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Keep the faith: Religion on front lines of Hong Kong protests

June 28, 2019 10:24 AM

HONG KONG (AFP) - Held aloft above a sea of protesters marching through the heart of Hong Kong, the hand-written cardboard sign made an unusual demand: "Stop using baton or we sing Hallelujah to the Lord".

Sri Lanka failed to arrest Easter bomber despite warnings

May 31, 2019 5:00 AM

COLOMBO • The Sri Lankan authorities failed to arrest an Islamist militant who led the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 258 people, despite mounting evidence against him, the country's top intelligence official has said.

Stamp featuring local church sparks debate in Malaysia

May 19, 2019 5:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR • A controversy has broken out in Malaysia over postage stamps bearing a famous local church, amid a tussle between the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government and Malay groups.

Malaysian govt fights race-baiting controversy over a 'Christian' postage stamp

May 18, 2019 3:53 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - A controversy has broken out in Malaysia over postage stamps bearing a famous local church, as part of the tussle between Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Malay groups opposed to it.

Sri Lanka expels 200 Islamic clerics after Easter attacks

May 05, 2019 5:46 PM

COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka has expelled over 600 foreign nationals, including around 200 Islamic clerics, since the Easter suicide bombings blamed on a local militant group, a minister told AFP on Sunday (May 5).

Deadly attacks in Sri Lanka tap into global anxiety about Christian-Muslim violence

April 23, 2019 8:18 AM

COLOMBO (WASHINGTON POST) - The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, a Buddhist-majority country not known for religious violence or intolerance, are tapping into global worries about safety.

Extreme Easter: Flogging, crucifixions in Philippines

April 19, 2019 3:25 PM

SAN FERNANDO, Philippines (AFP) - A man was nailed to a cross with up to 10 more to follow while barefoot men beat themselves with flails on Good Friday, in a blood-soaked display of religious fervour in the Philippines.

Indonesia's Yogyakarta city in spotlight as more crosses desecrated

April 08, 2019 12:13 PM

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Mr Asmono, a resident of the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, could not fathom what exactly had happened to his wife's grave.

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