Opinion

A second disaster awaits Nepal's heritage

Kathmandu's heritage sites may soon be placed on the UNESCO danger list due to mishandled post-earthquake restoration.

Thomas Bell

by Thomas Bell

Thomas Bell

China

China builds 'living Buddha' database to stop impostors

Register contains details of 870 people considered incarnations of Buddha, a move Beijing hopes will stop fraud.

China builds 'living Buddha' database to stop impostors

Rohingya

Myanmar's punk rockers challenge anti-Muslim rhetoric

Ahead of crucial election, musicians rail against government-sanctioned repression of persecuted Rohingya minority.

Myanmar's punk rockers challenge anti-Muslim rhetoric

Asia Pacific

Thailand bans film over depictions of Buddhist monks

Buddhist body says Arbat could destroy the religion with its intimate scenes and depiction of monk taking drugs.

Thailand bans film over depictions of Buddhist monks

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama warns China on interfering in succession

Tibetan Buddhist leader says China is trying to interfere in his succession and split Tibetan Buddhism.

Dalai Lama warns China on interfering in succession

Opinion

Buddhist nationalists stoke hatred in Myanmar

Myanmar's proposed 'race and religion laws' fuel hatred and fear.

Richard Bennett

by Richard Bennett

Richard Bennett

101 East

Thailand's tainted robes

As scandals involving misbehaving monks rock the nation, 101 East examines if Thailand can save its moral soul.

Thailand's tainted robes

Politics

Buddhist party quits Sri Lanka government

JHU accuses President Rajapaksa of refusing to curb powers and carry out democratic reforms before fresh elections.

Buddhist party quits Sri Lanka government

Politics

Buddhist monk to fight 'jihad threat'

Ashin Wirathu, of Myanmar's 969 group, tells Sri Lankan group BBS he will help combat "Muslim extremists".

Buddhist monk to fight 'jihad threat'

Human Rights

Police aim to subdue Myanmar violence

Police deployed and curfew imposed in the city of Mandalay after Buddhist-Muslim clashes left two dead.

Police aim to subdue Myanmar violence

Al Jazeera Correspondent

Mustang: A Kingdom on the Edge

Al Jazeera's Steve Chao follows the struggle of the Tibetan people to preserve an ancient culture.

Mustang: A Kingdom on the Edge