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Nepal rebels said close to deal on arms with govt

Nepal’s rebel Maoists are close to a deal with the government over supervision of their weapons, the group’s chief was quoted as saying on Sunday in a key step towards salvaging faltering peace moves. The process which began soon after King Gyanendra handed power back to the political parties in April, has been hinging on the Maoists’ insistence not to disarm before next year’s planned elections for a constituent assembly. But rebel chief Prachanda said on Sunday that an accord was likely to be announced on Monday, independent Kantipur television said. Full Story

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