LATAKIA,, July 22: Syria's northwestern region of Latakia has already accepted around one million refugees from other Syrian provinces and foreign countries, Latakia's Governor Ibrahim Khodr Salem said.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Stocks opened the week posting strong gains ahead of the start of the Fiscal Year 2018/19. On the first two trading sessions, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse), which opened the week at 1191.98 points, climbed more than 20 points. Nonetheless, the index recorded losses in all latter sessions. Consequently, Nepse added a meager 1.41 points to close the week at 1,193.39 points.

SAKA, July 9: The death toll from record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose on Monday (Jul 9) to nearly 100, as rescue workers and troops struggled in the mud and water to save lives.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Nearly 300 government staffers appointed to various sectors by the then Deuba-led government have lost their jobs.

YEMEN, June 18: Nearly 5,000 families have been displaced in Yemen's flashpoint Hodeidah province this month, whose capital port city has been under unprecedented attacks by a Saudi-led military coalition and militia loyal to the impoverished country’s former government since June 13. the UN said Sunday.

NEW YORK, June 2: Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five.

DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 1: More than 680 people have received Ebola vaccinations in the three health zones where dozens of cases of the deadly virus have been confirmed, Congo’s health ministry said.

MOSCOW, May 6: Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president protested Saturday in scores of cities across the country — and police responded by reportedly arresting nearly 1,600 of them.

KATHMANDU, April 18: It has been revealed that four projects under the Ministry of Agricultural, Land Management and Cooperatives having a combined budget of Rs 18.29 billion spent nearly Rs 2 billion for consultation services.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flow in the first six months of FY2017/18 nearly doubled to Rs 14.33 billion compared to Rs 7.9 billion in the first half of the last fiscal year, a recent data of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) shows.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Nearly half of the vegetables and other edibles sold at the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market - the largest fruits and vegetables market in the country -- are imported from other countries, data provided by Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market Development Board (KFVMDB) shows.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Nearly half of the total 56 members of the upper house to be elected have been elected unopposed.

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept 22:  Nearly 10,000 villagers have left their homes around the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali because of a possible eruption.

COX‘S BAZAR, September 4: Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in August, pressuring scarce resources of aid agencies and communities already helping hundreds of thousands of refugees from previous spasms of violence in Myanmar.

KATHMANDU, August 23: Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), Thailand chapter has raised Rs 960,159 to extend its support to the flood-affected people in Nepal.

MAHENDRANAGAR, July 22: Nearly Rs 900 million allocated to Kanchanpur district in Fiscal Year 2016/17 has been frozen.

GORKHA, May 14: A total of 98.99 per cent of votes were cast at Samdo polling station at Chumanubri rural municipality-1 in the district that borders Tibet, according to election officers. Out of the total 71 voters in the village, 70 cast their ballot with one dead, they said.

ISLAMABAD, May 14: Pakistan signed new deals with China on Saturday worth nearly $500 million ahead of Beijing's international forum on its "Silk Road" trade and infrastructure initiative for Asia, Africa and Europe, the Pakistani government said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is set to get its chairman nearly after six months on Monday through voting.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is set to get its chairman nearly after six months on Monday through voting.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: The Chinese government has provided nearly Rs 16 billion for the post-quake reconstruction activities in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Almost all the districts, other than the eight districts under Province No. 2, have either submitted their reports proposing local units under the federal system, or are in the final stages of doing so.

The 11th edition of NADA Auto Show is beginning in Kathmandu from Tuesday. The auto show, the largest automobile event in the country, is said to be playing a crucial role in the expansion of automotive sector.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The government has reduced brokerage commission for trading of share and securities in the stock market.