Religion

Philippine police say Arab militant suspect won't be freed

Mar 9, 2018

Philippine police say an alleged former commander of the Islamic State group in Syria who was arrested in Manila will not be freed even after a prosecutor dropped criminal complaints of illegal possession of explosives against him

Tibet groups report latest self-immolation of man in protest

Mar 8, 2018

Tibetan monitoring groups say a man has set himself on fire and died in western China's Sichuan province in the first self-immolation protest among Tibetans this year

Correction: Myanmar-Border Fence story

Feb 26, 2018

Correction: Myanmar-Border Fence story

Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

Feb 23, 2018

Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages in vast operation human rights groups say is destroying evidence of crimes

Malaysian rapper's dog video sparks claim of insulting Islam

Feb 23, 2018

Malaysian police say an ethnic Chinese rapper has been detained over complaints that his latest music video featuring dancers wearing dog masks and performing "obscene" moves insulted Islam and could hurt racial harmony

China says fire in sacred Tibetan monastery not arson

Feb 22, 2018

Chinese authorities say they've ruled out arson as the cause of a fire that damaged a 1,300-year-old monastery that is one of Tibetan Buddhism's most sacred sites

Fire erupts at major Tibetan monastery; no injuries reported

Feb 17, 2018

A large fire has broken out in one of the most important temples of Tibetan Buddhism

Boris Johnson discusses Rohingya, elections in Thailand

Feb 12, 2018

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Monday with Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and other Thai officials on topics including neighboring Myanmar's persecution of ethnic Rohingya Muslims and plans for elections in Thailand to end military rule

UK's top diplomat meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis

Feb 11, 2018

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has met Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to talk about the Southeast Asian nation's Muslim ethnic Rohingya minority and how almost 700,000 of them can be repatriated after fleeing to Bangladesh to escape violence

Hong Kong ex-cardinal warns against Vatican-China deal

Feb 9, 2018

Hong Kong's retired archbishop has warned that a deal between the Vatican and China that cedes too much power to Beijing would place the country's Catholic followers in a big "birdcage"

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