Asia


Asia | May. 28 2018

Pastor sentenced for blasphemy in Indonesia

TANGERANG, Java — On May 7 an Indonesian court sentenced a Protestant pastor to four years in prison and a hefty fine for sharing his faith... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 27 2018

Anti-conversion bills increasing in Asia

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal is 1 of 4 countries that have laws banning conversion of their citizens away from the majority religion, a policy... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 20 2018

‘Anti-conversion’ bill becomes law in India

NEW DELHI, India — Uttarakhand has become the seventh state in India to put “anti-conversion” legislation in force. Gov. Krishna Kant Paul... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 18 2018

Burma bombing drives out Christians

YANGON, Burma — The Burma (Myanmar) military in April bombed predominantly Christian, ethnic Kachin civilians and restricted aid to an estimated... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 6 2018

Online Bible sales now banned in China

BEIJING — The Chinese government announced a ban on online Bible sales beginning Easter weekend, one more move in the country’s recent crackdown... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 6 2018

Hindu extremists attack pastor during Lent service

NEW DELHI, India — A pastor in northern India was beaten and left for dead March 19 after Hindu extremists stormed into a house where a Lent... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 4 2018

Burial crosses destroyed in attacks in India

UKKINADKA, India — Christians have been attacked, church property vandalized and burial crosses destroyed in ongoing attacks in India’s Kerala... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 3 2018

Burmese assistant pastors freed from prison

YANGON, Burma — After spending more than a year in prison, two assistant pastors arrested by the Burma (Myanmar) army were freed April 17 under... [READ MORE]

Asia | Apr. 23 2018

Pastor attacked by axe-wielding Hindu

HYDERABAD, India — A hard-line Hindu has confessed to attempting to murder a pastor in southern India as the Christian leader was praying at... [READ MORE]

Asia | Apr. 20 2018

Officials in Uzbekistan harass Christians

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — Authorities in Uzbekistan’s southwestern Navoi Region keep raiding and punishing local Baptists “to stop them meeting... [READ MORE]

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