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Asia | Mar. 28 2018

Pastor’s wife beaten by Hindu extremists

HYDERABAD, India — Hindu extremists attacking a church in southern India repeatedly kicked a pastor’s wife in the face, rendering her unconscious,... [READ MORE]

Asia | Mar. 12 2018

Christians in Malaysia fight to leave Islam

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — Christian leaders continue to hold hope for change after the highest court in Malaysia refused to hear an appeal by four... [READ MORE]

Asia | Mar. 11 2018

Tighter state control imposed in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — New amendments to Tajikistan’s already restrictive Religion Law passed in January will further restrict freedom of... [READ MORE]

Asia | Mar. 10 2018

Bible burning in India shows hostility

SINGOTAM, India — Hindu extremists in southern India issued harsh threats to Christians distributing Bibles before snatching their car keys,... [READ MORE]

Asia | Feb. 25 2018

Priest, others wounded in sword attack

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia — A Muslim extremist attacked a Catholic church in Indonesia on Feb. 11, wounding a priest, two worshippers and a police... [READ MORE]

Asia | Feb. 12 2018

Parents must consent on children’s religion

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — In a decision seen as a victory for ethnic and religious minorities in this Muslim-majority nation, a court ruled... [READ MORE]

Asia | Feb. 11 2018

Pastor found dead in his home in India

HYDERABAD, India — The body of Gideon Periyaswamy — the 43-year-old pastor of Maknayeem Church in Adayachery village, Kanchipuram District,... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jan. 24 2018

Indian officials ban prayer assemblies

Pathakpur, India — A pastor in northern India was told his church should not assemble for prayer and worship anymore because the police cannot... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jan. 10 2018

Indian seminarians detained for caroling

SATNA, India — A group of 32 Catholic seminary carolers in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh were detained Dec. 14, 2017, following allegations... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jan. 7 2018

Christians beaten, falsely charged, jailed

NEW DELHI, India — Seven Christians in India have been booked on charges of hurting religious feelings after Hindu extremists savagely beat... [READ MORE]

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