Religion

Suspected Muslim rebels storm Thai temple, kill 2 monks

Jan 19, 2019

Police say gunmen presumed to be Muslim insurgents have stormed a Buddhist temple in southern Thailand, killing two monks and wounding two others in what may be an effort to torpedo peace talks between the government and Muslim separatist groups

Myanmar army ordered to take offensive against Arakan Army

Jan 19, 2019

Myanmar's military has announced that the Arakan Army, a Buddhist rebel group in Rakhine state, has been classified a terrorist organization after mounting a flurry of recent attacks

Indonesia leader to free radical cleric behind Bali bombings

Jan 18, 2019

Indonesia's president says the ailing 80-year-old radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers and other violent extremists in Indonesia will be released from prison

Gunmen kill 4 volunteers guarding southern Thailand school

Jan 11, 2019

Gunmen disguised as state security personnel have fatally shot four paramilitary volunteers guarding a school in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand

Huge crowd of Filipino Catholics gathers amid terror fears

Jan 9, 2019

A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined a raucous procession Wednesday of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ despite terrorism fears and amid the president's attacks on the Catholic faith

Myanmar government says Rakhine rebels kill 13 policemen

Jan 4, 2019

Myanmar state media say 13 policemen were killed and nine injured in early morning attacks on police outposts in Rakhine state by the insurgent Arakan Army

Small bombs hit popular southern Thai beach, damaging statue

Dec 27, 2018

Police in Thailand are investigating two small bombs, one of which damaged an iconic statue on a popular beach in the country's south

The Latest: Tsunami toll now 429 dead, thousands homeless

Dec 25, 2018

The death toll from the tsunami that hit Indonesian islands without warning has passed 420 with more than 1,400 people injured

Indonesian Muslims protest China's detention of Uighurs

Dec 21, 2018

Several hundred protesters chanted "God is Great" and "Get out, communist!" outside China's embassy in the Indonesian capital, demanding an end to mass detentions of Uighur Muslims

Facebook purges more Myanmar accounts for misrepresentation

Dec 19, 2018

Facebook has announced its third and biggest purge of military-linked accounts in Myanmar, where critics have charged the social network did too little to block inflammatory material that fueled hatred, particularly against the Muslim Rohingya minority

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