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Nepal Seeks Return of Citizens Killed With Russian Army

Nepal Seeks Return of Citizens Killed With Russian Army

By Catherine Putz
Kathmandu has urged Russia to discourage the recruitment of its citizens, drawn to the conflict in Ukraine with promises of payment.

In Nepal, the LGBTQ Community’s Fight for Marriage Equality is Far From Over

In Nepal, the LGBTQ Community’s Fight for Marriage Equality is Far From Over

By Jefferson He
Despite a groundbreaking ruling from the Supreme Court, there is a long way to go before LGBTQ couples in this landlocked South Asian country are genuinely equal.
Glacial Melt is Dispossessing Nepal’s Indigenous Communities

Glacial Melt is Dispossessing Nepal’s Indigenous Communities

By Tulsi Rauniyar
Shrinking glaciers are forcing residents to flee, leaving a scattering of ghost towns across the country's unforgiving north.

Nepal Elects New President Amid Political Uncertainty

Nepal Elects New President Amid Political Uncertainty

By Binaj Gurubacharya
The president is largely a figurehead with little political power, but there has been considerable political turmoil around the selection.

Will Britain’s Nepali Gurkha Veterans Get Justice?

Will Britain’s Nepali Gurkha Veterans Get Justice?

By Arun Budhathoki
With the British government agreeing to discuss their demands, the military veterans ended their 13-day hunger strike recently.

Nepal Looks to Foreign Powers to Evacuate its Citizens from Afghanistan

Nepal Looks to Foreign Powers to Evacuate its Citizens from Afghanistan

By Arun Budhathoki
The nation's inability to rescue its own nationals underscores its limited capacity abroad.

Nepal’s Once-and-Future Prime Minister: What to Expect From Deuba’s Foreign Policy

Nepal’s Once-and-Future Prime Minister: What to Expect From Deuba’s Foreign Policy

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Managing relations with great powers will remain a key foreign policy challenge for Nepal’s new prime minister.
Nepal’s Democracy Enters Another Challenging Phase

Nepal’s Democracy Enters Another Challenging Phase

By Arun Budhathoki
The recent Supreme Court order reinstating parliament has put the constitution back on track.

Nepal’s Mountain Tourism Industry Is Struggling for Breath

Nepal’s Mountain Tourism Industry Is Struggling for Breath

By Arun Budhathoki
As COVID-19 cases sweep through Nepal’s mountain villages and base camps, expeditions have been called off, hitting the mountaineering and trekking industry hard.

Is Nepal Now Courting India and Ignoring China?

Is Nepal Now Courting India and Ignoring China?

By Bindesh Dahal and Arun Budhathoki
As Oli steers his party to the right to woo India's ruling BJP, China is courting Nepal's left wing.

Nepal’s Leaders Must Put Aside Differences Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Nepal’s Leaders Must Put Aside Differences Amid COVID-19 Crisis

By Nirajan Thapaliya
For now, instead of endless politicking, Nepal’s leaders must put their differences aside and work together
Facing a COVID Crisis, Nepal Cries Out for Help

Facing a COVID Crisis, Nepal Cries Out for Help

By Peter Gill
“People are dying every few minutes because of a lack oxygen, we don’t know when this will end... It’s chaos.”

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