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Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu

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    Nepal hit by worst wildfires in almost a decade

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:32am on April 07, 2021

    Nepal is experiencing its worst fire season in almost a decade, officials said Tuesday, as huge blazes rage across the country’s forests, engulfing the Himalayan...

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    Everest-bound Bahraini prince probed over vaccine ‘gift’

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 10:43pm on March 17, 2021

    Nepal is investigating how a Bahraini prince planning to climb Mount Everest brought 2,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to the country without prior approval, authorities said....

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    Nepal ruling party splits after losing name

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:48am on March 11, 2021

    Nepal’s ruling party of ex-Maoist rebels and fellow communists split on Tuesday after the top elections body ruled its name was unlawful, pushing the country...

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    Nepal revises coronavirus death toll

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 08:49pm on February 24, 2021

    Nepal on Wednesday added 619 deaths—an almost 30 per cent rise—to its coronavirus toll, blaming a numbers discrepancy between different government branches. The toll jumped...

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    Nepal bans 3 Indian climbers for faking Everest summit

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 11:54pm on February 11, 2021

    Nepal on Wednesday revoked the Everest summit certificates of two Indian climbers for faking their 2016 ascent, and banned them and their team leader from...

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    Scores held in Nepal strike

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:05am on February 05, 2021

    At least 77 protesters, including a former minister, were arrested in Kathmandu on Thursday, police said, as a nationwide strike was staged over the dissolution...

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    Nepal ex-rebels call thousands onto streets to protest govt dissolution

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 11:47pm on January 22, 2021

    A demonstration called by ex-Maoist rebels drew tens of thousands to the streets of Nepal’s capital Friday to demand the reinstatement of parliament in the...

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    Nepal dissolves parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:07pm on December 20, 2020

    Nepal will likely head to the polls next year after parliament was abruptly dissolved on Sunday, a move prompted by infighting between the Himalayan nation’s...

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    Nepal gives women's football team equal pay

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 06:02pm on December 11, 2020

    Nepal's football governing body is to give the national women's football team a 150 percent pay hike so that their wages are equal with men...

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    Everest ‘grows’ as China, Nepal agree new height

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 05:41pm on December 08, 2020

    The highest point on Earth got a bit higher Tuesday as China and Nepal finally agreed on a precise elevation for Mount Everest after decades...

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