- Nepal's new premier names protest group leaders as deputies Updated: Oct-12-15 5:39 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's new prime minister appointed two deputy premiers on Monday, including an ethnic community leader who has rallied hundreds of protesters in blocking fuel and goods shipments from India for weeks and plunged the Himalayan nation into a fuel crisis.
- Nepal elects Communist party leader new prime minister Updated: Oct-11-15 10:23 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's parliament elected Communist party leader Khadga Prasad Oli the new prime minister Sunday, thrusting him into the center of daunting challenges, from ethnic protests over the new constitution that has also upset vital neighbor India to rebuilding from April's devastating earthquake.
- Habitat for Humanity cancels Jimmy Carter build in Nepal Updated: Oct-08-15 12:21 pm
ATLANTA - Jimmy Carter's first international trip since announcing that cancer has spread to his brain has been canceled, the former president and the group Habitat for Humanity said.
- Oil-starved Nepal seeks suppliers to bring fuel by air Updated: Oct-08-15 7:57 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Struggling with a fuel shortage after Indian shipments stopped, Nepal is asking suppliers to bring gasoline and kerosene by airplane before the Himalayan country begins celebrating its biggest festival of the year. And for the first time, it is looking to import fuel from China.
- Sightseeing aircraft with 2 aboard missing in Nepal Updated: Oct-08-15 7:19 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - An ultra-light aircraft carrying two people on a sightseeing flight over the mountains of central Nepal went missing Thursday, officials said.
- Nepal government, protesters discuss size of states Updated: Oct-07-15 8:58 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Negotiators from Nepal's government and the main group protesting the country's new constitution discussed the main issue of the size of proposed states on Wednesday, but said little progress was made in their second day of talks.
- Nepalis adapt to fuel shortage by carpooling, riding bikes Updated: Oct-03-15 1:56 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - India's unofficial blockade of Nepal has put a crunch on this Himalayan nation, with cars lining up for miles around gasoline stations, schools shutting down, vegetables in short supply and taxis charging four times the normal fare.
- Ham radio: A hobby or community service or both? Updated: Oct-02-15 11:58 am
BASIN, Wyoming - When all other communication is down or unavailable, ham radio operators, also known as amateur radio operators, can provide emergency communication. However, the emergency assistance is not the main reason many operators get involved. For Basin's Jerry Pyle, it's been nearly a lifelong passion.
- Anti-India anger in Nepal as essential supplies dry up Updated: Oct-01-15 10:14 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal feels like it is being choked. It's running out of gasoline. Medical supplies are becoming scarce. All because of an unofficial economic blockade imposed by neighboring India from where Nepal gets almost all its essential supplies.
- India resumes sending food, fuel to shortage-stricken Nepal Updated: Sep-30-15 9:11 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Indian trucks carrying food and fuel began trickling into Nepal on Wednesday, a welcomed development for a nation grappling with shortages caused by a blockade during protests against the country's new constitution.
- Nepal mulls new restrictions for Everest climbing permits Updated: Sep-29-15 8:14 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal is considering placing new age and fitness restrictions on people who want to climb Mount Everest, officials said Tuesday, as the country looks to enhance safety on the mountain after several disasters in recent years.
- Nepal restricts vehicle movement as Indian fuel supplies hit Updated: Sep-27-15 10:10 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal started imposing restrictions on the movement of vehicles on Sunday as a blockade of cargo trucks trying to enter the country from neighboring India continued to severely limit supplies of fuel and other essential commodities.
- Nepal eases curfews though constitution protests persist Updated: Sep-22-15 5:51 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Protests against Nepal's new constitution were abating, Nepal said Tuesday, just hours after police opened fire on a crowd and injured three in the east of the Himalayan nation.
- Saudi diplomat accused of raping 2 women leaves India Updated: Sep-17-15 5:51 am
NEW DELHI - A Saudi Arabian diplomat accused of repeatedly raping and abusing two Nepalese maids has left India under cover of diplomatic immunity, while Nepal on Thursday called for justice for the women.
- Prabal Gurung bring Buddhist monks to his fashion runway Updated: Sep-14-15 8:56 am
NEW YORK - It was an incongruous sight, even for New York Fashion Week, but a very moving one. With a who's who of A-list Hollywood actresses in the front row, Prabal Gurung opened his runway show with 30 Buddhist monks who had traveled to New York to chant a prayer of gratitude for the world's help during the devastating earthquake that killed thousands in Gurung's native Nepal in April.