Latest Nepal News

Gay couple in Nepal becomes the 1st to officially register same-sex marriage in the country

Nov. 29, 2023 10:09 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A gay couple in Nepal on Wednesday became the first in the nation to receive official same-sex marriage status. The Himalayan nation is one of the first in Asia to allow it. “After 23 years of struggle we got this historic achievement, and finally Maya and...

Tens of thousands of protesters demanding a restoration of Nepal's monarchy clash with police

Nov. 23, 2023 05:57 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Riot police used batons and tear gas to halt tens of thousands of supporters of Nepal’s former king who attempted to march to the center of the capital on Thursday to demand the restoration of the monarchy and the nation's former status as a Hindu state. ...

Nepal bans TikTok and says it disrupts social harmony

Nov. 13, 2023 11:02 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s government decided to ban the popular social media app TikTok on Monday, saying it was disrupting “social harmony” in the country. The announcement was made following a Cabinet meeting. Foreign Minister Narayan Prakash Saud said the app would...

Aid trickles in as survivors salvage belongings from rubble in Nepal villages struck by earthquake

Nov. 06, 2023 14:55 PM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Survivors of an earthquake that flattened villages in Nepal’s northwest mountains searched through the debris of their collapsed homes for any salvageable belongings Monday as aid trickled into the remote area. The relatively shallow 5.6 temblo r Friday...

Nepal villagers cremate loved ones who perished in an earthquake that killed 157 people

Nov. 05, 2023 15:14 PM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Villagers in the mountains of northwest Nepal on Sunday cremated the bodies of some of those who perished in an earthquake two days earlier. The strong temblor killed 157 people and left thousands of others homeless. The 13 bodies were carried to the banks...

A glance at some of Nepal's deadliest earthquakes

Nov. 04, 2023 10:11 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook northwestern Nepal just before midnight Friday, killing more than 150 people with dozens more injured. Officials said the death toll was expected to rise as rescuers searched the Himalayan villages where communication was cut off. ...

Quake shakes northwest Nepal, killing at least 128 and injuring dozens. Officials fear toll to rise

Nov. 04, 2023 03:24 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Helicopters and ground troops rushed to help people hurt in a strong earthquake that shook districts in northwestern Nepal just before midnight Friday, killing at least 128 people and injuring dozens more, officials said Saturday. Authorities said the death...

Earthquake in Nepal kills at least 37 people in the mountainous northwest, officials say. Toll expected to rise

Nov. 03, 2023 17:57 PM EDT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Earthquake in Nepal kills at least 37 people in the mountainous northwest, officials say. Toll expected to rise.

UN chief visits tallest mountains in Nepal and expresses alarm over their melting glaciers

Oct. 31, 2023 10:07 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The U.N. chief said Tuesday after touring the highest peaks in Nepal that the world should end the fossil fuel age to curb what he says is a devastating level of melting of glaciers in the Himalayan mountains due to global warming. U.N. Secretary-General...

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake in Nepal damages dozens of homes and causes a landslide

Oct. 22, 2023 11:13 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A 5.2 magnitude earthquake and some aftershocks damaged nearly two dozen houses in the hilly Dhading district near Nepal's capital Sunday, an official said. The shaking also caused a landslide in the region, Hum Nath Parajuli, a district government...