Religion

Indonesia blasphemy woman endures cramped cell, bad food

Sep 27, 2018

A rights group says the Indonesian woman imprisoned for blasphemy after complaining about noise from a mosque is sharing a cramped cell with 16 other women and given "terrible" food

Vatican agreement with China draws concerns amid crackdown

Sep 27, 2018

The Vatican's breakthrough agreement China over bishop appointments has received a decidedly mixed reception, with some labeling it a virtual surrender to the atheist ruling Communist Party

Indonesia presidential contenders vow peaceful campaign

Sep 23, 2018

Campaigning for Indonesia's presidential election officially began Sunday with the two contenders releasing white birds and vowing a peaceful race as concerns simmer the campaign will exploit religious and ethnic divides

Suu Kyi says handling of Rohingya could have been better

Sep 13, 2018

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says handling of its Muslim Rohingya minority could have been better

US lawmakers urge export restrictions targeting Xinjiang

Sep 12, 2018

Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China's massive security clampdown targeting the Xinjiang region's native Muslim population

China to regulate online religious activity amid crackdown

Sep 11, 2018

China's government is proposing new regulations on religious activity online amid an ongoing crackdown on churches, mosques and other institutions by the officially

Group: Officials destroying crosses, burning bibles in China

Sep 10, 2018

A group that monitors Christianity in China says the government is ratcheting up a crackdown on congregations in Beijing and several Chinese provinces, destroying crosses, burning bibles and ordering followers to sign papers renouncing their faith

43 suspects in deadly Philippine bombings face criminal raps

Sep 10, 2018

The Philippine police chief says criminal complaints have been filed against 43 Muslim militants from two armed groups linked to the Islamic State group for two bomb attacks in the south, including a suspected suicide bombing that killed 11 people

Malaysian PM says public caning of lesbians tarnishes Islam

Sep 6, 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has criticized the public caning of two Muslim women for attempting to have sex, saying it tarnished Islam's reputation as a merciful and compassionate religion

World criticism doesn't have Suu Kyi or Myanmar on the ropes

Sep 6, 2018

Foreign concerns about Myanmar's nascent democracy and calls to hold the military to account for genocide are not likely to change Suu Kyi's course

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