AJ Impact

Zara's Indian partner is building its own cheaper fashion chain

Tata Group, Inditex SA's Indian partner, runs a cheaper version of Zara but faces several wrinkles in its growth story.

Zara's Indian partner is building its own cheaper fashion chain

Opinion

The death of the Indian left

The Left Front failed miserably at the last election. Does this mean there is no future for leftist politics in India?

Tamoghna Halder

by Tamoghna Halder

Tamoghna Halder

Afghanistan

US and Taliban announce new round of talks in Qatar

US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban confirm the next round of US-Taliban talks will begin in Doha on June 29.

US and Taliban announce new round of talks in Qatar

AJ Impact

FedEx says 'operational error' prevented Huawei package delivery

FedEx could reportedly be added to China's 'unreliable entities' list.

FedEx says 'operational error' prevented Huawei package delivery

The Listening Post

One country, two stories: Covering Hong Kong's protests

'The world is watching': A look at the dissonance between the coverage of the protests in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Asia

India drought: Delayed monsoon cripples villages

Nearly three-quarters of the state of Maharashtra is suffering from drought and crop failure.

Sri Lanka

Fear in Sri Lanka as monk calls for stoning of Muslims

Top monk says Muslims should be stoned amid unsubstantiated reports of Muslim doctor sterilising Buddhist women.

Fear in Sri Lanka as monk calls for stoning of Muslims

Asia

Qatar and Pakistan hold talks in Islamabad

Prime Minister Imran Khan's office says Qatar will invest $22bn in Pakistan, a welcome relief for the struggling economy.

Afghanistan

Afghan leaders begin two-day peace talks in Pakistan

Conference covering the economy, health and the repatriation of refugees comes before Afghan president's visit.

Afghan leaders begin two-day peace talks in Pakistan

Opinion

What is next for Hong Kong's protest movement?

The pro-democracy movement has scored another political victory, but can it continue resisting China's encroachment?

Yuen Chan

by Yuen Chan

Yuen Chan

The Listening Post

Hong Kong protests: Taking the streets, dominating the screens

As millions hit Hong Kong's streets, China seeks to downplay protests. Plus, movies of South Africa's apartheid era.

AJ Impact

Banking in India: Why many people still don't use their accounts

Despite a big government push to sign up bank-account holders, many hurdles prevent people from using them.

Banking in India: Why many people still don't use their accounts

Asia

How yoga diplomacy helps India assert its rising global influence

On International Yoga Day, Modi uses one of India's most popular exports to mark his nation's rising place in the world.

How yoga diplomacy helps India assert its rising global influence

101 East

Sri Lanka’s New War

101 East investigates what led to Sri Lanka’s Easter attacks and whether they could have been prevented.

Human Rights

Why have so many people in Bangladesh disappeared?

Relatives urge information on whereabouts of family members as alleged abductions continue to mount.

Why have so many people in Bangladesh disappeared?