Religious Strife

Pope embraces Colombian victims, ex-fighters in peace bid

Sep 8, 2017

Pope Francis has brought together thousands of victims of Colombia's half-century-long conflict with former guerrillas and paramilitary fighters who harmed them

New fires in empty Rohingya village challenge Myanmar claims

Sep 8, 2017

New fires and vandalized Islamic books intensify doubts about Myanmar's claims that members of a persecuted Muslim minority destroyed their own homes; some 164,000 Rohingya have fled the area in two weeks

The Latest: UN chief urges Myanmar to give Muslims status

Sep 5, 2017

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says it's crucial that Myanmar's government immediately give Muslims either nationality or legal status so they can lead normal lives and freely move, find jobs, and get an education

Pope, Catholic Church push rebels, Colombians to reconcile

Sep 5, 2017

In the nine months since Colombia passed an historic peace accord the Catholic Church has emerged as the country's guiding force in leading a still bitter nation toward reconciliation

Think tanks: religious strife risks future Myanmar violence

Sep 5, 2017

Two new reports suggest that violence in western Myanmar fueled by tensions between Buddhists and ethnic Rohingya Muslims reflects and reinforces broader anti-Muslim sentiment and could result in more violence in the country

Videos of alleged Muslim riot in China spark online outcry

Sep 5, 2017

Chinese internet users have flooded government social media accounts with thousands of angry anti-Islamic comments after unverified videos surfaced online showing an apparent riot by members of a Muslim minority in a northern city

Myanmar Buddhists seek tougher action against Rohingya

Aug 30, 2017

Several hundred Buddhist nationalists, including monks, have rallied in Myanmar's largest city to urge stronger action against insurgents from the Muslim Rohingya minority for attacks on police last week

International Organization of Migration says 18,000 Rohingya Muslims escape fresh violence in Myanmar into Bangladesh

Aug 30, 2017

International Organization of Migration says 18,000 Rohingya Muslims escape fresh violence in Myanmar into Bangladesh

Not just Rohingya, but also Buddhists, flee Myanmar violence

Aug 29, 2017

Violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine state has driven thousands of ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing toward Bangladesh for safety, along with a smaller exodus of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists

Rohingya refugees storm Bangladeshi border as pushback fails

Aug 28, 2017

About 1,000 ethnic Rohingya villagers from Myanmar have forced their way into Bangladesh after coming under fire from Myanmar soldiers