KATHMANDU, April 15: Finance Minister Barshman Pun has departed for the US to participate in the spring meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The year 2024 is becoming an election year in the global arena. An overwhelming 2 billion voters in 50 countries will turn to the polling centres to cast their ballots exercising their universal franchise, a beauty of democracy to elect their representatives to govern.

BEIJING, Nov 15: China and the United States have agreed to launch a working group on climate cooperation, both countries said Wednesday, ahead of a United Nations climate summit this month.

Nepal Police-APF team leaves for US

October 11, 2023 18:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: A team comprising the Inspector General of the Armed Police Force (APF) Nepal and the Officiating Inspector General of Nepal Police left for the United States of America today.

MANANG, Oct 6: A US citizen died after falling off a cliff while visiting Manang, a mountainous district in Nepal. The victim is 69-year-old Charles Keith Davis.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal briefed the party about his recent visit to the US to attend the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the subsequent official visit to China.

JSP Chair Yadav leaves for US

September 29, 2023 12:32 pm

KATHMANDU, Sep 29: Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) Nepal's Chair Upendra Yadav left for the United States of America to attend the seventh General Convention of the Association of Nepali Teraian in America (ANTA). The event has been scheduled to take place on September 30.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: A lawmaker of Texas State, US, Salman Bhojani, has shown keen interest in promoting tourism in Nepal. Stating that he developed deep love towards Nepal and Nepali people, he said he would assist actively for the promotion of tourism and Nepali community.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and US President, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., met in New York on Thursday.

US congratulates Nepal on Constitution Day

September 20, 2023 13:19 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 20:  The United States of America has congratulated the entire Nepali community on the occasion of Constitution Day- 2080 BS (2023).

Washington, DC, Sept 18: Minister for Foreign Affairs, NP Saud said that as the United Nations is a common forum for all big and small countries, Nepal will participate accordingly.

KATHMANDU, August 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal will leave for New York, USA on September 16 to address the United Nations General Assembly.

NIGERIA, May 17: Four people were killed while three others were kidnapped after the US convoy was attacked in Nigeria on Wednesday, reported CNN.

KATHMANDU, April 5: US Ambassador to Nepal Dean R Thompson on Wednesday called on Finance Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat.

WASHINGTON, Nov 9: The US on Tuesday (local time) said that India should decrease its dependence on Russia and reiterated that the US is committed to working with India on its transition away from Russia.

WASHINGTON, Oct 26: The United States is considering sending older HAWK air defense equipment from storage to Ukraine to help it defend against Russian drone and cruise missile attacks, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

Ukraine war and attendant crises have shown that world peace and security have come to be closely connected to energy/power market. This makes Nepal’s abundant water resources tied to security and stability in the larger context. Climate policy needs to be integrated in foreign policy and included in talking points at all levels. Climate justice has to be there for  the “victims of climate change.”

KYIV, Sept 26: The United States warned on Sunday of "catastrophic consequences" if Moscow were to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, after Russia's foreign minister said regions holding widely-criticized referendums would get full protection if annexed by Moscow.

KATHMANDU, August 5: Amid escalating tension between China and US over Taiwan issue, Nepal has called for peace and stability in the region.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The US Ambassador-nominee to Nepal Dean R. Thompson has claimed that Nepal's parliament ratified the $500 million Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact in February despite a 'disinformation campaign' launched by China.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The government has decided not to be part of the State Partnership Program (SPP) of the US government following a controversy surrounding it in Nepal.

WASHINGTON, May 20: The White House is working to put advanced anti-ship missiles in the hands of Ukrainian fighters to help defeat Russia's naval blockade, officials said, amid concerns more powerful weapons that could sink Russian warships would intensify the conflict.

COVID claims 1 million U.S. lives

May 12, 2022 08:34 am

NEW YORK, May 12: The United States has now recorded more than 1 million COVID-19 deaths, according to a Reuters tally, crossing a once-unthinkable milestone about two years after the first cases upended everyday life and quickly transformed it.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The United States has agreed to provide Rs 79.71 billion ($659 million) in grant assistance to Nepal to support its graduation to a middle-income country from a least developed country.

KATHMANDU, April 22: A US Congressional delegation led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has arrived in Kathmandu as a part of a three-visit to the Himalayan nation.

HELSINKI, March 19: Four U.S. soldiers were killed in a plane crash during a NATO exercise unrelated to the Ukraine war, Norway’s prime minister said Saturday.

March 10: A 57-year-old man with terminal heart disease who made history as the first person to receive a genetically modified pig's heart died on Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), the hospital said.

KATHMANDU, March 2: US Secretary of State Anthony J Blinken has called on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to discuss Russia's invasion against Ukraine ahead of the scheduled debate and voting in the special UNGA session on the Ukraine crisis.

KYIV, Feb 25: The Chernobyl nuclear power plant has been captured by Russian forces, an adviser to the Ukrainian presidential office, Mykhailo Podolyak, said on Thursday.

KYIV/DONETSK, Feb 24: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he believes Russia will invade Ukraine within hours after separatists on Wednesday asked for Russian help to repel "aggression" and as explosions rocked the breakaway eastern city of Donetsk.

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS, Feb 22: The United States is coordinating with allies and will announce new sanctions against Russia on Tuesday after Moscow recognized two breakaway regions of Ukraine as independent and sent "peacekeeping" forces there, U.S. officials said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: In a pointed yet restrained statement to the comments and counter comments made recently by China and the US on MCC grant agreement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Sunday clarified hat any decision to accept development assistance is taken by Nepal on the basis of its national interests and priority.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: A day after Beijing alleged that the US was pursuing 'coercive diplomacy' on MCC grant agreement, the US Embassy in Kathmandu has reiterated whether to accept or reject the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant agreement is the sovereign decision of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: China has accused US of employing 'coercive diplomacy" against Nepal on MCC grant agreement that awaits parliamentary ratification for its implementation.

Whether Nepal ratifies the MCC agreement is a decision for Nepal to make as a sovereign democratic nation and the US government respects Nepal's sovereign decision.

WASHINGTON/KYIV, Feb 14: Russia could invade Ukraine at any time and might create a surprise pretext for an attack, the United States said on Sunday, as it reaffirmed a pledge to defend "every inch" of NATO territory.

WASHINGTON, Feb 2: Pfizer on Tuesday asked the U.S. to authorize extra-low doses of its COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5, potentially opening the way for the very youngest Americans to start receiving shots as early as March.

NEW YORK Jan 31: More than 1,400 U.S. flights were canceled on Sunday after the nation's northeast states were walloped a day earlier by a deadly winter storm that prompted several states to declare emergencies.

DALLAS, Jan 20: Some flights to and from the U.S. were canceled on Wednesday even after AT&T and Verizon scaled back the rollout of high-speed wireless service that could interfere with aircraft technology that measures altitude.

Jan 12: Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The US government has provided an additional 664,560 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Nepal under the COVAX facility. The vaccines have arrived in Nepal.

GLASGOW, Nov 11: The United States and China, the world's two largest emitters of carbon dioxide, unveiled a deal to ramp up cooperation tackling climate change, including by cutting methane emissions, phasing out coal consumption and protecting forests.

BALTIMORE, Oct 22: The United States would come to Taiwan's defense and has a commitment to defend the island China claims as its own territory, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday, comments that appeared to be a break with official policy.

WASHINGTON, Oct 18: Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday at the age of 84 due to complications from COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated, his family said in a statement on Facebook.

BENGALURU, Oct 15: The Pentagon has offered unspecified condolence payments to the family of 10 civilians who were killed in a botched U.S. drone attack in Afghanistan in August during the final days before American troops withdrew from the country.

WASHINGTON, Oct 15:  The White House will announce on Friday it will lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals effective Nov. 8, at land borders and for air travel, a White House official said.

KATHMANDU, September 9: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has responded to the request of Nepal government to clarify some of the provisions of the MCC Nepal Compact.

Moment of truth for Nepal on MCC

September 6, 2021 21:00 pm

All eyes are on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is actively pushing MCC for early approval. But his coalition partners have reservations.

KATHMANDU, September 4: Amid criticisms over some of the provisions of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement, Nepal has requested the United States to clarify the provisions deemed controversial in Nepal.

WASHINGTON, August 28: The United States military struck back at the Islamic State on Saturday, bombing an IS member in Afghanistan less than 48 hours after a devastating suicide bombing claimed by the group killed as many as 169 Afghans and 13 American service members at the Kabul airport.