Religion

Philippine police: 5 church bombing suspects in custody

Feb 4, 2019

Philippine police chief says five suspected Abu Sayyaf militants wanted for alleged involvement in the bombing of a church have surrendered to authorities

Philippine troops battle Muslim militants after church blast

Feb 3, 2019

Philippine troops have clashed with Abu Sayyaf gunmen in fierce jungle fighting that left five soldiers and three militants dead, as the military pushed forward with a fresh offensive following a deadly church bombing last weekend

Grenade thrown into Philippine mosque kills 2 Islam teachers

Jan 30, 2019

Authorities say a grenade was thrown into a mosque in the southern Philippines where Muslim teachers were sleeping, killing 2 and injuring 4

Duterte sees bombed church, tells army to crush Abu Sayyaf

Jan 29, 2019

President visits bombed cathedral in the southern Philippines and tells his armed forces to crush the extremist group Abu Sayyaf blamed for the attack

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4½ years

Jan 28, 2019

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has been sentenced to 4½ years in prison more than three years after he was detained in a sweeping crackdown on the legal profession

The Latest: Muslim leader condemns Philippines bombings

Jan 27, 2019

The head of the world's largest body of Muslim-majority countries has strongly condemned the bombing of a Catholic church in the Philippines that killed 20 people and wounded nearly a dozen

20 dead as bombs target Sunday Mass in Philippine cathedral

Jan 27, 2019

Two bombs minutes apart have torn through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 81 others during a Sunday Mass

Governor convicted of blasphemy freed from Indonesian prison

Jan 24, 2019

A polarizing Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited the largest protests in years in Muslim-majority Indonesia has been freed after serving nearly two years in prison for blasphemy

Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort

Jan 22, 2019

Muslims in the southern Philippines voted on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest

Suspected Muslim rebels storm Thai temple, kill 2 monks

Jan 19, 2019

Police say gunmen presumed to be Muslim insurgents have stormed a Buddhist temple in southern Thailand, killing two monks and wounding two others in what may be an effort to torpedo peace talks between the government and Muslim separatist groups

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