Religion

Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

Feb 19, 2019

Exposed Chinese database with names, birthdates, employers and even last places visited shows depth of surveillance state and expanded use of facial recognition

Uighurs to China: Post a video of my missing relatives, too

Feb 12, 2019

Overseas members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group are calling on China to post videos of relatives who have disappeared into internment camps

China condemns Turkey over claim of famed musician's death

Feb 11, 2019

China is condemning Turkey over its claim that a celebrated musician from China's Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group has died in custody

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