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Last ruler of remote Buddhist kingdom dies in Nepal

17 December 2016

Kathmandu (AFP) - The last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang died Friday in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished.

Last ruler of remote Buddhist kingdom dies in Nepal

16 December 2016

Kathmandu (AFP) - The last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang died Friday in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished.

U.S. meeting on ocean conservation nets $5.3 billion in pledges

17 September 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International participants at a high-level conference on the world's oceans pledged more than $5.3 billion (4.08 billion pounds) for conservation and designated vast areas as protected waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday.

Medieval kingdom awakens

30 August 2016

Lo Manthang (Nepal): In Nepal’s isolated, high-altitude desert of Upper Mustang, a new road to China is bringing economic transformation to the former Buddhist kingdom, once a centre for trans-Himalayan commerce.

Inside Nepal's forgotten medieval kingdom

29 August 2016

Lo Manthang (Nepal) (AFP) - In Nepal's isolated, high-altitude desert of Upper Mustang, a new road to China is bringing economic transformation to the former Buddhist kingdom, once a centre for trans-Himalayan commerce.

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