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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

**FILE** Mohamed al-Megariaf, then the Libyan interim president, flashes the victory sign to crowds during the celebration of the second anniversary of the Libyan revolution in Benghazi, Libya, on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

U.S., U.K. and France denounce intimidation of Libyan parliament

The United States, Britain and France said on Wednesday that the "international community" is concerned over "armed intimidation" of Libya's elected government as it struggles to consolidate a democracy more than a year and a half after the death of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Published May 8, 2013

** FILE ** South Korean President Park Geun-hye addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 8, 2013. (Associated Press)

S. Korean leader calls for global unity on N. Korea

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Wednesday that her nation will respond "decisively" to North Korean provocations, and called for a unified international response to threats from Pyongyang. Published May 8, 2013

** FILE ** In this Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, file photo, Libyan interim president, Mohammed el-Megarif, flashes the victory sign to crowds during the celebration of the second anniversary of the Libyan revolution in Benghazi, Libya. Libya's parliament passed a law on Sunday, May 5, 2013, that bans officials who held senior positions under ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi from holding high-level government posts. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

Libyan defense minister rescinds resignation, premier says

Libya's defense minister agreed to remain in his post hours after he had resigned in protest, accusing armed militias who laid siege to several government ministries in Tripoli of committing an "assault on democracy." Published May 7, 2013

Israel's attack turns Syria's civil war into regional war

Syria's civil war turned into a regional conflict when Israeli warplanes bombed a Syrian military base over the weekend to stop weapons from going to Lebanese terrorists, expanding the warring factions and changing "the rules of the game," as one analyst said. Published May 6, 2013

Syrian President Bashar Assad makes a rare public appearance Wednesday with a visit to the Umayyad Electrical Station in Damascus, the day after a large explosion.

Syrian rebel chief slams Obama phrasing

Syrian opposition leaders are accusing President Obama of emboldening the embattled Syrian regime by backing away from his "red line" on the use of chemical weapons in the 2-year-old war against President Bashar Assad. Published May 1, 2013

Pakistan tops worst list for religious freedom

Religious freedom is under attack in Pakistan and the situation next door in Afghanistan is not that much better, despite an improvement since the country was ruled by the Taliban, a U.S. government advisory commission said in a report released Tuesday. Published April 30, 2013

Pakistani Shiite Muslims sit in protest in Quetta, Pakistan, on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, following a bombing that killed scores of people on Saturday. The protesters have refused to bury victims of the attack until authorities take action against the militants who were responsible. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Pakistan, Afghanistan worst on religious freedom: Report

Pakistan is one of the world's worst violators of religious freedoms, and the situation in Afghanistan, its western neighbor, is not much better, a U.S. government advisory commission says in a new report. Published April 30, 2013

Joseph Kony heads the Lord's Resistance Army, a group which originated in northern Uganda and is notorious for massacring civilians and using child soldiers. (Associated Press)

U.S., Uganda forces put hunt for Kony on hold

U.S. special forces and African troops have suspended their hunt for war-crimes suspect Joseph Kony even as the Obama administration announced a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest. Published April 3, 2013

** FILE ** In this undated handout file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, an MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, is piloted by Col. Lex Turner during a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. An instruction on camouflaging cars is one of 22 tips on how to avoid drones, listed on a document left behind by the Islamic extremists as they fled northern Mali from a French military intervention in January. (AP Photo/Lt. Col.. Leslie Pratt, US Air Force, File)

Pakistan elections pose threat to U.S. drone program

The major candidates to become Pakistan's next prime minister oppose American drone strikes on Islamic extremists in their country, which bodes ill for the U.S. policy after Pakistan's historic parliamentary elections in May. Published April 3, 2013

**FILE** Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, meets July 31, 2006, with a delegation of 160 officials and lawmakers from northern Uganda and representatives of non-governmental organizations in Congo near the Sudan border. (Associated Press)

U.S. pauses Kony search in Central African Republic

U.S. special forces and African troops have suspended their hunt for war-crimes suspect Joseph Kony even as the Obama administration announced a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest. Published April 3, 2013

**FILE** Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference in Moscow on Dec. 20, 2012. (Associated Press/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Russia's Putin cracking down on variety of advocacy groups

Governments and rights organizations are decrying raids by Russian authorities on more than 2,000 international and domestic advocacy groups, what observers say is an unprecedented campaign to silence critics of the Kremlin. Published March 28, 2013

North Korean regime says rockets on 'highest alert'

North Korea said Tuesday that it had put its rocket and long-range artillery units on "highest alert," ready to strike South Korea and U.S. military bases in Hawaii and Guam. Published March 27, 2013

** FILE ** Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi gestures during a 2010 ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the evacuation of American military base personnel from Libya.

Libyan ambassador to U.S. resigns

Libya's ambassador to the U.S., Ali Aujali, has resigned. A high-level source in Tripoli confirmed Mr. Aujali’s resignation to The Washington Times on Monday evening, but did not give a reason for his departure. Mr. Aujali was unavailable for comment. Published March 25, 2013

Libya rights-panel chief flees country, citing death threats

The chairman of Libya’s parliamentary human-rights committee has resigned and fled to London, saying militias threatened to kill him after he criticized their unchecked power and flagrant violations of the law. Published March 21, 2013

Indian Tamil activists and supporters lie on a road and shout slogans during a protest against Sri Lanka's alleged wartime abuses in Chennai, India, on March 21, 2013. A key ethnic Tamil party withdrew from India's coalition government Tuesday, accusing the government of watering down a U.N. resolution criticizing Sri Lanka's war-time conduct against its minority Tamil population. The party has demanded the U.N. Human Rights Council resolution accuse Sri Lanka of genocide and that it leads to the formation of an international inquiry into possible war crimes. (Associated Press)

U.N. panel urges Sri Lanka to probe mass murders

The U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday passed a U.S.-backed resolution that urges the Sri Lankan government to properly investigate accusations that its army was involved in the mass murder of civilians in the final days of its war against Tamil separatists in 2009. Published March 21, 2013

U.N. expected to approve resolution on Sri Lanka war crimes

The U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva will vote Thursday on a resolution to press the Sri Lankan government for a more thorough probe of accusations of mass murder of civilians by the army in the last days of its war against Tamil separatists in 2009. Published March 20, 2013