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Dungeons and dragons: Thai temples put quirky spin on Buddhism

September 15, 2020 2:32 PM

CHON BURI, THAILAND (AFP) - A dragon encircles a tower, wretched souls face torture, superheroes scale a mosaic wall - these may seem like scenes from a half-remembered dream, but are in fact famed Thai temples.

Temple construction to begin in Ayodhya, once at the heart of a bitter dispute between Hindus and Muslims

July 30, 2020 4:06 PM

NEW DELHI - Thirty years ago, Indian architect Chandrakant B. Sompura designed a temple for Lord Ram for the city of Ayodhya in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

3 suspects linked to ISIS 'wolf pack' cell arrested in Malaysia

May 17, 2019 5:00 AM

Three suspected militants who were part of a recently busted "wolf pack" cell have been arrested, days after their "brothers in arms" were detained in a series of anti-terror swoops in the country.

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