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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

In this photo released by the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), U.N. Security Council delegation members Susan Rice (center), U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Nestor Osorio (leaving helicopter) of Columbia arrive in Malau, Sudan, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Seventy northern Sudanese troops were killed and more than 120 are missing from an attack last week by southern Sudanese forces near the disputed region of Abyei, a Sudanese diplomat said Tuesday, while Ms. Rice called the incident a "serious violation" of the peace agreement. (AP Photo/UNMIS, Paul Banks)

Tribal, rebel clashes wreck areas in South Sudan

A tribal conflict is worsening in South Sudan’s largest state, where the U.S. estimates more than 100,000 civilians already have been displaced, according to a satellite monitoring project. Published August 6, 2013

"We have resources, oil, gas. Surprisingly there is only one American company engaged in gas exploration,” said Liberata Mulamula, Tanzanian ambassador. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

Tanzanian ambassador urges American companies to compete for USA contracts

With the U.S. government poised to invest billions of dollars more in aid to Africa, American companies are in danger of failing to cash in on the new largesse because of fears about the continent's stability, the ambassador from one of Washington's major African allies told editors and reporters at The Washington Times on Monday. Published July 29, 2013

President Obama walks from Marine One to the Oval Office as he arrives at the White House, Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Washington, after speaking in Jacksonville, Fla., about his vision for rebuilding the economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama talks rights, trade with Vietnamese leader

President Obama said he had a "very candid conversation" on human rights Thursday with Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang at the White House, and the leader of the Southeast Asian nation said the two "still have differences on the issue." Published July 25, 2013

Activist presses Ukraine for release of Tymoshenko

A Ukrainian civic activist says Ukraine's president must release a jailed former prime minister and adopt judicial and electoral reforms to meet benchmarks for closer relations with the European Union. Published July 24, 2013

Egypt’s Chief Justice Adly Mansour is sworn in as the country’s interim president on Thursday. (Associated Press)

Egyptian leader, military warn against violence ahead of planned protests

Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour said Thursday that elements in the country want to plunge it into turmoil, and the military issued a stern warning against violence a day before large protests are planned by supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Published July 18, 2013


Egypt swears in new Cabinet that excludes Islamists

Egypt's interim president on Tuesday swore-in a new Cabinet stocked with liberals, women, secularists and Christians — but no Islamists — and appears to give greater powers to the military chief who toppled the country's first democratically elected president two weeks ago. Published July 16, 2013

Opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi run from fireworks fired by pro-Morsi supporters during clashes on a bridge in central Cairo on Monday, July 15, 2013. Thousands of supporters of the deposed president held mass rallies and marched in the streets to demand his return to office. The protest turned violent in downtown Cairo as police fired tear gas at pro-Morsi protesters who burned tires, threw rocks and blocked traffic flow on a main roadway running through the heart of the capital. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

7 dead, 200 injured in clashes in Cairo

At least seven people were killed and more than 200 injured in clashes in Cairo between Egyptian police and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi early Tuesday. Published July 16, 2013


With new officials and Islamist crackdown, Egyptians press on

Egypt's interim administration on Sunday pressed ahead with a military-backed "road map" to return the country to democratic rule, even as the top prosecutor continued his crackdown on senior figures in the Muslim Brotherhood. Published July 14, 2013

U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson is accused of striking a deal to stall the formation of an interim Egyptian government to give Mohammed Morsi a chance to return. (Associated Press)

Egyptians direct anger at U.S. ambassador accused of aiding Morsi

The U.S. ambassador to Egypt has become a lightning rod for criticism among Egyptians who accuse her of embracing the deposed Muslim Brotherhood-led government, even as a popular uprising was building against it in the streets of Cairo. Published July 10, 2013