Religion

China newspaper defends Xinjiang Muslim crackdown

Aug 13, 2018

An official Communist Party newspaper is defending China's campaign of pressure against the country's Uighur Muslim minority

Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

Aug 11, 2018

A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party says no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest

Thousands in China mosque standoff over demolition plan

Aug 10, 2018

Thousands of Muslims have gathered at a mosque in northwestern China to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government's efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced

Monk accused of sexual misconduct as #MeToo expands in China

Aug 3, 2018

China's #MeToo movement is in the spotlight as one of the country's highest-ranking Buddhist monks is being investigated over accusations of sexual misconduct

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