KATHMANDU, June 16: Israel has announced the opening of 800 caregiver positions, each offering a monthly salary exceeding Rs 200,000.

GENEVA, June 13: A UN investigation concluded on Wednesday that Israel has committed crimes against humanity during the war in Gaza, including that of "extermination", while saying Israeli and Palestinian armed groups have both committed war crimes.

KATHMANDU, May 29: A delegation of Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce arrived in Kathmandu to explore business opportunities in Nepal.

The ICC has done well to move against Israel, Hamas leaders for Gaza crimes

JERUSALEM, May 23: Israel reacted with fury after three European countries said Wednesday they would recognise a Palestinian state, more than seven months into the devastating Gaza war.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday suspended all imports and exports to Israel citing the country’s ongoing military action in Gaza and vowed to continue to impose the measures until the Israeli government allows the flow of humanitarian aid to the region.

After lengthy negotiations, the United States Senate has passed with bipartisan support a $95 billion programme to send aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. The final vote tally was 79-18, with three Democrats voting alongside 15 Republicans against the bill.

MAHENDRANAGAR, April 21: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government has made serious diplomatic efforts for the safe repatriation of a Nepali student in the captivity of Palestinian rebels to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Global oil and gold prices have surged after Israel initiated retaliation against Iran.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Booms and air raid sirens sounded across Israel early Sunday after Iran launched hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles in an unprecedented revenge mission that pushed the Middle East closer to a regionwide war. A military spokesman said the launches numbered more than 300 but 99% of them were intercepted.

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian army says Israeli airstrikes on Friday near the northern city of Aleppo killed or wounded “a number of” people and caused damage. A war monitor said the strikes killed 44, most of them Syrian troops.

GAZA, Feb. 11: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said on Friday that Israel has rejected half of the aid requests submitted by the agency for the northern Gaza Strip.

BEIRUT, Jan. 6: More than 76,000 people have been displaced in Lebanon in almost three months of near-daily fighting along the border with Israel, the UN's International Organization for Migration has said.

JERUSALEM, Jan. 5: The number of foreign tourists visiting Israel in 2023 increased by 12.52 percent year-on-year despite a sharp drop since October caused by the Israel-Hamas conflict, data released by the country's Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Thursday.

In the intricate tapestry of our daily existence, life may be following for most of us a rhythmic dance, alternating between the comforting embrace of home and the dynamic energy of the workplace.

MOSCOW, Dec 14: The Russian foreign minister on Wednesday called on UN chief Antonio Guterres to organise an international conference to find a lasting solution to the war between Israel and the Palestinians. Moscow has repeatedly called for the creation of a Palestinian state and has working relations with both Hamas -- which it does not recognise as a terrorist organisation -- and Israel.

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants Wednesday in the center of the Gaza Strip’s second-largest city, the military said. The ground offensive has sent tens of thousands of Palestinians fleeing to the territory’s southernmost edge and prevented aid groups from delivering food, water and other supplies.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The chief minister (CM) of Sudurpaschim Province, Kamal Bahadur Shah, and Israeli Ambassador Hanan Goder Goldberger, held a meeting today. The CM’s Secretariat said that a meeting between CM Shah and Ambassador Goldberger was held in Kathmandu this morning.

RAMALLAH, Dec. 5: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stressed on Monday that he rejects Israel's plans to "separate, occupy, cut off or isolate any part of the Gaza Strip," which is "an integral part of the Palestinian state," according to a statement by the official Palestinian News Agency (WAFA).

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip, Dec 2: Israel pounded targets in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, intensifying a renewed offensive that followed a weeklong truce with Hamas and giving rise to renewed concerns about civilian casualties.

JERUSALEM, Dec 1: Israel’s military said it had resumed combat operations in the Gaza Strip minutes after a temporary truce with Hamas expired Friday, blaming the militant group for breaking the cease-fire.

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip, Dec 1: Israel released another group of Palestinian prisoners Friday, hours after Hamas freed additional Israeli hostages under a last-minute agreement to extend their cease-fire by another day in Gaza. But any further extension renewal, now in its eighth day, could prove more challenging as Hamas is expected to set a higher price for many of the remaining hostages.

DOHA, Nov 28: A humanitarian pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas will extend by two days, mediator Qatar said Monday as an initial four-day truce in Gaza was set to expire.

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip, Nov 26:The tense cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appeared to be back on track early Sunday after the release of a second group of militant-held hostages and Palestinians from Israeli prisons, but the swap followed an hourslong delay that underscored the truce’s fragility.

GAZA STRIP, Nov 25: Masked Hamas gunmen freed a first wave of hostages Friday in exchange for Palestinian prisoners, sparking rare scenes of celebration in a seven-week war that has killed thousands of people.

GAZA STRIP, Palestinian Territories, Nov. 25: Two Hamas sources told AFP that some of the hostages seized in the October 7 raids on Israel were on Friday handed over to the Red Cross for return to Israel, via Egypt.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Hamas and Israel have agreed to a temporary ceasefire for four days.

For the first time in the annals of the Harvard University library, students gathered on its hallowed steps not merely as scholars but as compassionate souls bound by a common purpose. With a sense of deep empathy, they carefully etched the names of those who tragically perished in the indiscriminate bombing of the Gaza Strip by Israel onto a long canvas that now bore the weight of their collective memory.

The military structure of Hamas may be crushed or eliminated but the intractable political problems remain intact.

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel’s prime minister pushed back Saturday against growing calls from Western allies to do more to protect Palestinian civilians, as troops closed in on Gaza’s largest hospital that Israel claims is Hamas’ main command post but still hosts thousands of patients and people seeking shelter.

TEHRAN, Nov 11: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani exchanged views on the political solutions to end the Israeli attacks against the Gaza Strip In a phone call on Thursday, the two sides strongly condemned the Israeli attacks against people in Gaza and expressed deep concern over the unfavorable humanitarian situation in the coastal enclave, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on its website on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: The bodies of three more Nepali students killed in the attacks by Hamas in Israel have arrived in Nepal. Ten Nepali students were killed in the attacks.

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Israel on Friday to press for more humanitarian aid to be allowed into besieged Gaza, while Israeli troops tightened their encirclement of Gaza City, the focus of Israel’s campaign to crush the enclave’s ruling Hamas group.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Bodies of two more Nepali students who were killed in the attack of Hamas in Israel have been identified.

The terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas militants in Israel have sent shockwaves across the world, resulting in the tragic death of over 1,000 civilians, including 10 Nepali nationals. Concerns about civilian safety have intensified as multiple militant groups continue to launch waves of rockets against Israel. In response to these threats, Israel has lately begun a significant ground offensive. In light of these developments, Republica sat for a conversation with Ambassador of Israel to Nepal, Hanan Goder, to gain deeper insights into various critical issues, including the current situation in Israel, the well-being of Nepali nationals in the country, the evacuation process for those wishing to return, and Israel's response to the recent terrorist attacks

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Israel said Saturday that it was recalling its diplomats from Turkey over “increasingly harsh statements” coming from the government in Ankara. The announcement came after Turkey’s president told a massive protest crowd in Istanbul that his government was preparing to declare Israel a “war criminal” due to its actions in the Gaza Strip.

Israel-Hamas War and Nepal

October 29, 2023 09:00 am

More than 260,000 Nepalese currently work in Qatar alone. A slight diplomatic slip with Qatar, which is reported to house Hamas HQ, means a foreign policy and economic disaster in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Nepal on Friday joined other South Asian countries, except India, in the UN General Assembly in voting in favor of the resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian truce in the Israel-Hamas conflict, leading to a cessation of hostilities.

JERUSALEM, Oct 28: Israel is expanding its ground operation in Gaza with infantry and armored vehicles backed by “massive” strikes from the air and sea, the Israeli military spokesman said Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: On Sunday, two additional Nepali citizens were successfully rescued from Israel as part of Operation Ajay, led by India. This initiative, which began 11 days ago, aims to rescue individuals affected by the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The bodies of four Nepali students who tragically lost their lives in an attack by Hamas in Israel have been repatriated to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: The remains of four out of the 10 Nepalis who tragically lost their lives in the Hamas attack on Israel will be repatriated to Nepal on Sunday.

Nepal condemns attack in Gaza hospital

October 19, 2023 21:44 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The government has said it is deeply shocked by the killing of innocent civilians in a hospital in Gaza on Wednesday.

STRASBOURG, Oct 19: The European Union "cannot accept" Israel stopping water supplies to Gaza's population, which "clearly" violates international law, the bloc's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Wednesday.

KAILALI, Oct 19: On a small farm in Nepal, a weeping father mourns the lost dreams of his 25-year-old son, among the 10 Nepali agriculture students massacred in the Hamas assault on Israel.

KANCHANPUR, Oct 18: Nepali nationals, who have safely returned home from conflict-torn Israel, are a happy lot as they feel that they have got a new lease of life.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: A total of 18 Nepali nationals rescued from Israel by an Indian aircraft have left New Delhi for their destinations in Nepal.

As Israel has gradually resumed control and cleared the border areas flooded with terrorists, the extent of the Hamas massacre has been revealed:

19 more Nepalis rescued from Israel

October 17, 2023 13:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The government has rescued 19 people who had applied online to return to Nepal following attacks on Israel by the group Hamas. The government rescued these 19 Nepalis from Israel with the help of an Indian aircraft.

GAZA STRIP, Oct 16: Israel said Monday there was no temporary truce to allow aid in or foreigners out of the Gaza Strip, as fears grew over the dire humanitarian situation faced by millions of Palestinians trapped in the heavily bombarded enclave.