Religion

Kirin investigates if donations went to Myanmar's forces

Jun 15, 2018

Japanese beer company Kirin is investigating whether any of its donations went to Myanmar's military, accused of brutal attacks against Rohingya Muslims

Filipino Muslims mark Eid in ruins of war-torn Marawi

Jun 15, 2018

Muslim residents of a southern Philippine city devastated by last year's bloody militant siege are celebrating Eid al-Fitr holiday in gunfire-riddled mosques and praying in tent shelters

Priest fatally shot at altar of Philippine Catholic church

Jun 11, 2018

Philippine police say two gunmen killed a Roman Catholic priest as he prepared to celebrate Mass at the altar of a chapel in a northern town, in the country's latest deadly attack on a priest

China steps up 'training' of Tibetan clergy, officials

Jun 6, 2018

Chinese authorities are ramping up political indoctrination among Tibetan Buddhist clergy and officials in charge of religious affairs as part of a campaign to strengthen the ruling Communist Party's grip on religion

China orders crackdown on large outdoor religious statues

May 26, 2018

China ruling Communist Party has ordered local government to better regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on religious expression of all kinds

Philippine ambassador expelled by Kuwait returns home

May 2, 2018

A Philippine ambassador expelled by Kuwait, which protested the rescue of abused Filipina housemaids in the Persian Gulf country as an affront to its sovereignty, has returned home

Philippines makes ban on workers going to Kuwait permanent

Apr 30, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says a ban on Filipino workers from heading to Kuwait that's been in effect since February will now be permanent

AP Exclusive: Jailed Chinese pastor's US family seeks mercy

Apr 16, 2018

The American family of a prominent Chinese Christian pastor is asking for leniency after he was sentenced to prison for missionary work as the atheist ruling Communist Party exerts greater control over believers

Missionaries at border spread Christianity to North Korea

Apr 5, 2018

Missionaries along China-North Korean border are engaged in dangerous work of spreading Christianity to North

China says bishop selection does not breach religious rights

Apr 3, 2018

China says restricting the Vatican's control over the appointment of Catholic bishops does not infringe upon Chinese believers' religious freedom