Setbacks to Nepal negotiations

Government and maoist forces blame each other as they struggle to reach a deal.

    Party activists held victory rallies after signing the peace agreement with the government
    Curbs on weapons
    Under the settlement it was decided that in the run up to next year's constituent assembly elections the Maoists would restrict their 35,000 fighters to 28 camps and store their weapons in seven cantonments.
    In return, the government will also confine its 90,000-strong army to its barracks and lock up an equal number of weapons.
    The UN will supervise the management of weapons on both sides.
    The agreement also made provision for the Maoists to join the mainstream government on December 1.
    On Sunday, Prachanda, the Maoist leader, met with Girija Prasad Koirala, the Nepalese prime minister, but it was not clear what was discussed.
    The peace agreement, reached on November 8, formally ended Nepal's civil war in which more than 13,000 people were killed in over ten years of fighting.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.