Religion

Hui poet fears for his people as China 'Sinicizes' religion

Dec 28, 2018

A Muslim poet fears for his people as China clamps down on minorities and religion

Small bombs hit popular southern Thai beach, damaging statue

Dec 27, 2018

Police in Thailand are investigating two small bombs, one of which damaged an iconic statue on a popular beach in the country's south

The Latest: Tsunami toll now 429 dead, thousands homeless

Dec 25, 2018

The death toll from the tsunami that hit Indonesian islands without warning has passed 420 with more than 1,400 people injured

Indonesian Muslims protest China's detention of Uighurs

Dec 21, 2018

Several hundred protesters chanted "God is Great" and "Get out, communist!" outside China's embassy in the Indonesian capital, demanding an end to mass detentions of Uighur Muslims

China blasts US media reports of forced work at Muslim camp

Dec 20, 2018

The Chinese government has lashed out at US media reports about forced labor of mostly ethnic Muslim detainees in China's Xinjiang region

US sportswear traced to factory in China's internment camps

Dec 19, 2018

At internment camps where China forces up to 1 million ethnic minority Muslims to give up their language and religion, detainees are sewing sportswear that can end up on US university campuses and sports teams

Facebook purges more Myanmar accounts for misrepresentation

Dec 19, 2018

Facebook has announced its third and biggest purge of military-linked accounts in Myanmar, where critics have charged the social network did too little to block inflammatory material that fueled hatred, particularly against the Muslim Rohingya minority

Thai Islamic leaders tighten rules on child marriage

Dec 14, 2018

Islam's guiding council in Thailand has introduced new regulations requiring that marriages with children under age 17 be approved by a religious committee

Philippines: 66 alleged militants convicted in kidnappings

Dec 14, 2018

A Philippine court has found 66 alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf guilty of kidnapping dozens of students, teachers and a Catholic priest in the south in 2000, in the largest single conviction involving the brutal Muslim militant group

Lost girls of Indonesia among 61k dead and missing migrants

Dec 13, 2018

Teenage Indonesian girls are disappearing into a trafficking network that has descended upon the country's impoverished province of East Nusa Tenggara

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