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2006-07-06 05:51:49

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. Seven political parties, which forced King Gyanendra to end his absolute rule in April, and the Maoists who supported the pro-democracy protests, agreed last month to draft an interim constitution as part of a power-sharing deal. The draft will be submitted to the...

2006-07-05 22:55:12

KATHMANDU (Reuters)- Nepal's Maoists are unhappy with the government's invitation to the United Nations to monitor weapons held by the guerrillas and the army ahead of elections, a rebel leader said on Thursday. The comments came three days after Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala wrote to ask Secretary-General Kofi Annan for U.N. monitoring in the run-up the polls for an assembly to map the nation's political future. The vote is a key rebel demand for ending their decade-old...

2006-07-04 04:27:32

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters)- Nepal has invited the United Nations to monitor weapons held by Maoists rebels and government troops ahead of elections for an assembly that aims to map the nation's political future, an aide to the prime minister said on Tuesday. A letter from Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala to Secretary-General Kofi Annan seeking U.N. help was handed over at the world body's office in Kathmandu on Monday, Suresh Chalise said. Monitoring arms is seen as...

2006-07-02 00:47:17

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. "Even now, they are creating an atmosphere of suspicion and trying to stop a peaceful atmosphere from building up," Maoist leader Prachanda told state-run Nepal TV late on Saturday. The U.S. ambassador in Nepal had said earlier that Washington would not...

2006-06-16 11:41:34

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebel leader held ground-breaking talks on Friday with the government, which agreed to dissolve parliament and set up an interim administration to include the rebels. Rebel chief Prachanda said after nearly 10 hours of talks with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and political party leaders that an interim constitution will be prepared within three weeks and later a new interim government will be formed. "I am proud ... because...

2006-06-16 09:36:20

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's government agreed on Friday to dissolve parliament and set up an interim administration including Maoist rebels after a day of top-level peace talks in the capital, both sides said in a joint statement.

2006-06-16 02:36:08

By Gopal Sharma 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. The talks in Kathmandu between Koirala, who heads a multi-party, interim administration, and Prachanda was the first known high-level meeting between the rebels and the government since the revolt began 10 years ago. "The main agenda for the...

2006-06-16 01:03:53

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. The talks in Kathmandu between Koirala, who heads a multi-party, interim administration, and Prachanda was the first known high-level meeting between the rebels and the government since the revolt began 10 years ago. "The main agenda for the meeting is to discuss...

2006-06-15 08:10:10

By Simon Denyer and Gopal Sharma POKHARA, Nepal (Reuters) - Nepal's government and Maoists held fresh peace talks on Thursday, and both sides said rebel chief Prachanda would meet the country's prime minister and party leaders soon. Prachanda, speaking to Reuters in an exclusive interview in western Nepal, said the peace process had been running into trouble until he held a productive meeting on Sunday with Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula, who is also the government's chief...

2006-06-13 06:06:49

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's new government freed dozens of jailed Maoist rebels on Tuesday, keeping a pledge made to the guerrillas ahead of last month's resumption of peace talks that aim to end a revolt that has killed thousands of people. At least 60 rebels were freed from a jail on the outskirts of the capital, Kathmandu, a day after officials dropped terrorism charges against them. The Maoists left the high-security prison in a line to be greeted by hundreds of friends and...


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