Asia


Asia | Jul. 1 2017

Raids on Baptist worship meetings increasing

TARAZ, Kazakhstan — A growing number of Baptist congregations in Taraz, Kazakhstan, are being scrunitized by state police. Some worship meetings... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jun. 30 2017

Christian families forced into Hindu ritual

JALALABAD, India — Villagers in India’s Uttar Pradesh state beat Christians, forced them to participate in Hindu rituals and have refused... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jun. 12 2017

Hindu villagers come to Christ; pastor punished

HYDERABAD, India — Hard-line Hindus in southern India, upset that members of their caste-based group have become Christians, burned down a... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jun. 11 2017

Christians killed for refusing to cite Muslim creed

MINDANAO, Philippines — Eight Christians were among 19 civilians killed by an Islamic extremist group in the Philippines on May 23. And more... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jun. 9 2017

Kyrgyzstan leaders consider stricter religion laws

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Enhanced restrictions on religious liberty and religious freedom currently are being considered in Kyrgyzstan. Proposed... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 17 2017

North Korea detains American Christian man

North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen — a self-described Christian missionary — raising the number of Americans held there to four. Kim... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 14 2017

Russia among worst religious freedom violators

WASHINGTON — The State Department should add Russia to its list of the worst violators of religious freedom, a U.S. commission declared in... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 11 2017

Fines, raids increase on churches in Kazakhstan

TEMIRTAU, Kazakhstan — Police recently raided two Baptist meetings for worship on Easter in the Kazakhstan central city of Temirtau and the... [READ MORE]

Asia | Apr. 12 2017

Pastor, college student tricked, beaten in India

BEGUSARAI, India — Police in eastern India obeyed Hindu extremists’ orders not to interfere as they beat a pastor and a Bible college student,... [READ MORE]

Asia | Mar. 20 2017

Russia deports first foreigner for ‘missionary activity’

NABEREZHNYE CHELNY, Russia — The first known deportation of a foreigner for allegedly violating a new religion law (commonly called the “law... [READ MORE]

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