China and Pakistan are frustrated at warming U.S.-India defense ties, which threaten to upset the geopolitical balance of power in Asia.
Bryan Nerren was on his way to deliver money to needy children in Nepal when he was taken by Indian authorities, setting in motion a cat-and-mouse game of international diplomacy involving President Trump and Prime Minister Modi.
Chinese media has repeatedly framed its tensions with India as part of America's wider effort to contain Beiijing.
"The urgency with which Australia and I think India and Japan have committed themselves to strengthening the Quad is significant," Hervé Lemahieu told Newsweek, "and that's because the threat perception of China has been embraced."
In an interview with Indian television channel WION, Joseph Wu said Taiwan was "on the front line" of China's authoritarian expansion.
As Beijing's mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak—especially its intentional delay and cover-up in the early weeks—became more widely known, the regime's international credibility and reputation has suffered.
Three sources confirmed to Newsweek that lawmakers received word that three weapons systems were being cleared for sale to Taiwan, aggravating one of several territorial disputes China is engaged in with the U.S. and partners in Asia.
Typically, India Couture Week coincides with prime wedding-planning season. This year, like many things, wedding planners and designers have had to readjust and the COVID-19 pandemic has turned rupee signs into question marks.
"We do not accept reckless smearing and groundless accusations against China," a spokesperson for Beijing's embassy in Washington told Newsweek.
"As partners in this Quad, it is more critical now than ever that we collaborate to protect our people and partners from the CCP's exploitation, corruption, and coercion," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said alongside Australian, Indian and Japanese officials.
Known as Gandhi Jayanti in India, the day is celebrated throughout the entire country. Here's what you can do to join in.
Cows are actually more dangerous than sharks, killing more than four times as many people per year. In India, they're a particular nuisance.
The situation at the Line of Control dividing India and Pakistan at Kashmir "remains tense and unpredictable," United Nations Peacekeeping told Newsweek.
Evidence of COVID-19 exposure was found to be more prevalent among the urban population than in the rural areas of India.
Chinese state media has been at the forefront of Beijing's efforts to avoid blame for the pandemic and malign its rivals' response.
In the Sihari village in Rampur, India, villagers hoisted the overeager snake into the back of a truck with two ropes and a massive branch.
The 19-year-old woman was attacked by a gang of men who strangled her during the assault in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been accused of pursing an "anti-Muslim agenda" by Human Rights Watch, in which Muslims have been stripped of citizenship.
The residents of the three-storey building in Bhiwandi had been told to vacate the property as it was in a dangerous condition.
The man in India is a father of five daughters and allegedly sliced open his wife's stomach to see if she is expecting a son this time.
India and Pakistan accused one another of launching "unprovoked" aggressions in statements sent to Newsweek, while yet another standoff involving China kept the region on edge.
Demonstrations broke out as relatives and neighbors gathered to mourn the man, with protesters shouting slogans against police officers and denouncing their actions.
When 26-year-old Roshni Misbah zooms around New Delhi on a Kawasaki Ninja H2, one of the fastest bikes allowed on Indian streets, she turns heads—she's the only woman in India to ride one.
Indian Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand told Newsweek on Friday that there has been "no change on the ground yet" even after top diplomats from Beijing and New Delhi vowed to disengage from their tense border standoff.
Xi Jingping's desire for regional—and global—hegemony knows no bounds.
Within a week of Adventures Overland announcing on its Instagram page that it was launching a bus service from the Indian capital New Delhi to London—a distance of 4,168 miles—the company was inundated with thousands of inquiries about it, despite the $20,185 fare.
"The tranquility of the border areas was for the first time since 1975 pieced through by the gunshots," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said of his country's latest border encounter with neighboring India.
After the attack, the driver then continued on to the hospital warning his victim to keep quiet.
India is now the second worst affected country, with over 4.2 million cases.