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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

Ship sinking complicates N. Korea ties

The sinking of a South Korean warship has complicated an already strained relationship with North Korea, according to the U.S. envoy for North Korean human rights issues. Published April 29, 2010

U.S.: Bhutto accusation ‘outrageous’

A retired Pakistani intelligence chief says the U.S. played a role in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, a charge the U.S. has dismissed as "outrageous." Published April 27, 2010

Gadhafi: Nuclear summit snub a ‘blunder’

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi says a U.S. decision not to invite Libya to the recent Nuclear Security Summit in Washington was a "political blunder" and such treatment will not encourage Iran and North Korea to give up their nuclear ambitions. Published April 27, 2010

Senior official quits Amnesty International

A senior official at Amnesty International quit the human rights group this month after raising an alarm over its ties to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee and what she describes as his pro-jihad group. Published April 22, 2010

White House: ‘Serious irregularities’ in Sudan elections

The Obama administration on Tuesday criticized Sudan's National Elections Commission for failing to prevent problems during last week's elections, saying the process was marred by "serious irregularities." Published April 21, 2010

U.S., Iraqi forces report killing two al Qaeda leaders

U.S. and Iraqi forces killed two al Qaeda leaders this week in what U.S. officials described as a significant blow to the terrorist organization and promptly hailed as an Iraqi success story. Published April 20, 2010

Chinese firms boost nuclear threats

Unchecked proliferation by Chinese firms has undermined a global effort to keep nuclear and missile technology out of the hands of terrorists. Published April 15, 2010

Sudanese president likely to be re-elected

Sudanese voting in their first multiparty elections in 24 years on Sunday are expected to re-elect President Omar al-Bashir, who is accused of genocide in Darfur, in part because many of his opponents decided to boycott the vote claiming it had been rigged. Published April 12, 2010

Karzai rhetoric threatens U.S. offensive

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's public accusations of vote-rigging against the West are eroding support among international backers already concerned about rampant corruption in his government and are jeopardizing a major U.S. offensive in the heartland of the Taliban, analysts say. Published April 8, 2010

Congress allays Pakistani fears over aid

Congress moved Wednesday to soften opposition in Pakistan to a U.S. aid package over conditions for receiving future assistance, including $7.5 billion for civilian reconstruction and job-creation projects over a five-year period. Published October 15, 2009

Congress softens Pakistan aid conditions

UPDATED: Congress moved Wednesday to soften opposition in Pakistan to a U.S. aid package over conditions for receiving future assistance, including $7.5 billion for civilian reconstruction and job-creation projects over a five-year period. Published October 14, 2009

Commandos free hostages in Pakistan

Pakistani commandos freed 22 soldiers and civilians being held hostage by militants inside army headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, killing four of the militants in a dawn raid Sunday, the military said. Published October 11, 2009

Hostages held in Pakistan Taliban attack

Taliban militants, heavily armed and disguised in military uniforms, struck at the heart of Pakistan's military establishment in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Saturday, taking up to 15 soldiers hostage and killing 6, including two ranking officers. Published October 11, 2009

U.S. prepares for second Karzai term

Washington and its NATO allies are preparing for a second term for Afghan President Hamid Karzai and will not press for a runoff election despite evidence of widespread fraud in the Aug. 20 polls, a U.S. official and Afghan specialists say. Published October 9, 2009

Mufti: More Afghan troops not the answer

A senior Egyptian Muslim cleric says President Obama should not send more troops to Afghanistan and instead focus on helping Afghans. Published October 7, 2009

Jakarta blasts show Jemaah Islamiyah still a threat

Twin hotel bombings that killed eight people in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta Friday are evidence that the country's main terrorist group, Jemaah Islamiyah, is viable and still may be benefiting from support from al Qaeda, a U.S. counterterrorism official said. Published July 18, 2009

Beijing threatens to execute ‘key rioters’

China's crackdown on Muslim protesters in the western province of Xinjiang took an even more ominous turn Wednesday as a Communist Party official vowed to execute those responsible for the deadly riots. Published July 9, 2009