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China to provide USD 118 million assistance to Nepal, promises to expedite work on BRI projects

During the talks, Khadka reiterated Nepal's unwavering commitment to the one-China policy and assured that the Nepali territory will not be allowed to be used for any activity against China.

published : 11 Aug 2022

'Collusion with external forces will lead to disaster': China renews Taiwan threats

Taiwan has called Beijing's claims to the self-governing democracy "wishful thinking" and launched its own military exercises.

published : 11 Aug 2022

Khashoggi ex-lawyer's prison sentence for money-laundering overturned in UAE

Asim Ghafoor was convicted of "money-laundering crimes linked to a US-based tax evasion operation", the official WAM news agency said late on Wednesday.

published : 11 Aug 2022

Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

Although the Defense Ministry denies that any "mobilization activities” are taking place, authorities seem to be pulling out all the stops to bolster enlistment.

published : 11 Aug 2022

Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves Singapore for Thailand after short-term visit pass expires: Report

It did not say where the former leader was headed but the Thai foreign ministry, as well as a source in Colombo, said Wednesday he was seeking a new safe haven in Thailand.

published : 11 Aug 2022

Global youth unemployment set to slip to 73 million in 2022: UN

Their 300-page "Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022" update on key youth labour market indicators and trends said the pandemic exacerbated the market challenges.

published : 11 Aug 2022

Firefighters combat major wildfire blaze in France 

Temperatures were expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius on Thursday in the region. The blaze forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people and destroyed at least 16 houses.

published : 11 Aug 2022

Australia men's team donate tour prize money to crisis-hit Sri Lanka children

The donation made by Australia men's cricketers will go towards UNICEF's programs to support nutrition, healthcare, safe drinking water, education, and mental health services of Lankan children.

published : 11 Aug 2022

Whites-only town booms in 'Rainbow Nation' South Africa

Orania is a whites-only town in a country that has declared an end to racial segregation. The history of this incongruity dates back to 1991 when apartheid was in its death throes.

published : 11 Aug 2022

India, UK working intensively to meet Diwali deadline for FTA

"For this round of negotiations, technical experts from both sides came together for detailed draft treaty text discussions in 85 separate sessions covering 15 policy areas,".

published : 11 Aug 2022

North Korea claims disputed victory over virus, blames Seoul 

Seen delivering a speech on TV for the first time, his powerful sister said Kim had suffered a fever while glorifying his "epoch-making" leadership, and she blamed the virus outbreak on  South Korea.

published : 11 Aug 2022

Sri Lanka introduces bill to clip presidential powers

He said the text of the draft of the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution was changed after the ouster of former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

published : 11 Aug 2022

US cannot allow China's 'new normal' to pressure Taiwan with military drills, says Pelosi

"The visit delivered a clear statement that America's commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific is unshakeable," Pelosi noted.

published : 11 Aug 2022

China blocks proposal by US and India to blacklist JeM chief Masood Azhar's brother by UN

China, a permanent member of the Council and an ally of Pakistan, put a hold on a proposal by the US and India to designate Abdul Azhar as a global terrorist, and freeze his assets.

published : 11 Aug 2022

Taliban fighters swap guns for books as hundreds return to school

The word "Taliban" actually means "students" in Arabic, and the hardline Islamist movement's name stems from the religious schools in southern Afghanistan it emerged from in the 1990s.

published : 11 Aug 2022