Communist leader Sharma Oli chosen as Nepal's new prime minister

/ Oct 11, 2015

Communist leader Sharma Oli chosen as Nepal's new prime minister

Nepal’s parliament on Sunday chose communist leader K.P. Sharma Oli as the country’s new prime minister, tasking him with unifying the quake-hit country after a new constitution triggered deadly protests, a border blockade and a nationwide fuel shortage. Oli, of the Communist Party of ...

Marines arrive in Nepal; trio rescued after eight days under rubble

May 4, 2015

Marines arrive in Nepal; trio rescued after eight days under rubble

Three people were pulled alive from the rubble of their home eight days after Nepal’s devastating earthquake, as a supply logjam threatened to hamper disaster relief efforts bolstered by the arrival of U.S. aircraft and troops. The small-scale rescue, announced on Sunday by a ...

Katmandu beckons all who visit Nepal

Jun 24, 2012

Katmandu beckons all who visit Nepal

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Everest may be its most famous site, and Lumbini one of its holiest, but Nepal has plenty more to offer. Annapurna is the country’s other great trekking location, while Chitwan National Park is home to some of the region’s rarest wildlife, offering the chance ...