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Nepal: US development grant puts spotlight on geopolitical rivalry with China

Nepal is facing geopolitical pressure over whether to accept $500 million (€441 million) in Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant assistance from the United States. Nepal and the United S...

COVID: How India is vaccinating isolated tribes in insurgency-hit areas

Minpa village, an isolated settlement in Sukma district in the central state of Chhattisgarh, has just over 650 residents. Located nearly 500 kilometers (310 miles) from the state capital, Raipur, the...

India: Chhattisgarh conducts survey to map Maoist presence

Indian security forces this year have stepped up operations against ultra left-wing guerrillas deep in the forests of the mineral-rich central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, which has regularly seen cl...

Nepal political chaos delays justice for rebel conflict victims

Suman Adhikari was 23 when his father was killed by Maoist rebels during a bloody conflict in Nepal. "They dragged him to the hills with his hands and knees tied. Then they hung him from a tree ...

Nepal Parliament, reinstated by high court, begins session

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — After being reinstated by the nation's Supreme Court, Nepal’s Parliament began a session on Sunday that will likely determine the future of the prime minister and the governmen...

Nepal's Supreme Court orders reinstatement of Parliament

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the reinstatement of Parliament after it was dissolved by the prime minister, in a ruling likely to thrust the Himalayan nation into a ...

Nepal president dissolves Parliament; elections next spring

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s president dissolved Parliament on Sunday after the prime minister recommended the move amid an escalating feud within his Communist Party that is likely to push the Him...

Coronavirus threatens India's uninformed and isolated tribes

When India went into a coronavirus lockdown in March, the central state of Chhattisgarh had reported only six cases of COVID-19. However, the numbers in the state have now swelled to over 67,000 regis...

Duterte plans anti-communist 'death squad' in Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced plans to create a "death squad" to combat communist rebels in the country. In a speech given on Tuesday night, Duterte spoke of his prop...

Beijing continues crack down on Marxist protesters, detaining labor activists across China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese government stepped up its suppression of workers’ rights protests over the weekend, according to multiple reports. An unknown number of student activi...

Arundhati Roy: 'We're up against a fascist regime in India'

Last week, Indian police launched a nationwide crackdown, arresting a number of activists, including communist poet Varavara Rao, human rights lawyer Vernon Gonsalves, writer and lawyer Arun Ferreira,...

Arrest of 'Maoist' Modi critics sparks outrage in India

Indian police launched a nationwide crackdown on Tuesday, arresting a number of activists, including communist poet Varavara Rao, human rights lawyer Vernon Gonsalves, writer and lawyer Arun Ferreira,...

India arrests 5 rights activists for alleged Maoist links

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police have arrested five rights activists for suspected links to Maoists in raids on their homes and offices at several places in the country. Police also ac...

Artists, students mark France's May '68 revolt _ not Macron

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron was not even born when students and workers joined forces during the May 1968 Paris uprising, a pivotal moment in making France what it is today. ...