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14 September 2016
The coming to power of populist president Rodrigo Duterte on 9 May marked a sharp turn in Philippines politics. He has a reputation as a 'strongman' who as Mayor of Davao city ruled with an iron fist.
30 September 2009
NEPAL HAS been rocked by almost constant protests since May against the ousting of the Maoist former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (known as Prachanda, meaning 'fierce one'), the biggest being a huge rally in Kathmandu on 11 September, writes Paul Callanan.
20 April 2006
"BURN THE crown," chanted demonstrators during the two-week long general strike which has brought the mountainous country of Nepal to a halt, deepening the political crisis...
29 November 2003
SINCE THE collapse of negotiations in late August, over 1,000 have died in clashes between Nepal's military and Maoist rebels...
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