Religion

US following case of missing refugee wanted by China

Feb 11, 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing says it is following the case of a Chinese-born Kazakh man who had been fighting attempts by Beijing to return him to China from neighboring Uzbekistan and whose current whereabouts are unknown

Philippine official: Abu Sayyaf harboring suicide bomber

Feb 8, 2019

A Philippine official says an Abu Sayyaf militant leader accused of plotting a recent suicide attack in a Roman Catholic cathedral in the south may be harboring a foreign would-be suicide bomber in his jungle base

Philippine police: 5 church bombing suspects in custody

Feb 4, 2019

Philippine police chief says five suspected Abu Sayyaf militants wanted for alleged involvement in the bombing of a church have surrendered to authorities

Philippine troops battle Muslim militants after church blast

Feb 3, 2019

Philippine troops have clashed with Abu Sayyaf gunmen in fierce jungle fighting that left five soldiers and three militants dead, as the military pushed forward with a fresh offensive following a deadly church bombing last weekend

N. Korean Christians keep faith underground amid crackdowns

Feb 2, 2019

Christians in North Korea find ways to dodge authorities and keep their faith alive in underground churches

Christians in N. Korea tell of struggle to practice faith

Feb 2, 2019

Christians in N. Korea tell of struggle to practice faith

Grenade thrown into Philippine mosque kills 2 Islam teachers

Jan 30, 2019

Authorities say a grenade was thrown into a mosque in the southern Philippines where Muslim teachers were sleeping, killing 2 and injuring 4

Duterte sees bombed church, tells army to crush Abu Sayyaf

Jan 29, 2019

President visits bombed cathedral in the southern Philippines and tells his armed forces to crush the extremist group Abu Sayyaf blamed for the attack

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4½ years

Jan 28, 2019

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has been sentenced to 4½ years in prison more than three years after he was detained in a sweeping crackdown on the legal profession

The Latest: Muslim leader condemns Philippines bombings

Jan 27, 2019

The head of the world's largest body of Muslim-majority countries has strongly condemned the bombing of a Catholic church in the Philippines that killed 20 people and wounded nearly a dozen