Religion

China accuses US of prejudice over human rights issues

Mar 14, 2019

China has responded to new U.S. allegations of widespread human rights abuses with its own accusations of prejudice and interference, saying the situation of rights in the country has "never been better"

China says Muslim 'training' centers will slowly disappear

Mar 12, 2019

China says heavily guarded internment camps for Muslims which it calls vocational training centers will gradually disappear if there comes a time that "society does not need" them

3 Philippine priests say they, Catholic bishops under threat

Mar 11, 2019

Three Philippine Catholic priests say they and some church leaders who are critical of the president's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs have received death threats

60 years after Dalai Lama fled, China defends Tibet policies

Mar 11, 2019

China is defending its often-criticized policies toward Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled abroad amid abortive uprising against Chinese rule

China protests US criticism of policies on religion

Mar 10, 2019

China has issued a protest over remarks the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom made criticizing Beijing's polices toward Muslim and Tibetan Buddhist minorities

Mahathir meets Philippine Muslim rebel chief-turned-governor

Mar 8, 2019

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has met a Filipino Muslim rebel leader who has become a regional governor under a Malaysian-brokered peace deal

Mahathir: China should define claims in South China Sea

Mar 7, 2019

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says China should define its "so-called ownership" in the disputed South China Sea so other claimant countries can start to gain benefits from the resource-rich waters

Chinese official insists no love for Dalai Lama in Tibet

Mar 7, 2019

China's Communist Party chief for Tibet says the Dalai Lama has not done a "single good thing" for the region

No flights or internet during Bali's sacred Day of Silence

Mar 6, 2019

Bali's airport will close for 24 hours, the internet will be turned off and streets emptied as the predominantly Hindu island in Indonesia marks its New Year with a day of silence

34 Rohingya women, children found stranded on Malaysia beach

Mar 2, 2019

Malaysian authorities say 34 Muslim Rohingya women and children were found stranded along a beach in the country's northernmost state, and are believed to have been dropped off by human traffickers

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