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Stranded Nepali migrant workers implore for help

By Bharat Pradhan, Dammam (Saudi Arabia): Complaints have been pouring in over the Nepali Embassy's apparent lack of concern towards

Iraqi officials: US captured top Islamic State chemical arms engineer

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SUSANNAH GEORGE, BAGHDAD, (AP): U.S. special forces captured the head of the Islamic State group's unit trying

Theme parks rise in Dubai amid shifting sands of tourism

DUBAI, (AP): Sweating and hopeful, the performers lined up once more and received instructions mirroring the aspirations of the soon-to-open

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Is a Terrorist Group, Gulf Nations Declare

By ADAM SCHRECK, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP): A Saudi-led bloc of six Gulf Arab nations formally branded Hezbollah a

Middle East e-commerce portal Souq.com gets Dh1b plus in funding

DUBAI: E-commerce marketplace Souq.com has secured funding in excess of Dh1 billion — the largest such for an e-tailing portal

Death toll in Baghdad twin suicide bombing rises to 70:…

BAGHDAD, (REUTERS): The death toll of a twin suicide bombing in a Shi’ite district of Baghdad on Sunday rose to

4 US reporters charged in Bahrain leaving country

MANAMA, (AP): A defence lawyer for four US journalists charged in Bahrain says they are heading to the airport to

MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil pulls down most of Gulf, QNB buoys Qatar…

* Jabal Omar slides for third day after loan payment miss * Al Bilad Bank up on share capital increase

Nepal fixes minimum wage for migrant workers in Oman

MUSCAT: Nepalese government has fixed minimum basic salary and food allowances for unskilled and domestic workers at OMR120 in Oman,

Company Executive Blames Decade-Old Oil Leak on ‘Act of God’

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, BATON ROUGE, LA, (AP): A decade-old oil leak that could last for another century was caused by

Saudi Govt change in Nepal puts off hiring of house…

KATHMANDU: Saudi Govt efforts to reach an agreement with Nepal to recruit house helps has hit a snag following a major

NHRC and National Human Rights Committee Qatar have signed a…

QATAR: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and National Human Rights Committee Qatar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on

Up close with Nepal’s legendary comedy duo

Usha Wagle Gautam, DOHA: Nepal’s most celebrated comedy duo, Madan Krishna Shrestha and Haribansa Acharya — popular as Maha Jodi

Nepal ends ban on housemaids working in the UAE

Anwar Ahmad, ABU DHABI: Nepal has lifted its year-long travel ban imposed on housemaids and reduced the age women can

Zahid, Nepal minister discuss on Nepalese workers

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Nepal held discussion on Nepalese workers when the two country's leaders met today. Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister,

Dhakal elected NRNA-Thailand President

BANGKOK: Non-Resident Nepali Association-Thailand has elected new office bearers with election of incumbent President Khagendra Dhakal as its president for

School built by Dubai Cares changes face of Nepal village

Dubai: Dubai Cares has showcased the transformation of a remote Nepal village as an example of the impact its programmes

Nepal earthquake disaster relief fund of YBAM reaches RM250,000

KUALA LUMPUR: The Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund of the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) has reached about RM250,000.

Visiting Qatari Premier, Nepal deputy PM discuss bilateral ties

By Usha Wagle Gautam, DOHA: HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani met

Ease norms for workers’ recruitment, Nepal urged

By Usha Wagle Gautam, DOHA: Qatar has urged Nepal to ease emigration procedures to make recruitment from the Himalayan country