WASHINGTON, March 10: The US House of Representatives on Wednesday evening passed omnibus spending legislation to fund the federal government through September 30 and provide $13.6 billion in assistance to Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian military operation.
KABUL, March 8: Afghanistan is at the top of the list of countries affected by terrorism in 2021, local media reported citing the Global Terrorism Index published by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
LVIV, March 8: Buses packed with people fleeing the Russian invasion in Ukraine began a procession along a snowy road out of one city Tuesday, as a new effort to evacuate civilians along safe corridors finally got underway.
KYIV, Feb 27: Huge explosions from Russian attacks on oil and gas installations lit up the night sky in Ukraine early on Sunday, while Western allies tightened sanctions to banish major Russian banks from the main global payments system.
KYIV, Feb 25: Russia pressed its invasion of Ukraine to the outskirts of the capital Friday after unleashing airstrikes on cities and military bases and sending in troops and tanks from three sides in an attack that could rewrite the global post-Cold War security order.
WASHINGTON, Feb 11: The United States has issued a new advisory urging Americans in Ukraine to leave the country at the earliest possibility, strengthening earlier warnings that urged its citizens to "consider" such action, US State Department said in a travel advisory.
TAIPEI, Feb 8: The United States has approved a possible USD 100 million sales of equipment and services to Taiwan to "sustain, maintain, and improve" the Patriot missile defense system used by the self-governing island claimed by China.
MOSCOW, Feb 7: Russia confirmed 180,071 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest daily rise to date, taking the nationwide tally to 12,810,118, the official monitoring and response center said Sunday.
SEOUL, Feb 2: South Korea's daily number of COVID-19 cases hit a new record high amid the spread of the Omicron variant, the health authorities said Wednesday. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, the country reported 20,270 more cases of COVID-19 for the past 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 884,310.
SEOUL, Jan 25: South Korea's daily number of COVID-19 cases hit a new record high owing to the spread of the Omicron variant, the health authorities said Tuesday. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), the country reported 8,571 more cases of COVID-19 for the past 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 749,979.
NEW YORK, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Oil prices slid for a second day in a row on Friday, pressured by an unexpected rise in U.S. crude and fuel inventories while investors took profits after the benchmarks touched seven-year highs earlier in the week.
KABUL, Jan 18: At least 26 people have been killed after an earthquake struck western Afghanistan, media reports said. Hundreds of homes were damaged in the western Badghis province, bordering Turkmenistan, after the 5.3-magnitude earthquake on Monday, Al Jazeera reported.
WASHINGTON, Jan 17: U.S. pediatric hospitalizations related to COVID-19 are at the highest level since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest data of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
YANGON, Jan 15: A Myanmar junta court has hit ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi with five new corruption charges related to the alleged hiring and purchase of a helicopter, sources close to the case told AFP.
TOKYO, Jan 11: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday an entry ban on non-resident foreigners to the country will be further extended until the end of February. "The framework of the current border controls will be maintained until the end of February," Kishida told reporters Tuesday morning.
Jan 11: The United States reported 1.35 million new coronavirus infections on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, the highest daily total for any country in the world as the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant showed no signs of slowing.
BANGKOK, Jan 9: A court in Myanmar sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies and violating coronavirus restrictions, a legal official said.
All problems are global but their solutions are local. Believe it or not, most of the problems we are facing today are caused by various phenomena for which we are responsible including haphazard use of insecticides that is very hazardous to public health. It becomes more concerning when vegetables that enter our kitchen on a daily basis are infested with insecticides that pose serious challenge to our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
GENEVA, July 18: The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people.
As we celebrated World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Nepal’s position in the World Press Freedom Index – an assessment of the entire eco-system in which journalists operate – remained unchanged at 106 out of a total of 180 countries.
BEIJING, Jan 7: Huawei Technologies Ltd. unveiled a processor chip Monday for data centers and cloud computing in a bid by the biggest global maker of telecom equipment to expand into new markets despite Western warnings the company might be a security risk.
GENEVA, July 26: Speaking at a press conference in Geneva, World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo specifically focused on the ongoing trade war between the US and China, which he warned may finally ride roughshod over the world economy.
July 7: Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models and sea levels may rise six metres or more even if the world meets the 2°C target, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries.
KATHMANDU, July 4: Nepal’s marquee cricket event Everest Premier League (EPL) Pvt. Ltd. has join hands with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in a partnership for the promotion of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nepal.
LONDON, June 26: India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday.
MOSCOW, June 24: The world is facing a currency war and the only hedge against the crash of the US dollar is real gold, a precious metal analyst has told. Holding physical gold is definitely the best hedge against a crash of any paper currency, and therefore also against a crash of the USD.
KATHMANDU, June 7: Two 12-year-old Nepali boys, Girish Maskey and Anmesh Rayamajhi, have become part of a global ecological initiative, through their participation in the Gazprom Football for Friendship (F4F) program scheduled to be held in Moscow from June 8 to 15.
KATHMANDU, June 4: Nepal teen sensation Sandeep Lamichhane’s next stint will be in Toronto, Canada after the leg-spinner was picked by the Montreal Tigers franchise in Round 6 of the players draft held on Sunday to feature in Global T20 Canada. It is a Twenty20 cricket tournament in Canada with first edition of the tournament scheduled to be held from 28 June to 15 July.