Asia


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]

Asia | Mar. 5 2017

Pastor in India beaten for praying for healing

HYDERABAD, India — A week after a pastor fell into a coma following harassment by hardline Hindus in southern India, a gang of Hindu extremists... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jan. 14 2017

Gangs beat Christians trying to defend their church property

SHIJIAZHUANG, China — Gangs hired by China’s Communist regime beat Christians in the northern Hebei province after they attempted to keep... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jan. 14 2017

Chinese woman sentenced to prison for Bible study

URUMQI, China — A woman in China’s western Xinjiang region has been given a three-year prison term for having a Bible study, with the court... [READ MORE]

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