Religion

China promoting flying of state flags at religious events

Aug 1, 2018

Officially recognized religious groups in China are promoting the flying of national flags at religious events amid a push by the ruling Communist Party to extend its ideological control over Christianity, Buddhism and other religions

Duterte OKs bill creating Muslim autonomous region in south

Jul 27, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed legislation creating a Muslim autonomous region aimed at settling nearly half a century of unrest in the south, where troops crushed an Islamic State group-linked siege last year

Japan hangs 6 more members of cult behind subway gas attack

Jul 26, 2018

Japan has executed the last six members of a doomsday cult condemned to death for the 1995 sarin gas attack on Tokyo subways and other crimes

Japan executes last 6 condemned members of doomsday cult behind 1995 sarin gas attack on Tokyo subways and other crimes

Jul 26, 2018

Japan executes last 6 condemned members of doomsday cult behind 1995 sarin gas attack on Tokyo subways and other crimes

Company unveils moving mosque to welcome Muslims in Japan

Jul 26, 2018

Japan doesn't have many Muslims but a company wants to make sure visitors to the country have a place of worship

Philippine rebel chief: 30,000 rebels to be disarmed in deal

Jul 24, 2018

The leader of the largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines says 30,000 to 40,000 armed fighters will have to be "decommissioned" if an autonomy deal that is expected to be signed by the president is fully enforced

China: Tibetan students banned from religious activities

Jul 24, 2018

An official Chinese Communist Party newspaper says Tibetan children have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays

Row delays Duterte speech, rebel deal; Arroyo named speaker

Jul 24, 2018

Congress leadership row that delayed Philippine presidential address and Muslim rebel autonomy deal ends with impressive political comeback of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the former president sworn in as new House speaker

After rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple

Jul 19, 2018

The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave began their first day back home with their families by going to a Buddhist temple to pray for protection from misfortunes

Indonesia's Aceh carries out public canings despite pledge

Jul 13, 2018

Conservative Indonesian province publicly canes gay couple, others found guilty of violating Shariah law, despite pledging not to carry out the punishment in public

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