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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

Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shout slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Egypt’s Morsi stands firm as military’s deadline passes

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi refused to resign Wednesday and a top adviser described developments in the North African nation as a "military coup," as a military deadline to defuse the political crisis expired. Published July 3, 2013

Egyptians chant slogans supporting Islamist President Mohammed Morsi during a rally near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, on July 2, 2013. With a military deadline for intervention ticking down, protesters seeking the ouster of Egypt's Islamist president sought to push the embattled leader further toward the edge with another massive display of people power. Arabic on the poster reads, "no alternative to legitimacy." (Associated Press)

Morsi vows not to resign as military’s deadline arrives

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and his army generals headed for a showdown Wednesday as they vowed to spill their blood for the country hours before the clock ran out on a military ultimatum Wednesday. The Islamist leader and the opposition were told to defuse a political crisis that has entered its fourth day. Published July 2, 2013

Fireworks are seen over hundreds of thousands of Egyptians gathering in Cairo's Tahrir Square during a demonstration Sunday against Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Supporters of Mr. Morsi also rallied, raising fears of violence.

Protesters fill Cairo’s Tahrir Square, demand Morsi’s resignation

Hundreds of thousands of protesters marked Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's first anniversary in office Sunday with demonstrations in Cairo and in other cities across the country, demanding that the Islamist leader step down for failing to tackle economic and security problems. Published June 30, 2013

Turkish protesters gather for a protest and a forum at the main Kizilay Square in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

With social media, middle classes in Brazil, Turkey grow stronger, angrier

Mass protests in Brazil and halfway around the world in Turkey are the latest manifestations of the coming of age of a politically aware global middle class that, armed with little more than Twitter and Facebook, is demanding greater government accountability, basic rights and a more equitable distribution of resources. Published June 26, 2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a ceremony at military academy on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Mr. Karzai announced at the event that his country's armed forces are taking over the lead for security nationwide from the U.S.-led NATO coalition. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghan President Hamid Karzai recesses security talks with U.S.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday suspended talks on a bilateral security deal with the United States to protest the Obama administration's handling of peace negotiations with the Taliban militants who sheltered Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. Published June 19, 2013

**FILE** Afghan security forces members stand guard at the site of a blast near the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission in Kabul, Afghanistan, on June 18, 2013. The large bomb exploded in the Afghan capital as the international military coalition hands over responsibility for fighting the Taliban insurgency to the nascent national army and police they have been training. (Associated Press)

U.S., Afghan officials to open talks with Taliban

The Taliban announced Tuesday that after nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan they are ready for talks with the United States, as senior Obama administration officials said discussions with the Islamic militants who sheltered Osama bin Laden would start within days. Published June 18, 2013

Escorted by his bodyguards, pro-reform Iranian presidential candidate Mohammad Reza Aref (center), a former vice president, arrives at his campaign rally in Tehran on June 10, 2013. The presidential election will be held on June 14. (Associated Press)

Reformist drops out of Iran’s presidential race

A reformist candidate bowed out Tuesday of Iran's presidential election, boosting the chances of the last remaining pro-reform candidate who wants better ties with the West. Published June 11, 2013

Bangladeshis gather during a demonstration by garment workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the capital, on Monday, May 27, 2013, to demand better working conditions and an increase in pay. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Hard-line Islamic group gaining popularity in Bangladesh

An Islamist group that demands the death penalty for "atheist" bloggers who insult Islam and wants men and women segregated in public is gaining support in Bangladesh, a secular Muslim democracy in South Asia. Published June 9, 2013

**FILE** Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, speaks May 25, 2013, at a news conference at the World Economic Forum, in Southern Shuneh, southeast of Amman, Jordan. (Associated Press)

McCain hits U.S. policy on Syria, says Assad won’t end war

Syrian President Bashar Assad will not end the two-year-old civil war that has killed more than 80,000 Syrians as long as he is winning on the battlefield, and anyone who thinks otherwise is "delusional," Sen. John McCain said Thursday. Published June 6, 2013

Assad forces take control of strategic Syrian border town

Syrian President Bashar Assad's army and its Lebanese Hezbollah allies seized control of a strategic town near the border with Lebanon on Wednesday, dealing a significant blow to the rebels and raising alarm that it now could unleash reprisals against civilians. Published June 5, 2013

**FILE** This citizen journalism image provided by Qusair Lens which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Fadi Kerkoz mourning next to a body of his brother Shadi Kerkoz, who was killed in a battle against Syrian forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the town of Qusair, near the Lebanon border, Homs province, Syria, on June 2, 2013. (Associated Press)

Syrian rebels slam Russia’s blocking U.N. critique of Assad regime

Syria's opposition called Russia "a partner in the murder of innocent civilians," as rebels in a besieged town near the border with Lebanon on Monday accused Syrian troops and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies of killing 300 and wounding 1,300. Published June 3, 2013