Latest Nepal News

Nepal’s God of Sight eye doctor to expand work beyond border

Apr. 08, 2021 02:27 AM EDT

LUMBINI, Nepal (AP) — Just next to the Mayadevi temple where Buddha was born more than 2,600 years ago, hundreds of people lined up outside a makeshift hospital on a recent hazy day, hoping their fading eyesight could be restored. A day later, these saffron-robed...

Asia Today: India sees another record rise in virus cases

Apr. 07, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported a record daily surge in new coronavirus cases for the second time in four days on Wednesday, while New Delhi, Mumbai and dozens of other cities announced they are imposing curfews to try to slow the soaring infections. The rise of...

India fights virus surge, steps up jabs amid export row

Apr. 01, 2021 05:11 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — There isn’t any room at Sion Hospital in India’s megacity, Mumbai - approximately all 500 beds reserved for COVID-19 patients are occupied. And with new patients coming in daily, a doctor said the hospital is being forced to add beds every second day. ...

After pandemic year, weary world looks back — and forward

Mar. 10, 2021 11:27 AM EST

No one has been untouched. Not the Michigan woman who awakened one morning, her wife dead by her side. Not the domestic worker in Mozambique, her livelihood threatened by the virus. Not the North Carolina mother who struggled to keep her business and her family going amid...

Jill Biden helps honor women from 15 countries for courage

Mar. 08, 2021 12:30 PM EST

First lady Jill Biden says nearly two dozen women the State Department honored for their courage made an “intentional decision” to persist and demand justice despite their fear. The 21 women recognized Monday with the department's International Women of Courage Award...

The Latest: Michigan makes homeless people vaccine-eligible

Mar. 07, 2021 16:55 PM EST

DETROIT — People who are homeless will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Michigan starting Monday. Health officials say it’s a critical step in curbing infections and making sure vulnerable populations have access. “Our vulnerable...

Nepal Parliament, reinstated by high court, begins session

Mar. 07, 2021 10:42 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — After being reinstated by the nation's Supreme Court, Nepal’s Parliament began a session on Sunday that will likely determine the future of the prime minister and the government. The split in the ruling Nepal Communist Party has left Prime...

Government, rebels formally sign peace agreement in Nepal

Mar. 05, 2021 07:27 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s government and a communist rebel group formally signed a peace agreement on Friday aimed at ending violent attacks, extortion and bombings by the rebels. Rebel leader Netra Bikram Chand, better known by his guerrilla name Biplav,...

Nepal signs peace agreement with communist rebel group

Mar. 04, 2021 14:01 PM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s government signed a peace agreement Thursday with a small communist rebel group widely feared because they were known for violent attacks, extortion and bombings. The government agreed to lift a ban on the group, release all their...

AP Interview: Nepal worried about supply of COVID-19 vaccine

Mar. 01, 2021 09:41 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has had a successful start of its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, but authorities are worried about future supplies as the country competes with dozens of other nations for much-sought vaccines produced by a handful of manufacturers. The...