May 5, 2006 |
Maoist rebels agreed Thursday to participate in peace talks with Nepal's government, calling recent protests that forced King Gyanendra to restore democracy a "historic movement." The announcement came a day after Nepal's new Cabinet matched the Maoists' declaration of a three-month cease-fire, dropped terrorism charges against rebel leaders and urged them to return to the negotiating table to find ways to end the insurgency that has killed 13,000 people in the last decade.
May 5, 2002 |
Security forces killed at least 350 guerrillas in gun battles in western Nepal, the Defense Ministry said Saturday, in what could be the deadliest fighting in the rebels' 6-year-old campaign to oust this Himalayan nation's constitutional monarchy. The bloodshed comes days before Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba travels to Washington to discuss the communist insurgency with President Bush. The administration recently asked Congress for $20 million in military aid for Nepal.
November 22, 2006 |
After a decade of armed struggle and the deaths of thousands of people, Maoist rebels entered a peace agreement Tuesday with the government of Nepal that is aimed at bringing onetime fighters into the political mainstream of the state they once swore to overthrow.
May 28, 2002 |
King Gyanendra extended a state of emergency Monday, giving security forces sweeping search and detention powers to crush an increasingly violent Maoist revolt. The emergency rule was first imposed on the poverty-ridden Himalayan kingdom in November to stamp out the 6-year-old rebellion by Maoist guerrillas, who are battling to topple the constitutional monarchy and install a Communist republic.
April 21, 2006 |
The crisis in Nepal escalated Thursday with the fatal shooting of three protesters, as tens of thousands marched in the capital in defiance of a curfew, demanding that King Gyanendra relinquish power. The nearly two dozen demonstrations, which brought as many as 100,000 people into the streets of Katmandu, ranged from festive democracy rallies to riots by young men who lighted bonfires and hurled bricks at police officers, demanding the death of the king.
January 16, 2005 |
No chocolates. No movies. No summer camp. In the remote mountains of Nepal, all 10-year-old Pasang can expect from childhood is to witness death. When he should be at school or playing with friends, he walks alongside Maoist rebel fighters with a dagger hanging by his side, carrying ammunition and other supplies.
February 2, 2006 |
Police beat several protesters and arrested nearly 100 as a coalition of Nepal's seven largest political parties tried to rally for democratic change. King Gyanendra repeated a pledge to hold elections in 2007 and claimed success in fighting communist rebels, despite an overnight attack that killed at least 20 members of security forces in western Nepal. Scores of police officers were reported missing after the rebel assault on the town of Tansen, a Royal Nepalese Army spokesman said Wednesday.
November 20, 2011
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April 25, 2006 |
Threatened with a popular revolt, King Gyanendra on Monday announced the reinstatement of parliament and offered condolences to the families of more than a dozen people killed by police during pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed this country for nearly three weeks. The monarch said he was acceding to a key demand by the political coalition opposed to his absolute rule. He summoned parliament to convene next Friday in what would be its first meeting in nearly four years.
May 1, 2006 |
The Nepalese parliament voted Sunday to call elections for an assembly to redraw the country's constitution, an action that could signal the beginning of the end for the monarchy that has ruled this Himalayan kingdom for more than 200 years. During the same session, the newly sworn-in prime minister, Girija Prasad Koirala, also asked Nepal's Maoist rebels, who have waged a bloody decade-long insurgency in the countryside, to come to the bargaining table.