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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

Warlord Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, reportedly "wants to lay down his arms," a spokesman for the Central African Republic government said. (Associated Press)

Central African Republic negotiating for surrender of warlord Kony

The Central African Republic says it is negotiating the surrender of warlord Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) who is the subject of a U.S.-aided manhunt, but the Obama administration said Thursday it has "little reason to believe" the Ugandan rebel is part of the talks. Published November 21, 2013

Survivors wait in line for relief goods on a flooded road at typhoon-ravaged Tacloban in central Philippines on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Debris, destruction in Philippines slow flow of aid

Food, water and medical supplies trickled into hard-hit areas of the Philippines on Tuesday, as the U.S. dispatched an aircraft carrier group to lend aid and the U.N. appealed for $301 million in emergency assistance to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which killed at least 2,000 people. Published November 12, 2013

FILE - In this file image taken on Nov. 26, 2008, Hakimullah Meshud, then the deputy Pakistani Taliban leader, is flanked by his comrades in Orakzai tribal region of Pakistan. Intelligence officials said Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 that the leader of the Pakistani Taliban Hakimullah Mehsud was one of three people killed in a U.S. drone strike.  (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mehsud)

Pakistani Taliban chose Malala plotter as new leader

Pakistani Taliban militants have named a hard-liner opposed to peace talks and linked to the shooting of a Pakistani schoolgirl as successor to their leader who was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week. Published November 7, 2013

A Syrian woman carries buckets to fill with water at a refugee camp at Delhamiyeh village in the Bekaa valley in eastern Lebanon. More than 812,000 Syrians in Lebanon are urban refugees, who live not in camps but in cities and towns. (Associated Press)

Syrian war refugees find crowds, crime, contagion at camps

Kilian Kleinschmidt, a hardened veteran of international humanitarian crises, finds it too painful to listen to the stories of death and destruction from refugees fleeing Syria's relentless civil war, as they flood across the border to a crowded camp in northern Jordan. Published November 5, 2013

Iraqi policemen search a car at a checkpoint in central Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is scheduled to speak about his country's plight to a Washington audience tonight, a day ahead of a White House meeting with President Barack Obama. The two leaders plan to discuss Iraq's request for more weapons, training and manpower to battle deadly attacks by a resurgent al-Qaida in Iraq. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Iraqi premier asks U.S. for arms, intel to battle al Qaeda

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki urged the U.S. Thursday to provide his government with counterterrorism aid, including intelligence sharing, to help it tackle a rising tide of al Qaeda-inspired violence. Published October 31, 2013

Obama likely to deny Pakistani request to stop drone strikes

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to ask President Obama to end U.S. drone strikes against suspected terrorists in Pakistan and mediate a long-standing dispute with India when the two leaders meet at the White House on Wednesday. Published October 22, 2013

** FILE ** In this March 13, 2013, file photo, Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan speaks during a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department in Washington. A government official says Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped by gunmen early Thursday morning, Oct. 10, 2013, from a hotel in Tripoli where he resides. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Kidnapping of Libya’s prime minister shows militias’ power

The abduction of Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan in Tripoli on Thursday by heavily armed gunmen on the government payroll underscores the power militias wield in the North African nation two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Published October 10, 2013

Electoral commission staff count ballot papers after voting closed at a polling station in Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Azerbaijan’s president won a third five-year term by a landslide in Wednesday’s vote, according to an exit poll, extending decades of dynastic rule in the oil-rich Caspian Sea nation allied with the West. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

State Dept. knocks election in Azerbaijan

The Obama administration said Thursday that the election of Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev to an an unprecedented third term fell short of international standards. Published October 10, 2013

U.S. suspending aid to Egypt to signal displeasure

The Obama administration said Wednesday it is suspending hundreds of millions of dollars of military aid, including the delivery of defense equipment and cash, to Egypt in an attempt to nudge the interim government in Cairo to pave the way for an inclusive, democratically elected government. Published October 9, 2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, waves to supporters upon his arrival from the US near the Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Iranians from across the political spectrum hailed Saturday the historic phone conversation between President Barack Obama and Rouhani, reflecting wide support for an initiative that has the backing of both reformists and the country's conservative clerical leadership. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

EU diplomat wary of Iran’s overtures to West

The European Union's foreign policy chief warned Monday against rushing to ease economic sanctions on Iran following last week's diplomatic breakthroughs between the Islamic republic's new leadership and the West. Published September 30, 2013