The Week in Peace

While the world waits for bombs to start falling in Iraq, peace is getting a chance in some of Asia's perennial hot spots (the Korean peninsula excluded). Here's an update on some of the efforts to end years of bloodshed:

Nepal The government and Maoist rebels signed a truce on Jan. 29, bringing a pause to the seven-year feud that has crippled the country's economy. The rebels, who vowed to overthrow the kingdom and install a communist state, seem ready to bargain. Maoist leader Prachanda even promised "to foil attempts...

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