Religion

Suu Kyi says outside hate narratives driving Myanmar tension

Jun 22, 2018

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been quoted as saying "hate narratives from outside the country" have fueled the communal tensions between Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine

Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

Jun 20, 2018

Indonesian officials say more than 190 people are missing from a ferry sinking early this week at a popular lake on Sumatra, many more than previously believed

Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

Jun 19, 2018

Rescuers searching for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba have found bags, jackets, an ID card and other items but no new survivors, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month

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

US broadcaster loses Myanmar outlet over Rohingya name

Jun 12, 2018

A U.S. government-affiliated broadcaster Radio Free Asia is restricted is losing its partner in Myanmar after refusing to stop using the word "Rohingya" to describe the oppressed Muslim minority

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

Myanmar, UN sign pact on initial steps for Rohingya return

Jun 6, 2018

Myanmar and U.N. agencies signed an agreement that might eventually lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution by the country's security forces and are now crowded into makeshift camps in Bangladesh

Wife of ex-Malaysia PM questioned, new graft scandal unfolds

Jun 5, 2018

Wife of former Malaysian PM questioned by anti-graft agency over alleged theft and money-laundering at 1MDB state investment fund, as lawyers said they had quit representing the couple

4 shot dead in attack on Indonesia police; officer killed

May 16, 2018

Indonesian police have shot dead four sword-wielding men who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer, the latest in a spate of militant attacks across the Muslim-majority country

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

May 16, 2018

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim has been freed from custody after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance's stunning election victory

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