Nepal Police Fire Tear gas, Water Cannon to Disperse Protest of US Funded Projects

Police in Kathmandu fired teargas and water cannon to disperse protesters opposed to a U.S.-funded infrastructure program that was set to be presented in parliament for ratification on Sunday, witnesses and officials in Nepal’s capital said. Some protesters were injured in the clashes, they said. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a U.S. government aid agency, […]

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ADB Signs $68 Million Loan with IIFL Home Finance to Boost Women’s Access to Affordable Green Housing in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA— The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and IIFL Home Finance Limited (IIFL) signed a $68 million loan (in equivalent Indian rupee) to improve financial access to affordable green housing for lower-income women borrowers in India. The funding comprises a direct ADB loan of up to $58 million and a $10 million concessional loan by […]

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STATEMENT ON THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION ON THE PHILIPPINES AND THE REMARKS OF MEP HEIDI HAUTALA

We condemn the misguided attempt of the European Parliament to interfere in the Philippine electoral process through its Resolution raising already discredited allegations of human rights violations in the thin hope of heavily influencing the outcome in favor of its choice. The allegations raised in the Resolution are unfair, largely baseless, prompted by European supporters […]

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