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* Yemen: World’s Worst Humanitarian Disaster

Shashi P.B.B. Malla

BY SHASHI MALLA The complicated civil war in Yemen has now entered a decisive phase. A coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched an attack last week to oust Houthi rebels from Hodeidah (on the east coast), the gateway for most of Yemen’s aid and …

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Spice of Life

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BY P. KHAREL Chic & charming To be cross-verified though, Oli at a CPN (UML) meeting prior to unification with the Maoists was asked by a senior leader to explain his encounter with former Crown Princess Himani at a hotel lobby in Bangkok. The comrade briefed his colleagues: “When I …

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Telling summitry optics, rhetoric and policy moves

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BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: Last week, international relations buffs dined on a veritable banquet of delectable food for thought, marveled at a kaleidoscope of telling optics and policy moves as the G-7 summit in Quebec, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) conclave in Qingdao, and the apex U.S.-D.P.R.K meet in Singapore …

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Invite Indian army to teach a lesson to King Birendra

NP Upadhya

BY N. P. UPADHYAYA Bogus death threat to PM Modi, election stunt Non-partisan Nepali population have now reasons to smile as the Indian establishment in the South has also been plagued with the Maoists threat which have been apparently fighting against injustice that has remained the hall mark of the …

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Cranky yet comfortable – for now

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BY MAILA BAJE From his outward acerbity and antics, Sher Bahadur Deuba looks like someone sedulously fighting for his political life. Yet, for a man in his situation, he is quite comfortably placed. Having suffered that kind of a setback in the polls he held as prime minister, the head …

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Everything possible in “new” Nepal

Pushpa Raj Pradhan

By PR Pradhan The suspicious disappearance of a Sherpa guide after successfully ascending to the summit Mt Everest has become an attractive story for the international media. It is suspected that the members of the Ukrainian expedition, with the fear that the hard disk of illegal crypto-currency, which was hidden …

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* Towards Peace in the Korean Peninsula ? * Trump Disrupts G-7 Summit * World In Disarray & the West in Crisis * Qatar Still Vibrant after One-Year Blockade

Shashi P.B.B. Malla

BY SHASHI MALLA Peace in the Korean Peninsula ? At the ‘historic’ US-North Korea Summit in Singapore, US President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un signed a joint statement/document, enumerating what the two parties have achieved until now and what they hope to accomplish in the future. This …

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Disclose Details to Expose Them

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BY P. KHAREL At a time when the KP Oli-led government keeps making new promises to the people by the day, one would make a plea that it also exposed the dubious among us journalists, who pocket money or undue influence on the sly. After King Birendra lifted the ban …

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In Budget Talk, End the Farce

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By P. Kharel   Perhaps the most predictable thing about an annual event that invariably attracts a lot of media attention entailing also public suspense is the estimated annual budget presentation by the finance minister of the day at a joint session of parliament. I have been following budget presentations …

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From the SCO to the US Indo-Pacific Command

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BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: While awaiting breathlessly for the Trump-Kim summit slated for Singapore on June 12, 2018 – dubbed by some the ‘Summit of the Century’ – attention may be focused on less dramatic but still noteworthy geo-strategic goings-on here and there. Some are related to broader issues of …

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