Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: Nepal

Nepal’s communist party leader named next prime minister

Khadga Prasad Oli

:: The leader of Nepal’s communist party was named the Himalayan nation’s new prime minister Thursday, a day after the results of parliamentary elections were finalized. Khadga Prasad Oli, who also served as prime minister in 2015, was to take

Red Cross says 24 million affected by South Asia floods

:: More than 24 million people have been affected by some of the worst flooding to hit South Asia in decades, with large areas of land submerged in water, the Red Cross Tuesday. Authorities in Bangladesh, India and Nepal have

Nepal to hold Federal and Provincial Elections in November

:: With the approaching constitutional deadline over completing the remaining two tier of election, the Nepal Government has written to the electoral body to make preparations for holding the federal and provincial election on November 26. The decision was made

Elephants help rescue hundreds from flooded Nepali safari park

:: Elephants helped rescue hundreds of tourists from a flooded jungle safari park in Nepal, officials said on Monday, as the death toll from flash floods and landslides after four days of heavy rain rose to 70. The Rapti River

Nepalese girl banished to ‘menstruation hut’ dies from snake bite

:: An 18-year-old girl has died in Nepal after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a shed because she was menstruating, part of a long-banned ancient Hindu practice, officials said on Saturday. Many communities in Nepal view

Nepal’s high hopes for first local polls in 20 years

:: Nepal holds its first local elections in two decades on Sunday hoping to cement a fraught transition to democracy and fill an institutional void that has seen corruption flourish. The last local representatives were elected in 1997 and their

UN slams Nepal’s ‘politically motivated’ move to impeach top judge

:: The UN human rights chief on Friday harshly criticized Nepal’s efforts to impeach the country’s first female chief justice, warning the move appeared to be aimed at undermining judicial independence. Nepal’s government filed a motion to impeach Sushila Karki

Nepal PM admits ‘delays’ in justice for Maoist war victims

Nepal Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the peace deal that ended a bloody Maoist insurgency as the prime minister admitted that justice for its victims has been delayed. In a TV show late Saturday, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal

Wars displace record 40 million people globally

The number of people internally displaced by conflicts around the world rose last year to a record 40.8 million people, a report out on Wednesday showed. “This is the highest figure ever recorded and twice the number of refugees worldwide,”

Nepal has done little to protect itself from next ‘big one’

Last year’s massive earthquake in Nepal killed nearly 9,000 people, yet could have been much deadlier. It was spared not by disaster preparedness, but by the calendar. It hit on a Saturday. Most children were out of school, and most

Plane goes missing in Nepal with 21 on board

Rescue teams were Wednesday scouring a remote mountainous area of Nepal where a passenger plane went missing with 21 people on board, two of them children. Tara Air said the Twin Otter aircraft had lost contact with air traffic control

Nepal protester killed in constitutional crisis clash

Nepali police shot and killed a protester Sunday after fresh clashes erupted in the country’s southern plains, deepening the crisis over a new constitution, an official said. Police opened fire when a crowd of about 1,500 demonstrators started throwing stones

Nepali police kill Indian protester at border blockade

Police shot at ethnic protesters who attacked a police station with gasoline bomb and stones on Nepal’s southern border, killing an Indian man who was among the attackers, Nepalese officials said. Police official Raju Bahadur Shrestha said six officers at

Nepal’s parliament elects nation’s first female president

A Communist leader who has long campaigned for women’s rights was elected Wednesday as Nepal’s first female president. Bidhya Devi Bhandari of the Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist-Leninist received 327 votes against her opponent’s 214 in parliament on Wednesday,

Communist leader Oli chosen as new Nepal PM

Nepal’s Parliament Sunday chose communist leader KP Sharma Oli as prime minister, tasked with unifying the quake-hit country after a new constitution triggered deadly protests, a border blockade and a nationwide fuel shortage. Oli, of the Communist Party of Nepal

Climber who lost 9 fingers nears Everest summit

Nobukazu Kuriki

A Japanese mountaineer is nearing his way to the summit of the deadly Mount Everest despite losing his nine fingers from an expedition on the same mountain last April. According to Starmine News, Nobukazu Kuriki, 33, is the first man

Nepal adopts new constitution amid protests

Nepal on Sunday formally adopted a much anticipated and long-delayed constitution that took more than seven years to complete following a decade of political infighting. Security was stepped up across the nation, with smaller political parties and ethnic groups opposed

Four dead in helicopter crash in quake-hit Nepal

Nepalese troops recovered four bodies after a helicopter that had been delivering relief supplies crashed Tuesday in a region devastated by twin earthquakes, the army and police said. The aircraft from Kathmandu-based Mountain Helicopters came down in a forested area

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