An Iranian passenger plane on a domestic flight crashed into the country's Zagros mountains on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, officials said. The Aseman Airlines flight left Tehran's Mehrabad airport around 0800 (0430 GMT) for the city of Yasuj in Isfahan province, said Mohammad Tabatabai, director of public relations for the airline.
Experts have urged to explore bilateral trade and investment between Nepal and Zambia. In a Round Table meeting oragnized by Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA) and the High Commission Republic of Zambia, New Delhi 'Nepal- Zambia Relation: The Future Ahead', in Kathmandu on Friday, Sunil KC, CEO of AIDIA said that the major objective of the Round Table meeting was to discuss on finding opportunities for exploring bilateral trade and investment in Zambia.
India has for the first time decided to sack in one go some 13,000 railway employees who are on "unauthorized" leave for a long time. The state-owned Indian Railways said that it has already identified and also initiated disciplinary action against those absentee employees to terminate their services, a move aimed at sprucing up its performance and giving encouragement to sincere staffers.
The full potential of European Union (EU) free trade agreements (FTAs) remains untapped to the tune of almost 72 billion euros ($89 billion), UNCTAD and the National Board of Trade Sweden states in a new report.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Afghan Independent Journalists’ Association (AIJA) raise serious concerns about the deteriorating safety situation in Afghanistan after three separate attacks across the country. The IFJ demands swift action from Afghan authorities to punish the perpetrators and ensure safety for journalists in the country.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to develop the country’s first National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) to promote a more effective and efficient process to improve financial inclusion across Sri Lanka.
Nepal and Burkina Faso has established formal bilateral diplomatic relations on Friday. Ambassador Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, and ambassador Yemdaogo Eric Tiare, Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to the United Nations signed a Joint Communiqué to this effect at a brief ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the UN in New York, Friday morning. Together, they signed a joint letter informing the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, about the development.
Ambassador Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, and Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations met in New York on Friday to mark the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Liechtenstein as of 24 November 2017, through the exchange of diplomatic notes. On the occasion, they also signed a joint letter informing His Excellency António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) of this development.
Masashi Ogawa, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal hosted a Reception on Friday to celebrate the 84th auspicious Birthday of His Majesty Emperor Akihito at his official Residence, Tahachal.