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2005-12-03 11:25:43

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's King Gyanendra, facing a Maoist revolt and politically isolated after snatching power, has called for peace but ignored a rebel truce many hope could lead to end years of war. The King, who fired a multiparty government on February 1, is under pressure to restore democracy and match a temporary but unilateral cease-fire the Maoists declared in September. The guerillas fighting for a communist state in the world's only Himalayan kingdom, extended the...

2005-12-03 03:26:00

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's King Gyanendra, facing a Maoist revolt and politically isolated after snatching power, has called for peace but ignored a rebel truce many hope could lead to end years of war. The King, who fired a multiparty government on February 1, is under pressure to restore democracy and match a temporary but unilateral cease-fire the Maoists declared in September. The guerillas fighting for a communist state in the world's only Himalayan kingdom, extended the...

2005-08-05 08:04:03

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Songs and poems for democracy rang out under pouring rain in Nepal's capital on Friday at a rally of about 1,000 people protesting against King Gyanendra's seizure of direct power six months ago. Sitting on a road in a suburb of Kathmandu, the gathering of poets, singers, journalists, teachers and lawyers clapped to music during the latest in a string of protests against the king's suspension of democracy in the Himalayan kingdom. "The country cannot make any progress...

2005-07-18 07:31:58

By Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - It's an hour before midnight and Kathmandu's Go Go Bar, a portrait of the Dalai Lama by the entrance, is packed with the boisterous sons of Nepal's new middle class stuffing cash into the dancers' panties. Kathmandu is humming, its young people spending big on drugs, disco and drink. Sometimes, within sight of King Gyanendra's palace, as in the Go Go Bar, where the dancers wear everything from full traditional dress to skimpy shorts and bra. But while...


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