Religion

Catholic priest says life in danger for criticizing Duterte

Aug 27, 2018

A Roman Catholic priest who was one of the earliest critics of the Philippine president's deadly crackdown on drugs has gone into hiding due to what he says were signs he's being targeted by motorcycle-riding hitmen

China leader calls for 'anti-separatism efforts' in Tibet

Aug 27, 2018

A top Chinese leader has called for "advancing anti-separatism efforts" in Tibet, in a sign of continued high-pressure tactics in ruling the Himalayan region

Indonesia's main Muslim group criticizes blasphemy sentence

Aug 23, 2018

Indonesia's largest Muslim organization has criticized the blasphemy conviction and imprisonment of a Buddhist woman who complained that the call to prayer from her neighborhood mosque was too loud

Officials dismiss Indonesian principal behind jihad parade

Aug 23, 2018

Education officials have dismissed the principal of an Indonesian kindergarten after a video of veiled children carrying replica weapons in a street parade sparked an outcry in the world's most populous Muslim nation

Police probe sexual misconduct claims against Chinese monk

Aug 23, 2018

Chinese police have opened an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against a well-known Buddhist monk accused of harassing nuns

China denies visa for BuzzFeed writer in likely retaliation

Aug 23, 2018

China has refused to renew the journalist visa for an American reporter with BuzzFeed News in what appeared to be punishment for her reporting on sensitive subjects

Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise convicted of blasphemy

Aug 21, 2018

An Indonesian court has sentenced a woman who complained about a noisy mosque to 18 months in prison for blasphemy

Indonesian president urges tolerance in annual speech

Aug 16, 2018

Indonesia's president urged the country to embrace its founding spirt of tolerance in an annual national address just days after choosing a divisive cleric as his running mate in elections next year

Senior Chinese monk accused of sexual misconduct quits post

Aug 15, 2018

One of China's most high-profile monks has resigned from a top national post following reports of sexual misconduct

Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemy

Aug 14, 2018

Indonesian prosecutors are seeking an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque's loudspeakers

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