Religion

Religious restrictions on the rise globally: report

Pew findings reveal largest increase in social hostilities towards religion in more than 10 years occurred in Europe.

Religious restrictions on the rise globally: report

United Kingdom

Fears of violence amid heightened tensions over Belfast bonfires

Organisers of Belfast bonfire asked to abandon plans and leave site, with local authorities wary of armed confrontation.

Fears of violence amid heightened tensions over Belfast bonfires

War & Conflict

Sri Lanka on alert as Buddhist monks meet over presidential vote

Bodu Bala Sena holds first meeting since Easter attacks to decide who to back in presidential election later this year.

Sri Lanka on alert as Buddhist monks meet over presidential vote

Asia

Pakistani Hindus promised a home in India demand citizen rights

Drawn to India by a 'homecoming' campaign, Pakistani Hindus, having escaped discrimination and poverty, feel betrayed.

Pakistani Hindus promised a home in India demand citizen rights

Human Rights

'Shame and humiliation': Aceh's Islamic law violates human rights

Punishments under Sharia are rooted in cultural traditions and few are willing to speak publicly against it.

'Shame and humiliation': Aceh's Islamic law violates human rights

France

Pools in France close after women defy burkini ban

Muslim women wearing 'burkinis' swam in pools despite a municipal ban on the full-body swimwear.

Pools in France close after women defy burkini ban

India

'Obvious religious hatred': Muslim man in India lynched on video

A 10-minute video shows dozens of men beating Tabrez Ansari in the latest suspected case of religious violence.

'Obvious religious hatred': Muslim man in India lynched on video

India

India rejects critical US religious freedom report

State Department report says senior BJP officials made 'inflammatory speeches' against religious minorities last year.

India rejects critical US religious freedom report

Sri Lanka

Fear in Sri Lanka as monk calls for stoning of Muslims

Top monk says Muslims should be stoned amid unsubstantiated reports of Muslim doctor sterilising Buddhist women.

Fear in Sri Lanka as monk calls for stoning of Muslims

101 East

Sri Lanka’s New War

101 East investigates what led to Sri Lanka’s Easter attacks and whether they could have been prevented.

US & Canada

Canada's Quebec bans religious symbols in some public sector jobs

Critics denounce 'politics of fear' as Quebec province bans some gov't employees from wearing religious symbols at work.

Canada's Quebec bans religious symbols in some public sector jobs

India

Indian court orders release of journalist held over Twitter post

Prashant Kanojia was arrested over a social media post allegedly defaming Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh chief minister.

Indian court orders release of journalist held over Twitter post

Greece

Athens mosque likely to open by September

Greek capital's first formal mosque in more than 180 years is set to open for prayer within months.

Greece: Athens mosque likely to open by September, official says

Religion

Leader of Mexico-based church accused of rape, child porn in US

La Luz Del Mundo leader Naason Joaquin Garcia arrested in California on charges including human trafficking and rape.

Leader of Mexico-based church accused of rape, child porn in US

Saudi Arabia

What is Sahwa, the Awakening movement under pressure in Saudi?

Scholars linked to movement are reportedly on death row, but Sahwa has not always been out of favour with the kingdom.

What is Sahwa, the Awakening movement under pressure in Saudi?