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.