Religion

Dozens missing after ferry sinking at Indonesia's Lake Toba

Jun 19, 2018

Dozens of people are missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba, casting a pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month

Kirin investigates if donations went to Myanmar's forces

Jun 15, 2018

Japanese beer company Kirin is investigating whether any of its donations went to Myanmar's military, accused of brutal attacks against Rohingya Muslims

Filipino Muslims mark Eid in ruins of war-torn Marawi

Jun 15, 2018

Muslim residents of a southern Philippine city devastated by last year's bloody militant siege are celebrating Eid al-Fitr holiday in gunfire-riddled mosques and praying in tent shelters

US broadcaster loses Myanmar outlet over Rohingya name

Jun 12, 2018

A U.S. government-affiliated broadcaster Radio Free Asia is restricted is losing its partner in Myanmar after refusing to stop using the word "Rohingya" to describe the oppressed Muslim minority

Priest fatally shot at altar of Philippine Catholic church

Jun 11, 2018

Philippine police say two gunmen killed a Roman Catholic priest as he prepared to celebrate Mass at the altar of a chapel in a northern town, in the country's latest deadly attack on a priest

China steps up 'training' of Tibetan clergy, officials

Jun 6, 2018

Chinese authorities are ramping up political indoctrination among Tibetan Buddhist clergy and officials in charge of religious affairs as part of a campaign to strengthen the ruling Communist Party's grip on religion

Wife of ex-Malaysia PM questioned, new graft scandal unfolds

Jun 5, 2018

Wife of former Malaysian PM questioned by anti-graft agency over alleged theft and money-laundering at 1MDB state investment fund, as lawyers said they had quit representing the couple

China orders crackdown on large outdoor religious statues

May 26, 2018

China ruling Communist Party has ordered local government to better regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on religious expression of all kinds

4 shot dead in attack on Indonesia police; officer killed

May 16, 2018

Indonesian police have shot dead four sword-wielding men who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer, the latest in a spate of militant attacks across the Muslim-majority country

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

May 16, 2018

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim has been freed from custody after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance's stunning election victory

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