Alert for Nepal
Three wounded in polling station blast - 19 November 2013:
Three people have been wounded after a homemade device exploded outside a polling station in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. Nepalis are voting in the Constituent Assembly elections to choose a special assembly, a process aimed at ending years of political instability in the country.
Opposition strike turns violent in Kathmandu - 12 November 2013:
A strike against next week's elections, organised by a 33-party alliance headed by the Maoist CON-M party, has turned violent the the capital Kathmandu. Soldiers and riot police were deployed to the streets after the city was brought to a virtual standstill by protesters attacking the vehicles of people who had ignored the strike. The CPN-M, who claim that the elections are unconstitutional, have called for a nine day halt to road transport across the country.
Kathmandu shutdown due to one-day strike - 12 September 2013:
The Nepalese capital Kathmandu has been shutdown in a one-day strike called by opposition political parties over government plants to hold elections in November. The alliance of 33 opposition parties have called for the first national elections since the abolition of the 239-year old monarchy to be cancelled and for a new interim government to be established.
Protests against Maoist Prime Minister - 24 January 2013:
At least 25 people have been wounded during protests against the prime minister in Dailekh. Activists from seven opposition parties gathered outside a Maoist conference and demanded the resignation of Baburam Bhattarai. The protesters have accused Mr Bhattarai of obstructing an investigation into the murder of a Journalist in 2004.
Judge shot dead in Kathmandu - 31 May 2012:
A Supreme Court judge has been shot dead in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu. Unknown gunmen travelling on motorcycles opened fire on Rana Bahadur Bam as he was being driven to work. Bam was accused of taking bribes from criminals and was under investigation by the Judiciary Council.
Four killed in Janakpur bombing - 01 May 2012:
At least four people have been killed after a bomb exploded close to a political rally in the south-eastern city of Janakpur. The Democratic Terai Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the attack, calling on political parties to fight for the rights of people in southern Nepal.
Kathmandu bomb blast kills three - 27 February 2012:
At least three people have been killed after a bomb exploded in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu. The Unified National Liberation Front claim that they carried out the attack.
Death of youth leader sparks national strike - 19 December 2011:
The death of a local youth leader while in prison has sparked a national strike in Nepal, bringing the country to a standstill. Large numbers of riot police have been patrolling the streets of the capital, Kathmandu, and a number of small protests have broken out in the city.
Riot police clash with Youth Association Nepal activists - 04 December 2011:
Riot police have clashed with members of the Youth Association Nepal at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
Series of bus bombings kills one and injures dozens - 28 March 2011:
A series of low-intensity bombs have exploded on public transport in Nepal, killing one person and leaving another 46 injured. Although no group have taken responsibilty for the attacks the Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) rebel group are suspected.