Asia


Asia | Jun. 22 2000

Vietnam releases 12,000 prisoners

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam freed more than 12,000 prisoners April 30, its largest amnesty in history, marking the 25th anniversary of the... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jun. 8 2000

Station broadcasting in Southeast Asia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — In cooperation with well-known Christian ministries, extensive program development and expansion by international... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 11 2000

Human rights resolution comes down harshly

NEW YORK — In a resolution passed by the UN Commission on Human Rights, the government of Myanmar (formerly Burma) received strong censure... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 11 2000

Russian lawyer works for religious rights

Gains in religious freedom in Russia during the past 10 years have been limited and Christians are still struggling to voice their beliefs, according... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 4 2000

Chinese arrested for superstitious beliefs

BEIJING — Moths before expanding the crackdown to include the popular Falun Gong spiritual movement, Chinese authorities arrest 21,000... [READ MORE]

Africa | May. 4 2000

Bible available in 21 additional languages

READING, England — The Bible was made available in an additional 21 languages for the first time last year, according to the 1999 Scripture... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 4 2000

China prevents discussion of censure

BEIJING — Introducing a “no-action” motion that passed by a 22-18 vote, China successfully prevented the U.N. Human Rights... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 4 2000

Baptists asked to fast on behalf of Hindus

In early June, Southern Baptists are being asked to pray and fast for 24 hours on behalf of the 850 million Hindus of India. From 6 p.m. June... [READ MORE]

Asia | Apr. 20 2000

Mongolian man arrested for witnessing

Mongolian man arrested for witnessing A Mongolian citizen of ethnic Kazakh descent has been sentenced to 13 years in a prison labor camp in western... [READ MORE]

Asia | Apr. 20 2000

Secret police send Baptist leaders home

  A Baptist leader who had been held in prison by Turkmenistan’s secret police (KNB) since Feb. 2 was deported from the Central Asian... [READ MORE]