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NICE to organize two-day Int’l Conference on Nepal’s Foreign Policy (rep 26/11/2021)

Five foreign envoys present credentials to Prez Bhandari (rep 25/11/2021)

The Nepal factor in the Indo-Pacific strategy : Nepal should not rush to side with either of its neighbours carrying hegemonic ambitions in the region, by Gaurav Raja Dahal (kp 20/10/2021)

Indo-Pacific : A new theatre of opportunities and rise of China, by Divya Rai (kh 15/10/2021)

Foreign Policy in the Constitution of Nepal, 2015, by Rajeev Kunwar (kh 09/10/2021)

As Non-Aligned Movement marks 60 years, many are questioning its relevance : Experts say new alliances are emerging and the world is heading to become multi-polar, so Nepal needs to tread cautiously while disengaging itself from strategic alliances, by Anil Giri (kp 02/10/2021), Beyond System Of Interstate Relations, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 02/10/2021)

Policy interrupted : Rather than non-alignment, Nepal’s foreign policy represents a lack of continuity, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 01/10/2021)

Framing Independent Foreign Policy, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 25/09/2021)

Deuba recalls 12 envoys appointed by Oli : Twenty-three missions are now set to go headless, and some are in key countries—India, China, US, UK and Qatar, by Anil Giri (kp 22/09/2021), Welcome home : The government should appoint a larger number of career diplomats to our diplomatic missions abroad (kp 23/09/2021) [There should be no political nominations at all!]

Nepal Better Off With Non-Aligned Stance, by Achut Gutam (rn 20/09/2021)

Ambassadorial appointments: Need of qualification, expertise, skills, by Nir Bahadur Karki (ht 07/09/2021)

Diplomacy through data processing: Is it of concern to Nepal?, by Madhav Shrestha (ht 06/09/2021)

DoCS to coordinate with local levels to address problems facing Nepali people in foreign land (kh 06/09/2021)

Border issue with China exposes Nepal’s unstable foreign policy : When it comes to relations with neighbours, a studied approach that is above partisan interests is required, and both Oli and Deuba have bungled, analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 03/09/2021)

Foreign policy debates in Nepal. What’s new?, by Biswas Baral (ae 02/09/2021)

Over 1,600 foreigners deported from Nepal in two years (kh 24/08/2021)

Snarling global geopolitics : How does Nepal sense it?,  by Madhav Shrestha (ht 16/08/2021)

Oli’s Flip-Flop On Foreign Policy, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 15/08/2021)

Former Nepali Ambassadors form new association ‘AFANA’ : Dr Simkhada AFANA President (kh 11/08/2021)

Consensus foreign policy: Desirable, but  can parties have it?  A task force of the ruling alliance has called for a foreign policy based on consensus. It is possible if national  interest is kept above petty party interests, experts say, by Anil Giri (kp 07/08/2021)

US interest, Nepal foreign policy under Beijing’s watch with changes in Kathmandu : China would want to make a push for implementation of BRI projects, just as Deuba government prepares to move the American MCC programme forward, observers say, by Anil Giri (kp 29/07/2021)

From vaccines to a balancing act, Deuba faces tough foreign policy challenges : It is not just about India and China anymore. With the changes in international rivalries, Nepal needs to tread carefully while safeguarding its interests, observers say, by Anil Giri (kp 24/07/2021)

PM Deuba unveils outline of govt’s foreign policies : To keep friendly ties with both China and India (kh 19/07/2021)

Government cancels appointment process of 11 ambassadors (kh 18/07/2021), Deuba govt scraps nine ambassadorial appointments made by Oli govt (rep 18/07/2021)

Whither Nepal’s foreign policy : Nepal’s abstention  from voting for the  UN resolution on Myanmar was a mistake, by Kul Chandra Gautam (kp 05/07/2021)

Nepal Must Tread A Fine Line, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 26/06/2021)

Nepal is in disarray. Its foreign policy doesn’t need to be : Foreign policy cannot serve individual interests. In Nepal, unfortunately, this is the norm, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 25/06/2021)

Nepal’s foreign policy failure : The oft-repeated policy of equidistance between India and China is unrealistic, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 24/06/2021)

Triangular geopolitical rivalry : Nepal must maintain a balance among the big powers, or it will turn into a playground, by Geja Sharma Wagle (kp 07/06/2021)

Change in criteria to appoint ambassadors meets with widespread criticism : The share of political appointees among envoys has grown and if the candidate is a former minister a high school degree would qualify them for the role, officials say, by Anil Giri (kp 06/06/2021), Govt amends eligibility criteria for ambassadors to make space for ‘relatives’ (kh 06/06/2021)

South Asian geopolitics: : Present and future : The days ahead are going to be more demanding for South Asian nations, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 26/05/2021)

Nepal’s missions abroad have little to show in seeking Covid-19 assistance : Even as country battles the virus and the world shows concern, diplomats have failed in actively lobbying for support, By Anil Giri (kp 15/05/2021)

Cabinet recommends 11 envoys for various countries : Of the recommendations, nine are political appointees while only two are from the foreign service (kp 15/05/2021) [This is nepotism in its purest form! Only those who have the Oli party book shall be appointed to representative foreign posts for which only top diplomats are qualified!], Oli’s envoy appointments could erode country’s credibility, experts warn : Only two out of eleven ambassadorial nominees are career diplomats, by Anil Giri (kp 16/05/2021)

Government mobilises its missions seeking aid to fight pandemic : Foreign Ministry has written to all Nepali missions abroad, asking them to find help from the host countries. A diplomat in Delhi says India will resume supply of vaccines to Nepal from June-July, by Anil Giri (kp 09/05/2021)

Foreign Policy Needs Clear Focus, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 01/05/2021), No alternative to working together : There is a need for common understanding to implement the country’s foreign policy, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp 02/05/2021), Nepal’s Ties With Neighbours : Red Line Must Not Be Crossed, by Upendra Gautam (rn 02/05/2021)

Missing principle in Nepal’s foreign policy?, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 28/04/2021)

Changing global strategic environment : Reforms Nepal should make, by Ravindra Prasad Bhatt (ht 15/04/2021)

Does Nepal need innovation in foreign policy? Our leaders should have the political wisdom to optimise soft power and attract investment, by Surendra Prasad Chaudhary (kp 12/04/2021)

Sustainable diplomacy : Through on-the-job training, by Madhav Shrestha (ht 29/03/2021)

136 foreigners expelled in past eight months (kh 23/03/2021)

Evaluating Nepal’s new foreign policy : To practically implement the new foreign policy, it is important to integrate it with core national interests and priorities, by Abhaya Raj Joshi (rep 05/03/2021)

Diplomats are meeting political leaders but Foreign Ministry is unaware : The interest that foreign envoys show in Nepali politics during political instability is the result of political leadership giving them unhindered access, leaders and experts say, by Anil Giri (kp 27/02/2021)

Dahal seeks international community’s support to save democracy in Nepal : It’s nearly two months since Oli dissolved the House, but major countries, including India, the US, the UK and China, have opted not to speak up on the political situation here, by Anil Giri (kp 11/02/2021) [This may also be due to the person of Dahal, who claimed responsibility for the death of 5,000 people during the time of the insurgency, but did not draw any further legal and political consequences from it!]

Nepal’s geopolitical nightmares : During such heightened uncertainty in the region, Nepal does not even have a permanent government, by Biswas Baral (ae 29/01/2021)

Govt eases arrival visa for diplomats, UN employees, NRNs (ht 20/01/20210)

Smart diplomacy: Needs tech-driven approach, by Madhav Shrestha (ht 18/01/2021)

Democracy is the defense of Nepali sovereignty, by Robert A Portada and Uttam Paudel (rep 06/01/2021)

Nepal can decide its own political fate : If India, China and the US desire to have some show in Nepal, it is high time they learnt to be on the sideshows amicably, by Mahesh K Maskey (rep 31/12/2020)

The business of foreign affairs : As Nepal shows a renewed focus on foreign policy, it needs to think about possible transformative changes, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 15/12/2020)

Govt recommends envoys to Sri Lanka, South Korea and Egypt (kh 08/12/2020) [Thank god, once again three male Bahuns! Who else?]

Foreign ministry unveils govt’s new integrated foreign policy (ht 07/12/2020), Govt unveils new integrated foreign policy document; stresses mutual cooperation based on Panchsheel, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 07/12/2020), Several holes in new foreign policy document, leaders and experts say : Policy should have been prepared with wider consultations to address pertinent global issues, observers point out; Senior ruling party leader says they were not aware of  the policy document, by Anil Giri (kp 10/12/2020), Nepal’s view of the world : The new foreign policy document, albeit a good start, lacks imagination, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 11/12/2020)

Political quake in the offing : Collision of Indian, Chinese political tectonic plates, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 30/11/2020), Preparing for the clash of empires : Slew of recent visits by Indian and Chinese military, intelligence and diplomatic officials underscore Nepal’s new geo-strategic status, by Bhaskar Koirala (nt 04/12/2020)

As Kathmandu plays host to guests from south and north, concerns grow over geopolitical games : Nepali leadership needs to strike a fine balance when it comes to dealing with neighbours  and friendly nations so as to earn support for its larger national interests, analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 29/11/2020), Discussing Nepal’s geopolitical trajectory : Maintaining a delicate balance between the immediate and extended neighborhood is the best way for Nepal to realize its national interest objectives, by Angana Guha Roy (rep 29/11/2020)

Diplomacy during COVID-19: Time to shift online, by Madhav Shrestha (ht 25/11/2020)

Experts emphasize neutrality on foreign policy (kh 13/11/2020)

Ambassadors’ appointment: Quality versus party affiliation, by Nir Bahadur Karki (ht 12/11/2020) [Nothing has changed over the years, irrespective which party is in power!], Hearing Committee endorses names of proposed ambassadors (kh 12/11/2020)

Covid-19 and the new Great Game : Nepal has to tread carefully in a bipolar world in which its northern and southern neighbours are on opposite sides (nt 30/10/2020)

Nepal’s women envoys make a mark : In Oman, Spain, Israel, Japan, Nepal’s female ambassadors are proudly flying the flag, by Pratistha Rijal (nt 16/10/2020)

Former finance minister Khatiwada appointed as Nepal’s envoy to the US (rep 01/10/2020), Nirmal Kumar BK recommended as Nepal’s new ambassador to South Africa (rep 01/10/2020) [Once again three political nominations, all male, two of them Bahuns and one Dalitwhat is a rare exception!], Lok Dharshan Regmi recommended Ambassador to UK (kh 01/10/2020),
Nomination of envoys sparks dispute within NCP; Prachanda ‘displeased’ (kh 01/10/2020)

Place Of Experience In Diplomacy, by Mukunda Kattel (rn 21/09/2020)

For strong diplomacy, Nepal must build a system for envoy posting, experts say : Despite promises to streamline ambassadorial appointments, the government  has yet to implement the criteria it introduced itself around two years ago, by Anil Giri (kp 18/09/2020)

Nepal resumes visa services (kh 13/09/2020)

Covid-19 and Nepal’s foreign policy (ae 11/09/2020)

Why is Nepal drafting a new foreign policy?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 11/09/2020)

Geopolitical Factor In International Relations, by Sagar Phuyal (rn 09/09/2020)

Foreign policy: Aspirations and realities; Politicians raise the border encroachment issue rather than take the necessary steps to remedy the problem, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 07/09/2020)

Nepal's Post COVID-19 Foreign Policy, by Khadga KC (rn 30/08/2020)

‘Nepal’s foreign relations witness robust growth’ (ht 28/08/2020)

Foreign Ministry working to revise and reactivate diplomatic code of conductOfficials say criticism over meetings between politicians and diplomats without their ministry’s knowledge has made plan to introduce the code at the earliest necessary, by Anil Giri (kp 27/08/2020)

As world sees rapid geopolitical shifts, Nepal needs a clear foreign policy, experts say : New foreign policy is in the works, which analysts say must serve domestic needs and safeguard the country’s interests, by Anil Giri (kp 22/08/2020)

Three career diplomats picked as Nepal’s envoys to Belgium, Pakistan and Germany (rep 18/08/2020)

Nepal reviewing its foreign policy; top priority to immediate neighbors (kh 11/08/2020)

Where are Nepal-India relations heading? The foreign policy of the Nepal Communist Party government has been a blanket failure, by Achyut Wagle (kp 04/08/2020)

Nepal’s budget for economic diplomacy not enough, say experts: The government has allocated just Rs 140 million for its diplomatic posts to organise programmes and events to promote investment and aid, by Anil Giri (kp 26/07/2020)

It’s time to start learning Mandarin: When the layperson on the street cares more about the MCC Compact than the pandemic response, it is clear that the status quo is changing—again, by CK Lal (kp 22/07/2020)

Nepal Factor In Global Politics, by P. Kharel (rn 13/07/2020)

Need Of Revamping Foreign Policy, by Anushila Bhattarai (rn 13/07/2020)

The Oli government’s foreign policy is lopsided and lacks coherence, say opposition parties and experts: Opposition leaders and foreign policy analysts pointed to the recent deterioration in relations with India as emblematic of the failure of the Oli government’s diplomacy, by Anil Giri (kp 08/07/2020)

Complexity Of Triangular Geopolitics, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 04/07/2020)

Revisiting Nepal’s Foreign Policy in Contemporary Global Power Structure, by Aruna Ghimire (kh 27/06/2020)

The yam between two loose boulders: Nepal may profess non-alignment in its foreign policy, but the signals it’s sending out are contrary to them, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 26/06/2020)

Handle with care: The government needs to be cautious while dealing with its neighbors. It should also carefully deal with the US without hampering the interests of India and China, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 25/06/2020)

Keep the border regulated: Before the Sugauli Treaty we had a closed border to the south. Following the annexation of Naya Muluk in 1860 it became controlled border and gradually changed into an open border, by Nara Bahadur Kandel (rep 18/05/2020)

Nepal government derecognises Honorary Consul of Kyrgyzstan Agrawal: Police on Tuesday arrested Agrawal, the owner of Shanker Group, on charge of blackmarketeering thermal guns used to screen people for high fever by setting up shop in his ‘blue number plate’ vehicle, by Anil Giri (kp 10/04/2020)

Envoy Rana on long home leave in the time of pandemic: No envoys in embassies in China and South Korea (rep 08/04/2020)

Govt briefs diplomats on preparedness against virus (ht 17/03/2020)

What ails our diplomacy?Duty bearers in the ruling party and bureaucracy initially failed to read thoroughly and understand the MCC pact’s critical terms and conditions, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (rep 15/03/2020)

Nepal suspends visa-on-arrival services for Spain, France, and Germany (South Asia Time 10/03/2020)

Govt plans more surveillance over foreign nationals, by Ashok Dahal (rep 22/02/2020)

The nitty-gritty of the MCC Compact: The American aid offer has come at a time when Nepal is striving to woo foreign investment, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 20/02/2020)

In two years, Oli administration’s foreign policy has been largely one-sided, say analysts: Although the visit of the Chinese president was a success, issues with India over Kalapani and the US over the MCC continue to overshadow Oli’s foreign policy, by Anil Giri (kp 14/02/2020)

Intelligence and Nepal’s foreign policy: Continued neglect of intelligence in foreign policy formulating process has helped foreign intrigues to, what BP Koirala warned in 1976, make “Nepal a center of international conspiracy”, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 13/02/2020)

Reason to worry: Nepal and other South Asian countries that have a major stake in the Gulf need to use their influence in deescalating possible tensions in the Middle East, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 28/01/2020)

Making foreign policy dynamic: If we want to promote operational dynamism of foreign policy, Nepal should start appointing a thoroughly professional diplomat with long diplomatic experience and exposure as foreign minister, by Gopal Thapa (rep 16/01/2020)

Conflict among ministries stymies Foreign Ministry’s expansion plans: The ministry had planned to add more diplomatic staff and expand its missions abroad but the Finance Ministry says that would only add to the state’s financial burden, by Anil Giri (kp 11/01/2020)

Nishchal Nath Pandey: We agree in private but we disagree in public: The foreign policy analyst on Millenium Challenge Corporation, Nepal’s foreign policy and its strategic importance, by Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 05/01/2020) [based on interview]

The year the Sino-US tussle came to Kathmandu: Stuck between Indo-Pacific and BRI, it is in Nepal where the US-China trade war has manifested itself, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 13/12/2019)

Nepal no country for expats’ spouses?, by Umesh Poudel (ht 05/12/2019)

638 foreign nationals deported in 2018-19 (ht 02/12/2019)

Nepal, Philippines sign MoU to establish Bilateral Consultation Mechanism (rep 02/12/2019)

The geopolitical scenario in South Asia: China and India are marching forward with their competitive aspirations to draw global attention, by Bam Dev Sharma (kp 17/11/2019)

HCC-N–FICAC conference from November 12 (ht 12/11/2019), Regional conference of honorary consuls kicks off in capital (rep 14/11/2019)

Prisoner’s dilemma: If Nepal ignores its next-door neighbors, the consequences may be stark. Ignoring the West may also be costly for Nepal’s development endeavors, by Chandra D. Bhatta (rep 07/11/2019)

Prime Minister Oli will seek to reiterate Nepal’s commitment to non-alignment in Baku: Amidst rising geopolitical rivalries, Nepal will need to assuage the international community’s concerns regarding the conduct of its foreign policy, by Anil Giri (kp 22/10/2019), 18th NAM Summit: PM Oli to hold bilateral talks with NAM Chair (ht 26/10/2019)

Lack of consistency in pursuing its foreign policy has cost Nepal dear: Competition may be forcing powerful countries to facilitate undemocratic and corrupt tendencies in the country, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 21/10/2019)

Foreign Ministry to deploy officers to all provinces to ensure provincial officials abide by diplomatic code: The move follows criticism that chief ministers and ministers were holding meetings with foreign diplomats and dignitaries without informing the ministry, by Anil Giri (kp 20/10/2019)

Health Ministry prepares a proposal to send health attachés to South Korea, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia: The proposal aims to reduce the death rate of Nepali migrant workers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/09/2019)

Recalibrating Nepal’s foreign policy: Trends in geopolitics are changing swiftly and Nepal must be up for the challenge, by Dinesh Bhattarai (kp 18/09/2019)

Nepal’s foreign policy problem: The country seems to be lost on what external affairs strategy to adopt, but non-alignment has worked for it in the past, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 16/09/2019)

Nepal today has more agency than we are led to believe: Nepal's foreign policy is stuck in a time warp while the rest of the world has moved on, by Slok Gyawali (kp 13/09/2019)

New provision allows migrant workers to obtain re-entry labour permits in destination countries: The move will give respite to thousands of Nepalis who otherwise had to come to Nepal for getting the permits, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 25/08/2019)

A new balance of power in Nepal’s neighbourhood: Hong Kong and Kashmir will test the two Asian giants in their quest for global power, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 23/08/2019)

Nepal, watch out: Nepal should not remain oblivious to big things happening around Asia-Pacific region because we strategically lie in this region, by Madhavji Shrestha (rep 08/08/2019)

Spy on thy neighbours: Nepal’s geostrategic position makes it the perfect place for clandestine diplomatic consultations, by CK Lal (kp 07/08/2019)

Expensive diplomacy: Some Nepali embassies have been opened without a proper study of their relevance (kp 25/07/2019)

Finance Ministry wants to cut down on Nepal’s embassies abroad. Foreign Ministry disagrees: A task force formed to review the number of diplomatic missions abroad has been delayed over differences between the two ministries, by Anil Giri (kp 24/07/2019)

Nepali missions involved in irregularities, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 24/07/2019)

Repeated diplomatic failures reveal shortcomings in the Oli administration’s foreign affairs operation: Foreign Ministry officials have not responded to at least three requests for clarifications from American and Indian embassies, by Anil Giri (kp 14/07/2019)

Hearing panel endorses names of all four ambassadorial nominees: Despite a strong stance against the nominations  in the beginning, opposition  withdrew plans to call prime minister for clarification, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/07/2019), PHC clears four envoy nominees (rep 09/07/2019)

New directive on diplomatic protocol issued: Bars local, provincial govt office-bearers from meeting foreign reps sans federal govt permission (ht 04/07/2019) [????]

All parties should be one on foreign  policy: PM Oli (ht 30/06/2019)

Building diplomatic capital: A formidable challenge, by Madhav Shrestha (ht 26/06/2019)

For the first time, ruling party lawmakers criticise Oli administration’s foreign policy conduct: Party MPs pointed to the failure of Oli’s Europe tour and censured the Foreign Ministry’s lack of direction, by Anil Giri (kp 19/06/2019)

Nepal, Mauritius ink labour pact (ht 12/06/2019)

Govt picks envoys to Australia, Qatar, Bangladesh and Spain (rep 08/06/2019) [Continued nepotism and political nominations for important diplomatic positions!!], In recommending four ambassadors, Cabinet goes against foreign ministry’s criteria: Mahesh Dahal, Narad Bhardwaj Wagle, Banshi Dhar Mishra and Dawa Futi Sherpa have been named as  ambassadors to Australia, Qatar, Bangladesh, and Spain respectively, by Anil Giri (kp 10/06/2019), Government’s latest picks for envoys court controversy (rep 10/06/2019), Faulting on ambassador appointment (rep 12/06/2019), NCP lawmaker blasts govt's envoy selection criteria (rep 18/06/2019)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs has failed to implement its own criteria on ambassador appointments: Even as Minister Gyawali insists discussions are underway to appoint envoys soon, officials at the ministry say the government has adopted inconsistent policy, by Anil Giri (kp 27/05/2019)

Oli to visit Switzerland, the United Kingdom and France next monthOfficials say the prime minister will, among other things, sign bilateral agreements, by Anil Giri (kp 25/05/2019)

Nepal's diplomacy: Road to take: When we have vast cultural, natural and diplomatic tools to assert ourselves globally we should not be lagging behind anymore, by GP Acharya (rep 19/05/2019)

BRI And Indo-Pacific Strategy, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 17/05/2019)

Govt raises visa fees for foreigners, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 10/05/2019)

Reimagining diplomacy: Twenty-first century foreign policy and diplomacy revolves around economics, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 07/05/2019)

As Oli prepares to visit Cambodia and Vietnam, questions are being asked—why? Prime minister should set his priorities right when  it comes to visiting foreign countries, experts say, by Anil Giri (kp 06/05/2019)

As government recalls envoy to Qatar, six of Nepal’s foreign missions are now without ambassadors: Officials say they have no idea when new appointments will be made because ‘it’s a political matter’, by Anil Giri (kp 26/04/2019)

Balance in a turbulent world: Maintaining a strategic balance between China, India and the US-led Western world remains a challenge for Nepal. But some recent events show we may be losing this balance, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (rep) [The leadership of the Western world by the USA is increasingly being questioned under its current president. India's Indo-Pacific security interests also differ substantially from the ideas of the Americans, who primarily orient themselves along their own interests and power claims. Accordingly, Nepal must concentrate on its own security interests or to say it with Trump: Nepal first!]

Government plans to set up annual regional dialogue: Through ‘Sagarmatha Dialogue’, the government wants to raise issues of climate change, and promote Nepal’s peace process and social inclusion, by Anil Giri (kp 13/04/2019)

Ban the bomb: Nepal should use its record of peace diplomacy to eliminate nukes from the region, by Mahesh Maskey (kp 11/04/2019)

Emerging challenges: As Nepal respects sensitivities of its neighbors and friends, they must also respect Nepal’s priority to safeguard its independence, right to make decisions for its security and live with dignity, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 10/04/2019)

The foreign policy enterprise: Acharya’s two-volume book on foreign policy and diplomacy is the first of its kind on Nepal, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 08/04/2019) (book review)

Country’s premier foreign policy think tank without chief for over a year: The Cabinet is sitting over names of three shortlisted candidates—all former security officials—which have been lying there for the past three months, by Anil Giri (kp 02/04/2019)

Foreign policy dilemma: Nepal cannot antagonise emerging superpower China or the sole superpower, the US, by Madhab P Khanal (kp 26/03/2019)

India and the Pacific Region: With rising new Asian powers like India and China, the balance of power in world politics is shifting dramatically, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 21/03/2019)

Government plan to trim number of missions abroad triggers debate: While the Foreign Ministry wants to cut costs on ‘unnecessary missions’, officials say now is the time to increase Nepal’s outreach to the outside world, by Anil Giri (kp 04/03/2019)

Soft power: In diplomacy, nations draw from intangible heritage and use culture as a wild card, by Mahendra P Lama (kp 27/02/2019)

National interest and economic partnership are at the heart of our foreign policy: Gyawali (kp 26/02/2019) [interview]

In New Geopolitical Radar, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 26/02/2019)

Economic diplomacy is Nepal’s core foreign policy conduct: Foreign minister says country will seek FDI, by Anil Giri (kp 19/02/2019)

Conspiracies afoot to harm Nepal's foreign relations: PM (rep 14/02/2019)

Ministry sets parameters for envoy appointment (kp 08/02/2019)

In third Venezuela statement, ruling party tries to hit a diplomatic note: ‘There was feeling among party leaders that it could sour relations with US and international community’, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/02/2019), Venezuelan vertigo: Dahal’s statement supporting Nicolás Maduro is proving to be a bitter pill to swallow, by Achyut Wagle (kp 05/02/2019)

Nepal now has to balance not just India and China, but also the West: Nepal finds itself unwittingly in the middle of a new global power game, by Bhairaja Panday (nt 01/02/2019)

Result Oriented Diplomacy, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 28/01/2019)

Below the call of duty: It is time to scrutinise Nepal’s lack of a regulatory mechanism for diplomatic envoys, by Madhab P Khanal (kp 25/01/2019)

House panel clears three ambassadorial nominees (kp 23/01/2019) [Thank god: Three more Bahuns!]

Foreign Policy: Search For Principled Stance, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 16/01/2019)

Nepal deports 84 foreigners in five months until Jan 9: Chinese top the list of those sent back, with Bangladesh following in close second, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 14/01/2019)

Nepal for rules-based international order: Foreign Minister Gyawali, by Anil Giri (kp 11/01/2019)

Financial support for BRI projects should be concessional: Japan; Urges Nepal to abide by UNSC sanction against North Korea, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 10/01/2019)

Joint-secretary’s appointment to New York mission defies practice, experts say: Observers say the decision to refer Amrit Bahadur Rai for the Nepali mission in New York is a rare move, by Anil Giri (kp 09/01/2019)

Challenges for Envoys, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 09/01/2019)

Four ambassadors present credentials to President (kp 08/01/2019)

Gyawali for national dialogue to develop foreign policy (kp 07/01/2019)

Global trends in 2019: Nepal lacks in-house expertise to predict the future of the region and the world, by Binayak Basnyat (kp 07/01/2019)

Drifts on foreign policy: Diplomacy and development have been conducted in an ad hoc manner based more on sporadic “big dream talks” than a clear framework, vision and time-bound actions, by Som P Pudasaini (rep 03/01/2019)

Status: Loading: By all measures, it would be difficult to call Oli’s foreign policy ‘balanced’, by Amish Mulmi (kp 31/12/2018), Swinging for the fences—and striking out: After years of political instability, the government under KP Sharma Oli with sweeping powers was expected to provide good  governance and policy coherence. But frequent flip-flopping on foreign policy decisions has weaken the country’s credibility, by Anil Giri (kp 31/12/2018)

Cabinet names five envoys, recalls three, by Anil Giri (kp 28/12/2018) [They all belong to the small minority of male Bahuns (about 6.5% of the population) that has been "extremely discriminated" by filling most of the positions in state and administration!], Govt recalls three envoys, appoints five (ht 28/12/2018)

Nepal And Indo-Pacific Strategy, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 26/12/2018)

Finding our way: The making, unmaking and re-making of Nepal’s foreign policy over the years, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (kp 24/12/2018)

Looking back to look forward: For Nepal, understanding the past is crucial to understanding our own role in the present, by Amish Mulmi (kp 14/12/2018)

Foreign Ministry pins hope on enhanced bilateral ties to build prosperous Nepal (kp 13/12/2018)

‘Nepali ambassadors’ main focus should be on economic diplomacy’ (ht 08/12/2018)

Parliamentary panel to grill ambassador nominees on Sunday: No complaints have been filed against the four ambassador nominees (kp 06/12/2018), House panel okays four ambassador nominees: President will now appoint Nilamber Acharya as Nepal’s ambassador to India, Anjan Shakya to Isreal, Udaya Raj Pande to Malaysia and Krishna Prasad Dhakal to UAE, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 10/12/2018)

Reframing foreign policy: The government is constitutionally obliged to take measures to recalibrate Nepal’s foreign policy. It should bring detailed vision for this without delay, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (rep 06/12/2018)

Nepal’s diplomatic frivolity: Nepal’s bilateral diplomacy has been marked by glittering rhetoric, by Madhab P. Khanal (kp 05/12/2018)

Foreign Relations Under Oli, by G.P. Acharya (rn 31/10/2018)

Diplomatic deficit as key foreign missions remain headless, by Anil Giri (kp 29/10/2018), To let: The government must immediately fill all the empty ambassadorial positions (kp 31/10/2018)

Diplomatic passport provisions eased, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 26/09/2018), Lawmakers amend passport bill in their favor (rep 27/09/2018)

Govt's priority questioned over PM's Costa Rica visit, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 24/09/2018)

Indo-Pacific strategy and Nepal: Nepal will be living heightened competition between the two camps America (with India) and China, by Anil Sigdel and Saurav Raj Pant (kp 21/09/2018)

Constitution and Foreign Policy, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 21/09/2018)

Foreign Minister Gyawali off to Austria to attend IAEA conference (ht 16/09/2018)

‘Discourage the use of diplomatic passports’, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 09/09/2018), MPs call for body to control misuse of diplomatic passport (kp 12/09/218)

Govt set to recall envoys other than ones appointed under Maoist quota: Decision likely after conclusion of BIMSTEC summit, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 10/08/2018) [All ambassadors should come from the diplomatic service. Political nominees are not qualified!]

Dilly-dallying at PMO leaves envoy appointments uncertain: Some question over choice of ex-chief election commission Upreti (rep 05/08/2018)

Hearing of ambassador nominees left in limbo, by Anil Giri (kp 31/07/2018)

Nepal mulls migrant worker agreement with Mauritius; Portugal shows interest to hire Nepali workers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 27/07/2018)

Roll-call of protocol practices: It is public knowledge that Nepal’s ambassadorial appointments are largely auctioned to highest bidder among cronies and those showered with nepotism rather than merit, by P. Kharel (rep 23/07/2018)

Govt revisiting number of diplomatic missions (kp 18/07/2018)

Ambassadors’ oath: Any public post holder when takes oath, it is to the constitution, rule of law and the country and the people, not to the government of the day (ht 18/07/2018)

Nepal and the world: The country lacks policies and capable representatives to conduct successful diplomacy abroad, by Rebanta Bahadur KC (kp 09/07/2018), ‘Envoys should have bachelor’s degree and proficiency in English’ (ht 10/07/2018), Cabinet lowers bar for envoy’s post: MoFA ‘s minimum Master’s degree proposal spiked (kp 11/07/2018) [And for the PM SLC is sufficient????]

Beyond India and China: Apart from reaching out to China and India, the government should enhance relation with Western as well as Middle Eastern countries, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (rep 02/07/2018), Recalibrating Nepal’s foreign policy:  The government must seriously deliberate on matters of foreign polices to take the country to greater heights, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 03/07/2018)

The Asian game: Nepal should create plans instead of trying to know one ally through the other’s eyes, by Madhukar SKB Rana and Atul K Thakur (kp 26/06/2018)

Be bold, and balanced: Should not we balance our relations with donor countries, multilateral organizations and international financial institutions other than India and China?, by Gopal Thapa (rep 17/06/2018)

Oli’s foreign policy: PM Oli’s foreign policy should have a global outlook even as he tries to balance relations with the giants in the neighbourhood, by Geja Sharma Wagle (kp 15/06/2018)

Ministry reaffirms top court norms for envoys Master’s Degree mandatory for ambassadorial appointments (kp 13/06/2018)

Better preparation needed: The conduct of foreign policy is a serious business, and it should be treated as such, by Gyan Chandra Acharya (kp 11/06/2018)

Govt brings yet another policy to keep close tab on foreigners (rep 09/06/2018)

Nepal expands diplomatic ties to 160 nations with Burundi pact (kp 08/06/2018)

Embassies’ relevance to be assessed (ht 06/07/2018)

Foreign Policy Issue Oli Government’s Priorities, by Mohan P. Lohani (rn 02/05/2018)

Uncertain Asia in a risky world: Trade wars, the war in Syria, data exploitation and diplomatic tensions have resulted in the emergence of new geo-strategic faultines, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (kp 22/04/2018)

SC directs govt to set criteria to select envoy (kp 19/04/2018)

Rethinking foreign policy: The government of K P Sharma Oli should devise a farsighted foreign policy with specific guidelines and clear national priorities, by Rebanta Bahadur KC (rep 16/04/2018)

New political nexus: The old Nepali focal point was Varanasi, the new one is spread across Washington, Brussels and London, by Saurav Raj Pant (kp 13/04/2018)

The country needs experts: A coherent foreign policy is unimaginable without robust foreign policy institutions, by Suman Mandal (kp 12/04/2018)

Gyawali to lead Nepali delegation to NAM meet (ht 02/04/2018), ‘NAM relevancy very much alive’ (kp 07/04/2018), Minister Gyawali attends NAM conference (ht 07/04/2018)

MoFA nod must to host diplomats (kp 30/03/2018)

PM briefs international community (kp 28/03/2018), More than anything else, we hold principles of sovereignty, independence and non-interference close to our hearts: Remarks by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the luncheon hosted for the diplomatic community at Baluwatar on Tuesday, March 27 (kp 28/03/2018), PM urges donors to align aid with Nepal’s priorities: Govt activities to be founded on six fundamentals to achieve "Prosperous Nepal, happy Nepali";Oli urges development partners to align aid with Nepal's priorities  (rep 28/03/2018), Oli’s priorities: The Oli government wants international cooperation in productive sectors – energy, agriculture, IT, tourism, infrastructure (ht 29/03/2018)

Winning International Trust, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 24/03/2018)

Getting into murky waters: Oli undermined geopolitical sensitivity by inviting the Pakistan PM as his first guest, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 22/03/2018)

Track 2 diplomacy: Nepal should not let its international relations be handled by incompetent diplomats, by Saurav Raj Pant (kp 20/03/2018)

Nepal’s foreign policy debate: Putting one’s own house in order is important for building a stable and constructive foreign policy, by Suman Mandal (kp 18/03/2018), Gyawali: Govt for balanced relations with India, China, by Mukul Humagain and Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/03/2018), Nepal’s economic growth will form the crux of our engagement with foreign governments, interview with Deepak Gyawali (kp 19/03/2018)

Thank you for coming: The neighbourly visits show that Nepal may be turning into a hotbed of competition, by Birendra P. Mishra (kp 16/03/2018)

Course in diplomacy: Given the current diplomatic climate, shaping Nepal’s foreign policy to promote economic interests is key, by Maxence Castiello (kp 06/03/2018)

Putting Foreign Policy In Array, by Madhavji Sjrestha (rn 04/03/2018)

Govt asked to pick envoys through expert panel (rep 13/02/2018)

‘Don’t use foreign policy for local gain’: High Level Foreign Policy Review Task Force submits report to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, by Anil Giri (kp 09/02/2018)

Nepal, Uzbekistan establish ties (ht 28/01/2018)

Enhancing Diplomatic Skills, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 26/01/2018)

Rebalancing Foreign Relations, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 22/01/2018)

Tajikistan shows interest in Nepal’s hydro sector (kp 13/01/2018)

4,926,532 machine readable passports issued in seven years (ht 14/12/2017)

Retuning foreign policy: Leaders should know that global beggary and national sovereignty do not go together, by Biranchi Poudyal (kp 29/11/2017)

MoFA resumes mandatory language classes for its staffers (kp 01/11/2017)

Need of Uniform Foreign Policy, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 17/10/2017)

Forge consensus on foreign policy: House panel, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 15/10/2017)

Envoys ask govt to strengthen foreign ministry, missions (kp 06/10/2017)

Nepal should reshape its foreign policy, say experts (ht 06/10/2017)

PM: Nepal’s foreign policy dictated by geopolitical realities: Says China and India should also understand Nepal’s  limitations. ‘We have very good relationship with both the countries' (kp 23/09/2017)

Glocal concerns: If domestic politics are a major determinant of international relations, a few factors will disproportionately influence Nepal’s foreign policy, by Biswas Baral (rep 14/09/2017)

Coalition govts bane of Nepal’s foreign policy? Experts say matters get complicated at times when there are prime minister and foreign minister from different parties, by Anil Giri (kp 09/09/2017), Nepal’s Diplomatic Approach Status Quoism Or Dormancy?, by Biswo Pradhan (rn 09/09/2017)

The road ahead: Nepal’s foreign relations have to be revitalised if broader national interests are to be pursued, by Gyan Chandra Acharya (kp 05/09/2017)

American pivot: US may be shifting from democracy building to strategic military implementation in South Asia, by Achyut Wagle (kp 01/09/2017)

Between borders: Nepali political class has to convey stability in foreign policy (kp 29/08/2017)

Labour counsellors, attachés appointed in six countries (kp 28/08/23017)

Nepal And Neighbours, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 22/08/2017)

Measure for measure: It is important that our political class forges a consensual approach to foreign policy and then vigorously pursues the country’s interests, by Som P. Pudasaini (rep 15/08/2017)

Diplomatically Sensitive Period, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 07/08/2017)

Neighbourhood Policy, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 02/08/2017)

Dept of Passports gets ISO certification (kp 24/07/2017)

Where Nepal Stands Today, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 19/07/2017)

Geopolitics back to the foreNepal has invested little time in studying geopolitical shifts and their implications for us; the past, Kathmandu chose to deal only with capitals and never gave much thought to  borders and boundaries. Now, it needs to give more consideration to the nation’s frontiers, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 18/07/2017)

Compatible Foreign Policy, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 11/07/2017)

Swiss dreams: Nepal too is located between giant economies, but it has remained poor for centuries, by Pawan Roy and Saurav Raj Pant (kp 02/07/2017)

Shifting Power Dynamics In Asia, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 30/06/2017)

Govt drafts immigration strategic plan (ht 22/06/2017)

Diplomatic Performance, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 10/06/2017)

Foreign Policy: Challenges And Opportunities, by Rajendra B. Shrestha (rn 27/05/2017) [see part 2 (28/05/2017)

Enkindling Foreign Policy Of Nepal, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 23/05/2017)

Say something, or say nothing: Comparing three press releases of Kathmandu-based embassies this week, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 19/05/2017)

Reframing Foreign Policy, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 09/05/2017)

Diplomats Of Political Parties, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 23/04/2017)

Work to review foreign policy begins: Panel for empowering Foreign Ministry, embassies to make international relations and diplomacy effective (kp 22/04/2017)

Experts for revisiting foreign policy (kp 06/04/2017)

International relations: New challenges, by Khilendra Basnyat (ht 31/03/2017)

Power, Foreign Policy And Diplomacy, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 28/03/2017)

Nepal and geopolitics: No small concern; Some Chinese scholars openly claim that Nepal’s strategic location provides an advantage to China, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rep 27/03/2017)

Matters related to external affairs: Govt agencies asked to seek MoFA’s consent (kp 22/03/2017)

Hearing of seven envoy nominees over (kp 22/03/2017)

Prestige at stake: Laws need to be made to ensure that competent people are appointed as ambassadors, by Anurag Devkota (kp 17/03/2017)

Diplomacy As A Public Domain, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 14/03/2017), Refurbishing Nepali Diplomacy, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 14/03/2017)

Mahat admits to shortcomings in envoys’ nomination (ht 05/03/2017) [Stop political nominations once and for all!!]

Downplaying diplomacy: Govt needs to appoint competent ambassadors so that Nepal can handle international challenges successfully, by Gopal Thapa (kp 03/03/2017) [!!]

Investment summit 2017: Govt expects Rs100b in FDI pledges (kp 27/02/2017), Nepal Investment Summit from Thursday: AIIB President, Indian Finance Minister keynote speakers (rep 27/02/2017), Investment Summit from today: To be attended by around 300 foreign delegates, including India’s finance minister and AIIB president, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 02/03/2017), Private investments and our duties: Nepal needs to create an investment-friendly environment in order to prosper, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp 02/03/2017), Govt okays Rs 30b foreign investment for six joint ventures, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 02/03/2017), Investment climate in Nepal improving: Government organizing Investment Summit after a gap of 25 years, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 02/03/2017), Making case for investing in Nepal: Prime Minister Dahal, ministers and top NC, UML leaders commit to promoting a good business environment, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/03/2017), ), AIIB committed to investing in Nepal’s infra: Chief (kp 03/03/2017), ‘Nepal will receive loan assistance from Asian Infra Bank by 2018’, interview with Jin Liqun, AiiB president (kp 03/03/2017)

Govt picks 14 envoys (kp 21/02/2017), Govt recommends envoys for 14 countries: NC Paudel faction unhappy (rep 21/02/2017), Foreign Ministry officials miffed at govt’s envoy picks: Senior officials at ministry say they were surprised to see the background and resume of the proposed ambassadors, by Anil Giri (kp 22/02/2017), Questionable nominations: Extreme care has to be taken  while picking ambassadors (kp 23/02/2017), No ambassadors: 14 envoy nominees (rep 23/02/2017), Govt to withdraw two ambassadorial picks: A Cabinet meeting today is likely to withdraw the names of Asha Lama and Sharmila Dhakal, earlier recommended as envoys for the UAE and Oman respectively (kp 28/02/2017), Govt drops Lama from envoy list withholds Rayamajhi, by Ashok Dahal (rep 03/03/2017)

Diplomacy In Democratic Age, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 18/02/2017)

Foreign investors will get a level playing field: Industry minister (rep 16/02/2017), Disaster in the making: Liquidity crisis, low capital spending, and swelling trade deficit are chronic problems, by Achyut Wagle (kp 17/02/2017), More than 100 foreign delegates to take part in investment summit (kp 19/02/2017)

Foreign Policy Strategies, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 11/02/2017)

Ambassador nominations in final stage: NC likely to get 6 or 7 positions, Maoist Centre 4, RPP 2. One post could be offered to a junior coalition partner, by Anil Giri (kp 04/02/2017) [No political nominations please! They are poisonous! Nepal needs qualified diplomats as representatives!]

Govt set to brief diplomats today: Foreign minister and foreign secretary will apprise the international community of the latest political developments (kp 31/01/2017), Envoys assure govt support to elections (kp 01/02/2017)

Consular services available online from today: Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat says this facility will save time and money of thousands of Nepalis for consular services (kp 29/01/2017)

UML refuses to be part of foreign policy review panel (kp 26/01/2017)

Efforts under way to name ambassadors, says PM (ht 25/01/2017) [?], PM misleads media on envoys' appointment, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 29/01/2017), CPN-MC likely to repeat earlier picks; Nepali Congress yet to decide on names (ht 31/01/2017), House panel tells govt to appoint envoys pronto (kp 01/02/2017) [The govt has never been interested in what parliament or Supreme Court say!]

Crafting Foreign Policy Track, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 14/01/2017)

The end of diplomacy: Nepal’s disastrous international positioning is the result of decayed domestic politics, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 13/01/2017)

Foreign Minister Mahat to embark on three nations’ tour (ht 10/01/2017)

Foreign policy flux: As long as our leaders seek patronage from foreign powers, Nepal can only exercise limited sovereignty, by Achyut Wagle (kp 03/01/2017)

Foreign policy review panel in final stages of formation, by Anil Giri (kp 02/01/2017)

Mahat’s call for ‘new foreign policy’ gets mixed responses, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 01/01/2017)

Quota row delays envoy appointments: Foreing Ministry officials are pressing the political leadership for swift appointments consider-ing the grave situation in in the Middle East (kp 29/12/2016) [Stop political appointments immediately!]

Foreign policy review panel to be formed ‘soon’ (kp 26/12/2016)

MoFA working to bring Foreign Service Act: Despite foreign service being a dedicated arm of civil service, it is still guided by some regulations and ministerial decisions (kp 16/12/2016)

Nepal absent in UN vote on Syria (kp 12/12/2016)

‘Taskforce to review foreign policy on cards’ (kp 06/12/2016)

Priorities Of Nepal’s Foreign Policy, by Shambhu Deo (rn 15/11/2016)

Ambassadorial appointments still in limbo, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 13/11/2016)

Envoys present credentials (kp 11/11/2016)

The Asian connection: Improving connectivity is the way to push economic growth in this part of the world, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 06/11/2016)

Redefining Nepal’s Foreign Policy, by Indra Karki (rn 05/11/2016)

Is Nepal’s Foreign Policy Changing?, by Balmukunda Regmi (rn 29/10/2016)

Nepali Diplomacy: A Kind Of Its Own, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 26/10/2016)

Team to prepare SOP for diplomatic appointments (kp 25/10/2016)

PM to meet all BRICS, BIMSTEC leaders (ht 14/10/2016)

US-India-Nepal alliance: Countering China; Nepal, surrounded by three nuclear powers of Asia- needs to adopt a careful policy as to whom to be aligned with. The policy of ‘non-alignment’ has no value now- so, where Nepal wants to incline for its betterment is a burning question, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (ht 28/09/2016)

Hearing of two envoy nominees on Friday (kp 20/09/2016), Complaints filed against Upadhyay, Paudyal, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/09/2016), Recalling me from Delhi was a mistake: Upadhyay, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 29/09/2016), UML, RPP-N to vote against Upadhyay, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/10/2016), PHSC endorses nominations of Upadhyay, Paudyal (kp 03/10/2016)

SC vacates stay order, allows govt to recommend new envoys (ht 05/09/2016)

No fundamental shift in foreign policy, says Minister Mahat, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 04/09/2016)

Bizarre diplomacy: High-level visits assured, embassies headless, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 24/08/2016),

Ambassadorial nominations: PHSC pulls govt up over agreemo issue; Asks not to send names until parliamentary panel completes its task (kp 02/08/2016), PHSC grills five ambassador nominees: Out of the 22 nominees, hearing of the remaining three proposed career diplomats will take place today (kp 03/08/2016), Hearing of two more proposed envoys held (ht 04/08/2016), Hearing of eight envoy nominees completed (kp 05/08/2016), Govt withdraws 14 envoy nominees chosen under political quota, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 06/08/2016)) [Stop political nominations of ambassadors forever!], Four ambassadorial nominees file case at SC (ht 16/08/2016), Apex court’s show cause to govt (kp 18/08/2016), Decision to withdraw names of ambassadorial nominees stayed (ht 18/08/2016), Three ambassadorial nominees file case against govt (ht 22/08/2016)

Diplomatic nominations based on political affiliation, says chief secy (ht 26/07/2016)

Fate of proposed envoys uncertain, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 15/07/2016)

A diverse diaspora: Nepalis are still struggling to establish a strong foothold in Australia, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 10/07/2016)

Addressing the 3Cs of Nepal’s foreign policy: Nepal must address its three fundamental Cs: Clarity about its national interest, Coherence among domestic actors and the Capacity of its diplomatic missions, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 09/07/2016)

Promoting Nepal’s Diplomacy, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 09/07/2016)

DoP launching new services from Sunday: Passports within a day after paying Rs 15,000 (kp 29/06/2016), DoP launches single day PP delivery (kp 04/07/2016)

Whither nonalignment? The geostrategic rebalancing in the Asia Pacific region has put Nepal’s long-held non-aligned foreign policy to test, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 16/06/2016)

Refurbishing  Nepal’s Diplomatic Standing, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 10/06/2016)

5 years on, no leader, official cares for diplomatic code: Incumbent government said to be revising rules set by Khanal Cabinet before enforcement, by Anil Giri (kp 07/06/2016)

Repositioning Nepal: Nepal has to believe that it is no longer the proverbial yam but an important regional player, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 01/06/2016)

Nepal must shed its Yam-state mindset: Experts (ht 20/05/2016)

Unqualified hacks: Foreign Ministry has been reduced to a mere tool to be used at the discretion of powerful political masters, by Gopal Thapa (kp 11/05/2016)

Reorienting Nepal’s Foreign Policy For Economic Development, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 07/05/2016)

Neighborhood watch: The worldwide attention on India and China puts Nepal's difficult geopolitics on the global radar, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 07/05/2016)

Govt drafts guidelines on signing treaties, by Ashok Dahal (rep 30/04/2016)

Employment in Korea: Applicants face tough job odds (kp 29/04/2016)

Work starts to buy homes for 3 missions abroad: The Foreign Ministry is in process to buy houses in New York, Bangkok and Geneva this fiscal year (kp 22/04/2016)

Cabinet recommends envoys for 21 missions: 13 picked under political quota, eight from among career diplomats, by Anil Giri (kp 20/04/2016), Envoys to 21 countries named, Oman post vacant (ht 20/04/2016), Govt names ambassadors to 21 countries (rep 20/04/2016), PM’s prison mate among the nominees (ht 20/04/2016), Undiplomatic move: Much delayed ambassadorial appointments leave more room for concern than celebration (kp 21/04/2016), Envoys sans criteria: Though delayed for very long the naming of the envoys is expected to enhance the image of Nepal abroad (ht 21/04/2016), Recommendation of envoys challenged (ht 22/04/2016), SC issues show cause on ambassador nominations (kp 23/04/2016)

MoFA failed to set deadline for personising MRPs: OAG (ht 14/04/2016)

21 foreign missions to be without chiefs in a month: Posting delayed as parties stake claim to berths, by Anil Giri (kp 08/04/2016), Envoy appointments kept aside on the backburner (ht 10/04/2016)

BIMSTEC, BCIM, BBIN - & ‘BCIN’: A fresh look at the map will show how Bangladesh-China-India-Nepal could now be connected, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 08/04/2016)

Some 500 'illegal migrants' in Nepal, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 06/04/2016)

Making new passport: Hi-tech system set to cut down on delivery time (kp 29/03/2016)

Nepal to get ACD membership today (ht 10/03/2016)

Envoys present credentials (kp 01/03/2016)

Thousands of handwritten passports yet to be replaced (ht 21/01/2016)

Nepal urged to join Commonwealth (ht 19/01/2016) [This sounds like admitting that Nepal has once been a British colony!?]

Appointment of ambassadors: CIAA instructions befuddle govt, by Anil Giri (kp 02/01/2015), Envoy appointment: Many jockeying for coveted posts; Offices of prime minister, deputy prime minister and ministers are inundated with CVs of those seeking to secure plum positions, by Anil Giri (kp 06/01/2016)

Around a dozen embassies sans chiefs, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 31/12/2015)

Passport application goes online from Nepali missions abroad (ht 22/12/2015)

Manual passports no longer valid (kp 23/11/2015), Passport application online; process will save time, effort, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 24/11/2015), Live enrolment service begins: 9 centres in Kathmandu and 11 in foreign missions by Dec first week (kp 24/11/2015)

MRP application process to go online (ht 21/11/2015)

Temporary passports for those who fail to acquire MRPs (ht 17/11/2015)

Uneasy neighbour: Nepal should learn from the recent turn of events and redefine its relationships with other countries, by Gyan Basnet (kp 27/10/2015)

Online MRP application from October (kp 15/09/2015)

No plan to seek ICAO deadline extension: Govt; Some 300,000 to 400,000 Nepalis living abroad still carrying hand-written passports, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 04/09/2015)

Where have all the passports gone?, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 19/07/2015)

Major reforms recommended at Foreign Ministry: Panels advise ministry to revamp its structure from top to bottom, reform its organisational policy and reorient diplomacy (kp 17/07/2015)

Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Nepal picked new dialogue partner (kp 11/07/2015), Nepal granted dialogue partner status of SCO (ht 11/07/2015)

Foreign envoys gathering at UN House today (ht 09/07/2015)

Govt renews deal with PP printer (kp 06/07/2015), New contract to cost govt Rs 330 million: To buy 2.5 million MRPs for $4.89 per unit,paying $1.59 more,from Oberthur Technologies, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 07/07/2015)

Foreigners with non-tourist visa flood country Nearly 3,000 have been allowed by several agencies in last one year to work in different sectors (ht 04/07/2015)

MRP distribution: ‘Super fast-track’ passports for Karnali, Far-West (kp 29/06/2015)

Govt sending additional labour attachés (ht 18/06/2015)

Plum posts to be shared among four ministries, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 16/06/2015)

Pandey urges officials, leaders to strictly abide by diplomatic code (ht 13/06/2015)

Swiss, Malaysian embassies move offices after quake (kp 20/05/2015)

Ministry objects to ‘mutual diplomatic briefings’ Following briefing by Indian ambassador, US Marine Corps apprise Western diplomats (kp 08/05/2015)

Visa processing controversy: Corruption chances high if Nepalis undertake job: DPM (kp 23/04/2015)

Nepal for south-south cooperation: Pandey (kp 21/04/2015)

Who’ll deliver MRPs after deal with Oberthur Technologies ends (ht 02/04/2015), MRPs for all by Sept ‘unlikely’ (kp 04/04/2015), House panel directs govt to meet ICAO deadline (ht 04/04/2015), Government sends teams to Malaysia, Saudi Arabia (ht 05/04/2015)

MoFA to deploy teams to destination countries, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 07/02/2015)

PHSC approves envoy nominees (kp 05/02/2015), House panel okays proposed ambassadors to USA, India, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 05/02/2015)

Foreign Policy With Clear Guidelines Needed, by Rebanta Bahadur K.C. (rn 30/01/2015)

Govt teams to aid process in Gulf, Malaysia: The Department of Passport has been urging Nepalis abroad to replace their hand-written passports with the MRP (kp 24/01/2015)

Govt names envoys for New Delhi, Washington (kp 17/01/2015), Envoys to India, USA recommended, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 17/01/2015), Cabinet names envoys to India, USA, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 17/01/2015)

Saving foreign service: Officials lobby to keep non-career diplomats at bay (kp 14/01/2015)

Parties divide 10 envoy seats: NC to pick ambassador for India and UML for the US (kp 12/01/2015), Dialling diplomats: Political parties now must ensure that they appoint qualified candidates to 10 missions (kp 13/01/2015), Next Cabinet meet to name ambassadors (ht 13/01/2015)

Fast track for passports in districts in two weeks, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 09/01/2015)

Haggling delays envoys’ appointment: No signs of appointing ambassadors anytime soon (ht 06/01/2015)

Nepalis living abroad toldto get MRPs immediately (ht 03/01/2015)

Errors resulting in MRP form rejection: On average 60 to 100 applications are rejected daily (ht 02/01/2015)

Mission passport: The current efforts to replace handwritten passports with Machine Readable Passports are moving at snail's pace, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rep 17/12/2014)

Panel suggests online application for MRPs Recommends adopting LES to phase out ordinary handwritten passports by Nov 24 deadline, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 07/12/2014)

Govt to provide ToR for envoys: This is the first time the Foreign Ministry has prepared country-specific terms of reference (kp 06/12/2014)

SAARC hangover delaying envoys’ appointment? Or is it squabbling between the ruling parties over ‘who gets what?’, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 06/12/2014)

Replacing hand-written passports an uphill task: Must be changed into MRPs by May 24, as per ICAO, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 03/12/2014)

Nepal’s geopolitical location is its soft power, by Dinesh Bhattarai (kp 01/12/2014)

Govt to strengthen immigration system (ht 23/11/2014)

DoI to introduce machine-readable visa, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 10/11/2014)

Passport distribution: DoP advised to work double shift (kp 04/11/2014)

DPM Singh to leave for Vienna (ht 01/11/2014)

Cacophony of concepts: Nepali leadership’s old foreign policy rhetoric ignores new relationships between China, India, and the US, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 27/10/2014)

Hire lawyers in labour receiving nations, govt told (kp 23/10/2014)

Long wait for acquiring MRPs, by Nabin Pokharel (kp 19/10/2014)

Realigning Foreign Policy of Nepal, by Pushpa Adhikari (Setopati 16/10/2014)

Delayed diplomacy:It is a sad state of affairs that so many key Nepali embassies have been without ambassadors for so long, by Krishna Sharma and Arun Bhattarai (kp 30/09/2014)

Ruptures and rivalries: Can Nepal’s leaders be objective and pragmatic in giving a new direction to the country’s international relations?, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 17/09/2014)

PM to interact with envoys in Gulf, Europe, America (ht 14/09/2014)

Govt recommends six ambassadors: Fails to nominate envoys for 10 missions, including India, US, UK, Qatar and Bahrain (kp 05/09/2014), Government fails to pick envoys for key missions (ht 05/09/2014), Govt recommends envoys to six countries, by Kosh Raj Koirala and Santosh Ghimire (rep 05/09/2014), 10 envoys will be appointed before Dashain: FM Pandey (rep 13/09/2014), Envoy nominees testify before House panel (kp 20/09/2014), PHSC completes hearing of three new ambassadors (ht 20/09/2014), Six Envoy nominees get House Approval (kp 23/09/2014), PHSC approves envoys for five countries and UN (ht 23/09/2014)

Nepal to accord India and China high priority (kp 03/09/2014)

Foreign Visits By Leaders: Reciprocity Needed, by Nir Bahadur Karki (rn 29/08/2014)

Ambassadorial appointments: Things become complicated as pressure mounts on FM Pandey, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 26/08/2014)

Chasing shadows: Far-reaching reforms in foreign service must be considered before appointing ambassadors, by Gopal Thapa (kp 25/08/2014)

Department proposes new rules for diplomatic passport (kp 19/08/2014)

Ambassadorial posts: Coalition partners at loggerheads, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 14/08/2014)

Our foreign non-policy: Inwardly shrivelled Kathmandu seems to have lost its ability to manage international relations, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 01/08/2014)

Bridge between boulders: Nepal should invite both India and China to competitively invest in development and the economy, by Santosh Sharma Poudel and Stefanie Kam (kp 24/07/2014), Path to prosperity: Nepal must look to benefit from PM Modi's "neighbor first" diplomacy and China's push for regional connectivity, by Pradumna B. Rana (rep 30/07/2014)

Over 2.2m MRPs issued since 2010, by Samik Kharel (kp 18/07/2014), Govt raking inthe moolah through MRP: Issued 2.2 million units so far; Earned Rs 9 billion in revenue (ht 19/07/2014)

Ride the wave: Nepal's traditional national security mentality with geopolitics at the center should give way to more dynamic economy-centric foreign policy, by Shyam Bandhu Subedi (rep 14/07/2014)

Mission Vacancy: Despite the pledges from Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and foreign minister Mahendra Pandey to appoint the heads of the diplomatic missions, the process has yet to start (sp 11/07/2014)

Don’t stay away: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation provides an opportunity for Nepal to develop its transit potential, by Nirabh Koirala (kp 01/07/2014)

Migrants miffed at delay in MRP distribution (kp 29/06/2014), MRP distribution process to be eased (kp 30/06/2014)

Nepali missions mark seventh Republic Day (kp 31/05/2014)

DoP holds interaction with diplomats (kp 29/05/2014)

Nepal to join NAM meet (kp 25/05/2014), Nepal calls for unity in NAM (kp 31/05/2014), Non-aligned Movement: Make It Vibrant, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 06/06/2014)

Elitist Diplomacy vs. Public Diplomacy, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 23/05/2014)

Make or break: Nepal’s long dormant foreign policy needs a new focus on cooperation and building confidence, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 21/05/2014)

Everything to play for: Political and institutional factors have made the selection of foreign envoys unfair, nepotistic and opaque, by Gopal Thapa (kp 12/05/2014)

Committee asks MoFA to fill ambassadorial posts (kp 03/05/2014)

Govt to set criteria for consul gen appointments, by Anil Giri (kp 23/04/2014)

Lot to do: Foreign policy has always been a vital part of statecraft in Nepal and a key test of statesmanship for its leaders, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (rep 20/04/2014)

Envoys to leave for host countries with ToR, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 20/04/2014)

The year of puppeteers: All that foreign ministry has is ambition of pursuing "economic diplomacy", a euphemism for selling more passports and finding new labor markets, by C.K. Lal (rep 14/04/2014)

Minister for foreign policy overhaul (kp 12/04/2014)

Plans afoot to buy two embassy buildings abroad (ht 12/04/2014)

MoFA collects ex-envoys’ inputs to improve external relations (kp 09/04/2014)

New diplomatic code in offing (kp 08/04/2014)

Immigration dept deports 120 in last 2 yrs, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 03/04/2014)

Role Of MOFA In Foreign Policy Decision-Making, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 02/04/2014) [see part 2 (09/04/2014)]

Ambassadorial race begins, aspirants galore: Contenders include ex-minister, bureaucrats, PM advisers, journalist, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 02/04/2014)

Foreign secy from same service only: Civil Service Act amended; Foreign Service Act in making, by Anil Giri (kp 29/03/2014)

Govt may withdraw maid facility to envoys: Likely to depute peons on contract to foreign missions, by Lakhanath Pandey (ht 28/03/2014)

Lessons from Ukraine: Only proper democratisation can lessen the degree of foreign influence in our domestic politics, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (kp 26/03/2014)

Foreign Minister Pandey mulls 'performance targets' for envoys, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 25/03/2014)

Ambassadorial appointments: Lobbying starts as govt begins consultation (ht 12/03/2014)

Missions struggle to keep up with MRP demands, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 09/03/2014)

Criteria to appoint new envoys to be standardised, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 08/03/2014)

The Agonies Of Diplomatic Brinkmanship, by D. M. Thapa (rn 07/03/2014)

Meaningful Economic Diplomacy, by Rebanta Bahadur K.C. (rn 04/03/2014)

DoP mulls hiring private party for passport delivery, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 28/02/2014)

MRPs to replace manual passports by Nov 2015 (ht 16/02/2014)

Nepalis staying abroad told to get MRP on time (ht 01/02/2014)

Government may bring Bhattarai back from UN: Wants him as foreign secy, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 29/01/2014)

Cadre diplomats: We need a diplomatic strategy that takes into account Nepal’s economic interests, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 21/01/2014)

Foreign secy retires; no clear successor in sight, by Anil Giri (kp 15/01/2014), Foreign ministry has its own home affairs to settle: Secretary retires, and it does not have anyone to succeed him fully, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 17/01/2014), Bairagi now officiating foreign secretary (rep 17/01/2014)

Passport distribution: Six form collection centres to open (kp 11/01/2014)

Ambassadors to Britain‚ USA in bid to get their stay abroad extended?, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 04/01/2014), Nepal’s envoys told not to overstay overseas (ht 13/01/2014), No term extension of envoys: FM Ghimire (rep 13/01/2014)

Proposal targets Foreign Ministry policy reforms, by Anil Giri (kp 02/01/2014)


Security at Jamunaha border tightened to prevent Afghan refugees from entering Nepal (rep 01/11/2021)

On UN Day, Nepali activists draw the organization’s attention to the precarity of human rights in Afghanistan : At a demonstration in Kathmandu on Sunday, a group of Nepali activists urged the United Nations to take some immediate actions to ensure the safety of Afghani citizens, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 25/10/2021), 11 Afghan nationals arrested from a hotel in Kathmandu (kh 25/10/2021) [??]

Nepal to wrap up evacuation of its citizens from Afghanistan on September 18 : Officials say 906 Nepali nationals have returned from Afghanistan as of Thursday, by Anil Giri (kp 17/09/2021)

860 Nepalis stranded in Afghanistan rescued (kh 04/09/2021)

Afghan Crisis: What It Means For Nepal?, by Devendra Gautam (rn 02/09/2021)

Govt in regular contact with concerned bodies in Kabul to rescue stranded Nepalis: MoFA (kh 29/08/2021)

Eight more Nepalis rescued from Afghanistan, 34 moved to safer location (kh 28/08/2021)

11 Nepalis arrive in New Delhi; 42 still stranded in Kabul (kh 27/08/2021), Nepali nationals in Kabul airport safe: Ambassador (rep 27/08/2021)

‘Time is running out’: Desperation grows among Nepalis stuck  in Afghanistan Amid reports that the Taliban are tracking down those who worked for Western countries, there are concerns about the safety and security of Nepalis in the war-torn country, by Anup Ojha (kp 25/08/2021)

5 Ex-envoys ask govt to start dialogue with relevant countries to address emerging challenges due to Afghan situation (rep 24/08/2021)

654 Nepalis repatriated from Afghanistan so far : 350 on way back home; 361 awaiting rescue (kh 24/08/2021)

860 Nepalis in Afghanistan come in contact with Nepali authorities : 558 people have been rescued and brought to Nepal (kh 23/08/2021)

470 Nepalis rescued from Afghanistan arrive home (kh 21/08/2021), 558 Nepalis rescued from Afghanistan (kh 21/08/2021)

Nepal and the Taliban’s second coming : Kathmandu and Kabul are far apart, but the two countries share some difficult history, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 20/08/2021)

Afghan lessons for Nepal (ae 19/08/2021)

288 Nepalis arrive home after Taliban took over Afghanistan (kh 19/08/2021)

Nepal to stay ‘neutral’ on Afghanistan’s latest political development (kh 18/08/2021), On Afghanistan, Nepal to pursue a neutral position at present, officials sayKathmandu has so far refrained from pronouncing Taliban officially and called for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan, as it focuses on evacuating Nepalis there, by Anil Giri (kp 20/08/2021), Taliban takeover : Nepal must explore routes to engage diplomatically with the militant group (kp 20/08/2021)

72 more Nepalis rescued from Afghanistan arrive home (kh 18/08/2021)

256 more Nepalis stranded in Afghanistan register their names : Registration via Viber 9749326458, 9749326459 and 8929601925 (kh 18/08/2021)

164 Nepalis return home from Afghanistan; 134 register their details : Foreign Ministry: 1,500 Nepalis in Afghanistan, NAFEA: 15,000 (kh 17/08/2021)

Govt making preparations to rescue Nepalis stranded in Afghanistan : Nepali Embassy in Delhi asks to get ready for journey back (kh 16/08/2021), Nepali citizens in Afghanistan plead for their immediate rescue after Taliban insurgents storm Kabul (rep 16/08/2021)

Nepal must be watchful of the geopolitical fallout of US Afghan pullout, analysts say : Kathmandu has no direct stake but regional powers and neighbouring countries have stepped up engagements amid fears of Taliban takeover of the war-torn country, by Anil Giri (kp 22/07/2021), Nepali ‘Kabuliwalas’ : Repatriating Nepalis in Afghanistan needs to be a high priority for Deuba (kp 23/07/2021)

Four days on, MoFA remains mum on death of 2 Nepali guards in Afghanistan (rep 06/09/2019)

Nine Nepalis wounded in Taliban attack in Kabul, by Sanjeeb Phuyal (kp 01/12/2018)

Kathmandu’s Little Kabul: Afghan refugees struggle to rebuild their lives in Nepal, by Gopal Gartaula (nt 28/09/2018)

Three stranded Nepalis return home from Afghanistan (kp 09/02/2018)

In the line of fire: Increasing costs may outweigh the opportunities for Nepalis in Afghanistan in the days ahead, by Noah Coburn (kp 29/08/2017)

5 Nepalis injured in Kabul attack that killed 80 (kp 01/06/2017), All five Nepalis injured in Kabul attack discharged (ht 02/06/2017)

Who guards the guards? Simplifying the recruitment process and easing restrictions will help Nepalis working in Afghanistan more than a blanket ban, by Om Astha Rai (nt 18/11/2016)

Govt lifts ban on Nepalis working in Afghanistan (kp 17/10/2016)

Kin of Kabul attack victims press for compensation: Say the state has failed to provide justice to them (kp 04/10/2016)

Illegal flow of Nepalis to Afghanistan rampant (ht 23/09/2016)

‘Lift ban on Afghanistan for foreign job-seekers’: Study committee recommends numerous measures to ensure safety of workers (ht 24/08/2016)

Employment in afghanistan: PM wants more rigour in security assessment; Labour Ministry officials hint at partial lifting of the ban on Nepalis going to work in Afghanistan (kp 17/08/2016)

Govt team leaving for Kabul tomorrow (kp 21/07/2016)

Team to leave for Kabul to assess security (kp 10/07/2016)

Dependents of Kabul attack victims to get compensation (ht 09/07/2016)

Caught in Kabul: Both Nepal and govts of donor countries have failed to provide any protection for migrant workers, by Noah Coburn (kp 04/07/2016)

Will leave Afghanistan if our security not ensured: Nepalis, by Hom Karki (kp 25/06/2016), Forty Nepali guards return from Kabul: Devoid of security and better pay, 300 others may follow, by Hom Karki (kp 27/06/2016), More Nepalis returning home from Afghanistan (ht 28/06/2016), 41 more security guards return from Kabul, by Hom Karki (kp 29/06/2016)

Taliban attack in Kabul kills 12 Nepali workers: Were on their way to work when minibus was targeted by suicide bomber (kp 21/06/2016), Tragedy in Afghan capital raises many questions: Was lifting ban on Nepalis from working in Afghanistan a right move?, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 21/06/2016), Govt steps up efforts to bring bodies back home (kp 21/06/2016), 12 Nepalis killed in Kabul suicide blast, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 21/06/2016), NAC plane to bring home bodies of dead (kp 22/06/2016), Officials hint at ban on working in Afghanistan, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 22/06/2016), Dream of better life turns into despair for Kabul terror victims (kp 22/06/2016), Lessons from tragedy: Leaders should fix the mess at home, not merely give lip service to Kabul carnage (kp 22/06/2016), Govt mulls keeping Nepalis off war zones (ht 22/06/2016), Families break in tears as they receive bodies, by Anup Ojha (kp 23/06/2016), Injured say ‘there’s something strange about the blast’: Claim it may not be a suicide attack as has been reported, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 23/06/2016)

Narrow escape from Kabul: 6 Nepalis manage to get to Delhi, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 05/04/2016)

5 Nepalis rescued in Afghan Capital (kp 09/02/2015)

Thousands of Nepalis work illegally in Afghanistan, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 02/11/2014)

Two Nepalis killed in Kabul attack (ht 23/07/2014)

Africa (South of Sahara, East Africa)

Could Zambia Be A Promising Ally For Nepal?, by Desh Bandu Basnet (rn 14/08/2021)

Gambia 170th country to establish diplomatic relations with Nepal (ht 26/05/2021)

Ambassador Bishokarma presents letters of credence (kh 15/04/2021)

Six Nepali youths rescued from African country Malawi (kp 13/11/2019)

Women rescued from Kenya dance bar return, by Roshan S. Nepal (kp 19/07/2019)

Nepali women rescued in Kenya will soon be repatriated, officials say: The recent crackdown by the Kenyan government has exposed how Nepali women continue to be trafficked to African countries, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 28/06/2019)

Once trafficked to Nepal, African footballers now come willingly to play the beautiful game: Nepal offers better pay, decent competition and a stepping stone to greener pastures, say African players, by Prajwal Oli (kp 16/06/2019)

Nepal, Equatorial Guinea establish diplomatic ties (ht 02/05/2019)

Nepal, Rwanda establish diplomatic ties (ht 22/07/2018)

21 Nepali girls rescued from Kenyan strip clubs (rep 21/07/2018)

Nepal expands diplomatic ties to 160 nations with Burundi pact (kp 08/06/2018)

Stranded workers back (kp 03/04/2018)

South Sudanese praise Nepali peacekeepers (kp 05/03/2018)

AIDIA hosts Nepal-Zambia roundtable meeting (kp 14/02/2018)

Seven Nepali girls ‘rescued’ from Kenya; mission goes on: Indian external affairs minister says the potential victims of trafficking were rescued along with three Indian girls, by Chandan Kumar Mandal(kp 05/01/2018)

Diplomatic ties set up with Burkina Faso (ht 31/12/2017)

Nepal, Liberia diplomatic ties set up (ht 19/08/2017)

Nepal and Djibouti set up diplomatic ties (kp 16/07/2017)

Ethiopian, Nepali private sectors urged to team up (kp 15/06/2017)

Nepal and Uganda establish diplomatic relations (kp 14/06/2017)

Nepal, Guinea diplomatic ties set up (ht 14/05/2016)

Rai presents letters of credence in Botswana (ht 27/04/2016)

Rai presents credentials to South African Prez (kp 07/02/2015)

22 Nepali women working illegally in Tanzania casino held, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 26/01/2015), 22 Nepali girls held in Tanzania repatriated, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 16/02/2015)

NEF, IPAR sign co-operation MoU (kp 14/10/2014)

PM Koirala meets counterparts from Pakistan, B'desh (rep 27/09/2014)

CoAS Rana visits South Sudan (kp 08/09/2014)

Ebola panic among Nepalis in W Africa, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 17/08/2014), 3,000 Nepalis in Ebola zone, by Roshan Sedhai and Manish Gautam (kp 20/08/2014)

Four Nepalis stranded in Nigeria (kp 06/07/2014)

Ordeals for Nepali maids in African dance bars, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 08/03/2014)

NRNA to combat trafficking (kp 04/03/2014)

6 Nepalis await deportation in Tanzania, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 26/01/2014), A tale of six duped in Dar es Salaam: New racket trafficking Nepali job-seekers to Africa, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 07/02/2014)

NRNA rescues two Nepalis from Uganda, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 08/01/2014)


“Australia is seeing a re-emergence of Nepal’s significance to its engagement with the Indo-Pacific”, interview with John Blaxland (kh 27/08/2021)

With Australia still closed, Nepali students find themselves in tough spot, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 14/03/2021)

Australian minister assures support to international students (ht 10/04/2020)

Australian Prime Minister Morrison asks visa holders to return home: Nepali students say they are worried they will be left in the lurch as pandemic unfolds, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/04/2020)

Call to provide help to Nepali students in Australia (ht 29/03/2020)

Tourism Minister’s Visit Nepal rally in Sydney condemned for being insensitive and inappropriate: Yogesh Bhattarai held a rally to draw Australian tourists to Nepal while the country reels under massive bushfires across millions of hectares, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/01/2020)

Nepal's problem with students flocking to Australia is so bad even Australians are concerned: In a report published by Sydney Morning Herald, leading education experts say the pressure to pay for tuition leads students to be exploited, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/12/2019)

23 Nepalis get Australian scholarship (ht 30/11/2019)

Nepal, Australia to sign air service agreement: Australia will permit seven weekly flights to key cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/09/2019), Nepal, Australia sign air service agreement to operate direct flights: The accord allows seven weekly flights between Kathmandu and Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/10/2019)

Make sure you fact-check and have financial backing to study in Oz: Envoy, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 05/06/2019)

One more technical institute in Australia with hundreds of Nepali students faces deregistration: Consultancies say it’s time to reconsider sending students to vocational training centres, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/06/2019)

Accreditation a must for nursing  in Australia before registration at  skills authority: Move follows deregistration of Australia Institute of Business and Technology, which left scores of Nepali students in limbo, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/03/2019)

Consultancy firms of Australia colleges unite to assuage students: Members of four umbrella organisations claim they are consulting with affected students and stakeholders concerned to address the problem, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/02/2019)

Hundreds of Nepali students in limbo as a tech college in Australia gets deregistered: 90 percent of the 1,000 students at Australia Institute of  Business and Technology are from Nepal, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/02/2019), Two more Australian colleges without accreditation enrolled students: 300 Nepalis study nursing at Nurse Training Australia & Health and Management Institute, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/02/2019), An Australian institution is forcing students to change subject, Nepalis say: Students from other institutes are concerned after the country’s regulatory body cancelled registration for two nursing colleges earlier this week, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/02/2019)

Sherpa leaves for Australia to pack her bags, by Anil Giri (kp 17/01/2019), Ambassador Sherpa winds up her Australia stay as envoy, by Anil Giri (kp 31/01/2019), Lucky Sherpa resigns as Australian ambassador (ht 02/02/2019)

Addressing the drain: Nepal has much to gain from the skills and knowledge of students who have studied in Australia, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 15/01/2019)

Envoy and minister, contrary to PM’s aides, say she hasn’t resigned: Officials at Prime Minister’s Office told journalists the embattled envoy had tendered her resignation, but Pradeep Gyawali said it isn’t true, by Anil Giri (kp 09/01/2019

Ambassador Sherpa summoned to Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 08/12/2018), Nepal’s envoy to Australia Lucky Sherpa likely to be sacked, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 09/12/2018), Team probing allegation against envoy Sherpa, by Anil Giri (kp 10/12/2018)

Meeting of bilateral consultation body held (ht 17/08/2018)

Minister Pun, Australian envoy mull energy ties (kp 21/07/2018)

Aussie envoy congratulates 26 scholarship recipients (kp 04/11/2017)

Australian ambassador visits refugee camps (kp 26/07/2017)

Nepal, Australian sign MoU on consultation mechanism: The understanding is aimed at exchanging views on mutual interests and common global issues (kp 16/07/2017)

Australian envoy meets DPM Mahara (ht 30/06/2017)

New Australia immigration rules may affect Nepalis (kp 20/04/2017)

Budd picked next Australian envoy (kp 23/03/2017)

Nepal proposes ASA with AUS (kp 02/02/2017)

Nepali diaspora in Australia: New generation of Nepalis are integrating more actively in their new homeland, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp 29/01/2017), Nepali diaspora in Australia II: It’s not greed that makes young people go abroad, but a lack of prospects in Nepal, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 26/02/2017)

Australian Education Exhibition on Monday (kp 20/01/2017)

Trending : Australian education: A record number of Nepali students are heading to university Down Under, by Jessica Cortis (nt 06/01/2017)

FM sets off on weeklong Australia visit (kp 23/11/2016), FM urges Australia to resume visa service from Kathmandu (kp 25/11/2016)

Australian embassy organises ‘Education for All’ workshop (kp 18/11/2016)

‘Arrest fear’ cited for cancelled tour: Maoist Centre chief Dahal cancels Australia trip at the last moment, by Dewan Rai (kp 24/06/2016) [Obviously, he feels guilty!], No threat in Australia for Dahal: Envoy (kp 29/06/2016)

Nepali representatives to attend short course on inclusive education in Australia (ht 16/04/2016)

Samskaras down under: While traditional rituals reinforce Nepali identity among migrants in Australia, they are losing value, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 15/03/2015)

Australia supports gender equality (kp 07/03/2015)

46 Nepali students get Australian scholarships (ht 30/11/2014)

A candid conversation, interview with Australian Ambassador GVlen White (rep 25/04/2014)

Migrants say Australia blew up their boat, sent them back: Are from Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran (ht 27/02/2014)

Setting their sights on Australia, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/01/2014)


Tourism partnership between Nepal, Bangladesh stressed (kh 19/11/2021)

emonstration staged in front of Bangladesh Embassy against attacks on Hindus (kh 21/10/2021)

Nepal-Bangladesh Joint Working Group Meeting Proposed For Joint-Venture On Power Project, by Ramesh Lamsal (rn 14/09/2021)

Bangladesh-Nepal Ties: The Neutrality Dilemma on the Rohingya Issue, by Anup Sinha (rep 29/08/2021)

Nepal-Bangladesh ties: Sky’s the limit : The completion of the desired PTA will open new horizons in trade between the two countries. Bhutan-Bangladesh trade has doubled since the signing of a PTA, by Pathik Hasan (ae 19/08/2021)

Possibilities of economic cooperation between Nepal and Bangladesh, by Shanker Man Singh (rep 08/08/2021)

Trade deficit with Bangladesh on the rise (kh 24/07/2021)

Enhancing Nepal-Bangladesh Ties, by Lalbabu Yadav (rn 31/03/2021)

B’desh-Nepal deals : Although it will take time for the dream to come true, Nepal and B'desh can exchange trade in energy through the BIMSTEC deal (ht 25/03/2021)

Nepal, Bangladesh sign MoU on sanitary and phytosanitary cooperation (rep 23/03/2021), Four agreements inked with Bangladesh (ht 24/03/2021)

Nepal-Bangladesh trade pact stuck over other charges : Nepali officials say an agreement between the two neighbours is unlikely until the other duties or charges (ODC) on listed goods are dropped to zero, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/03/2021)

Nepal-Bangladesh trade deal unlikely by end of December : The proposed agreement gives preferential access to certain products by reducing tariffs but Bangladesh is reluctant to remove other duty charges on imports, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/12/2020)Nepal, Bangladesh sign MoU on sanitary and phytosanitary cooperation

Bilateral Relations between Bangladesh and Nepal reach new height: Dr. Islam, by Eak Raj Bastola (kh 07/11/2020)

Banking on BIN : How Bangladesh-India-Nepal Initiative (BIN) can trigger connectivity and prosperity for Nepal, Bangladesh and India, by Sunil KC (rep 02/11/2020)

Nepal seeks duty-free access to Bangladesh for 76 goods : Nepal has been urging Bangladesh to expand the list to cover major exportable items such as tea, coffee, large cardamom, broom, fresh fruits, kattha and pashmina, among others, by Krishana Prasain (kp 07/10/20209), Nepal, Bangladesh to sign preferential trade agreement : Bangladesh will ‘soon’ provide on-arrival visa through the land route for Nepalis, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/10/2020)

Crossing the border: The motor vehicle agreement between Nepal, Bangladesh and India has potential—but it, unfortunately, may go the same route as SAARC, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 13/05/2020)

Bangladesh-Nepal Trade Relations: Influences of Economic Diplomacy, by Mohammad Tarikul Islam (kh 11/05/2020)

Enhancing exports to Bangladesh: Taxes levied on imports at Bangladesh customs is primary obstacle to Nepal’s exports. The high taxes arise from customs duty, para-tariff and overvaluation of certain products for customs purposes, by Kshitiz Dahal (rep 03/03/2020)

Bangladesh issues letter of intent to purchase 500 MW from Upper Karnali hydro project: The $1.5 billion hydropower project was awarded to India’s GMR Group in 2008 after an international competitive bidding process, by Sangam Prasain (kp 10/02/2020)

Nepal-India-Bangladesh talks: Tripartite meet on energy cooperation uncertain, by Umesh Poudel (ht 06/01/2020)

Bangladeshis are being trafficked into Nepal, but most cases go unreported: The Embassy of Bangladesh in Kathmandu receives two to three cases of labour trafficking every month, by Eliha Shrestha (kp 24/12/2019)

Bangladesh agrees to pay 7.7 cents per unit for Upper Karnali power: The energy-hungry country will pay out a massive Tk381.60 billion (equivalent to Rs511.69 billion) over 25 years to procure 500 megawatts of electricity, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 21/12/2019)

Nepal-India-Bangladesh talks on power trade long overdue: Nepal hopes to export projected excess power to Bangladesh using Indian transmission lines, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 10/12/2019)

Enhanced Nepal-Bangladesh Relations, by Mohan P. Lohani (rn 18/11/2019)

Bangladesh Prez to visit Nepal on Nov 12 (ht 10/11/2019), Hamid meets President Bhandari (ht 14/11/2019), Close ties between Nepal, B’desh stressed (ht 15/11/2019)

Leading a 70-member delegation, Bangladesh President arriving in Kathmandu on Nov 12 (rep 04/11/2019)

Bangladesh prez to visit Nepal in November (ht 31/10/2019)

Bangladesh keen on funding 20 hydropower projects in Nepal: Nepal also asked Bangladesh to allow the export of local cardamom, yarn and broom grass (amriso) without any hurdles during the first day of trade talks, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/10/2019)

Two-day Nepal-Bangladesh talks begin (ht 23/10/2019)

Nepal likely to export power to Bangladesh using Indian grid: Tripartite meeting to be held within three months to fix transmission modalities and commercial terms, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 17/10/2019)

Four years since signing, a crucial transit agreement sees no progress: Nepal, Bangladesh and India have not been able to move forward on a cross-border motor vehicles agreement after Bhutan pulled out two years ago, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/08/2019)

Energy Ministry officials leave for Bangladesh to talk electricity trade, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 20/06/2019)

Nepal and Bangladesh sign Double Tax Avoidance Agreement, by Anuj Kumar Adhikari (kp 06/03/2019)

Traders urge improvement of Nepal-Bangladesh customs process, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 24/02/2019)

Nepal, Bangladesh to consolidate relations through information (kp 18/01/2019)

Bangladesh lifts ban on Nepali yarn import via land port, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/01/2019)

Nepal, Bangladesh agree to build hydro projects: The electricity produced by these schemes will be exported to Bangladesh via India, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/12/2018)

Nepal-Bangladesh energy cooperation meet starts today (ht 03/12/2018)

Nepal, Bangladesh to talk power trade, investment, by Bibek Subedi (kp 30/11/2018)

Nepal, Bangladesh energy meeting slated for Nov 15: Two major agendas are likely to be discussed: energy trading between the two countries and Bangladeshi investment in the Nepali hydropower sector (kp 12/10/2018)

Bangladesh set to buy power from Nepal (kp 10/09/2018)

Deepen ties with Bangladesh: Trilateral cooperation between Nepal, Bangladesh and India can be established for connectivity. This will be beneficial for all three countries, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (rep 20/08/2018)

Nepal, Bangladesh sign power cooperation deal (kp 1 /08/2018), GMR, Bangladesh to sign power purchase pact, by Bibek Subedi (kp 14/08/2018)

Oli invites PM Hasina to BIMSTEC summit (kp 08/08/2018)

Nepal-B’desh to sign energy cooperation pact: The agreement with Bangladesh will pave the way to export surplus electricity that Nepal is expected to produce within a few years (kp 31/07/2018)

Nepal’s trade deficit with Bangladesh grows: Nepal used to have a trade surplus with Bangladesh just recently in 2014, by Parbat Postel (kp 27/07/2018)

Cabinet gives consent to sign DTAA with B’desh (ht 29/06/2018)

Bangladesh to revise list of duty free products, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/06/2018), Nepal, B’desh agree to conclude BIPPA soon (ht 02/06/2018)

Nepal asks Bangladesh to simplify trade procedures: Nepal has long been asking Bangladesh for easy visa facility for Nepalis, preferential treatment for a number of Nepali goods and access to Bangladeshi ports (kp 31/05/2018)

Nepal-Bangladesh trade talks to focus on barriers: Nepal will ask Bangladesh to address hurdles to exporting acrylic yarn to Bangladesh and review the list of 108 Nepali products which have duty free access to the Bangladesh market, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/05/2018)

Littérateurs commend Nepal, Bangladesh ties: Poet Manjul said Bangladeshi people share feelings of brotherhood that reflect in their writings (kp 03/05/2018)

B’desh-India-Nepal bus trial run (kp 24/04/2018), Buses from Dhaka arrive in Nepal (ht 26/04/2018), Trial run boosts tri-nation bus, cargo services plan: Two buses travel 1,197 km from Dhaka to Kathmandu, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 27/04/2018)

Govt plans to sign energy pact with Bangladesh (ht 16/04/2018)

Plan to trade power with China, B’desh, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 20/03/2018)

Bangladesh lessons: Nepal’s strategic location can be better utilized to expand market access to China, India and Bangladesh, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 20/03/2018)

Let’s get together: Cooperation between Nepal, India and Bangladesh will give a boost to South Asian regionalism, by Sunil KC (kp 01/03/2018)

Calls for strong Nepal-Bangladesh ties, connectivity (kp 26/02/2018)

Bangladesh Expo to kick off on Friday (kp 22/02/2018), Bangladesh Expo opens its door to visitors (kp 24/02/2018)

Nepali ginger finds alternative market in Bangladesh, by Raju Adhikari (rep 01/02/2018)

Bangladesh proposes to build hydropower plants in Nepal (kp 19/01/2018)

Trade secy meets Bangladeshi counterpart (ht 12/12/2017)

Nepalis enrolled in blacklisted Bangladesh colleges: Future of more than 200 students at stake, by Sabitri Dhakal (kp 24/11/2017)

B’desh, India and Nepal to enforce transport deal: Dhaka urges Delhi to facilitate power import from Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 25/10/2017)

Secretary Bairagi meets Bangladeshi foreign minister: Holds discussions on bilateral matters, including trade, transit, connectivity, energy, higher education and tourism (kp 09/10/2017)

Safe haven: Young LGBTI blogger flees Bangladesh to find safe shelter in Nepal, by Shristi Kafle (kp 12/08/2017)

GMR, B’desh to sign deal to evacuate power, by Bibek Subedi (kp 06/07/2017)

Hatil makes foray into Nepali market (kp 01/05/2017)

Indian help sought for Nepal-Bangladesh trade, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 10/04/2017)

Bangladesh willing to invest $1 billion in Nepal's power sector (rep 13/02/2017)

B’desh ‘keen’ to develop big hydel projects in Nepal, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/12/2016)

Nepal, Bangladesh likely to sign power trade agreement, by Bibek Subedi (kp 17/08/2016)

Let’s team up: Though de jure territorially separated, Nepal and Bangladesh  de facto are conjoined by virtue of common Himalayan rivers, by Madhukar Shamsher JB Rana (kp 08/07/2016)

Bangladesh to gift 10k tonnes of rice, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/06/2016), First instalment of rice gifted by B’desh arrives (kp 27/06/2016)

Nepal-Bangladesh commerce secretary-level talks kick off (ht 11/05/2016), Nepal, Bangladesh agree to remove TBT (ht 12/05/2016), 108 Nepali products get duty-free access to Bangladesh, by Parbat Portel (kp 14/05/2016)

Nepal-Bangladesh bilateral talks: Easy market access, trade barrier removal top agendas (kp 27/04/2016)

Nepal-B’desh commerce secretary-level talks next month (ht 13/04/2016)

Vishakhapatnam port to be operationalized for Nepal’s third country trade: Another transit route to Bangladesh to be opened, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 20/02/2016), India, B’desh open immigration offices, by Parat Portel (kp 22/02/2016)

Crisis delays planned Nepal-Bangla accord (kp 16/12/2015)

Nepal-Bangladesh bilateral trade halted, by Parbat Portel (kp 08/10/2015)

First trade deficit with Bangladesh in 10 years, by Parbat Portel (kp 06/08/2015)

Bangladesh donates 10,000 tonnes of rice (kp 18/05/2015)

Bangladesh agrees to simplify visa process (kp 24/04/2015)

Nepal-Bangladesh trade talks slated to start on Wednesday, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 20/04/2015), Nepal to cut customs on 50 B’deshi items: Seeks duty free access to 45 more products, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/04/2015), Nepal, Bangladesh sign pact to facilitate trade: A total of 108 Nepali products to be extended duty-free access to Bangladeshi market, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 24/04/2015), Trade surplus dips (ht 24/04/2015)

Nepal-Bangladesh trade talks: Nepal pushes for visa on arrival facility for B’desh (kp 07/04/2015)

B’desh new transit for traffickers: On Saturday, a Nepali woman was caught in Bangladesh trying to fly to Saudi Arabia without a visa (kp 06/04/2015)

Nepal, B’desh trade talk in April second week (ht 01/04/2015)

Nepal, Bangladesh ink tax agreement (ht 30/01/2015)

Pandey in Dhaka to invite B’desh PM (kp 13/10/2014)

Koirala talks business with Bangladesh PM: Hasina shows interest in investing in hydel in Nepal (kp 27/09/2014), PM Koirala meets counterparts from Pakistan, B'desh (rep 27/09/2014)

Burma (Myanmar)

Rohingya refugees who once saw Nepal as 'promised land' now stare at uncertain future, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 27/10/2021)

Whither Nepal’s foreign policy : Nepal’s abstention from voting for the UN resolution on Myanmar was a mistake, by Kul Chandra Gautam (kp 05/07/2021)

Nepal failed to stand up for democratic values while reacting to military coup in Myanmar, analysts say : It took a whole day for the Foreign Ministry to come up with a statement where it called for immediate release of elected leaders but stopped short of showing concern over the risk of reversal of democratic reforms in the Southeast Asian country, by Anil Giri (kp 03/02/2021) [How can the Oli government criticise what is happening in Myanmar when it is taking its own country back to the democratic stone age?], The stable sterility of ‘ethnocratic’ regimes : Ethnonationalism and democracy are incompatible principles, by CK Lal (kp 03/02/2021)

Nepal says it has been closely following latest developments in Myanmar (kp 02/02/2021), Coup in Myanmar : Nepal must join the world to strongly denounce the heinous step by the military (kp 02/02/2021)

Closing the border isn’t an option: There is no reason why Rohingyas will not be able to successfully integrate into Nepali society, by Maximillian Morch (kp 12/01/2020)

The Rohingya in Nepal: Any further influx of these refugees would pose a serious threat to the country’s sovereignty, but the country should still protect the ones that are already here, by Rosanna Mahat (kp 01/01/2020)

President Bhandari leaves for Myanmar (ht 17/10/2019)

Nepal, Myanmar sign trade, investment agreement (ht 01/12/2018)

Nepal should raise Rohingya issue with Suu Kyi: Rights groups, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/11/2018)

Nepal abstains from UN vote on Myanmar’s human rights violation: This is not the first time Nepal has abstained from voting on a UNGA resolution (rep 18/11/2018) [This reflects Nepal's own human rights standards!]

Rohingya In Nepal, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 07/11/2018)

Nepal, India to jointly monitor movement of Rohingya refugees in border areas, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 31/10/2018)

Nepal and Burma delay, dilute and deny justice: The failure of both countries to address past human rights violations impedes their ability to confront the present, by Naw Gladys Maung Maung (nt 14/09/2018)

Rohingya in Nepal want plight resolved by Myanmar, B'desh leaders at BIMSTEC summit, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 29/08/2018) [This could be an opportunity for Nepal to play an important role as mediator on the international level!]

Nepal, Myanmar set up consultation mechanism (kp 31/07/2018)

Rohingyas in Kathmandu search for their loved ones, by Roshan Sedhai and Dipendra Rokka (rep 19/06/2018)

On refugees, with empathy: If Nepal is concerned about Nepali speaking Burmese in Burma, it should support Rohingya refugees and speak against Burmese atrocities, by Mukesh Baral (rep 16/06/2018)

Myanmar army chief’s visit: Nepal must raise Rohingya crisis issue, say human rights activists (kp 10/12/2017), Myanmar army chief’s visit stirs controversy, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 13/12/2017)

Rohingya and Nepal: Nepal, India and Bangladesh should exert pressure on the United Nations and the Myanmar government to create proper environment for safe return of the Rohingya, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 26/11/2017)

No country for Rohingya: If we are indeed a tolerant country, why can’t Nepal offer a sanctuary to the Rohingya people, often dubbed ‘the most persecuted minority in the world’?, by Biswas Baral (rep 19/10/2017), Lhotshampa, Rohingya: Burma’s pernicious populism and a preoccupied world abandon the Rohingya, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 27/10/2017)

Don’t allow Rohingya refugees to enter Nepal: CPN-UML (ht 25/09/2017), Living as refugees: Statelessness of Bhutanese Lhotsampas and Myanmar’s Rohingya has been a cause of human suffering and needs global attention, by Suresh Sharma (kp 26/09/2017)

Art and the Rohingya of Kathmandu: In Sujan Dangol’s Displaced are images of moments stolen from the lives of people trying to lead fruitful, ordinary lives in sync  with the culture of a foreign land, by Kurchi Dasgupta (kp 17/09/2017)

Govt ups vigil amid Rohingya influx concerns, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 12/09/2017)

Banke Muslims call for end to Rohingya crisis (kp 11/09/2017)

Separated by violence  and tested by time, Rohingya in Nepal ache for home, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 10/09/2017)

Over 200 Rohingya settle 'illegally' in capital: Government says they are illegal migrants, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 04/06/2016) [??]

Rohingya in Nepal: Urban refugees’ fate hangs in balance, by Dewan Rai (kp 19/11/2015)

The Gurkhas of Burma, by Kai Weise (ht 04/04/2015)

A Refugee’s Ramadan: For Rohingya Muslims here, Ramadan allows for an occasion to deepen ties with Nepali Muslims; But it also reminds them of missing families they’re unable to locate, by Sabrina Toppa (kp 19/07/2014)

Suu Kyi arriving today (kp 13/06/2014), The Lady visits: Myanmar's Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been an inspiration for democratic movements across the world, including in Nepal, by Bhium Udas (kp 13/06/2014), Suu Kyi arriving today as state guest (ht 13/06/2014), Suu Kyi lands in Kathmandu: PM Koirala lauds Nobel laureate's unflinching faith in democracy (kp 14/06/2014), Democracy and development go hand-in-hand, believes Suu Kyi (ht 14/06/2014), Nepal inspires me, says Nobel laureate: Suu Kyi hails Nepal's model of 'negotiated compromise' (kp 15/06/2014), Democracy is about inclusion: Suu Kyi (kp 15/06/2014), Lessons from unlikely places: Nepal could learn plenty from Suu Kyi's struggle for freedom, and Burma as a nation in a situation similar to our own, by Nirab Koirala (kp 15/06/2014), Nepal far ahead in democratic practice: Suu Kyi; Lauds Nepali Army’s professionalism, negotiated decision making among political stakeholders (ht 15/06/2014), Suu Kyi says overwhelmed by warm welcome, affection (ht 16/06/2014), Suu Kyi wraps up Nepal visit (ht 17/06/2014), Suu Kyi Defends Social Democracy, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 18/06/2014)

Myanmar’s democracy icon SuuKyi to visit Nepal as state guest (ht 05/06/2014)

Nepali citizens in Afghanistan plead for their immediate rescue after Taliban insurgents storm Kabul (rep 16/08/2021)Su Kyi set to visit Nepal in June (kp 22/04/2014)

Koirala, Suu Kyi recall Nepal-Myanmar relations (ht 05/03/2014)

PM Koirala to meet Nepali community in Myanmar (nn 05/03/2014)


Canadian federal govt settles lawsuit over deadly suicide attack on Kabul embassy that killed 15 Nepali Gurkhas (rep 04/10/2020), Kin of Nepalis killed and hurt in Kabul settle case with Canadian government : The two parties agreed on $20.4 million in compensation, according to CBC News (kp 05/10/2020)

Together, Canada and Nepal can build a more secure and inclusive world: Canada will continue to leverage its membership in many international institutions and will unite forces, leaving no one behind, by Nadir Patel (kp 17/06/2020)

Visiting Canada senate speaker not scheduled to meet Agni Sapkota (rep 11/02/2020) [This reflects the image of Nepal's rule of law abroad!]

Canada and Nepal want to up trade, tourism and investment (nt 07/09/2019)

Nepal, Canada bilateral body holds first meet (kp 06/10/2018)

Nepal, Canada set up bilateral consultative mechanism (kp 26/09/2018), PM Oli holds talks with Trudeau (ht 26/09/2018)

Shortening Distance With Canada, by Prem Khatry (rn 03/07/2018)

Nepal caucus formed in Canadian parliament (kp 06/10/2016)

Nobodies who are somebody: What would the compensation be if Canadian nationals, not Nepali guards, had been killed in Kabul?, by Sangita Thebe Limbu (kp 15/07/2016)

‘Lack of empathy’ sparks outrage, by Anil Giri (kp 23/06/2016), Nepal to seek compensation from Canadian government (ht 24/06/2016)

Canadian official in town for weeklong visit (ht 14/01/2015), Canadian official calls on President (kp 17/01/2015), Canada to support democratic transition in Nepal (ht 17/01/2015)

Nepal-Canada Relations: Half A Century On The Friendship Road, by Prem Khatry (rn 06/01/2015)

Europe (including non-EU countries like Switzerland, DisUnited Kingdom, Norway, etc.)

13th Nepal-EU Joint Commission meeting kicks off (kh 24/11/2021), EU commits to green, resilient and inclusive development of Nepal (kh 25/11/2021), 13th Nepal-EU Joint Commission meeting concludes (ht 26/11/2021)

Nepal-EU joint commission meeting set for Wednesday (rep 21/11/2021)

Lithuania visa application center opens in Kathmandu (kh 02/11/2021)

New German envoy presents credentials (ht 01/10/2021)

Calling on an old friend : Gurkhas have served the British crown; now, the UK should help Nepal in its fight against Covid-19, by Lex Limbu (kp 30/06/2021)

Finland’s response to Nepal during COVID has been timely and robust: Finnish Ambassador (kh 23/06/2021) [interview]

Portugal imposes travel restrictions on Nepal (kh 17/06/2021)

16 British MPs mount pressure on Foreign Secretary Raab to support Nepal (kh 08/06/2021), Anger grows in Nepal over Covid vaccine delays : “Nepalis died for Britain and India, now they are letting us die.", by Alisha Sijapati (nt 25/06/2021)

Govt to sell Bonn-based Nepali mission’s old real estate (kh 04/06/2021)

The UK must help Nepal : The British Parliament discusses Nepal’s Covid crisis after Nepalis organised a petition, by Sanyukta Shrestha (kp 27/05/2021)

Ambassadors Regmi, Khadka given additional portfolios (kh 24/05/2021)

UK House of Lords discusses matter related to immediate vaccines support to Nepal (kh 23/05/2021)

Spain provides health materials to Nepal (kh 17/05/2021)

“EU will stand by Nepal in hard times” : Team Europe will do its part so that 20% of Nepal’s population is vaccinated under the COVAX initiative, by Nona Deprez (nt 14/05/2021)

Denmark-Nepal ties to be further harmonized via tourism: Ambassador Svane (kh 17/04/2021)

Nepali migrant workers find themselves entangled in Poland’s red tape : The country needs hands but Nepali workers are exploited on the way. A formal  deal between the two countries would help, officials and experts say, by Ula Idzikowska, Abhaya Raj Joshi and Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 10/04/2021)

Nepal to benefit from debt service relief amounting to NPR 582 million through EU contribution to IMF managed CCRT (rep 06/04/2021)

EU support to Bungamati : Reviving Tradition; At a time when Kathmandu Valley’s traditional heritage sites are gradually disappearing, EU is extending support to revive the ancient treasure of Bungmati with a message, conservation for promotion of tourism (sp 19/03/2021)

Nepal needs to move ahead by resolving all disputes through peaceful means: Finnish Ambassador Anttinen (kh 22/02/2021) [interview]

I believe SC will determine Nepal’s political way forward: EU Ambassador Deprez (interview) (kh 08/02/2021)

Malta-Nepal parliamentary friendship group formed (kh 07/01/2021)

Nepal restricts travellers who visited the UK to prevent spread of new virus strain : The restriction is effective from Thursday until further notice as the new coronavirus strain is considered to be 70 percent more contagious than the strain found elsewhere (kp 23/12/2020)

New UK job options for Nepalis : With Brexit, new immigration rules may make it easier for Nepalis to find employment in Britain, by Upasana Khadka (nt 18/12/2020)

Nepal-Ireland friendship society established (kh 17/12/2020)

Europe now favoured destination for Nepalis . Despite pandemic, workers lured by better earnings, benefits and chance at citizenship, by Upasana Khadka (nt 04/12/2020)

Nepal, Austria hold talks on bilateral ties (ht 16/10/2020)

Nepal-EU meeting dwells on COVID-19 impacts (ht /10/2020)

Head of EU Delegation to Nepal presents credentials to President Bhandari (kh 27/09/2020)

Switzerland Ready To Support Nepal In Safe Migration (rn 25/09/2020)

Last one year was meaningful in bolstering ties between France and Nepal: French Ambassador (kh 27/07/2020) (interview)

“We want to be more than a development partner. We want to be a political partner”, Interview with Veronica Cody, EU ambassador to Nepal, who is wrapping up her three years of tenure in Kathmandu and leaving for Brussels (kp 24/07/2020)

UK repatriates over 200 nationals from Nepal (ht 18/04/2020)

Nepalis in Portugal live in fear of infection but are financially insulated: The Portuguese government has temporarily provided all migrants with full citizenship rights to ensure that everyone has access to health care and social security, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 10/04/2020)

900 German, French and EU nationals flown back home from Nepal (rep 29/03/2020), Some 200 German nationals still stuck in Nepal’s different regions: Embassy (kh 29/03/2020)

German govt evacuates 305 German nationals, by Arpana Ale Magar (kp 28/03/2020)

74 Nepalis quarantined in Portugal (ht 17/03/2020)

Nepal officially proposes a review of the 1947 tripartite agreement with Britain on Gurkha soldiers: The agreement allows the recruitment of Gurkhas into the British and Indian armies but the government has long been asking for a review in the changed present context, by Anil Giri (kp 17/02/2020)

Gyawali, Asselborn hold talks (ht 30/01/2020)

British Council owes millions in taxes, a complaint filed in Parliament says: A consumer rights forum lodged a complaint alleging that the British Council has not paid taxes on its income from IELTS, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/01/2020)

We want to be more active and present in Nepal, interview with French Foreign Minister Thierry Mathou (rep 24/12/2019)

Govt seeks UK investment in energy, roads (ht 18/12/2019)

Nepal seeks review of Gurkha recruitment deal with Britain (ht 15/12/2019)

Nepal, France establish Bilateral Political Consultation Mechanism (rep 14/12/2019)

Nepal, EU Joint Commission meeting to be held today (ht 08/11/2019), EU briefs Nepal on Connecting Europe and Asia Strategy during 11th Nepal-EU Joint Commission in Kathmandu, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 09/11/2019)

Nicola Pollit is new UK envoy (rep 07/11/2019)

First Nepal-German Business Forum concludes: German Vice-minister Norbert Barthle arrives today (ht 03/10/2019), German vice minister visiting Nepal today (rep 03/10/2019), Government to facilitate business and investment in Nepal (rep 03/10/2019)

Nepal explores labour market in Europe for Nepali immigrant workers: The Labour Ministry is holding consultations with the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to draft a labour agreement with Turkey, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 08/08/2019)

After Gulf and Malaysia, Nepal reaches out to Europe to send its workers thereLabour Ministry is approaching European countries like Germany, Portugal, Poland, and Turkey as its new labour destinations, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 28/07/2019)

Visa stickers in short supply in Consulate Office, Munich (ht 23/07/2019)

Many Nepalis hope to reach Europe. But their dreams end in Libya: Despite a high rejection rate, Nepalis continue to apply for asylum inNepal-Ireland friendship society established Europe in large numbers, often choosing perilous paths through the North African country to cross into Europe, by Bhrikuti Rai and Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp)

Nepal, Germany to hold joint political consultations annually: Germany welcomes Nepal’s efforts for investment climate with a pledge to step up cooperation (kp 18/07/2019), Germany for speedier conclusion of transitional justice issues (rep 18/07/2019)

Prime minister returns from Europe, but has very little to show: Oli failed to meet with heads of state of both the UK and France, and did not reach any agreements or understandings of substance, by Anil Giri (kp 17/06/2019) [What did he expect from an extremely 'lame duck' like outgoing British PM May? Not meeting Macron shows the real failure of Oli's superfluous trip to Europe! Telling lies on Nepal's human rights practices at Oxford was all he did!], UK did not accept proposal, says prime minister (ht 17/06/2019) [!!!]

Oli’s Euro trip: Maybe our politicians should learn a thing or two from the netas around the world:  they resign when they feel that they have failed the country, by Guffadi (kp 15/06/2019)

PM Oli in France after visiting UK (ht 14/06/2019)

Oli proposed review of 1947 tripartite pact in a meeting with Theresa May, foreign minister says. The statement from the British prime minister’s office makes no mention of  a review of the treaty that allows Gurkha recruitment, by Anil Giri (kp 13/06/2019), Oli for revising Gurkha recruitment pact: Puts forth the proposal during his talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May in London, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 13/06/2019), ‘Gurkhas a vital link for boosting Nepal-UK relations’ (ht 14/06/2019)

Prime Minister Oli leaves for Europe (ht 09/06/2019), Nepal’s expanding horizon: Oli’s Europe tour is expected to further boost an expanding development partnership, by Swaran Singh (kp 11/06/2019)

Competing bid from Germany puts security printing press deal with France in limbo: Even as negotiations with France were ongoing, Germany has placed a competing bid, offering a soft loan  of 260 million euros at 2 percent interest, by Anil Giri (kp 08/06/2019)

PM Oli to leave for Europe on June 8 (ht 03/06/2019)

Talk programme on Nepal, Germany ties (ht 25/05/2019)

Nepal to sign bilateral labour pact with Turkey and Poland (ht 12/05/2019)

French embassy, govt mark 70th year of diplomatic ties (ht 22/04/2019)

Inside the ugly world of Nepali restaurants in Finland: Nepali restaurants, run by a small group of owners, are popular in Finland. But an investigation by a Finnish newspaper  shows the dark side of the Nepali restaurant business, revealing systematic exploitation of workers from Nepal, by Paavo Teittinen (kp 20/04/2019)

German embassy to hold exhibition on energy (ht 12/04/2019)

Nepal-France Business Forum held (ht 11/04/2019)

European Union wants to be a political partner of Nepal: statement (rep 19/03/2019)

Nepal and France sign memorandum on setting up security printing facility, by Anil Giri (kp 11/0/2019)

Nepal, Austria to boost bilateral cooperation (ht 23/02/2019)

Austrian minister to visit Nepal (ht 29/01/2019)

Nepal, France to mark 70 years of relations (rep 10/01/2018)

Top French diplomat to visit Nepal (kp 06/01/2019)Nepal, Germany to hold joint political consultations annually

Nepal, Norway Cross sign pact (kp 29/11/2018)

Nepal-UK bilateral mechanism meet held (ht 17/11/2018)

Bairagi lauds France for helping Nepal’s development (kp 14/11/2018)

Four decades of partnership: From the beginning, EU-Nepal relations have been based on mutual respect, learning from each other and support to Nepal’s development, by Veronica Cody (rep 14/10/2018)

Germany pledges Rs7.5b new grant to Nepal (kp 21/09/2018)

Gyawali meets with Austrian minister (kp 18/09/2018), Gyawali meets senior EU official in Brussels (kp 21/09/2018)

New labour markets: Focus on six Euro nations, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 17/08/2018)

EU keen to invest in Nepal: Gyawali (ht 02/08/2018)

FM urges envoys to promote Nepal in Europe (rep 30/07/2018)

Gyawali to begin Europe visit from Lisbon (kp 24/07/2018), Foreign Minister Gyawali leaves for Portugal, Belgium and Luxembourg (rep 24/07/2018), Gyawali holds meeting with Portuguese minister (ht 27/07/2018), Foreign Minister Gyawali addresses interaction in Brussels (ht 28/07/2018), Gyawali meets Luxembourg’s minister (kp 31/07/2018)

Nepal, Belgium pact to spur economic ties (kp 30/06/2018)

Building bridges between peoples of Nepal and Switzerland (ht 12/06/2018)

A Momentous Partnership – Nepal And Germany Today: 60 years ago Nepal established diplomatic relations with Germany. Both countries were emerging from dark and difficult times, both were trying to establish a new identity, by Roland Schäfer (sp 25/05/2018)

Steadfast friendship: The time is right to explore the ways Nepal and the UK can build further upon historical ties, by Mark Field (kp 06/05/2018), British MPs call on Energy Minister Pun: Conservative Party’s Nigel Evans leads MPs’ team; The officials discussed topics of bilateral concerns for Nepal and the UK  during the meeting (kp 08/05/2018)

Serbia-Nepal bilateral ties ‘could expand’ (kp 06/05/2018)

UK parliamentarians arriving on May 6, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 27/04/2018)

Nepal-German Relations at 60, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 04/04/2018)

EU mission urges EC to maintain transparency (kp 21/03/2018) [see official eu report], Mission against Khas-Aryas’ proportional representation (kp 21/03/2018), EU-EOM report undermines successful holding of election: Government (rep 21/03/2018), Govt rejects EU report on elections: Foreign Ministry says the report not only undermines the recent polls, but also goes against the scope and norms of international election observation (kp 22/03/2018), Stop comments challenging constitution: Govt tells EU (rep 22/03/2018), Uncalled-for report: The Eu election observation mission has gone beyond its mandate to comment on political issues that have already been settled (ht 23/03/2018), EU report totally unacceptable: EC (rep 23/03/2018), Hail to the chiefs, by Om Astha Rai (nt 23/03/2018), EU mission sticks to advice for EC (kp 24/03/2018), EUEOM claims it fully abided by ToR, MoU (ht 24/03/2018), European Union’s Divisive Mission, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 25/03/2018) [Criticising the EU and favouring the non-inclusive politics of Nepal's male Tagadhari politicians! The EU critics is necessary and justified as long as these politicians continue their non-inclusive practice of selecting candidates for the FPTP system!], PM Oli urges EU to correct its report on election observation (ht) [What kind of election observation shall this be? The EU shall claim that the election has been inclusive and that there have to be additional Tagadhari representatives elected though the PR system even though you and the other parties have predominantly nominated male Tagadhari candidates for the FPTP system?], PM criticises EU poll mission for its report (kp 26/03/2018), EU report smacks of rancour,  says Prime Minister Oli (ht 26/03/2018), Long-term returns: Govt is rightly keen to maintain state’s autonomy but must guard against majoritarian overreach (kp 16/03/2018) [Hopefully, the PM and others of the over-represented male Tagadhari leaders have time and are able to read this excellent editorial!], PCN asks EU to retract poll report (kp 26/03/2018) [??????], Lest we ignore: Provisions of positive discrimination are meant to benefit under-represented groups and its very purpose is defeated if an already dominant ethnicity is brought under its ambit, by CK Lal (rep 26/03/2018), UML, Maoists, NC slam EU mission’s poll report: Congress MPs avoid issue in House n RJP-N members say report rightly seeks changes (kp 27/03/2018), What EU wants: Nepal is a home to more than 100 ethnic communities, multiple castes and languages. Why should EU always target Khas Arya?, by Prem Singh Basnyat (rep 28/03/2018) [The basic misunderstanding is that the EU did not "direct" Nepal, as the author claims, to exclude Tagadhari castes from the PR system but simply "advised" the state to think about better inclusion of still disadvantaged sections of society in the election system! This has been part of the EU's election observation task because it has to do with the fairness of recent elections. An intervention into the internal affairs of Nepal would have been if the EU had "directed" the parties to stop their outstanding preference of male Tagadharis when nominating FPTP candidates! If the FPTP system becomes inclusive for all sections of society, there would be no reason to exclude any social group from the PR system!]

Swedish MPs hail Nepal’s progress in recent years: Multi-party panel visits projects funded by UNDP in Kaski, Gorkha (kp 24/02/2018)

Merkel, Abe congratulate Oli on his election to high office (kp 22/02/2018)

Nepal’s envoy to Hungary  presents credentials (kp 17/02/2018)

UK minister, Army chief to begin weeklong visit tomorrow (kp 07/02/2018), UK minister calls on PM Deuba, Oli and Dahal (ht 14/02/2018)

MoFA sending additional staff to Geneva mission (rep 16/01/2018)

Nepal, Liechtenstein establish diplomatic ties (ht 24/12/2017)

EU team congratulates govt for holding polls peacefully (ht 09/12/2017)

EU launches poll observation mission (kp 08/11/2017)

First batch of European Union election observers arrives (kp 26/10/2017), European Union deploys election observation mission to Nepal (ht 27/10/2017)

‘Germany will work as interlocutor to Nepal’s peace process’ (kp 25/10/2017), Nepal should create business environment: Envoy (ht 25/10/2017), German envoy for publicizing Nepal's peace process success abroad (kp 25/10/2017)

The Macron era: It is important to understand the repercussions of French elections on Nepal and the world, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 01/08/2017)

Deported Nepali teen Bivsi Rana can return to Germany (kp 27/07/2017)

CoAS meets top UK army officials (kp 13/07/2017)

Nepal-Ireland friendship group formed (kp 30/06/2017)

50 years of Nepal-Germany friendship: Themed Building Bridges, an event was organised in Cologne, Germany earlier this week to mark 50th anniversary of GNFA (kp 25/05/2017)

EP SAsia delegation calls on CEC, foreign minister: During the meeting, the European parliamentarians held talks about the local polls and preparations for the second round scheduled for June 14 (kp 23/05/2017)

Nepali asylum seekers in Europe: Poverty, natural disasters and a political impasse are not grounds for refugee status, by Shubhash Wostey (kp 07/05/2017)

UK parliament motion seeks Saptari probe; MP Clwyd: Hold elections after charter revision (kp 22/04/2017)

Bundestag VP arriving (kp 08/04/2017), Nepal should not send labour to Qatar under Kafala law: Bundestag Vice President (ht 12/04/2017)

German Minister Hendricks on four-day official visit to Nepal (ht 03/04/2017), German minister in town on 4-day visit (kp 04/04/2017), German minister urges all to take part in local elections: Minister Hendricks assures that she would try to convince the concerned ministry in Germany to extend all possible support for Nepal (kp 06/04/2017), German minister praises Nepal’s community forestry (kp 06/04/2017), German minister urges Nepalis to vote (rep 06/04/2017)

Swiss envoy calls on PM Dahal (kp 16/03/2017)

Envoy Thapa presents credentials to Dutch king (kp 10/03/2017)

Danish Prince in Nepal on 10-day visit (kp 26/02/2017)

Will address concerns raised by EU on statute: Mahat (kp 13/02/2017), FM to ask EU to lift ban on Nepali airlines (rep 13/02/2017), Mahat to seek removal of EU ban on Nepali airlines (ht 13/02/2017), In Brussels, Mahat defends Nepal’s constitution (kp 15/02/2017), Mahat defends Nepal constitution in Brussels (rep 15/02/2017), Minister Mahat describes Nepal’s peace process as unique (kp 16/02/2017) [??], Nepal requests EC to unban Nepali airlines (kp 17/02/2017)

Nepal’s ambassador to EU presents letters of credence: Ambassador Thapa thanks the EU authorities for  their contribution to Nepal’s development (kp 27/01/2017)

Many struggles: Most Nepali migrant workers in Portugal don’t have legal papers or are working in precarious jobs, by Alexandra Pereira and Sanjeev Dahal (rep 17/01/2017)

Alliance Française de Katmandou’s new home (kp 15/01/2017)

Swiss envoy calls on DPM Nidhi (kp 21/12/2016)

Envoy Thapa presents letter of credence to Belgian king (kp 09/12/2016)

EU increases aid for PFM reform (ht 08/12/2016)

Nepal can be Brussels of South Asia, interview with Rensje Teerink, Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation to Nepal (kp 05/12/2016)

EU to allow only certified exports (ht 21/11/2016)

Nepal to shut down its Denmark mission (kp 09/11/2016)

At least 20 Nepalis in UK jail, by Nabin Pokharel (kp 28/09/2016)

Subedi is Nepal’s envoy to UK (kp 09/09/2016)

UK Minister Rory Stewart in Nepal (kp 02/09/2016), UK minister in Nepal to assess reconstruction progress (ht 02/09/2016)

Nepal-France Friendship Society established (ht 28/08/2016)

Nepal seeks extension of GSP facility in EU (ht 23/08/2016)

Sherpa receives one of Italy’s highest honours (ht 10/08/2016)

Brexit may bolster radical elements in Nepal (ht 25/06/2016)

EU to give GSP facility to registered firms only, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/06/2016)

Together we walk: Investment from both public and private sectors is critical for growth, by Mark Lowcock and Simon McDonald (rep 09/06/2016) [on UK and Nepal]

Mending fences: For the European Union, South Asia falls neither under its sphere of influence nor is it among its priority areas, by Seema Pandey (rep 02/06/2016)

Swiss support ‘to continue’ (kp 01/06/2016)

Nepal-EU trade cooperation helping build capacity of dairy stakeholders (rep 31/05/2016)

UK warns brits not to involve in political activities in Nepal (kp 21/05/2016)

Ireland urged to relax travel restrictions, by Nabin Pokharel (kp 02/05/2016)

Parliament delegation busy in Britain: The team led by Speaker Onsari Gharti meets British MPs and learns of their parliamentary system, by Nabin Pokharel (kp 21/04/2016)

‘EU stands by its position on Nepal’s new constitution’ (kp 06/04/2016), EU-India statement surprises Teerink, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 06/04/2016), EU Nepal head denies changing stance on constitution (rep 06/04/2016), A Diplomatic Wakeup Call, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 08/04/2016) [???]

Pace of post-quake reconstruction too slow, say German MPs (ht 27/03/2016)

UK Prince Harry arriving today (kp 19/03/2016), UK Prince Harry in Nepal to ‘shine a spotlight’ on Nepalis’ resilience (kp 20/03/2016), Prince Harry appreciates Gurkhas (ht 20/03/2016), Prince Harry to visit Pokhara, by Bharat Koirala (ht 20/03/2016), Harry visits quake-affected areas (kp 21/03/2016), GAESO president accuses Britain of enslaving Nepalis: GAESO President Gurung says Prince Harry meeting former Gurkha servicemen in Pokhara would be a hypocritical move (kp 21/03/2016), Prince Harry to address Nepal Girl Summit 2016 (ht 21/03/2016), Prince Harry extends Nepal stay (ht 24/03/2016), Nepal is a country you really have to come and visit: Prince Harry; Extends visit by six more days, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 24/03/2016), Dying for others: The royal tour has revived a debate in Nepal to redefine Nepal-UK relations that allows Gurkha recruitment, by Om Astha Rai (rep 25/03/2016)

British trade mission in Kathmandu (rep 14/03/2016)

Prince Harry arriving a day earlier: Itinerary rescheduled for the British royal to catch up with Prime Minister Oli, who is leaving for a week-long visit to China on March 20 (ht 10/03/2016)

British trade mission to visit Nepal (rep 01/03/2016)

Nepal, Germany sign mutual scientific cooperation deal (ht 25/02/2016), NAST, IASS sign MoU for scientific cooperation (rep 25/02/2016)

Rs 231m EU aid for Bhutanese refugees (kp 14/01/2016)

UK prince to visit Nepal this spring (kp 09/01/2016)

Thapa to fly to Nepal-UK bicentenary reception (kp 14/12/2015), Thapa in UK to ‘mend fences’ (kp 16/12/2015), Nepal’s new charter a milestone: UK; But urges Kathmandu to agree a political position that meets concerns of all Nepali citizens (kp 18/12/2015), Thapa urges UK to end Col Lama’s case (kp 20/12/2015) [??], ‘Nepal’s taken up ex-Gurkha issue with UK’, by Nabin Pokharel (kp 21/12/2015)

Nepal-EU Joint Commission meeting hel]d (ht 25/11/2015)

EU envoys vow support to new govt (kp 16/10/2015) [What else shall they say?]

Morris appointed new UK envoy To Nepal (kp 08/10/2015)

UK minister arriving in Kathmandu (ht 27/08/2015), British minister visits emergency relief base at Tribhuvan International Airport (ht 29/08/2015)

Dutch minister arriving in Kathmandu (ht 05/06/2015)

Duke of Cambridge offers his sympathy (kp 02/05/2015)

John Rankin new British envoy to Nepal (rep 21/04/2015)

Number of Nepalis in Portugal has doubled in one and half years, interview with Makar Hamal, Honorary Consul General of Nepal in Portugal (rep 20/04/2015)

Norwegian state secretary arrives (ht 15/04/2015), PM, visiting Norwegian offical discuss ties, energy sector dev (kp 16/04/2015), Norway state secy calls on PM Koirala: Also meets foreign, finance and women, children and social welfare ministers (ht 16/04/2015)

European Parliament delegation arrives (ht 08/04/2015), EU delegation concerned over statute writing (ht 10/04/2015), EU lawmakers call on Nembang, delegate asks about third CA (ht 10/04/2015), EU: Is third CA poll possible? (rep 10/04/2015), EU delegates stress inclusive statute (kp 11/04/2015), Third CA election can’t even be imagined, PM tells EU team, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 11/04/2015) [Second CA was not necessary either!!], EU lawmakers clarify on their third CA query (ht 11/04/2015)

Ambassador Dhital presents credentials (kp 26/03/2015)

Germany seeks support in bid for UNSC seat (ht 11/03/2015)

FNCCI woos German investment (ht 11/03/2015)

Outgoing British envoy pays farewell call on PM (kp 28/02/2015)

Swayne inspects DFID work (kp 21/02/2015)

UK envoy to retire in March; says leaving foreign service (kp 12/02/2015), UK envoy quits British Foreign Service, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 12/02/2015), UK envoy says resignation not linked to Nepal (ht)

Meeting with CK Raut apolitical, insist European ambassadors: PM tells envoys that consensus and dialogue had
not been abandoned even if CA process has begun
(kp 03/02/2015), Don’t violate diplomatic code: PM; Prime Minister tells them the process of voting is democratic practice, by Lekhanath Pandey (kp 03/02/2015), “We should have probably waited for a less sensitive moment”, interview with Rensje Teerink (nt 06/02/2015)

In Rumor Mill: European ambassadors have clarified their stand on events that unfolded on the basis of rumors, by Keshab Poudel (sp 30/01/2015)

Lessons from Belgium: A former Belgian Prime Minister gives his take on Nepal’s constitution writing processes, by Cynthia Choo (nt 30/01/2015)

Nepal, Czech Republic in cooperation agreement (kp 29/01/2015), NCC, CCC sign MoU to strengthen ties (ht 30/01/2015)

EU envoys clarify positionon meeting with CK Raut: Say ‘did not intend to endorse his political lines’ (ht 28/01/2015)

German envoy visits Tilaurakot (kp 25/01/2015)

Taking Nepal Britain Ties To The Highest Level: British Government started Gurkha recruitment from the same time to strengthen its security, by Dhan Prasad Pandit (sp 16/01/2015)

MoFA to ask for UK envoy’s take: Sparkes, in a newspaper opinion piece, had called on lawmakers to protect  right to change religion in new constitution (kp 15/12/2014) [The British ambassador's statement was necessary and reasonable! Only communal forces see this different! The fundamental right of every citizen to choose her/his religion must be guaranteed by the constitution!], Sparkes’ advocacy of conversion sparks row (ht 15/12/2014), UK envoy under flak for advocacy of conversion: Govt prepares to seek clarification, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 15/12/2014), Diplomat summoned over envoy’s conversion note, by Anil Giri (kp 16/12/2014), Govt summons UK official over 'rights to change religion', by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 16/12/2014), Breach of protocol: Andy Sparkes plea for right to conversion is condemnable; it goes against basic diplomatic norms and values, by Bimal Gautam (rep 16/12/2014) [The freedom to choose one's own religion is a fundamental right of every human being that is so far not respected in Nepal!!!], EU envoys divided over Sparkes’ view (kp 20/12/2014), We don’t advocate religion conversion: German envoy (ht 20/12/2014), Germany doesn't hold any position on religion: German envoy (rep 20/12/2014), Envoy Sparks Storm Of Conversion Controversy, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 21/12/2014)

‘Main problem lies with aviation sector regulator, not individual airline companies’, interview with EU Ambassador Rensje Teerink (ht 10/11/2014)

Envoys: Step up consensus effort (kp 07/11/2014), Next two months are critical: European ambassadors ask parties to find common ground (ht 07/11/2014), EU envoys urge leaders to step up consensus efforts (rep 07/11/2014)

Finnish officials arriving on Nov 9 (rep 05/11/2014)

Prime Minister urges Italian investment in hydropower sector (ht 29/10/2014), Commerce Minister Thapa seeks to woo Italian investors (ht 29/10/2014), Italy keen to invest in Nepal: Minister Vendova (rep 30/10/2014)

Germany sees rise in Nepali students (kp 23/10/2014), German envoy says PTA paves way for FDI (ht 23/10/2014)

Pact to export Nepali herbs to Europe (kp 10/10/2014), GIZ launches new agro initiative: Partnership aims to promote Nepali herbs in EU, alleviate poverty (ht 10/10/2014)

PM Koirala reaches Belgium on three-day Europe visit (kp 30/09/2014), Prime minister meets EU President: Discusses issues of Nepal-EU relations (ht 30/09/2014)

British MPs term visit ‘successful’ (kp 21/09/2014), Visiting UK MPs term Nepal visit ''exceptionally valuable'' (rep 21/09/2014) [??], British parliamentarians conclude Nepal visit (ht 21/09/2014)

NGCCI to lead visit to MEDICA (kp 18/09/2014)

Nepalis in Scotland campaign against ‘Yes’, by Navin Pokharel (kp 16/09/2014)

Nepal’s peace process exemplary: EU envoys (kp 11/09/2014) [??]

Operation Mustang: United Kingdom’s MI6 aided torture of Maoist cadres, by Ammu Kannampilly (kp 01/09/2014)

First Nepal-UK consultation meeting held (kp 21/08/2014), Nepal, UK review areas of cooperation (ht 21/08/2014)

Czech team meets nembang, CA members (kp 04/06/2014)

UK minister arriving today (ht 02/06/2014), UK minister meets PM Koirala (kp 03/06/2014), South Asia embarking on path to peace, stability: PM; UK minister lays stress on Nepal-UK ties (ht 03/06/2014), British State Minister Swire lauds Gurkhas (ht 04/06/2014), Ex-Gurkhas’ demands complicated: Swire (kp 04/06/2014), Nepal needs to assure travellers about air safety: British minister (kp 04/06/2014), 'Nepal's air safety still a major concern' (ht 04/06/2014), Independent TRC commissioners for int’l reputation: Swire (kp 05/06/2014), Nepal must abideby international laws, says Swire (ht 05/06/2014)

Embassy to serve Nepalis on their doorstep (kp 24/05/2014)

Irish consulate office (ht 24/04/2014)

Talking business: With the visit of a French Business Delegation, Nepal and France have started business (sp 09/05/2014), Friends indeed: Countries like Nepal and France with comparable cultural and artistic richness can have strong bonds, by Martine Bassereau (rep 11/05/2014)

The Promotion of German-Nepal Business Links: Foreign investors investing into thBritish parliamentariansconclude Nepal visite Nepalese market bring new employment and prosperity to the Nepalese society and significantly contribute to economic growth, by Frank Meyke (sp 09/05/2014), Political stability for economic prosperity, by Frank Meyke (pr 15/05/2014) [(Excerpts of the address by the German Ambassador at the Inaugural Session of the 20th and  21st AGM of NGCCI]

Old friends: Nepal and France have wirnessed similar upheavals after the two countries established diplomatic relations, by Pushpa Adhikari (rep 24/04/2014)

French delegation in town for two-day visit (ht 22/04/2014), French biz delegation meets FM Mahat (kp 23/04/2014)

Absence of elected local  officials worries Germany (ht 25/03/2014)

Nepali consulates open in Portugal, by Nirmal Shrestha (kp 12/03/2014)

Won’t forget Gurkhas’ sacrifice: British PM; Cameron hopes the two governments can work together to strengthen bilateral business, culture and education links (kp 08/03/2014)

UK minister for int’l development to visit Nepal (nn 02/02/2014), British minister says new CA inspires hope (ht 06/02/2014) [??]

The Empire speaks back: The arts are an ideal way to celebrate the historical ties between Nepal and the UK, by Alan Mercel-Sanca (kp 31/01/2014)

Mum’s the word on mission properties (ht 26/01/2014)

Customs bar used shoes from Switzerland, by Weena Pun (kp 15/01/2014)

Nepal seeks 'negotiations' with UK to settle Col Lama's case, by Kosh Raj Koirala  (rep 12/01/2014)

Nepal, UK to set up bilateral mechanism (kp 11/01/2014)

EU wants to help SAARC with regional cooperation (ht 09/01/2014), EU for deepening partnership with SAARC ( rep 09/01/2014)

Nepal, UK celebrate 200 years of diplomatic ties (ht 08/01/2014)

Gulf region - Near and Middle East - Northern Africa

‘Qatar illegally expelled Nepali migrant workers during COVID-19 panic’ (ht 16/04/2020)


Nepali, Indonesian entrepreneurs discuss tourism cooperation, by Dilip Paudel (rep 06/04/2019)

Indonesian envoy calls on PM Dahal (kp 20/01/2017)

Prime minister to lead 11-member team to Indonesia (ht 17/04/2015), PM to attend Asian-African summit (kp 18/04/2015), PM Jakarta-bound today (kp 20/04/2015), Koirala meets Indonesian President‚ B'desh PM (ht 24/04/2015)

One on death row, five face life term, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 25/01/2015), Govt initiates diplomatic channel to find out details, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/01/2015), Dispatch from death row: It is a moral imperative for govt to appeal for the repatriation of Nepalis on death row (kp 27/01/2015)

Nepalis in Indonesia: INSEC asks govt to press for clemency (kp 20/01/2015)


Israel positive in creating more employment opportunities for Nepali laborers (kh 16/11/2021)

Israel approves list of over 1,100 Nepalis for employment (rep 13/10/2021)

Israel caregiver job vacancies getting huge response from Nepali youths : For 1,000 caregiver jobs, more than 5,000 candidates have already applied and over 20,000 are in the application process. The application deadline expires on August 16, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 11/08/2021)

Israel set to start taking in Nepali caregivers soon : As per an existing agreement between the two countries, 500 Nepali workers are expected to get employment in the Middle Eastern nation, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 21/07/2021)

Collaboration with Israel for boosting agro commercialization: CM Nepali (kh 30/06/2021)

Guidelines ready for sending Nepali carers to Israel : Nepal and Israel had signed a deal in September last year for sending 500 Nepali caregivers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 12/05/2021) [Israel is definitely not a safe haven for migrant workers at the moment!]

Nepal-Israel relations lauded (ht 19/03/2021)

Promoting Nepal-Israel Economic Cooperation, by Shanker Man Singh (rn 14/12/2020)

Nepal and Israel seal deal on labour, agriculture (kh 01/10/2020), Making workers pay for Israel jobs is a step back from zero-cost recruitmentRecent labour policy calls for employers to bear recruitment fees, airfare and related costs, but the latest accord to send 500 nurses to Israel makes Nepalis pay the fees, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 02/10/2020)

Nepal to sign pact with Israel to send caregivers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 25/09/2020)

Israeli contribution for Nepal Army: Nepal-Israel ties further strengthened after Nepal started sending troops in the United Nations Peace Keeping Force in Lebanon, by Prem Singh Basnyat (rep 25/06/2020)

Anjan Shakya named Nepal’s ambassador to Israel (kp 16/11/2018), Govt replaces ambassador to Israel Thapa with Shakya: Shakya is Prime Minister KP Oli’s sister-in-law (rep 16/11/2018)

Pun urges Israel to consider investment in energy sector (kp 31/07/2018)

Israel ‘ready’ to establish agricultural training centre in Nepal (kp 02/05/2018)

Israel to recruit more Nepali caregivers: Officials at Israeli embassy hint the Jewish state could demand 500 workers in 2018 (kp 29/03/2018)

Nepalis caring for Israel: There are about 10,000 Nepali women taking care of elderly Israelis, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 07/07/2017)

Nepal-Israel chamber set up (kp 22/02/2017), Nepal-Israel CCI established to boost bilateral trade (ht 22/02/2017)

2 Nepali women held in Lebanon on spying charge: According to Lebanon General Security Directorate, those caught for spying for Israel include two Lebanese and a Palestinian refugee (kp 27/01/2017)

Israel likely to take more Nepali caregivers (ht 03/09/2016)

Students benefit from Israeli agro programme (ht 05/08/2016)

Bilateral consultations deal with Israel (kp 26/05/2016), Thapa seeks more support from Israel: Israel PM Netanyau ready to extend more support (rep 26/05/2016)

First lot of Nepali caregivers in Israel (kp 12/04/2016)

14 Nepalis leaving for Israel jobs by mid-April: Govt (kp 05/04/2016)

Final training for Israel jobs starts today (kp 25/02/2016)

Selection test on Tuesday for caregiver job in Israel (kp 30/01/2016)

DoFE compiling records of Israel job aspirants: Plans to send all 300 workers within a year in two groups (ht 11/09/2015)

Israeli labour market to reopen soon for Nepalis, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 05/08/2015), Deal with Israel to send workers (kp 08/08/2015)

Nepal Army says it can purchase arms through embassy, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 18/06/2015)

Israel advises its nationals to leave Nepal pronto (ht 30/04/2015)

Preps to send Nepali workers to Israel: Ministry to table proposal soon (kp 19/04/2015)

Waiting to leave: Nepal and Israel need to consider a new government-to-government deal for Nepali migrant workers, by Uddhab Pyakurel (kp 07/04/2015)

Stop Hundis: Nepali workers in Israel send millions of dollars back home through Hundi every month on order to save commission charges, by Sushil Adhikari (rep 16/02/2015)

Israel ‘ready’ to support Nepal in farm sector (kp 10/01/2015), B2B meeting on agriculture sector held with Israel (kp 10/01/2015)

Nepal asks Israel to take in 300 caregivers (rep 16/09/2014)

Israel to train Nepali farmers (kp 01/09/2014), Nepalese young farmers left Israel: Five hundred fifteen Nepalese youth are going to Israel to learn the agriculture skill and technology (sp 12/09/2014)

300 caregivers to get initial Israel passage (kp 02/08/2014)

Israel embassy staff on strike for salary raise, by Anil Giri (kp 28/03/2014)


Japan lifts travel ban on Nepal into its country (kh 18/09/2021)

Japan Stands With Nepal Against Pandemic, by Kikuta Yutaka (ht 16/06/2021)

Nepal-Japan jobs deal still stuck : Nearly two years later, a win-win bilateral employment agreement has not taken off, by Upasana Khadka (nt 29/01/2021)

Nepal yet to send workers to Japan under new deal: Sixteen months after Nepal and Japan signed a labour deal, details on how Nepali workers are to be selected and recruited still remain sketchy, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 26/07/2020) [On top of this nonsense: How shall they get there?]

Japanese vice minister for foreign affairs in Nepal on two-day official visit (rep 18/01/2020)

No Nepali job-seeker to go to Japan next year (ht 12/12/2019)

Japan’s support to Nepal's post-quake reconstruction lauded (rep 07/12/2019)

Japan to implement phosphorus-efficient paddy in Nepal: The two countries have signed a pact on research collaboration in the farm sector, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/11/2019)

25-member Japanese delegation to arrive in Kathmandu tomorrow (ht 09/11/2019)

Lottery system for language test leaves Nepali candidates worried about Japan job prospects: Thousands of Nepali youths are studying the Japanese language, but only a fraction of them will be able to sit in the examination, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 29/09/2019)

Language test for Japan-bound workers on October 27 and 28 (ht 14/08/2019)
Labour migration to South Korea remains suspended for one year : Thousands of Nepalis selected for Korean jobs have been unable to go work due to Covid-19-related restrictions, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 07/02/2021)

Japan-Nepal doctors conference kicks off (rep 04/08/2019)

Language tests for Nepalis wanting to work in Japan to take place later this year: The quota for Nepali workers is still not decided although the job sector for the first batch has been finalised; Nepal is the  only South Asian nation on  Japan’s list of hiring countries, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 23/07/2019)

After labour deal, Japanese employers are coming forward to hire Nepali workers: The Nepali side is awaiting language and skill test mechanisms for implementing the agreement reached two months ago, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 12/05/2019)

Nepal, Japan technical teams to hold meet on labour agreement (ht 30/04/2019)

Nepal and Japan to finalise labour migration mechanisms this month: G2G modality possible for sending Nepali workers to Japan, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/03/2019), Japan opens its door for skilled Nepali workers: A deal signed by representatives of two governments rules out recruiting agencies’ role in labour migration, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 26/03/2019)

Government, recruiting agencies  differ on possible modality for labour migration to Japan: Recruiting agencies claim hiring of workers will take place via private agencies only; ministry says no decision taken yet, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 10/02/2019)

Japan, Nepal to work together in agri sector (kp 25/01/2019), Japanese delegation explores agricultural cooperation with Nepal (rep 26/01/2019)

Japan to induct labour with new process, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 18/01/2019)

Labour departures for Japan possible by April this year, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 13/01/2019)

Kono assures continued Japanese support, by Anil Giri (kp 11/01/2019)

Japanese embassy's clarification over news attributed to foreign ministry spokesperson (rep 11/01/2019)

Japan to send technical team to discuss hiring of Nepali workers (ht 10/01/2019)

Japan sends proposal to hire Nepali workers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 04/01/2019)

Japan to take Nepali workers under new blue-collar visas: apan has recently amended its immigration laws paving the way for blue-collar jobs for certain countries, including Nepal, by Anil Giri ( kp 26/12/2018), Japan work visas now open for Nepalis (rep 26/12/2018), Government drafts MoU for sending workers to Japan, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 28/12/2018)

Govt starts process of sending workers to Japan from April (ht 22/12/2018)

Nepal to explore prospects of sending workers to Japan (kp 15/11/2018)

Nepal, Japan likely to sign revised ASA today, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/06/2018), Nepal, Japan sign pact for 14 weekly flights: The deal allows Nepali carriers to fly to any airport in Japan, except Haneda Airport, by Sangam Prasain (kp 19/06/2018), Nepal, Japan sign amended ASA: Nepali airlines granted 'fifth freedom' in revised pact, by Umesh Poudel (ht 19/06/2018)

From Chitwan to Chidoya: The number of Nepalis exploiting immigration loopholes to work in Japan is rising exponentially, by Kunda Dixit (nt 29/12/2017)

NC CC leader held at Japanese airport for seven hours, sent back to Nepal (ht 18/09/2017)

Japanese lawmakers, entrepreneurs arriving (kp 26/07/2017)

Govt picks Rana as envoy to Japan (kp 25/04/2017) [Long live family connections and other forms of nepotism: Pratibha Rana is the mother-in-law of Nepali Congress President Sher BahadurDeuba who will probably become PM in May ]

Rising like the sun: Nepal-Japan ties have expanded rapidly since Kawaguchi’s visit over a century ago, by Bhim Udas (kp 30/12/2016)

Texture of bonding: Nepal-Japan relationship is shaped by a broad sense of human love and respect than anything else, by Abhi Subedi (kp 04/09/2016)

Japan honours contribution of individuals, organisations (kp 27/08/2016)

Japan appoints friendship envoy to Nepal (rep 26/03/2016)

Nepalis in Japan face psychological problems, suicide cases rising: These deaths reflect only the tip of the iceberg of problems that Nepalis in Japan face (kp 06/02/2016)

Nepalis top list of asylum seekers (ht 24/01/2016)

Japan formalises aid pledge for rebuilding, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/12/2015)

Prolonged petroleum crisis worries Japan (ht 19/11/2015)

Nepal Japan Relations In The Present Context, by Suresh Malla (kp 27/06/2015)

JICA president to visit Nepal from May 24-26 (kp 23/05/2015)

Pandey leaving for Japan (ht 11/03/2015)

Mahat talks Japan-Nepal relations (kp 13/02/2015)

Japan honours Nepali for his bravery: Confers ‘Red Ribbon’on Anuj Karki for saving a Japanese (ht 25/01/2015)

Nepal Japan Friendship Society launched (ht 02/11/2014)

Nepal, Japan to strengthen bilateral ties (kp 10/10/2014), Pandey seeks more investment in infrastructure from Japan: Fails to meet Japanese Prime Minister Abe (ht 10/10/2014)

Japanese vice-minister arriving to observe post-poll developments (ht 07/05/2014), Koirala seeks Japanese support for Nepal (ht 09/05/2014)

Japan's Nepal Cooperation, by Upendra Gautam (rn 03/04/2014)

Korea (South and North)

Govt is resuming Korean language test from mid-December (kh 14/11/2021)

Nepal, S.Korea Agree To Renew EPS (rn 10/11/2021)

EPS reopening in November last week (rep 07/11/2021)

Govt sending Nepali workers to South Korea almost after 2 years; 48 flying today (kh 27/10/2021)

Korea govt to take Nepali workers from Oct 27 (kh 19/10/2021)

Employment in Korea to resume only after implementation of biometrics, by Rudra Khadka (rep 15/09/2021)

Helping Nepali Workers in South Korea amid COVID and Beyond, by Sona Thadaral (rep 14/08/2021)

Resumption of employment in South Korea to take some time, by Rudra Khadka (rep 13/08/2021)

South Korea Ready To Take Nepali Workers, DoFE Awaits Ministry's Approval, by Mukunda Gaire (rn 21/07/2021)

Worker departures for South Korea may resume soon : The East Asian country has shown interest to take in Nepali workers, but with conditions, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 16/07/2021)

As pandemic grips country, Korean language test uncertain this year as well : With the country reeling under a second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, officials say chances of the test taking place this year are slim, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 16/05/2021)

South Korea govt decides to extend visa term of all migrant workers by a year (rep 12/04/2021)

South Korea introduces new visa rule; Nepali Embassy issues notice (rep 04/04/2021)

Delayed dreams for Korea-bound Nepalis : Nepali migrant workers have been waiting for more than a year to join jobs in Korea, by Upasana Khadka (nt 02/04/2021)

Nepali workers can return for second stint in Korea (rep 28/03/2021)

Labour migration to South Korea remains suspended for one year : Thousands of Nepalis selected for Korean jobs have been unable to go work due to Covid-19-related restrictions, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 07/02/2021)

This year’s Korean language test uncertain due to Covid-19: Authorities consider computer-based tests, but it’s fraught with challenges given the large number of candidates, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 27/05/2020)

250 Nepali workers to return to South Korea next week: Departure possible after the authorities allowed Nepalis to leave for their jobs, by Chandan Kumar Mandal  (kp 08/05/2020), Nepali workers’ hopes of returning to work dashed as South Korea demands ‘self-quarantine’ arrangements: The flight scheduled for Tuesday was called off after it emerged that the workers had not complied with the Korean government’s new quarantine rules that came into effect in April, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 14/04/2020)

After a halt in departure to South Korea, now Korean language test looks uncertain too: Both countries have not yet announced dates of Korean language test amidst the Covid-19 tension, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 24/04/2020)

South Korea extends visa of Nepali migrants: Workers whose visa has expired can stay for 50 days (ht 15/04/2020)

Nepali workers won’t be going to South Korea for now: It’s been over a week since a batch of labourers went to the east Asian country, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 27/02/2020)

South Korea requests Nepal to reschedule flights of workers showing symptoms of coronavirus: Every week, dozens of migrant workers from Nepal leave for South Korea, where over a dozen cases of coronavirus have been reported, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 06/02/2020)

Koica prez pays courtesy call on Prez Bhandari, discusses possible areas of cooperation (rep 18/12/2019)

As UN deadline nears, govt forces closure of North Korean businesses, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 12/12/2019)

Ahead of UN resolution deadline, Nepal will deport 12 North Koreans: The government raided a restaurant this week, as part of its efforts to repatriate all North Koreans currently living and working in the country, by Anil Giri (kp 22/11/2019)

Work stress, loneliness and culture shock are leading Nepalis to commit suicide in South Korea; Over thirty percent of deaths between 2009 to 2018 among Nepalis in South Korea were suicides, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 11/10/2019), Dead end of the Korean Dream: Why are so many Nepali workers in Korea committing suicide?, by Ki Mindo (nt 20/10/2019)

Govt bans NKorean investment in Nepal: North Koreans need to completely close their business by October-end, by Umesh Poudel (ht 17/09/2019) [??]

Korean companies interested to import spring water from Nepal, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 22/07/2019)

12,009 people pass language test for employment in South Korea: For the first time, candidates need to attend skill test to qualify for a total of 10,050 jobs next year, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 29/06/2019)

Record number of applicants taking Korean language test: Over 92,000 have applied for 10,050 South Korean jobs in 2020, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/06/2019), 84,215 appear for Korean Language Test, 156 fake examinees arrested (ht 10/06/2019)

92,376 aspirants apply for Korean jobs (ht 02/04/2019)

Payment for Korean language test now via online gateways: The test will take place on March 29 and 30 at various centres in Kathmandu and Pokhara, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 18/03/2019)

Economic diplomacy with RoK: For a prosperous Nepal, by Tenzi Sherpa (ht 26/02/2019)

Fresh batch of Nepalis start jobs in South Korea, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 27/12/2018)

Nepali, S Korean business organizations ink MoU for SMEs development (rep 31/10/2018)

Nepali women being trafficked in guise of marriage, says report (ht 19/09/2018)

More than 3,300 workers apply for second stint in South Korea (kp 25/08/2018)

Tour operators, South Korea sign MoU to promote tourism ties (rep 11/08/2018), Nepal, South Korea seek to boost bilateral tourism: IIn 2017, as many as 34,000 Korean tourists visited Nepal. Currently, Korean Air operates four weekly fights between Nepal and the South Korea (kp 12/08/2018)

Second job stint: Over 400 Nepalis head back to Korea with no jobs at home, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 10/08/2018)

S Korea allows family to visit Nepali workers (kp 07/08/2018)

S Korea air ticket 23pc cheaper for workers: Department of Foreign Employment offers discount under Employment Permit System (kp 07/08/2018)

South Korea announces hike in wages, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 17/07/2018)

7,996 people pass Korean language test (kp 30/06/2018)

Skill test must for EPS workers from 2020 (ht 25/06/2018)

Korean Language Test begins today: 82,264 job aspirants expected to take the examination (ht 09/06/2018), Over 40,000 take exam on opening day (kp 10/06/2018), Over 7,000 miss Korean proficiency test; 247 get expelled for cheating, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 11/06/2018), Nearly 75,000 job aspirants take KLT (ht 11/06/2018)

Over 3,000 apply for 2nd job stint in SKorea, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 01/05/2018)

Over 82,000 youths apply for Korean language test: 75,580 had registered for the test last year; of them, over 68,000 appeared in the examination (kp 02/04/2018), 82,264 job aspirants to appear for KLT this year (ht 03/04/2018)

Korea Tours and Trekking Operator Association of Nepal formed to boost tourist arrivals (ht 28/03/2018)

Korean language test window opens: Thousands of aspiring youth stand in long queue outside branches of Global IME Bank for hours to pay fees (kp 23/03/2018)

Application, test dates for EPS announced (kp 09/03/2018)

South Korea allots 7,000 job quotas for Nepalis in 2019, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 02/03/2018)

Maoist chief Dahal gets NKorea invite (kp 22/01/2018)

Over 3,000 applicants get nod for SKorea jobs, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 16/01/2018)

EPS procedures for S Korean jobs to begin this year: DoFE (kp 02/09/2017)

Hundi in South Korea: Nepalis’ remittance channel, by Dhananjay Shah (ht 27/07/2017)

12,108 candidates pass Korean Language Test, by Rudra Khadka (rep 26/07/2017)

Minister seeks better pay for Korea workers (kp 05/07/2017)

Paudyal presents credentials in DPRK (kp 01/07/2017)

NRB signs pact with Bank of Korea (kp 28/06/2017)

Seoul thoughts: This is the most opportune moment to strengthen relations between Nepal and Korea, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (kp 18/06/2017)

Over 35,000 take Korean language test on day one (rep 11/06/2017), Almost 70,000 job-seekers appear for KLT (ht 12/06/2017), 69,000 sat for Korean language test (rep 12/06/2017)

More than 75,000 Nepalis taking Korean Language Test this year (ht 02/04/2017)

Registration for Korean Language Test begins (ht 23/03/2017)

Nepal, Republic of Korea hold third bilateral meeting (kp 22/10/2016)

Labor migration to Korea highest in nine years, by Siromany Dhungana (rep 15/09/2016)

Nepal govt Denounces DPRK nuke test (kp 13/09/2016)

Over 3,500 applicants pass Korean Language Test (ht 27/07/2016)

Police arrest 60 more fake examinees (kp 20/06/2016)

Korean language proficiency test to be held in June (ht 02/05/2016)

Korean language test slated for June (kp 05/04/2016), Korean language test scheduled for June 18-19 (rep 07/04/2016)

Korean movement gains political foothold in Nepal: South Korea’s Unification Church is affiliated to a Nepali political party that has a minister in the cabinet, by Seulki Lee (nt 01/04/2016)

Korean scholarships for Nepali students (ht 09/03/2016)

Korean test to take place early: Now on, youths will also have to  undergo screening  for tuberculosis to  qualify for Korean jobs (kp 29/02/2016)

From aid to investment: Nepal is slowly changing its image in Korea as an aid recipient country to a destination for Korean investment, by Seulki Lee (nt 25/12/2015)

Overstay threatens South Korean jobs for Nepali worker, by Santosh Pokhrel (rep 07/11/2015)

More than 8,000 pass Korean language test, by Devendra Sambahamphe (kp 09/10/2015)

Nepal, SKorea set to renew EPS agreement (ht 25/08/2015)

Employment in South Korea: Nepali migrants to benefit from new Korea guidelines, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/08/2015)

EPS invites applications for Korean language test: The number of Nepali migrant worker to be sent to South Korea in 2016 is expected to be announced by the end of this year (kp 13/04/2015), Application submission for Korean test opens today (kp 16/04/2015), Over 17,000 apply for language test on day 1 (kp 17/04/2015), 17,438 apply for Korea jobs on first day: Govt asks Korea to hire Nepalis in construction sector also (rep 17/04/2015), Korean language test form submission begins (ht 17/04/2015), 51,000 apply for Korean language test (kp 20/04/2015), 51,499 apply for Korean test (ht 20/04/2015)

Labour deal with SKorea: Nepal starts pact renewal process (kp 10/02/2015)

Korean language test: Govt mulls online application, more exam centres (kp 15/12/2014)

SKorea likely to hike job quota for Nepalis, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 11/12/2014)

3,663 pass Korean language test for employment permit (kp 16/10/2014), EPS result out; 6.2pc pass (ht 16/10/2014), 93.8 percent fail Korean language test (ht 16/10/2014)

29,891 appear in Korean language test on first day (rep 27/09/2014), Over 58,000 take Korean language test, by Anup Ojha (kp 28/09/2014)

Korean language test: EPS receives over 19,000 applications on day one, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 14/08/2014), Korean jobs aspirants face cops’ wrath, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 14/08/2014), Applications swamp EPS: Number of applications estimated to cross 55,000 this year, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 15/08/2014), More than 40,000 apply for EPS jobs (ht 15/08/2014), Over 62k apply for language test (kp 17/08/2014), Record number of youths vie for jobs in Korea: Government receives over 60,000 applications for Korean language test in four days (ht 17/08/2014), Chasing Korean dream: Youths brave rain, sun and police batons to apply for jobs in South Korea, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 17/08/2014), The Kimchi trail: Nepali Labor migration (rep 21/08/2014)

Nepal to seek SKorean investment (kp 12/05/2014), Minister leaves for Seoul to attract investment (ht 13/05/2014), Minister Pandey urges RoK to support in economic development along investment (nn 14/05/2014), Minister Pandey seeks investment from SKorea: Korean counterpart concerned about investment climate (ht 15/05/2014), Korea pledges support in education, health (kp 16/05/2014)

Mission ‘misuses’ migrant workers’ fund, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 29/03/2014)

SKorea to hire 5,700 workers (kp 02/03/2014)

Latin America

Nepal and Commonwealth of Dominica establish diplomatic relations (rep 01/05/2021)

Nepal, Saint Lucia establish bilateral diplomatic ties (ht 29/08/2019)

Dahal flays sanctions against Cuba (ht 27/07/2019), NCP chief Dahal expresses solidarity with Cuba, criticizes US sanctions (rep 27/07/2019)

After diplomatic fiasco over Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro’s son visits Nepal: Invited by ruling party’s sister wing, Nicolasito is here to discuss politics and bilateral ties, by Anil Giri (kp 16/07/2019), Maduro’s son meets Dahal, lawmakers, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 16/07/2019)

Beyond statement: Dahal’s bid to support another parasitic and decaying communist regime is not based on heartfelt belief of global communist solidarity. It is rather a matter of political expediency, by Manjeet Mishra (rep 17/02/2019)

Conspiracies afoot to harm Nepal's foreign relations: PM (rep 14/02/2019)

Venezuelan vertigo: Dahal’s statement supporting Nicolás Maduro is proving to be a bitter pill to swallow, by Achyut Wagle (kp 05/02/2019)

Venezuelan crisis: Of what concern to Nepal?, by Umesh K Bhattarai (ht 31/01/2019)

Ruling NCP denounces US, allies for ‘intervening’ in Venezuela (rep 26/01/2019), Oli shows unawareness of Dahal's statement on Venezuela (rep 27/01/2019), Venezuela lobbied the ruling party to condemn US and its allies, sources say: Foreign Ministry officials scramble to form Nepal’s official position on the Latin American nation, by Anil Giri (kp 28/01/2019), ‘Dahal’s statement reflects only party’s view’ (ht 28/01/2019), Ministry distances itself from Dahal’s criticism of US and its allies: The government was forced to clarify its position on Venezuela after the ruling party leader released a statement defending Nicolas Maduro last week, by Anil Giri (30/01/2019), International relations of parties different than those of countries: Government spokesperson (ht 01/02/2019), S officials summoned Nepali ambassador over Dahal’s Venezuela statement: Nepali leaders and officials asked the Post to downplay the controversy because they said the issue had already been resolved, by Anil Giri (kp 02/02/2019), I stand by my statement on Venezuelan crisis: Dahal (rep 02/02/2019), In third Venezuela statement, ruling party tries to hit a diplomatic note: ‘There was feeling among party leaders that it could sour relations with US and international community’, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/02/2019), NCP denounces ‘external interference in internal affairs’ of Venezuela, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 05/02/2019)

Nepal establishes diplomatic relations with Suriname (rep 13/10/2018)

Nepal, Saint Kitts and Nevis forge diplomatic ties (ht 01/06/2018)

Nepal, Bahamas set up diplomatic ties (kp 09/11/2017)

Nepali envoy to Ecuador presents credentials (ht 30/10/2016)

Nepali envoy to Brazil presents credentials to Brazil Prez (ht 29/10/2016)

Duped Nepali students arrested in Grenada: Traffickers had lured them promising entry into USA (ht 24/04/2015)

Dozens of Nepalis suffer in St Lucia as racketeers dupe, by Roshan Sedhai and Anup Ojha (kp 08/03/2015), More Nepali students left in lurch in St Lucia, by Roshan Sedhai and Anup Ojha (kp 09/03/2015), Lost in Lambirds: The students smuggled to St Lucia deserve an answer from the state (kp 10/03/2015),Nepal closer to labour
pact with Malaysia Victims await court hearing, by Anup Ojha (kp 11/03/2015), Stranded students may remain in St Lucia till April (kp 13/03/2015), St Lucia govt to ‘repatriate’ stranded Nepali students (kp 30/03/2015), Nepali students request IOM for repatriation (kp 31/03/2015), St Lucia court to hear scam case today (kp 10/04/2015), St Lucia launches probe (kp 11/05/2015), St Lucia court denies bail to accused four (kp 12/04/2015)

House panel seeks info on Nepalis in Latin American jails, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 30/01/2015)

34 Nepalis held in Costa Rica (kp 11/09/2014), Costa Rican police detain 34 Nepalis (ht 11/09/2014), One of 32 Nepalis held in Costa Rica falls ill (ht 13/09/2014), Govt starts effort to bring home Nepalis from Costa Rica (kp 14/09/2014)

Chile offers 100 caregiver jobs for Nepali citizens (kp 06/02/2014)


Malaysia extends amnesty scheme deadline for undocumented workers : The deadline extension till December 31 is expected to benefit over 10,000 undocumented Nepali workers based in the Southeast Asian country, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 14/07/2021)

Malaysian firm to reimburse Nepali ex-workers their recruitment expensesMany Malaysian gloves manufacturers have started compensating their foreign workers following international pressure to make their products free of ‘forced labour, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/07/2021)

Malaysia announces travel ban on Nepalis over rising cases of coronavirus infection : Citizens of Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan will be barred entry. Nepali recruiting agencies fear other countries may follow suit, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 07/05/2021)

24 Nepali nationals jailed in Malaysia return home (kh 10/04/2021)

Bodies of workers stuck in Malaysia to be repatriated, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 16/01/2021)

Few Nepalis apply for Malaysia amnesty scheme for undocumented workers : Illegal workers in Malaysia can voluntarily return home without facing serious legal actions, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 26/12/2020)

Six Nepalis deprived of pay and work for six months rescued in Malaysia The victims working as security guards tell Malaysian immigration authorities that their employer refused to even meet them despite their numerous requests to do so, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 01/11/2020)

Nepali workers and their families to benefit from Malaysian government’s social security scheme : The social security scheme will cover migrant workers in case of work-related injuries, sickness and death, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 24/09/2020)

As Malaysia reserves jobs for locals, space for Nepalis reeling under pandemic shrinks more, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 19/09/2020)

Over 200 Nepalis rescued and repatriated from Malaysian detention centres, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 16/09/2020)

More Malaysian companies reimbursing Nepali workers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 11/08/2020)

Nearly 600 Nepali workers in Malaysia to get refunds for their recruitment fees: Malaysia’s leading gloves maker has agreed to compensate nearly 1,600 of its foreign workers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 13/07/2020)

Malaysia breather for illegal migrants (ht 08/05/2020)

Nepali workers forced to work even under lockdown in Malaysia: A large number of Nepalis, already reeling from the Covid-19 outbreak, are being asked to go out and work against their will, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 23/03/2020)

As Malaysia enforces complete lockdown, Nepali workers struggle with reduced working hours: Nearly 500,000 Nepalis have been living in Malaysia, which remains the most affected country in South East Asia from the Covid-19 outbreak, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 19/03/2020)

Nepal may lose Malaysian security jobs as Malaysia mulls hiring workers from Pakistan: The Southeast Asian country, one of the most favoured work destinations among Nepalis, is in negotiations to hire nearly 150,000 Pakistani security guards, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 10/02/2020)

Hundreds of undocumented Nepali workers return from Malaysia after availing general amnesty: Nepali workers turning illegal is common in Malaysia, but there is no data available on them, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 10/01/2020)

Malaysia’s minimum wage raise to benefit thousands of Nepalis: The new salary scheme will be enforced in 57 major cities of the country covering the majority of Nepali workers in Malaysia, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 21/12/2019)

Concerns over high cost of hiring Nepalis could hamper labour migration to Malaysia: With employers exploring more source countries, there could be a drop in migration of Nepali workers to the Southeast Asian nation, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 15/12/2019)

Illegal Nepali workers in Malaysia urged to return home under amnesty program (rep 14/12/2019)

Despite cost-free jobs deal with Malaysia, Nepali migrant workers are still paying hefty fees: Desperate to get jobs, aspirant workers say they are not in a position to complain against recruiting agencies, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 10/12/2019)

Nepal’s mission in Malaysia approves local demand for more than 31,000 Nepali workers: Workers demand has come from industrial, services, agriculture, plantation and construction sectors, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 06/12/2019)

Low worker demand from Malaysia (rep 04/12/2019)

Malaysia job aspirants are lining up for pre-departure services without pre-work approval: Only 5,000 preliminary labour permits have been approved but more than 100,000 workers have already paid for medical tests and obtained security clearance, officials say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/11/2019)

Malaysia departures remain sluggish even after resumption of labour migration: Only 2,217 labour permits have been issued for Malaysia in two weeks, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 30/09/2019)

Government formally resumes labour migration to Malaysia after nearly 16 months: Workers will reach Malaysia as per the new labour deal that requires employers to bear all the expenses, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 16/09/2019)

Nepal, Malaysia labour talks extended (ht 12/09/2019), New agreement brings resumption of labour migration to Malaysia a step closer: A Malaysian team will arrive in November to inspect medical facilities, which is expected to restart labour migration to the Southeast Asian country, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 13/09/2019), Nepalis can go to work in Malaysia from September 15, by Umesh Poudel (ht 13/09/2019), Malaysia jobs reopen after ‘face-saver’ deal: Officials of the Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies said that it is likely to take a few more months before workers start leaving for jobs (rep 13/09/2019)

Nepal, Malaysia to hold talks on labour migration on Sept 10-11 (ht 30/08/2019)

Lack of clarity over ban on Malaysia leads to confusion among aspiring migrants: The government never formally announced a prohibition of migrating to Malaysia for work, foreign employment agencies say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/08/2019)

Nearly 20,000 illegal Nepali workers in Malaysia can return home as local authorities announce general amnesty: Last year nearly 15,000 undocumented workers had used a similar scheme to avoid legal actions from the Malaysian government, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 21/07/2019)

Punished in Malaysia, ignored in Nepal: Even as Malaysia prosecutes minister involved in labour scam, no one is investigated in Nepal, by Ramu Sapkota (nt 12/07/2019)

Event organisers are breaking laws while taking Nepali shows abroad: Malaysian authority recently raided a Nepali musical event in Kuala Lumpur and detained 32 people, including the show organisers and the artistes, for visa rule violation, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 27/06/2019)

74 get work permit for Malaysia (ht 13/04/2019)

State allows workers with calling visa to fly to Malaysia but few show up: Recruiting agencies say a total of 7,134 workers with visa await their turn, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 11/04/2019)

Govt resumes providing labor permit for Malaysia (rep 01/04/2019)

Ministry to allow workers with calling visa to fly out to Malaysia: Nearly 7,000 Nepali migrant workers with calling visa await their turn, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 30/03/2019)

Malaysia sends workers’ health test standards: The move will guide the implementation of the labour pact, clearing the way for Nepalis to fly to Malaysia for work, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 25/02/2019)

More than 200 Nepalis are languishing in Malaysia jails: Another 170 are held in various detention centres pending their repatriation, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 17/02/2019)

53 Malaysian firms barred from hiring Nepalis over mistreatment (rep 11/02/2019)

20 workers get labour permits for Malaysia: Labour department says people who have obtained working visas directly from the embassy will have no problem obtaining permits, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/01/2019)

Govt seeks Malaysian ‘calling visa’ details from hiring agencies (ht 22/01/2019)

Labour supply to Malaysia yet to resume despite bilateral pact (ht 02/01/2019)

Malaysia targets middlemen to end debt bondage of migrants (kp 23/12/2018)

Drop in permits to work in Malaysia, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 23/12/2018)

Malaysia proposes to deduct migrant workers’ wages, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 17/12/2018)

One Nepali guest worker dies every day in Malaysia: Nepal Embassy data shows suicides and diseases are the leading causes of deaths of Nepalis in Malaysia (kp 12/12/2018)

Deal fails to resume worker flow, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/12/2018)

Malaysia ‘to hire foreign workers via new system’, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 06/12/2018)

Nepal-Malaysia labor pact could be used as a model for other countries, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 13/11/2018)

Travel embargo spikes Nepalis’ plans to start new job in Malaysia: Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security likely to lift ban next week, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 08/11/2018)

Labor pact with Malaysia, a welcome step: Agreement depicts our prime concerns of safeguarding migrants' rights and getting more benefits from our workers in Malaysia and elsewhere, by Mahendra Subedi (rep 04/11/2018)

Malaysian minister arriving today to sign labor pact, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 28/10/2018), Nepal and Malaysia to ink labour pact today, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 29/10/2018), Free jobs in Malaysia for Nepali workers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 30/10/2018), Travelling light: Nepal-Malaysia labour pact eases the financial burden of Nepali workers (kp 30/10/2018), Malaysian employers to bear all costs for Nepali worker: MoU, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 30/10/2018), MoU paves way for resumption of hiring of Nepali workers by Malaysia: ‘Nepali workers to be allowed to go to Malaysia after a week’ (rep 20/10/2018)

Malaysia to scrap hiring of foreign workers through agents (kp 26/10/2018)

Nepali team to leave for Malaysia today to sign MoU on bilateral labour pact (ht 26/09/2018), Nepali team leaves for Malaysia to finalise deal (kp 27/09/2018), Nepal and Malaysia arrive at agreement on draft labour deal, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 29/09/2018), Labour pact with Malaysia before Tihar, says Bista (kp 14/10/2018), Labour pact with Malaysia on Oct 29: Malaysian minister coming to Nepal to sign agreement, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 15/10/2018)

Malaysia holds 47 Nepalis for visa breach (kp 23/09/2018)

Six Nepalis among 21 dead in Malaysia alcohol poisoning, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 20/09/2018)

Joy for Nepalis as Malaysia increases minimum wage of workers to Rs29k (kp 07/09/2018)

Around 15,000 illegal Nepalis avail amnesty: Nepal Embassy in Malaysia says nearly 15,000 illegal Nepali workers availed the amnesty before the deadline ended on August 30, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 01/09/2018)

Nepal-Malaysia labor agreement reaches final stage (rep 29/08/2018), Nepal and Malaysia set to end workers’ woes: Two governments due to sign a labour pact in September, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 30/08/2018), Malaysia may look elsewhere for security guards: Envoy, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 31/08/2018)

Malaysia wants employers—not workers—to bear recruitment cost, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 21/08/2018)

Migrant workers holding valid Malaysia visa allowed to travel, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 20/08/2018)

Malaysia to resume hiring Nepali workers (kp 15/08/2018)

Malaysia proposes MoU with Nepal to address labour issues (kp 13/08/2018)

Nepalis prefer to work in Malaysia—deadliest destination, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 12/08/2018)

Malaysia wants Nepali workers to arrive soon, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 08/08/2018)

Nepal keen on labour pact with Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur open to hiring workers via G2G model (kp 02/08/2018), Nepal invites Malaysia to discuss labour issue: Labour Ministry sends letter to Malaysian Minister M Kulasegaran to explore ways to take workers in a hassle-free manner (kp 04/08/2018)

Malaysia keen to resolve worker crisis (kp 26/07/2018), Malaysia requests Nepal to resume worker departures, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 29/0/7/2018)

Malaysian former minister ready to face probe over Nepali workers’ scam: Former deputy prime minister rejects all allegations (kp 24/07/2018)

May 18 permit cut-off for worker departures for Malaysia, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 23/07/2018)

Illegal Nepalis opt to return from Malaysia: Migrant workers without valid documents who cannot return to original employer or relocate have the option of leaving Malaysia by August 30, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/07/2018)

Kleptocrats of Kathmandu and Kuala Lumpur: Politicians and recruiters in Nepal and Malaysia collude to loot poor Nepali migrant workers, by Ramu Sapkota and Alyaa Alhadjri (nt 20/07/2018)

Workers with Malaysian visas twiddle thumbs, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 06/07/2018)

Malaysia government’s move gives Nepal hope: Crackdown on Bangladeshi firms’ cartel, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 24/06/2018), Work permit for Malaysia unlikely prior to bilateral labour agreement, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 25/06/2018)

Job applicants hit as govt awaits Malaysia’s response, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 23/06/2018)

FM Gyawali urges Malaysia to revoke extra fees levied on migrant Nepali workers (kp 29/05/2018)

Pre-labour permits for Malaysia halted: Pre-permission stopped since Malaysian Embassy announced closure of agencies processing visa, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 28/05/2018)

Govt to scrap fees unfairly levied on Malaysia-bound Nepali workers: Minister says government committed to dismantling all cartels in the foreign employment sector, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 18/05/2018), Med centre, VLN operators booked for overcharging Malaysia-bound workers (kp 21/05/2018), Move against fees hits Malaysia departures, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/05/2018), Embassy closes ISC as OSC continues process (kp 22/05/2018), Labour relief: Diplomacy key to succesfully enforce scrapping of Malaysia authorised exploitative out-migrant fees (kp 22/05/2018), Mission informs Malaysia about migrant issues (kp 25/05/2018)

10 Nepali migrants rescued from Malaysia (kp 24/02/2018)

Nepali embassy in M’sia urges illegal workers to join 3-plus-1 scheme (kp 19/01/2018)

M’sian employers to pay foreign workers’ levy from next year (kp 24/12/2017)

The freedom of being illegal: Thousands of Nepalis in Malaysia prefer to be undocumented than be exploited and mistreated by their official employers, by Upasan Khadka (nt 06/10/2017)

43 Nepali workers rescued from Malaysia (kp 25/07/2017)

Malaysian crackdown opens door for fresh job-seekers from Nepal (ht 13/07/2017)

After 3,800 deaths in Malaysia, Nepal seeks causes, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 07/07/2017)

Future of 40,000 Nepalis at stake (ht 03/07/2017), Nearly 150 Nepalis arrested in Malaysia: According to the Immigration Department of Malaysia,
nearly 100,000 of the total 585,000 Nepalis in the country are working without valid permit
, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 06/07/2017)

Stranded in Malaysia: Woman, her baby among seven sent home: Embassy (kp 11/05/2017)

More than one Nepalis die in Malaysia every day, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 20/01/2017)

Illegal workers to get M’asia temp permits (kp 18/01/2017)

Levy burden taken off workers in Malaysia (kp 01/01/2017)

Malaysian delegates to hold talks on Nepali migrant workers’ woes, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 27/12/2016)

‘411,364 Nepalis in Malaysia currently’ (kp 22/11/2016)

Samsung and Panasonic accused over supply chain labour abuses in Malaysia: Migrant workers making goods for the global electronics brands claim they are trapped and exploited in Malaysia (Guardian 21/11/2016)

Nepali workers caught in Malaysia’s ‘unfair’ system (kp 19/09/2016)

Nepalis not to be sole foreign security workers in Malaysia (kp 07/09/2016)

Malaysia top remittance sending country to Nepal: However, remittance inflows from Malaysia might be hit in the future as the number of workers going there dropped sharply in the last fiscal year, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/08/2016)

Malaysian authorities detain 118 migrant workers, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 25/07/2016)

19 Nepalis arrested in Malaysian crackdown, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 21/07/2016)

Shortage of Nepali security guards: Malaysian companies ‘look for alternatives’ (kp 10/07/2016)

Flow of Malaysia returnees on rise (kp 18/06/2016)

Heart attack, SCA ‘killing’ Nepalis in Malaysia, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 14/06/2016)

20 jailed illegal Nepalis rescued in Malaysia (kp 19/05/2016)

Malaysia mulls lifting ban on foreign labour, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 13/05/2016)

Hounded out of Malaysia: Among the factors dissuading Nepalis from working in Malaysia is widespread harassment and robberies by locals, by Om Astha Rai (nt 13/05/2016)

Ban on new migrant workers: Labour shortage hits Malaysia, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 23/04/2016)

21 Nepali migrants sent home (kp 13/04/2016)

21 Nepalis repatriated from Malaysia (kp 24/03/2016)

Malaysia imposes new foreign worker levies: Malaysia has implemented a uniform annual levy of 1,850 ringgit per worker in production, construction and service sector, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 21/03/2 016)

258 Nepali workers held in Malaysia (ht 13/03/2016)

Nepal’s monopoly in M’sia security industry may end (kp 07/03/2016), Nepali guards may face competition in Malaysia (kp 07/03/2016)

Illegal workers in Malaysia allowed to legalise status, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 03/03/2016)

Malaysia visa processing: Officials put through wringer over VLN Nepal (kp 23/02/2016)

161 Nepali workers detained in Malaysia, by Ramchandra Giri (kp 22/02/2016), Muglan matters: Political rumblings in host countries require government to be prepared (kp 23/02/2016)

Malaysia puts temporary ban on new migrant workers: A day after signing a deal for taking in 1.5 million Bangladeshis, Malaysia announces moratorium on all new arrivals of migrant job seekers (kp 21/02/2016)

Working in Malaysia: Rising cost and falling ringgit see Malaysia’s pulling power flounder, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 05/02/2016)

Malay levy rise affects Nepalis (kp 02/02/2016)

Karki to study issues of Nepali migrants (ht 13/01/2016)

Steep decline in Nepali migrants going to Malaysia: Hastily introduced free-visa-free-ticket regime blamed for fall, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 29/11/2015)

Malaysia plans online visa for foreign workers, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 20/08/2015)

Demand for Nepalis workers may decrease in Malaysia, by Ram Chandra Giri and Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/06/2015)

NRNA Malaysia seeks govt intervention (ht 23/06/2015)

Nepal closer to labour pact with Malaysia (kp 22/06/2015)

Nepali workers suffer in Malaysia right from airport: Risk of attack from Malaysian youths, by Devendra Basnet (rep 22/06/2015)

Govt preparing send workers to Malaysia free of cost, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 21/04/2015), Govt in ambitious bid
to safeguard workers: Two-pronged strategy: Improve workers’ conditions or stop sending them there
(kp 22/04/2015)

Illegal Nepalis face inhuman treatment in Malaysia: UCPN-M’s Narayan Kaji takes up their cause after visiting detention centres, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 17/04/2015), Shrestha for closing Malaysia if worker conditions unchanged (rep 17/04/2015), Shrestha: Nepali workers facing abuse in Malaysia (kp 18/04/2015)

Migrant workers back from Malaysia were tortured nude, by Surendra Paudel (rep 10/04/2015)

IRLC seeks better housing service for Nepali workers in Malaysia: Says most migrants dying due to low standard accommodation (ht 06/04/2015)

Housemaids in M'sia, gulf: Nepali missions against lifting employment ban on women, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/04/2015)

Mistreated in Malaysia: Migrant workers in Malaysia are routinely harassed by its policemen; But neither the employers nor the state machinery do anything to curb such treatment, by Weena Pun (kp 28/03/2015)

Govt puts on hold agreement with Malaysia on domestic workers: Forwards only pact related to general workers in the first phase (ht 23/03/2015)

Nepal-M’sia labour pact sought, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 19/03/2015)

M’sia decreases penalty for illegal migrant workers (kp 18/03/2015)

Migrant worker missing in Malaysia (ht 18/03/2015)

Agents add to Nepali migrants’ expenses, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 15/03/2015)

Embassy in M’sia told to relocate: Mission blamed for litter, crowd, by Ramchandra Giri (kp 15/03/2015)

M’sian security training in Nepal is illegal: Govt, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 02/03/2015)

Japan formalises aid pledge for rebuildingNepali gets retrial for ‘illegal’ abortion (kp 27/02/2015)

Nepalis in private security: Malaysia imposes training for job seekers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 17/02/2015)

Migrant worker languishing in Malaysian forest (ht 16/02/2015)

Malaysia enforces bio-metric system for migrant labor: Recruiting firms threaten to stop processing Malaysia-bound workers, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 19/01/2015), Nepali migrants to Malaysia: Biometric screening is a go (kp 22/01/2015), Malaysia confirms implementation of biometric health test: Irate manpower agencies form joint struggle committee to put pressure on government, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 24/01/2015), CA panel instruction to halt biometric screening (kp 29/01/2015)

Nepal opens honorary consulate in Penang (rep 16/01/2015)

Malaysia fee dispute: Govt urged to settle row through diplomatic means (kp 06/01/2015)

Labour agreement: Govt sends draft to Malaysia (kp 29/12/2014)

Nepali woman sentenced to jail in Malaysia for abortion: Dr Choong Sim Poey of Reproductive Rights Advocay Alliance Malaysia says Nirmala Thapa’s conviction is unusual and that it raises question on how foreign workers are treated (kp 06/12/2014)

Workers without frontier, working sans safety net, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/11/2014)

Migrant workers who returned from Malaysia share their plight (ht 23/11/2014)

9 Nepalis die each week: Embassy, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 21/11/2014)

30 Nepali workers ‘missing in Malaysia’ (ht 19/11/2014)

Malaysia interested in TIA’s modernisation (ht 18/10/2014)

Nepalis rescued from Malaysian prison (kp 15/10/2014)

371 back from Malaysia, with baggage of trouble (kp 26/09/2014)

Malaysian Minister takes stock of problems faced by Nepalis, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 06/09/2014)

15,000 Nepalis to be returned from Malaysia (kp 28/08/2014)

44 Nepalis held after Malaysia riot (kp 28/08/2014), Malaysia police arrest 40 Nepalis: Accused of rioting at export factory (ht 28/08/2014), Agitating Nepali workers to resume work on Friday (kp 29/08/2014), Some workers may be freed today (ht 29/08/2014), Nepalis held in Malaysia likely to be locked up for two weeks (ht 30/08/2014)

Govt to discuss labour issues with Malaysia (ht 20/08/2014), Authorities hope to seal deal on labour issues: Nepal and Malaysia have not signed a labour agreement despite relentless efforts from the Nepali side, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 21/08/2014), Nepal, Malaysia agree to sign labour pact, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 22/08/2014), Malaysian minister calls on Koirala: Prime minister urges Richard Riot to address visa issues of Nepali workers (ht 22/08/2014), Nepal, Malaysia plan committee: Body to finalise labour agreement draft to protect workers’ rights (ht 22/08/2014), Govt should consult us before signing deal with Malaysia: NAFEA (rep 27/08/2014)

Govt to ask M’asia to release Nepalis, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 18/08/2014)

Migrants in Malaysia: Company closes, workers affected (kp 13/08/2014)

1,959 Nepali workers return from Malaysia (kp 07/08/2014)

Mission braces for 750 MRPs daily: Handwritten passport phase-out, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 01/08/2014)

Over 600 Nepali migrant workers still stranded in Malaysia, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 24/07/2014)

14 Nepali workers stranded in Malaysia make it back home (kp 30/06/2014)

Malaysian companies aid Nepalis (kp 29/06/2014)

35 Nepalis rescued from Malaysia camp, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 24/06/2014)

Govt to repatriate Nepali migrants from Malaysia jails, by Ramchandra Giri (kp 24/05/2014)

Rescue workers languishing in Malaysian jails: CIAA:  Appeals for less cumbersome immigration process (ht 05/05/2014), 500 Nepalis languishin Malaysian jails: Govt to release Rs 2m for their rescue, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 05/05/2014)

House-hunt: It’s a race against time for Nepali mission in M’sia (kp 13/04/2014)

85 Nepalis Rescued from Malaysia (kp 01/04/2014)

Malaysian, Vietnamese ministers arriving: Malaysia wants quality Nepali workers for its security sector (ht 30/03/2014), Malaysian delegation arrives (ht 02/04/2014), Workers’ woes figure in talks with Malaysia, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 03/04/2014), Govt tells M’sia workers can’t afford Bio-Visa, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/04/2014), Malaysia to hire 200,000 Nepalis (kp 03/04/2014), Visa fee hike: Nepal asks Malaysia to roll back decision (kp 04/04/2014)

Govt prepares draft for labour pact with Malaysia, Kuwait (kp 27/03/2014)

DoFE to take action against VLN: Says company did not coordinate before hiking fee (ht 21/03/2014)

Sexually harassed returnee migrant worker seeks justice, by Subarna Poudel (ht 14/03/2014)

Nepali migrant gets 10 yrs for murder, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 26/02/2014)

Sexually harassed migrant returnee demands justice, by Subarna Poudel (ht 11/02/2014)

‘204’ Nepalis held in M’sia crackdown (kp 07/02/2014)

Nepal asks Malaysia to allow thousands of illegal Nepalese workers to return home without any hassle (nn 03/02/2014)

For just a few dollars more: As per a new provision, workers in Malaysia are entitled to a minimum salary of RM 900 - up from RM 600 - but beneficiaries believe the increase is mere window dressing, by Anup Ojha and Roshan Sedhai (kp 01/02/2014)

Lack of human resources: Migrants in lurch as embassy staff overworked, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/01/2014)

‘Discriminatory’ law denies migrants compensation, by Roshan Sedhai and Ramchandra Giri (kp 27/01/2014), Death in the tropics: The high incidence of Nepali deaths from ‘natural causes’ in Malaysia is suspicious (kp 28/01/2014)

Migrants face crackdown, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 19/01/2014), Nepali workers scramble for travel papers: Up to 45,000 said to be illegal, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 21/01/2014), Eighty illegal Nepalis arrested in Malaysia (ht 22/01/2014), Nepali hangouts in Malaysia look deserted, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 22/01/2014),   Nepali workers in dire straits in Malaysia (ht 23/01/2014), Nepali mission clueless about status of Nepalis in Malaysia (rep 23/01/2014)

Bid to help Nepali inmates in M’asia, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 15/01/2014)

NEFEMA plans protest programmes (ht 13/01/2014), Malaysian biometrik health screening opposed in Nepal, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 13/01/2014), Biometric medical test for malaysia-bound workers: Local medical centre operators in protest, by Roshan Sedhai and Ram Chandra Giri (kp 17/01/2014), NEFEMA protests government apathy (ht 18/01/2014)

Malaysia bans foreign workers in restaurants, fast food chains (kp 11/01/2014), ID cards for migrants (kp 11/01/2014)

Govt stops Malaysia work permits (kp 02/01/2014)

Jobs in Malaysia: Agents’ entry in visa work to cost Nepalis dear, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 01/01/2014), MoFA urged to look into pvt firm’s fund transfer request, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 01/01/2014)

Malaysia not to hike visa processing fee for now (ht 01/01/2014)


Adhikari, Maldivian minister discuss mutual cooperation (ht 13/02/2015)


Nepal and Mongolia in 1st bilateral consultation meeting (kp 01/11/2018)

FM leaves for Mongolia today (kp 09/06/2018)

Nepal, Mongolia sign a host of agreements: Foreign ministers of both the countries lay stress on building ties at people-to-people level (kp 20/12/2016)

New Zealand, Oceania

New Zealand extends $1 mln support to Nepal (kh 24/05/2021)

New Zealand, Nepal secys meet (ht 03/10/2019)

New Zealand to help Nepal re-measure Mt Everest (kp 02/08/2018)

7 of 16 Nepalis detained in Micronesia rescued: Were left in the island nation by human traffickers in Nov 2014, by Ramchandra Giri (kp 29/06/2016)

Fiji opens consulate office in Kathmandu (kp 24/03/2014), Call to strengthen Nepal-Fiji ties (ht 25/03/2014)


Abbasi to visit Nepal: Pakistan prime minister set to arrive for two-day visit on Monday, by Anil Giri (kp 03/03/2018), Pakistan PM arrives today (kp 05/03/2018), Nepal and Pakistan agree to revive SAARC: PMs talk issues of mutual interest, by Anil Giri (kp 06/03/2018), Message Of Pak PM’s Visit, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 07/03/2018), Abbasi, Nepali leaders discuss BRI, SAARC, by Anil Giri (kp 07/03/2018), Pakistani PM’s Nepal Visit, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 09/03/2018), Significance of Abbasi’s Visit, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 11/03/2018)

Made in Pakistan exhibition kicks off, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 14/09/2017)

Ex-Pakistani army officer goes missing from Lumbini (kp 10/04/2017)

Pakistan scuttles Lakpa Sherpa’s bid to set Mount K2 record (kp 27/06/2016)

Pakistani aid will continue, says Envoy (kp 11/05/2015)

Nepali in Pakistan jail for 29 months, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 15/02/2015), Freed from Pak jail, Magar returns home, by Weena Pun (kp 27/02/2015), Gulmi resident rescued from Pak jail after 30 months, returns home (ht 27/02/2015)

PM Koirala meets counterparts from Pakistan, B'desh (rep 27/09/2014)


Russia ready to help expand railway service in Nepal (rep 16/02/2021)

Russian Ambassador ready to facilitate for quick availability of coronavirus vaccines to Nepal (kh 18/08/2020)

Russia-Nepal cooperation poised for growth: Ambassador (nt 20/12/2019)

Gyawali, Lavrov stress high-level visits (ht 26/11/2019)

Nepal, Russia hold bilateral consultations (ht 18/04/2018)

Back in the USSR: A resurgent Russia is reviving the interest of Nepalis in education, trade and tourism, by Kristina Shperlik (nt 27/01/2017)

Youths using Russia as transit point to enter Europe, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 01/03/2016)

Nepal appoints consul in Russia’s St Petersburg (kp 28/01/2016)

Nepal agrees to settle 40-year-old Russian debt (ht 27/02/2015)

Nepal-Russia: Time for Celebration (sp 21/11/2014)

Russia suggests practical state restructuring (kp 31/10/2014)

A search for new dimension in Nepal Russia relations, by Bhagawan Ratna Tuladhar (sp 25/07/2013), Nepal-Russia Relations: Friendship Test (sp 25/07/2014)

Sri Lanka

Nepal's ambassador to Sri Lanka Bishwambher Pyakuryal resigns (rep 15/07/2019)

Nepali tourism fraternity fails to tap Sri Lanka’s tourists (ht 02/05/2019)

Sri Lankan envoy for boosting economic ties with Nepal (rep 02/01/2019)

Sri Lankan envoy urges direct flights to propel bilateral tourism with Nepal (kp 14/12/2018)

Lack of direct air connectivity stifling Sri Lanka-Nepal tourism (rep 30/06/2018)

Nepal-Sri Lanka diplomatic relations enter 60th year (ht 20/12/2017)

President visiting Sri Lanka via Thailand during polls (ht 12/05/2017)

American, Sri Lankan envoys call on Prime Minister Dahal (kp 06/12/2016)

Dahal holds talks with SL prez (kp 17/10/2016)

Pandey visiting Maldives, Sri Lanka (ht 16/09/2014)

A tale of two nations: Nepal and Sri Lanka are two South Asian countries in post-conflict transition, but that is about all they have in common (nt 31/01/2014)


Nepali embassy in Bangkok brokers a  ‘dubious deal’: Pre-emptive pact’ between defrauded students, school operators inked in Nepal’s Thai mission, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 20/07/2019)

Embassy alerts Nepalis on trafficking trend via Thailand: Fraudsters said to be  trapping Nepalis by  making them overstay in Thailand and sending them to other countries (kp 20/12/2016)

Thailand hails 56 years of ties with Nepal (ht 14/09/2016)

Don’t imitate us: The new draft constitution of Thailand proposes a new phase of political instability by institutionalizing proportional representation, by Aditya Man Shrestha (rep 17/08/2016)

Nepal and AIT to strengthen cooperation (kp 05/10/2015)

Thai pledge more assistance to Nepal (kp 09/06/2015)

Thai Nepal stamps to aid rebuilding (kp 29/05/2015)

Thai envoy calls on Koirala (ht 18/04/2015)

Kidnapped Nepalis freed in Thailand (kp 24/12/2014), Nepalis abducted in Bangkok rescued, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 24/12/2014), 3 Nepali students kidnapped in Thailand rescued, by Kosh Raj Koirala and Kamal Pariyar (rep 24/12/2014), Thai abduction ‘Ransom agent’ caught in Kathmandu (kp 25/12/2014)

Nepalis in Thailand jails seek transfer (ht 20/04/2014), 70 Nepalis in Thai jails, want royal pardon (rep 20/04/2014)


For undocumented Nepali migrants in Turkey, no jobs, no food and no health insurance: Thousands of Nepalis in Turkey are undocumented, which means they have no access to relief or health insurance to get tested for Covid-19, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 01/05/2020)

Nepal explores labour market in Europe for Nepali immigrant workers: The Labour Ministry is holding consultations with the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to draft a labour agreement with Turkey, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 08/08/2019)

Nepal, Turkey to sign labour agreement (ht 05/08/2019)

Nepal to sign bilateral labour pact with Turkey and Poland (ht 12/05/2019)

Nepal-Turkey Consultation Mechanism hold talks (ht 19/04/2019)

Nepal-Turkey ties: As two democracies, Turkey and Nepal always extend solidarity and display support to each other as and when needed, by Sakir Ozkan Torunlar (rep 15/07/2018)

Turkey likely to annul duty proposal on Nepali yarn, by Rajesh Khanal(kp 24/06/2018)

Team off to Turkey to resolve yarn export hassles (ht 05/04/2018), Yarn export hassles may be ending soon (ht 08/04/2018)

Nepali yarn faces export hurdle to Turkey (ht 02/03/2018)

2 migrant workers abducted in Turkey return hugely in debt (rep 18/02/2018)

DPM Turkey-bound today (kp 21/05/2016)

Nepal-Turkey Chamber, Istanbul Chamber join hands, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 29/06/2014)

FNCCI for stronger trade ties with Turkey, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 20/06/2014)

Exports to Turkey top billion-rupee mark in ‘13 (kp 15/06/2014)

Turkish fashion brand Sarar arrives (kp 05/04/2014)

United States of America

Foreign education aspirants are helpless as their SAT results aren’t released : US-based College Board has been unresponsive and ignorant of the plight of 51 Nepali test-takers while their college application deadlines pass by, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 28/11/2021)

On MCC pact, US message to Nepal is getting more clear: Take it or leave it : A visiting American official calls for a decision on the grant through democratic consultation while hinting that Washington has options to take it to some other country, by Anil Giri (kp 20/11/2021), US wants MCC pact ratified by Dec 14 (ht 20/11/2021)

US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu arriving Nepal today : Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Kelly Keiderling to arrive on Thursday (kh 17/11/2021) [????], US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu meeting with PM Deuba today (kh 18/11/2021), US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu meets UML Chairman Oli : “Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government has not consulted with UML about MCC” (kh 19/11/2021), Visiting US official urges Deuba to ratify MCC compact at the earliest : Deuba fails to secure commitment from Dahal for pact’s ratification, by Anil Giri (kp 19/11/2021), US Assistant Secretary Lu calls on Maoist Chair Prachanda : US official urged Prachanda to reach an early decision on US grant MCC (kh 19/11/2021), Power politics : Who is going to bell cat on the $500 million US project to upgrade Nepal’s power grid?, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 19/11/2021)

Trade, competitiveness and economic growth are our key priorities in Nepal, interview with Sepideh Keyvanshad, Mission Director for USAID Nepal (kh 15/11/2021)

Senior US and Indian officials visiting Nepal next week : US assistant secretary Donald Lu will arrive on November 17 and Indian transport minister Nitin Gadkari on November 18, by Anil Giri (kp13/11/2021)

MCC headquarters concerned over delay in compact ratification : While the US grant has become a political hot potato in Nepal, a Maoist leader says  its endorsement by Parliament is unlikely before the upcoming general elections, by Anil Giri (kp 01/11/2021)

Nepali Ambassador to US Khatiwada leaves for home ()kh 28/10/2021)

In the name of Development Aid, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (rep 26/09/2021)

A Letter to the Nepali People about MCC, by Jagadish Paudel (rep 21/09/2021)

US and Nepal have collaboration in common challenges: US Secretary of State (kh 19/09/2021)

Nepal writes to the US to clarify ‘controversial’ provisions of MCC agreement (rep 04/09/2021)

MCC Vice President Fatima visiting Nepal next week (kh 01/09/2021), MCC vice president Fatema Sumar to visit Nepal next Thursday : Visit comes at a time when the US programme, which has courted controversy, is awaiting parliamentary ratification (kp 02/09/2021), 10 arrested from anti-MCC demonstration in front of US Embassy (rep 03/09/2021)

Antics of MCC critics : Given Nepal’s current situation, MCC or no MCC is not going to make any difference. The sky is not going to fall without the MCC, nor will we be having a heavenly ride with the MCC. Yet, the political forces in the opposition have found it to be a rallying cry, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 18/08/2021)

MCC ratification uncertain as ruling alliance struggles to make a position : Since MCC has become an issue of public concern, there should be a consensus, Speaker Sapkota says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/08/2021)

55,000 Nepalis receive American citizenships (kh 05/07/2021), Number of Nepalis joining US army climbs to 1,000 (kh 05/07/2021)

79 Nepalis in immigration detention centers in US (kh 02/07/2021)

Nepali DV lottery winners dejected as visa eligibility deadline nears, by Shuvam Dhungana /kp 10/06/2021)

US asks its citizens not to travel to Nepal amid rising cases of COVID-19 (rep 12/05/2021)

US provides Rs 4.70 billion for COVID-19 control, prevention (kh 05/05/2021), With additional assistance, US government to scale up response against COVID-19 in Nepal (kh 06/05/2021)

Oli asks parties for support to ratify MCC in Parliament : With the Nepali Congress and Janata Samajbadi Party in favour, the compact will likely  be ratified but the Speaker has to  agree to table it for vote in the House meeting, by Anil Giri (kp 18/04/2021)

Controversy surrounding MCC-Nepal : See that it is not suspended, by Dinesh Malla (ht 22/03/2021)

United States pursuing emerging partnerships with South Asian countries including Nepal, says senior US defense official (rep 11/03/2021)

US envoy trusts court to sort out House row, by Anil Giri (kp 02/02/2021), America’s national security interests best served by democratic, sovereign, inclusive Nepal: US Ambassador Berry, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 02/02/2021)

Biden inauguration brings changes for Nepal : The new US administration has already shown signs of departing from the policies of the old one, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 26/01/2021)

Nepal is falling into a trap of India, China and the US : America might use its weight to obligate Nepal to honor TPSA and get the MCC endorsed. India might stand behind. China might warn Nepal against doing that, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 18/01/2021)

US repatriates eight Nepalis (kh 13/01/2021)

No permanent friends, only permanent interests : How does Oli’s dissolution of Parliament affect our neighbours and other powers like the US?, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 08/01/2021)

Why Indo-US policies failed in Nepal : The two powers have often bet on the wrong side, attempting to fulfil short term interests, by Achyut Wagle (kp 05/01/2021)

Ex-Minister Khatiwada appointed Nepali Ambassador to USA (kh 22/12/2020)

US to support Nepal in increasing production of exportable goods : Nepal has not been able to produce exportable goods  on a large scale (kp 18/12/2020)

A lot on the plate for both sides when Nepal and US hold trade talks this week : While Nepal will seek to take advantage of duty-free access to 77 different goods, the US will seek clarity  on customs valuation, intellectual property rights, repatriation from investment, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/12/2020)

Delay in ratification could invite serious questions about MCC’s future, officials say : MCC office in Nepal says it hasn’t received any official letter seeking clarification on any provisions of the agreement, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/12/2020)

Nepal’s MCC debate lessons : The MCC project got mired in a debilitating national debate, forcing the government to delay its discussion in parliament. Why did a transformative deal evoke such a fierce public debate?, by Bishal Thapa (ae 27/11/2020)

Nepalis hopeful about Biden presidency : Nepali immigrants are looking forward to a kinder America, by Priti Thapa (nt 20/11/2020)

Engagement with Nepal: Crucial for US diplomacy in region, by Prajwal Baral (ht 20/11/2020)

United States provides 100 ventilators to Nepal to combat COVID-19 (rep 13/11/2020)

Bidenomics and Nepal : There will be both direct and indirect benefits for Nepal as multilateralism and globalization are strengthened in the Biden era, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (ae 13/11/2020)

A Biden presidency, climate and the Himalaya : The United States re-entering the Paris climate accord will be a huge deal for the Nepal Himalaya, by Sonia Awale (nt 13/11/2020)

What the Biden win means for Nepal : While some Trump-era policies may continue, the US’s approach to South Asia will likely change, by Achyut Wagle (kp 10/11/2020), The ground shakes when a big tree falls : The US willingly ceding its diplomatic space in Nepal to the Chinese sounds improbable, by CK Lal (kp 11/11/2020)

Could Nepal be another Afghanistan? Nepal could witness revolutions and counter-revolutions supported by US-India or China, bringing the superpower rivalry home to us, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (ae 06/11/2020)

US policy towards Nepal expected to remain unchanged whoever wins White House race : Washington will continue to push for the ratification of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact, the only outstanding issue between the two countries, observers say, by Anil Giri (kp 06/11/2020)

Will the eagle face the dragon in Kathmandu? Kathmandu boasts having more foreign policy analysts per square kilometre than elsewhere in South Asia, by CK Lal (kp 14/10/2020)

Nepal Communist Party members are not automatically barred from traveling to the US: Embassy (rep 06/10/2020) [Yes, and members of the American Republican Party are not automatically  barred from travelling to Nepal!]

US to attach fixed end-date on visas for Nepali students : Education consultants say the move could force students to look for universities in other countries, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/09/2020)

‘Cheap’ Nepali deaths in US war zones In Afghanistan and Iraq, Nepalis who are injured or killed while working for American  contractors are often sent home with only token compensation, or none at all, by Peter Gill (kp 31/08/2020), Nepali Afghanistan and Iraq victims seek compensation, justiceAccording to the US Labor Department, approximately 300 Nepalis have filed compensation claims for deaths  or injuries in the US war zones.  However, experts believe the true number of Nepali casualties is far higher, by Peter Gill and Janakraj Sapkota (kp 01/09/2020)

Ruling party task force suggestion throws future of MCC into confusion : Experts say amendment to the deal unlikely, a supplementary agreement may be possible at best, by Anil Giri (kp 25/08/2020)

MCC aid flow has stopped as government is still on the fence regarding the programme’s House ratification: With Parliament currently prorogued and no certainty as to when it will convene, there are concerns over early implementation of the projects under the American programme, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/08/2020)

Fake news can destroy Nepal's relations with India, China and the US: By the time Foreign Ministry refuted the report of land encroachment by China, the ‘fake’ report had been circulated for over a year and reached over millions and millions of readers, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 27/07/2020)

More anxiety for Nepali students in the US with decision to send home those enrolled only in online classes: Many universities, including Harvard, have decided to go online for the next academic year, meaning foreign students will not be legally allowed to remain in the United States, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 08/07/2020), American dream: The government must tap into diplomatic channels to help Nepali students in the US continue their education safely (kp 09/07/2020)

MCC ratification deadline ends today (ht 30/06/2020), US may wait for some time to see MCC compact ratified by Parliament, experts say: As long as it remains disputed in Nepal, questions will be raised about the programme elsewhere, a former Nepali ambassador comments on why the US wants no more delays, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/07/2020)

As the June 30 deadline approaches, there is still no conclusion over the fate of the MCC: Officials at the US Embassy in Kathmandu have said that they are ready to furnish clarifications over the MCC if asked, but no steps have been taken to this end, by Anil Giri and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/06/2020))

PM defends MCC agreement (ht 19/06/2020)

Ruling party Secretariat decides to put projects under MCC on hold until House ratification: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada will clarify the government’s stance on the issue before Parliament, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 31/05/2020)

For Nepalis in the US, the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been sobering: Many Nepalis live in fear they won’t get treatment if they catch Covid-19; and even if they do, they worry about the cost, by Aditi Aryal (kp 22/05/2020) [The USA is a promised land for rich people only. This is especially true for the health system under Donal Trump!]

With Oli already in a quagmire over Indian border encroachment, MCC compact rears its head again: A letter by two senior ruling party leaders has asked for wider discussions over the US-led aid programme which has long been controversial for its alleged geopolitical elements, by Anil Giri (kp 19/05/2020), Parliament should decide whether to endorse MCC compact, Oli says: If political parties feel they don’t need the MCC, they can ask their lawmakers to vote against it, the prime minister says (kp 20/05/2020)

Despite controversy, projects under MCC included in annual list of programmes: Ruling party lawmaker Bhim Rawal, who has been advocating against the compact in its current form, demands the leaders first discuss a report prepared by the task force, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/05/2020)

NCP task force concludes MCC is part of Indo-Pacific Strategy: Suggests amending 11 points of MCC Compat (kh 01/05/2020), What happens to MCC deal is a big question as rival factions prevail in ruling NCP, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 02/05/2020))

Nepal Communist party taskforce gives final touches to MCC report: Chances that the deal is ratified by Parliament during the ongoing session look slim, by Anil Giri (kp 18/03/2020)

US Embassy in Nepal cancels visa appointments amid coronavirus fear (rep 17/03/2020)

Working With MCC And BRI, by Balmukunda Regmi (rn 16/03/2020)

Washington takes a dim view of human rights situation in Nepal: A US State Department report has pointed out cases of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention by the state agencies and government’s restriction in the right to freedom, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/03/2020)

MCC In The Soup, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 01/03/2020)

Amending the MCC Nepal compact could violate the Vienna Convention: According to the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, a treaty once signed cannot be revised later by altering its primary purpose and objective, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/02/2020)

The nitty-gritty of the MCC Compact: The American aid offer has come at a time when Nepal is striving to woo foreign investment, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 20/02/2020)

Khanal conveys MCC concerns to visiting US official, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 11/02/2020)

A tale of three countries: Nepal could turn into a geopolitical and geostrategic playground of India, China and the United States, by Geja Sharma Wagle (kp 03/02/2020)

'13,000 Nepali students enrolled in US universities in 2019' (rep 01/02/2020)

US embassy attempts to clear the air on MCC: Issuing a 10-point clarification, the embassy insisted that there is no military component to the MCC, by Anil Giri (kp 18/01/2020))

Oli insistent on passing MCC pact via House’s winter session: The resistance to the MCC’s Nepal compact is not coming from a dissenting faction or the opposition, but from the ruling party’s top leadership itself, by Anil Giri (kp 17/01/2020)

Nepal’s partnership for peace with MCC and BRI: Nepal can learn a lot from Sweden’s approach to geopolitics to reassess its ties with India, China and the US, by Katak Malla (kp 12/01/2020), On IPS and MCC: Before making further decision on MCC, the government should be clear regarding whether it’s a part of Indo-Pacific Strategy or not, by Biranchi Poudyal and Kamal Khadka (rep

Why the MCC compact courted controversy in Nepal: Politicians are divided over the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s links with the US’ Indo-Pacific Strategy and provisions that say the agreement will prevail over Nepal’s laws in case of conflicts, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/01/2020)

China says it welcomes any foreign economic support—even the MCC—to Nepal: Chinese ambassador’s statement runs counter to the argument by some ruling party members that the MCC, as part of the Indo-Pacific Strategy, is against China, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/01/2020)

Despite reservations, MCC compact will be ratified, officials say: Although there has been criticism over the nature of the US programme, ruling party leaders say the opposition won’t block the deal, by Anil Giri (kp 20/12/2019), Dahal hints at delaying MCC endorsement (rep 21/12/2019) [Hopefully!], Ruling party members ask leadership to seek clarity on MCC compact from the US: Opposition to the programme could not only delay its ratification but also give rise to diplomatic friction between Nepal and the US, observers say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 22/12/2019) [Good relations with the immediate neighboring countries are much more important than being part of US security interests!], Nepal to first study strings attached to MCC before joining it: ‘The country won’t be part of any militarypact in the guise of any programme’ (ht 22/12/2019), Failure to ratify MCC could have dire consequences, leaders say: The US insists that the compact has no strings attached and that the Indo-Pacific Strategy is not a military alliance, by Anil Giri (kp 23/12/2019) [The US Indo-Pacific Strategy is first and above all meant to serve American interests in the US supremacy competition with China. Nepal needs good relations with China to reduce its dependency from India. Trump's America cannot be trusted! This president sows conflict and tension all over the world!], MCA-Nepal requests for timely ratification of MCC Compact (ht 23/12/2019), MCA-Nepal clarifies why parliamentary ratification is needed (rep 23/12/2019), Battleground Nepal: China's Belt and Road Initiative vs the US MCC Compact: The country has to walk a tightrope between global powers, but the US-funded Compact is too important to reject, by Achyut Wagle (kp 24/12/2019)

US hands over two Skytrucks to Nepal Army (rep 19/12/2019)

NCP leaders suspicious about MCC grant, demand clarification (rep 17/12/2019) [Nepal's independence and security should not be sold to serve US interests!]

NCP hints at possible US-China confrontation in Nepal (rep 16/12/2019)

Unsettling times: The global stability can be secured only by maximizing US-China-India trilateral cooperation, by Suresh Sharma (rep 15/12/2019)

Nepal is positive about being part of State Partnership Program under Indo-Pacific Strategy, minister tells visiting US official: Defence Minister Pokhrel’s communication comes at a time when Kathmandu has been rejecting any role and engagement in the US-led comprehensive policy, by Anil Giri (kp 06/12/2019) [??], US does not force Nepal to make a choice between capitals and countries, visiting official says: ‘Sometimes US competitors want to set a narrative that we force a choice and try to counter somebody else’s strategy.’, by Anil Giri (kp 07/12/2019) [????], ‘Nepal-US defence ties on good track’, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 07/12/2019), 'Indo-Pacific Strategy aims to help countries defend their sovereignty' (rep 07/12/2019) [by being dependent on the USA??]

US suspends payment of $500 million pending ratification of Nepal Compact: The money will be spent on the Electricity Transmission and Transportation Project, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 06/12/2019)

Extradition treaty with China: US Congressmen urge govt not to sign treaty (ht 25/11/2019)

Nepal 12th in foreign college student numbers in US (rep 20/11/2019)

Chinese influence has grown in Nepal, says top US official: This growing influence has led to growing restrictions on the Tibetan refugee community in Nepal, according to a briefing delivered to the US House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Asia and the Pacific (kp 24/10/2019)

Proven partnership: US and Nepal; We never asked Nepal to be pro-America or to be against any other country.  We ask Nepal to be pro-Nepal, to guard its sovereignty, by strengthening freedom, openness and security, by Randy William Berry (rep 03/10/2019) [?????]