PRISTINA, Oct 9: A special envoy of U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Kosovo on Wednesday three days after it held an election, in a new push to restart talks with Serbia to reach a final deal that would pave the way for Kosovo’s membership in the United Nations.

HELSINKI, Oct 6: North Korea’s chief negotiator said that nuclear talks with the U.S. had broken down, but Washington maintained the two sides had “good discussions” in Sweden that it intends to build on in two weeks.

HELSINKI, Aug 19:  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday said Iran is not interested in talks with Washington, but any mediation should focus on bringing the United States back to the 2015 nuclear deal which it left last year.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: The government appears to be on the offensive against the outlawed Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) led by Netra Bikram Chand, as police continue to arrest key members of the outfit instead of gearing up initiatives for talks.

Domino’s Pizza announced the retirement of Chief Executive Officer David Wild on Tuesday and said it was in talks with its franchisees to resolve a row over profit sharing, sending its shares up as much as 8.6%.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: With back-door talks over talks between the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party Nepal and government representatives getting nowhere, the semi-underground outfit has turned more aggressive in its disruptive activities in recent days.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The government has endorsed the report submitted by a Political Dialogue Committee headed by lawmaker Som Prasad Pandey.

KATHMANDU, July 20: The outlawed Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) led by Netra Bikram Chand had publicly ruled out any possibility of talks until just a few weeks ago.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Government spokesperson Gokul Prasad Baskota has said that talks with the Netra Bikram Chand-led outfit are possible only after the latter renounces violence and joins peaceful politics under the present constitution.

Come for talks

July 16, 2019 02:00 am

Netra Bikram Chand-led outfit—‘outfit’ because it has not been registered in the Election Commission and it is guided by violence—has to be contained.

KATHMANDU, Mar 5: Informal talks between the government and the Gas Dealers Association Nepal are advancing towards a consensus, said a talks team member.

ISLAMABAD, Feb 4: The Taliban said Monday they will participate in what they call “intra-Afghan” talks in Moscow designed to bring together prominent Afghan figures, including former President Hamid Karzai, opposition figures and tribal elders — but no Kabul government officials.

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN-- A co-founder of the Taliban who was released from prison in Pakistan in October has been appointed head of the group’s political office in Qatar as it holds negotiations with the United States over ending the 17-year-old Afghan war.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The Nepal Teachers Federation has called off its pre-announced agitation programs following the convening of talks with the government.

India, China hold border talks in Chengdu

November 24, 2018 11:57 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The 21st round of border talks between India and China has been underway in China's southwestern Sichuan province since Saturday morning, media reports said.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The meeting of Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) has been delayed.  The meeting which was scheduled for 3.30 pm on Wednesday afternoon could not start its official meeting. However, it has been learned that the members are holding informal meetings.

CAIRO, Aug1 : A delegation of senior Hamas leaders arrived in Cairo on Monday for talks with Egyptian officials regarding Palestinian reconciliation, Hamas spokesperson Fawzy Barhoum said in a statement.

TEHRAN, July 26: Tehran will never take part in one-sided negotiations with the US under threat, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday. The comments appeared to be a reaction to US President Donald Trump’s statement on Tuesday that he is ready to “make a real deal” with Iran, Reuters said.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The talks between the government and the representatives of the Dr KC have come near to consensus on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Talks between the government and Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), ended inconclusively on Wednesday. The major agenda items raised by Dr KC were not even discussed.

KATHMANDU, July 25: The talks held between the representatives of Dr Govinda KC and the government team could not strike a deal after both the sides did not budge from their stances.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Formal talks began between the government and representatives of Dr Govinda KC Tuesday evening after informal discussions initiated by the ruling party leaders laid ground for further talks.

Talks between Dr KC and govt begins

July 24, 2018 20:36 pm

KATHMANDU, July 24: Talks between agitating Dr Govinda KC and the government has begun. It is taking place at the Ministry of Education.

KATHMANDU, July 22: A task force formed by the government to hold talks with Dr Govinda KC has urged the physician, who has been on a fast-unto-death for the last three weeks, to accept dialogue without any conditions.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Although the agitating Dr Govinda KC was brought to the capital from Jumla on Thursday amid deterioration of his health condition,  talks with the government to resolve his demands and end his 21-day  fast-unto-death have fallen into uncertainty as both the government on one hand and Dr KC and his supporters on the other are sticking to their stances.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Talks between the side representing Dr Govinda KC and the government have become uncertain as the government has not yet decided on how to address his demand.

KATHMANDU, July 17: At a time when the government is being widely criticized for not caring seriously about the demands of Dr Govinda KC, the crusading senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), it has formed a talks team, on the 17th day of his fast-unto-death.

JUMLA, July 16: The health condition of Senor Orthopedic Surgeon Professor Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a fast-unto-death demanding reforms in medical sector, is deteriorating day by day.

JUMLA, July 15: Ganga Mahat of Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jumla, has been participating in the latest fast-unto-death of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC for the last eight days. She has been continuously extending her support and solidarity to Dr KC by urging others to join him to pile pressure on the government to address his demands.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has refuted the accusation by government officials that he was not  ready for talks.

JUMLA, July 12: Dr Govinda KC's fast-unto-death demanding various reforms on medical education system marked the 12th day on Wednesday. As his health condition started deteriorating, Dharma Raj Shrestha, rector of Karnali Academy of Heath Sciences (KAHS), said there is a need to form a district-level coordination committee for talks with the government.

NORTH KOREA, July 7: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has opened a second day of talks with senior North Korean officials, with both sides saying they need clarity on the parameters of an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

SEOUL/WASHINGTON, July 6: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Friday, hoping to “fill in” details on the North’s plans to dismantle its nuclear program and also to secure the remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War.

GENEVA, June 29: U.N. Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths expects to get the warring parties in Yemen back to the negotiating table for the first time in years, and both sides have confirmed their willingness to talk, he said in a U.N. radio interview late on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Works on two important hydropower projects -- West Seti and Budhigandaki-- have failed to gain momentum despite the government commitment to harness hydropower potentials by building reservoir-based plants.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Anup Raj Sharma have held one-on-one talks to discuss the issue of Ganga Maya Shrestha, who is on a fast-unto death.

Seven-in-ten Americans say they support direct talks between the U.S. and North Korea over its nuclear program, but most doubt that they will be meaningful, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

Experts hold diverse talks

June 3, 2018 09:32 am

Nepal Business Gabfest 2018 -- A panel discussion on the topic ‘Business Ethics and Ethical Self’ was held in the Thames International College premises, on Wednesday.

PARIS, June 1: French President Emmanuel Macron has told U.S. President Donald Trump that the new U.S. tariffs on European, Mexican and Canadian goods are illegal and a "mistake."

SEOUL, May 25: North Korea responded on Friday with measured tones to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to call off a historic summit with leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, saying Pyongyang hoped for a “Trump-style solution” to resolve the standoff over its nuclear weapons program.

KATHMANDU, May 16: The government has expedited preparations for the visit of Prime Minister KP Oli to China in the third week of June.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are holding one-on-one talks at Dwarika’s Hotel in the capital. They are scheduled to officially inaugurate a long-over-due Arun III hydropower project by jointly switching a button on.

KATHMANDU, May 6: The CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) are just days away from the final deal on unification, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said.

No progress in talks on left unity

April 22, 2018 06:53 am

KATHMANDU, April 22: The third day of talks between top guns of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) ended inconclusively on Saturday as differences over power sharing and rotation of premiership continue to hinder unification efforts between the two ruling parties.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The third day of talks between top guns of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) ended inconclusively on Saturday as differences over power sharing and rotation of premiership continue to hinder unification efforts between the two ruling parties.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Talks between leaders of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) on Tuesday failed to make headway as deadlock continues over the latter's demand for a dignified merger.

KATHMANDU, April 12: Much-anticipated high-level talks between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) planned for Tuesday was postponed to Wednesday and then postponed again signaling possible delays in likelihood of a final deal on  left unification on the proposed date.

RICHFIELD, March 30: President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to hold up the trade agreement his administration finalized this week with South Korea in an effort to gain more leverage in potential talks with North Korea.

PAJU, March 29: High-level officials from North and South Korea began talks at a border village Thursday to prepare for an April summit between their leaders amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the standoff over the North’s nuclear program.

BEIJING, Mar 8:  China's foreign minister urged the United States and North Korea Thursday to start talks as soon as possible, stressing that "the sincerity" of all parties to solve the nuclear crisis would be tested.