Religion

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

Ex-Muslim rebels now governing volatile Philippine region

Feb 27, 2019

Former Muslim guerrillas are now governing a poverty- and conflict-wracked Muslim autonomous region under a peace deal partly aimed at combating Islamic State group-aligned militants in the southern Philippines

Filipino rebel commanders become officials under peace deal

Feb 23, 2019

Some of the fiercest Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines are in Manila to be sworn in as administrators of a new Muslim autonomy region in a delicate milestone to settle one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions

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