Nepal government splits over general’s firing

Nepal’s government ordered the country’s army chief of staff fired Sunday, touching off street protests and a split in Nepal’s Maoist-dominated ruling coalition. But Gen. Rookmangud Katawal has refused to accept his dismissal, and Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav — the constitutional commander-in-chief of the country’s armed forces — has told Katawal to remain in office, a presidential spokesman said