BEIJING, Feb. 20: China's public security minister called on the US homeland security secretary to stop alleged "harassment" of Chinese students entering the United States in a meeting between the two in Vienna, Beijing's state media reported Monday.

BAGHDAD, Jan. 28: The first round of dialogue to discuss ending the U.S.-led international coalition's mission in Iraq was launched Saturday, the Iraqi government said.

When we first hear the mention of 9/11, what immediately springs to our minds? It's undoubtedly the morning of September 11, 2001, when nineteen terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda crashed two of the four hijacked planes into the iconic Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, USA.

BEIJING, Jan 7: The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Saturday said that it will work toward a significant increase in direct flights between China and the United States in 2024.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: In 2023, Nepal witnessed the second-highest influx of tourists from the US, totaling 100,357, contributing significantly to surpassing the country's target of hosting over 1 million tourists.

More than 50 years after the last Apollo mission, the United States will try once again to land a craft on the Moon on January 25, said the head of what could be the first private company to successfully touch down on the lunar surface.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: The number of Nepali students going to study in America increased by 27.9 percent last year.

MOSCOW, Nov. 17: Relations between Russia and the United States are currently undergoing a great crisis, and ties between the two countries could be severed at any moment, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

RPP Chairman Lingden returns home

November 8, 2023 14:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman Rajendra Lingden has returned home after completing a 12-day visit to the United States of America (USA).

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Minister for Foreign Affairs N.P. Saud held virtual and in-person discussions on Wednesday in Washington, the USA, with Nepali American IT professionals and business owners employed in various companies in the United States and worldwide.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Minister for Foreign Affairs N.P. Saud has said that with the political process having gained a stable course over the years, the focus for Nepal now is on the economic front. Economic dimension is, therefore, a crucial aspect of Nepal's foreign policy today.

WASHINGTON DC, Nov 1: Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Prakash Saud who is on an official visit to the United States of America, had a meeting with Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Samantha Power on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Ajit Shah, the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Nepal (AmCham Nepal), an umbrella organization representing businesses with US investments in Nepal, is accompanying a Nepali delegation on their visit to the United States, which includes Nepal's Foreign Minister NP Saud.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean, U.S. and Japanese militaries conducted their first-ever trilateral aerial exercise on Sunday in response to evolving North Korean nuclear threats, South Korea’s air force said.

Strategically positioned between the rising powerhouses of China and India, Nepal actively asserts its distinct and pivotal geo-political role in the South Asian landscape. While it may be dwarfed in terms of size and global influence by its colossal neighbors, Nepal's geopolitical significance, particularly in the context of U.S. strategic interests, is anything but small.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has informed parliament about his upcoming foreign visit, which includes both China and the United States of America (USA).

Foreign Minister Saud off to US for UNGA

September 12, 2023 12:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Foreign Minister NP Saud has left for the USA.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The 40th edition of the 'Joint Combined Exchange Training' between the Nepali Army and the United States Army is going to start on September 10.

Chhurpi exported to the US

August 27, 2023 11:35 am

GALYANG, Aug 27: Churpi produced by Akala Namuna Small Farmers Agricultural Cooperatives located in Waling Municipality-8 of Syangja is being exported to the US.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: US Ambassador Dean R. Thompson and Peace Corps-Nepal Country Director Troy Kofroth presided over the swearing-in ceremony of 21 Peace Corps volunteers, marking the commencement of their impactful two-year service in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: The process of land acquisition has been initiated in Dhading for the construction of an electricity transmission line as part of the Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) grant project by the Millennium Challenge Account Nepal Development Committee (MCA-Nepal), funded by the United States.

Washington DC, Aug 11: A total of 40 wooden artifacts exported to the United States through illegal ways have been sent to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Nepal bounced back in the Cricket World Cup qualifiers from their opening match defeat against hosts Zimbabwe to beat the United States by six wickets in their Group A match on Tuesday.

SINGAPORE, June 4: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said Saturday it was "essential" to renew dialogue with China to avoid "misunderstandings" that could lead to a conflict between the two superpowers.

GENEVA, May 16: After an unusually acrimonious leadership battle, the International Organization for Migration holds an election Monday to determine whether its current chief or one of his deputies should run the UN agency.

KATHMANDU, May 9: A five-member team of Nepal Police led by Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG) Kiran Bajracharya has left for the USA on Monday evening.

United States Relations with China (290) and Cold War International History Project Bulletin contain records of correspondences between Mao Zedong and Josef Stalin, 13 January 1949, (6-7, 27-28) stating that on January 8, 1949, when Chiang Kai-shek appealed to the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain and France to mediate in the ongoing civil war in China, Stalin immediately sought to persuade Mao to accept a Soviet mediation, a mediation that if successful would have resulted in a divided China- Stalin’s optimum outcome

The then US President Richard Nixon’s attempt to dash communism and a complete ban on marijuana in the 1970s, wrecked a Himalayan hippie Shangri-La in Nepal. Two years after President Nixon announced an international ‘war on drugs,’ Vice President Spiro Agnew visited Nepal. Months later, Nepal enacted the first anti-drug laws.

After more than a year of fighting, it is clear that neither side in the Russia-Ukraine war can win on the battlefield. A negotiated ceasefire is the only way out of the current military deadlock, and it must happen before Russia and China cement a strategic axis that weakens the West and leaves Taiwan more vulnerable than ever.

KATHMANDU, March 13: The People's Republic of China has congratulated the newly elected President Ram Chandra Paudel.

Last week, US President Joe Biden made an unannounced trip to Ukraine and subsequently announced a considerable aid amount to Ukraine in its war against Russia, while Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed his commitment to protect Russian security by “ramping up nuclear capabilities” while marking the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

American Interests in Nepal

February 15, 2023 08:30 am

Nepal, as a land-linked nation between the two emerging global powers China and India, draws the attention of the superpowers as well, including the United States. Nepal stands to benefit from this situation immensely if it can conduct its diplomacy properly and wisely.

With the formation of a new government, it seems that in the diplomatic contest between the three global powers in Nepal - India, China and the USA - China came victorious!

US Seeks Closer Ties with Africa

December 23, 2022 10:00 am

The US has completely realized the importance of Africa and investing in Africa is not just about competing with China and Russia; apart from the natural resources, Africa is an epicenter of tremendous opportunity. If human capital truly is the greatest asset for economic growth, Africa has unappreciated potential.

Tech Giants in Trouble?

December 5, 2022 09:49 am

There is a speculation that in the next 6 to 12 years around 50 percent of jobs could be laid off in tech companies.

PARIS, Nov 27: As Iran prepares to play diplomatic arch-rivals the United States in the World Cup on Tuesday, AFP looks at how geopolitics have spilled onto the pitch in previous World Cups:

SEOUL, Nov 17: North Korea warned on Thursday of "fiercer military responses" to U.S. efforts to boost its security presence in the region with its allies, state media said, saying Washington is taking a "gamble it will regret".

SEOUL, South Korea: North Korea on Tuesday accused the United States of cooking up a “plot-breeding story” on its alleged arms transfer to Russia, arguing it has never sent artillery shells to Moscow.

Euro slightly gains against US dollar

October 28, 2022 18:05 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Euro has slightly appreciated against the US dollar. Lately, the value of the US dollar has been on a continuous rise.

BEIJING, Oct 27: President Xi Jinping said China is willing to work with the United States to find ways to get along to the benefit of both, Chinese state television reported on Thursday, ahead of a possible meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden in Indonesia.

WASHINGTON, Oct 22: Former President Donald Trump was ordered on Friday to testify under oath and provide documents to the House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.

Finance Minister Sharma in USA

October 12, 2022 14:21 pm

WASHINGTON DC, Oct 12: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma arrived in Washington DC, the capital of the United States of America (USA) on Tuesday evening in connection with participating in the Annual Conference of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Oct 8: The Biden administration on Friday published a sweeping set of export controls, including a measure to cut China off from certain semiconductor chips made anywhere in the world with U.S. equipment, vastly expanding its reach in its bid to slow Beijing's technological and military advances.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Global Public Affairs of the US Department of State, is going to visit Nepal.

BEIJING, Sept 24: The United States is sending "very wrong, dangerous signals" on Taiwan, and the more rampant Taiwan independence activities are the less likely a peaceful settlement will be, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Nepal is already on the tactical, strategic and military radar of America. The military exercises in the name of training between the USA and Nepal oftentimes are worrisome. There are already an estimated 5,000 American troops in Nepal in disguised form.

KATHMANDU, August 19: The projects under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact will be implemented from August 2023. The Executive Director of Millennium Challenge Account Nepal (MCA Nepal), Khadka Bahadur Bista said in a press conference held on Thursday that the construction of the MCC projects will start from August, 2023.

TAIPEI, August 6: China announced on Friday it was halting dialogue with the United States in a number of areas, including between theater-level military commanders and on climate change, in a furore over U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

TAIPEI, Aug 5: China's firing of missiles during military drills around Taiwan was an unjustified escalation, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, as Beijing said it would impose sanctions on House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi for visiting the island.

America is a heterogeneous country, in the sense that it has multiple races as well as ethnicities originating from all over the world. Over the years, however, Americans have manufactured a singular identity prioritizing European culture, especially during holidays like the Fourth of July, Christmas, and other religious festivities and traditions.