» 02/08/2005, 00.00
Kings offers talks to rebels as he cracks down on them
The poor side with King Gyanendra in his fight against corrupt parties, but democracy in the Himalayan nation takes the backseat.
King Gyanendra's government as well as Maoist rebels bought weapons from China
Maoist rebels have the latest in military hardware which they paid for by trafficking in marijuana and exotic animals as well as extortions.
Three shot dead as protesters clash with police
Passer-by wounded on Saturday dies yesterday. Demonstrators call on the king to restore democratic rule. Government wants to stifle protests to crush Maoist rebellion.
Sister Nirmala's message of love to Nepal
Our correspondent describes the journey the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity made to her country of origin, currently racked by a Maoist revolt. Addressing the government, rebels and the population, she said that love is the "only solution" to reach peace. Hindu and Christians of other denominations give her a warm welcome.
New government, King suspends civil liberties
The state of emergency is maintained in Nepal. Dozens of people are arrested as communications with the outside are cut off.
Nepalis celebrate king-opposition agreement, Maoists reject it
Thousands of people pour into the streets to celebrate the return of parliament. Maoist rebels denounce the agreement between the king and opposition parties, pledging to continue strikes and demonstrations.
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