Associated Press)

Sudan slow to act on referendum, official says

Delaying the Jan. 9 referendum on whether to divide Sudan into two countries would create instability and renew violence in the African nation, Sudanese First Vice President Salva Kiir, president of southern Sudan, warned Monday. Published September 20, 2010

Afghans burn an effigy of the Rev. Terry Jones, the pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center, during a demonstration Monday in Kabul. Hundreds of Afghans railed against the U.S. and called for President Obama's death at a rally in the capital to denounce the American church's plans to burn copies of the Koran on Sept. 11. (Associated Press)

Koran protest stokes emotions

A proposed book-burning by an evangelical pastor in a Florida college town this weekend has inflamed sensitivities from Afghanistan to Washington, D.C., and added a wrinkle in U.S. relations with Muslims abroad. Published September 7, 2010

Indian nuke bill seen as bad for business

A bill approved last week by the Indian Parliament that holds suppliers of nuclear reactors and raw materials liable in the event of an accident is raising concerns that it will scare away foreign businesses from India's lucrative energy market. Published September 5, 2010

U.N. report on Congo genocide strengthened

A draft U.N. report accusing the Rwandan army of massacring Hutus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 1990s is corroborated by findings of an international human rights group. Published September 3, 2010

**FILE** Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud (Associated Press)

Pakistani Taliban added to terrorism blacklist

The Obama administration on Wednesday put the Pakistani Taliban on its international terrorism blacklist and announced a $5 million reward for information on the group's leaders Hakimullah Mehsud and Wali Ur Rehman. Published September 1, 2010

TENT CITY: Pakistani families gather to get the evening meal from a food-distribution point in a camp for flood-affected people in Sukkur, Pakistan, on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Pakistani implores world to help after floods

Pakistan's ambassador to the United States is warning that militants will exploit the aftermath of devastating floods unless the international community moves quickly to alleviate the massive humanitarian crisis of 20 million dislocated people. Published August 31, 2010

A Pakistani flood survivor interacts with Rajiv Shah, left, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, during his visit to camp in Sukkur, Pakistan on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Khurram Shahzad)

USAID head hurried out of Pakistan relief camp

USAID Administrator Raj Shah was forced to cut short a visit to a flood relief camp in Pakistan this week after his security detail detected “suspicious individuals” in the area. Published August 27, 2010

A sick Pakistani's bed sits outside Tuesday for lack of room at a rural health center in a flood-affected district of Punjab province. Hundreds of health facilities have been damaged by flooding. (Associated Press)

Pakistan flooding stirs U.S. fears

Pakistan's worst floods in 80 years are increasing worries in Washington that the disaster will undermine the South Asian nation's political stability and jeopardize U.S. gains across the border in Afghanistan. Published August 24, 2010

Saudi court rules: Paralyze man who crippled another

A Saudi Arabian court has ruled that a convicted man's spinal cord should be severed so he is paralyzed as part of the kingdom's Islamic-law-oriented retribution for similar injuries he is said to have inflicted upon another man in a fight. Published August 23, 2010

Pakistanis displaced by flooding fight for blankets during an aid distribution at a temporary camp set up in Sukkar, southern Pakistan, on Thursday. After devastating floods, the U.S. has pledged an additional $60 million in aid to Pakistan.

White House vows more aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan

The Obama administration on Thursday pledged an additional $60 million in aid to Pakistan as the South Asian nation grapples with the devastation caused by its worst floods in 80 years. Published August 19, 2010

Muslims around world monitor mosque debate

Muslims around the world see the ground zero mosque debate raging in the U.S. as a litmus test of American tolerance, and generally appreciate President Obama's involvement. Published August 18, 2010