Duterte declares Christmas truce with communist rebels

Philippines: Church leaders welcome suspension of military action and urge insurgents to also announce a ceasefire.

 

A ray of hope for communist purge victims

Indonesia: Survivors see release of us documents on 1960s indonesian massacre as a major step closer to discovering the truth.

 

Police, Islamic groups halt communist purge forum

Indonesia: Indonesian purges in which 500,000 people died still a hot topic more than 50 years on.

 

Chinese Communist Party expected to tighten grip on religion

China: Clergy not optimistic about development of religious affairs following october congress.

 

Philippine peace talks with communists collapse

Philippines: Duterte vows to go after rebels after military finishes off terrorists in marawi.

 

Kerala’s Catholic group clarifies its position with Communists

India: The catholic congress does not support a proposed move of some kerala congress factions to join communists.

 

Pro-Catholic party to join communist coalition in Kerala

India: The proposed alliance has the backing of a section of the catholics.