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Intellibrief –  India –  PM interacts with doctors on COVID 19 management, Tauktae weakens by 12 dead so far in trail, COVID 19 cautious but experts warn against complacency, 2 G medicine to fight COVID 19 launched. Afghanistan Taliban could ramp up violence post ceasefire warns US Commander. Myanmar polls outcome certified but military rejects. Bangladesh vaccine campaign concerns. Global – Israel Hamas escalation continues.


  • Miller: Taliban Might Ramp Up Violence Post-Ceasefire
  • Foreigners Travel Via Kabul to Reach Gulf States Amid COVID Bans
  • 65 Taliban fighters killed in series of nationwide military offensives


  • Detention of Rozina Islam: Journalists stage protest at Shahbagh Police Station
  • Vaccine drives may be stalled Govt yet to secure fresh deals to replenish the stocks of jabs


  • Speaker Nasheed says he’ll rejoin work ‘in no time’ as Parliament reconvenes for new session


  • 2020 Election Result Accurately Reflected Voters’ Will: Poll Monitor


  • Controversy over PM’s swearing-in snowballs
  • Four dismissed JSP lawmakers file writ petition against party’s decision to suspend them
  • UML row: 10-member task force formed to settle party disputes


  • No threat to Pakistan’s coastal areas from Cyclone Tauktae: PMD
  • National Assembly unanimously ratifies resolution against Israeli atrocities
  • PM Imran Khan asks officials to prepare for state-level protests against Israel on Friday

Sri Lanka

  • Parliamentary Select Committee on Election Law Reforms meets for the first time
  • Island wide travel restrictions re-imposed from 21st -25th and 25th -28th


  • Cyclone Tauktae: Indian Navy engages in multiple search and rescue Missions along Indian West Coast
  • 2-DG medicine is a new ray of hope in fight against COVID-19, says Raksha Mantri
  • Despite Covid, 100+ IAF personnel are in Russia on S-400 missile training as delivery nears
  • PM interacts with Group of Doctors from across the country to discuss Covid situation
  • Bleeding and clotting events following COVID vaccination miniscule in India
    Daily new COVID cases less than 3L after 26 days
  • 12 dead as storm leaves a trail of destruction
  • Hope or illusion? Covid numbers dip in India but dark clouds still loom
  • Two militants killed in Srinagar gunfight: police
  • 3 killed in encounter between Naxals and police in Chhattisgarh

Note – Trends are as sourced from the media of respective countries and have not been edited, the content is the sole responsibility of the providers and not that of Security Risks Asia

Regional Strategic Trends & Intellibrief – 18 May
Posted by
S R Monitor
about 1 month ago
Updated about 1 month ago