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Manus Island: Australia confirms removal of asylum seekers
Source: Reuters

Manus Island: Australia confirms removal of asylum seekers

Asylum seekers who were refusing to leave a former Australian-run detention centre in Papua New Guinea have been moved to alternative accommodation, the government in Canberra has confirmed. Buses carrying about 300 asylum seekers left the Manus Island camp on Friday following a police operation. Hundreds of men refused to leave the camp when it shut on 31 October, prompting a three-week sta...

Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe as president
Source: Reuters

Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe as president

Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as Zimbabwes president, following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule. The former vice-president - who returned from exile on Wednesday - will be inaugurated at Harares stadium. His dismissal this month led the ruling Zanu-PF party and the army to intervene and force Mr Mugabe to quit. The opposition is urging M...

PNG police enter Manus asylum centre, Australia confirms

Police in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have entered a former Australian-run detention centre in a bid to get asylum seekers who remain there to leave, the Australian government has confirmed. Hundreds of men have refused to leave the Manus Island centre since it was shut down on 31 October, citing fears for their safety. On Thursday, the men inside the centre said that PNG police had given them a ...

Nepal Army to tighten security checks to ensure smooth polls

Following the rising number of anti-election activities and the violent outbursts on candidates, Nepal Army has decided to up its security measures. The Army has decided to use land and aerial patrols to control anti-polling activities. Security agencies have been directed to identity people who are against the elections and closely monitor their activities. The Nepal police, the Armed Police F...

Temporary minimum wage to work in Qatar at 750 riyals (Around 21,000 NRS)
Source: RSS

Temporary minimum wage to work in Qatar at 750 riyals (Around 21,000 NRS)

Qatar, a prime destination for Nepali migrant workers, has set a temporary minimum wage for migrant workers worth around 750 riyals (around Rs21,000) a month. The minimum wage is 150 riyals less than the minimum wage proposed by the Nepal government. AFP reported that Qatars Labour Minister Issa al-Nuaimi said that the temporary minimum wage of 750 riyals per month will immediately come into ef...

Nepal Idol top 3 coming to your Australian city, Sydney to entertain 5000 guests in Olympic Park

Are you from Sydney or Melbourne? Have you seen the poster of Nepali Idol concert to be held in various Australian cities? Are you excited? Nepali version of the international franchise Nepal Idol will showcase its three finalists, winner Buddha Lama, runner-up Nishan Bhattarai, and second runner up Pratap Das, in Sydney on the 1st of December at Olympic Park. Not only that, because the program...

Left alliance unveil joint manifesto, promise political stability and national progress

Former prime ministers KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal unveiled on Tuesday the joint manifesto of ther parties CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) that have forged an electoral alliance, expressing their firm commitment to political stability as a precursor to economic prosperity. Blaming chronic instability for the countrys sluggish economic growth, the two parties announced their alliance wi...

US to quit UNESCO over 'anti-Israel' biasness

U.S. officials have told The Associated Press that the United States is pulling out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the U.N. cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. While the U.S. stopped funding UNESCO after it voted to include Palestine as a member in 2011, the State Department has maintained a UNESCO office at its Paris headquarters and sought to weigh in o...

CPN UML, CPN Maoist, Naya Shakti form an alliance

In a major development in the Nepali political landscape, the two major leftist forces-CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre),along with the Babu Ram Bhattarai-led Naya Shakti Party-Nepal, on Tuesday announced a broader electoral alliance ahead of the upcoming provincial and federal elections. UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Naya Shakti Party-Nepal Coordinato...

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive
Source: NY Times/Reuters

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding POLICY that has become a global symbol of the oppression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom. The change, which will take effect in June 2018, was announced in a royal decree read live on state television and in a simultaneous media event in Washington. The decision highlights the damage that the b...

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