KATHMANDU, July 26: As the government comes up with a slew of measures including declaration of various areas in the capital city as prohibited zones, there are growing concerns within civil society that they are bent on curbing civic space — something very vital in a healthy democracy.

WASHINGTON, April 6: President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had instructed U.S. trade officials to consider $100 billion in additional tariffs against China, upping the ante in an already high-stakes trade confrontation between the world’s two biggest economies.

BERUIT, Feb 22: International pressure mounted Thursday to end civilian suffering in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where Syrian jets have been raining bombs in a blitz that has killed more than 300.

WASHINGTON, Jan 13: Facing strong condemnation at home and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied using the word “shithole” to describe Haiti and African countries, but kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that “are doing badly.”

MANILA, August 6:  A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new U.N. sanctions received a welcome boost Sunday from China, the North’s economic lifeline, as Beijing called on the pariah nation to halt its missile and nuclear tests.

MOSUL( IRAQ), June 25: Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate.

KATHMANDU, MAY 9: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) on Monday threatened to resume protests if the government failed to endorse the constitution amendment bill before the second phase of the local elections. Four provinces including Province 2, the base of the agitating Madhesi parties, are slated to go to local polls on June 14, exactly a month after the first phase of the local polls.

After a series of embarrassing revelations, ridesharing giant Uber faces challenges in keeping growth on track, with top executive Travis Kalanick likely to face pressure to give up some control.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: An overwhelming majority of Nepali Congress (NC) Central Working Committee members have expressed dissatisfaction over the failure of the party leadership to call CWC meetings on a regular basis.

NUWAKOT, Dec 28: The quake-stricken and rights activists here launched a people's pressure campaign to press the concerned authorities to ramp up the post-quake reconstruction campaign.