TEL AVIV – At long last, Israel has taken a step back from the religious nationalist abyss into which Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had been leading it. In the September 17 parliamentary election, the country’s second in five months, the “natural coalition” of Netanyahu’s Likud party, Orthodox groups, and proto-fascist factions failed to reach the 61-seat threshold that would have enabled him to form another government.
KATHMANDU, July 19: While questioning the independence of the ongoing selection process to appoint commissioners at the two transitional justice bodies, the Conflict Victims' Common Platform (CVCP) has demanded to put on hold all works of the recommendation committee immediately.
CAIRO, July 10: The battle between rival militias for the Libyan capital has killed more than 1,000 people since it began in April, the U.N. said Tuesday, a grim milestone in a stalemated conflict partly fueled by regional powers.
ISLAMABAD, May 25: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between Washington and Tehran escalated.
NEW YORK – It has been nearly 60 years since the philosopher and historian Thomas Kuhn wrote his influential book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Kuhn’s thesis was simple but heretical: Breakthroughs in science occur not through the gradual accumulation of small changes to existing thinking, but rather from the sudden emergence of radical ideas that cause existing models to be replaced with something fundamentally different.
KATHMANDU, April 12: Commissioners of the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) retired on Thursday without accomplishing the tasks given to them — investigate conflict-era cases, establish the truth, recommend reparation and suggest ways to prevent conflict in the future.
KATHMANDU, March 14: The government’s decision to ban the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) will further corner the splinter Maoist rebels and might eventually push the country toward another round of conflict, political leaders and experts have warned.
Thousands of flights are disrupted worldwide as Pakistan airspace is closed for a second day following escalating tensions between India and Pakistan. Hostility between India and Pakistan has been roiling since mid-February when a suicide bomber killed more than 40 troops in Indian Kashmir.
KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Human-wildlife interaction or conflict has been identified as the biggest threat to conservation efforts in the Kanchenjunga Landscape. Similarly, wildlife has been identified as the largest threat to the livelihoods of rural communities in the region.
KATHMANDU, Dec 10 : Although 12 years have elapsed since the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) was signed in Nepal between the government and then CPN-Maoist, the conflict-survivors are still longing for justice.
ADEN, Nov 1: The Saudi-led coalition has massed thousands of troops near Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, local military sources said on Wednesday, in a move to pressure Iranian-aligned Houthi insurgents to return to U.N.-sponsored peace talks.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said UN-led negotiations to end the civil war should begin next month. The nearly four-year-old conflict has claimed over 10,000 lives and pushed millions to the brink of starvation.
MYANMAR, Oct 6: A Myanmar delegation led by chairman of the Joint Monitoring Committee at Union level (JMC-U) has arrived in Nepal to study about the Himalayan country's peace process, a foreign ministry press statement on Friday said.
KATHMANDU, Oct 8: The evening of February 14, 2001, Maoist insurgents cordoned off the house of Ram Ratan Chaudhary immediately after he returned from his office. Some 10 Maoists in black masks then started attacking Chaudhary with a wooden plow.
YEMEN, Sept 4: Yemenis file into a makeshift cinema for the first time since fighting broke out in their city of Aden more than three years ago - and watch some of their own story reflected back at them on the projector screen.
LONDON, Aug 22: Iran said on Tuesday it would boost its military might and also showcased a new fighter jet amid increased tensions with the United States and with regional rivals over conflicts in the Middle East.
ROLPA, July 10: Some victims of the decade-long Maoist insurgency have complained of injustice in distribution of compensation. Conflict victims in Rolpa district claimed that some genuine victims have been deprived of compensation while oth
KATHMANDU, June 24: Conflict victims have opposed the government’s bid to offer ‘symbolic prosecution’ to alleged war criminals saying that the proposal was aimed at granting legal immunity to perpetrators. They urged the government to drop the idea of symbolic prosecution and ensure full assurance of holding perpetrators accountable for their crimes in the decade-long war.
KATHMANDU, June 19: Stakeholders including the kin of those disappeared and authorities mandated to deal with the conflict-era cases have alleged that the negligence by the ruling leaders has delayed the peoples’ right to know the whereabouts of their missing relatives.
KATHMANDU, May 19: Shanti Jirel Pakhrin was in the first month of pregnancy when her husband, Buddhiman Pakhrin, was brutally killed by the then rebel CPN-Maoist on the charge of not providing donation to the party. Pakhrin, the then chairperson of Thulopatal VDC was killed in Syauli Bazaar of Dolakha district in December 2002, seven days after he was abducted.
RAJBIRAJ, April 1: Upendra Yadav, Chairman of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) accused lack of ethics as one of the main reasons why the current government was unwilling to amend the constitution and address Madeshi issues.
REPUBLICA (KATHMANDU): National Network of Families of Disappeared and Missing Nepal, an organization of families of the victims of enforced disappearances, have threatened to launch protests to pressure the government into formulating necessary laws to criminalize conflict-era torture and enforced disappearances.
WASHINGTON, Feb 2: The United States is set to announce an arms embargo against South Sudan on Friday, three sources familiar with the decision told Reuters, stepping up pressure against President Salva Kiir to end the country’s civil war and humanitarian crisis.
Deepak Rauniyar’s second feature film, White Sun, maybe vying against other South Asian films for a spot as a nominee in Oscar’s foreign language category but the director himself is taking it easy in Morang right now.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The signing of the historic Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA), which promised conflict victims expeditious justice through transitional justice mechanisms within six months, marked 11 years on Tuesday. But the victims of the decade-long Maoist armed insurrection still await satisfaction.
YANGON, Nov 2: Aung San Suu Kyi made her first visit as Myanmar’s leader Thursday to the conflict-torn region where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled state-led violence that has spiraled into Asia’s worst refugee crisis in decades.
KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Almost 11 years after the insurgency era, the victims have yet to receive justice for the heinous crimes conducted against their family members. Justice is scarcer for women who lost their spouses and feeding hands of the family in the insurgency.
KALABANJAR, Sept 22: Growing incidents of tiger menace had made the locals of eastern belt of Narayani river quite intolerant toward the beast. As tigers would kill and injure them, they would also trap the wild animal in retribution, which had taken toll on its population. The conflict lasted for almost 14 years. Now, the situation is quite different. Not only tigers, but even other animals in the jungle are safer at the hands of humans. Thanks to the steps taken to manage human-wildlife conflict, things are changing for good.
KALABANJAR, Sept 23: Growing incidents of tiger menace had made the locals of eastern belt of Narayani river quite intolerant toward the beast. As tigers would kill and injure them, they would also trap the wild animal in retribution, which had taken toll on its population. The conflict lasted for almost 14 years. Now, the situation is quite different. Not only tigers, but even other animals in the jungle are safer at the hands of humans. Thanks to the steps taken to manage human-wildlife conflict, things are changing for good.