Nepal Maoists quit govt in blow to peace deal
Nepal’s Maoists said Tuesday they had quit the
coalition government after other parties refused to bow to the
ex-rebels’ demand for the monarchy to be immediately abolished.
Up to 18 Pakistani soldiers killed in clashes with militants
Up to 18 Pakistani soldiers and 16 militants
were killed in heavy fighting in a restive tribal area bordering
Afghanistan, officials said Monday.
India, Pakistan to resume peace talks next month
India and Pakistan will hold new peace talks
next month to boost efforts to cooperate against terrorism and
reduce the risk of a nuclear war beginning by accident, the Indian
foreign ministry said.