Nepal Rebels Unhappy Over UN Invitation on Arms

Alertnet: “Nepal’s Maoists are unhappy with the government’s invitation to the United Nations to monitor weapons held by the guerrillas and the army ahead of elections, a rebel leader said on Thursday. The comments came three days after Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala wrote to ask Secretary-General Kofi Annan for U.N. monitoring in the run-up the polls for an assembly to map the nation’s political future.”