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By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels threatened on Saturday to launch street protests to press the multiparty government for early elections to an assembly that would draw up a new constitution. "The government is lingering.
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels are likely to extend a ceasefire due to expire in a few days to support peace talks aimed at ending an insurgency which has killed thousands, a top guerrilla leader said on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's new government presented its annual policies in parliament on Sunday at a ceremony which for first time did not include the king, and the prime minister was absent to poor health.
KATHMANDU (Reuters)- A panel began drafting a temporary constitution for Nepal on Thursday, paving the way for Maoist rebels to join an interim government to oversee elections for an assembly to map the country's future.
By Kamil Zaheer KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The United States is undermining Nepal's peace process by warning it could cut aid if Maoist guerrillas join an interim government without giving up their weapons first, the rebel's chief said.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebel chief Prachanda began talks with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Friday in a bid to iron out differences before holding landmark elections and drafting a new constitution.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's new government announced on Wednesday an indefinite truce to match a ceasefire declared by Maoist insurgents and will seek the withdrawal of Interpol arrest warrants against rebel leaders.
By Simon Denyer and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters defied a daytime curfew in the Nepali capital on Sunday to chant slogans against the king, but the demonstrations seemed less intense and more peaceful than in recent days.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Authorities clamped a further curfew in the capital Kathmandu on Sunday to prevent a planned march by anti-monarchy protesters to the palace of King Gyanendra.
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's royalist government imposed a strict curfew in Kathmandu and neighbouring areas on Thursday but activists vowed to go ahead with their plan to bring hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets.
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