Asia | Jul. 25 2018

Pastor in India arrested for forcible conversion

NEW DELHI — A pastor in Uttar Pradesh state was filing affidavits stating that 16 people had become Christians of their own will this week... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jul. 13 2018

Asia holds most, least religious nations

BEIJING — China is the country with the least number of religious people while Thailand is the world’s most religious country, according... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jun. 11 2018

North Korean labor camps imprison thousands

PYONGYANG, North Korea — An estimated 80,000–120,000 political prisoners are being held in labor camps in North Korea, according to the U.S.... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jun. 8 2018

Arson, bomb attacks target churches in Nepal

SILGADHI, Nepal — Christians in Nepal are alarmed after a series of arson and bomb attacks on four church buildings in multiple regions of... [READ MORE]

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]