Uighur

US 'weighing' China sanctions for treatment of Uighur Muslims

US State Department non-committal in press briefing, but media reports say officials are considering punitive measures.

US 'weighing' China sanctions for treatment of Uighur Muslims

Religion

China bans popular underground Protestant church in Beijing

Zion church shutdown amid deepening crackdown on China's 'underground' churches.

China bans popular underground Protestant church in Beijing

The Far Right

Dutch cartoon contest and protests in Pakistan: All for show?

Geert Wilders' competition as well as demands behind rallies in Pakistan only exist for attention, two analysts argue.

Dutch cartoon contest and protests in Pakistan: All for show?

Buddhism

Top Chinese Buddhist monk accused of coercing nuns into sex fired

Prominent monk demanded sex from at least six nuns as 'part of Buddhist studies' and four of them gave in, report says.

Top Chinese Buddhist monk accused of coercing nuns into sex fired

Pakistan

Pakistan marchers threaten Islamabad blockade over Dutch cartoons

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan protesters vow to blockade the city unless Dutch ties are cut over cartoon competition.

Pakistan

Pakistan condemns blasphemous Dutch cartoon contest

Senate passes resolution decrying Prophet Muhammad caricature competition planned by far-right Dutch politician.

Pakistan condemns blasphemous Dutch cartoon contest

India

Gurus Gone Bad in India

How do manipulative cult leaders exploit devout believers?

Inside Story

Can Pope Francis end abuse of children in Catholic Church?

The head of the Roman Catholic Church is on a two-day visit to the Republic of Ireland.

Europe

Pope tells Ireland he feels 'pain, shame' over sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis has marked first papal visit to Ireland in nearly four decades with speech acknowledging 'failure' of Catholic Church to adequately address 'repugnant' clerical child abuse.

Poland

Muslim Tatars: The patriots practising a 'light version of Islam'

Muslims have lived in Poland for 600 years, but there is a fear that they will gradually abandon their culture.

Muslim Tatars: The patriots practising a 'light version of Islam'

Saudi Arabia

Saudi 'detains' Mecca imam who 'challenged mixed gatherings'

Sheikh Saleh al-Talib arrested after delivering sermon on duty in Islam to speak out against evil in public, group says.

Saudi 'detains' Mecca imam who 'challenged mixed gatherings'

101 East

India: Gurus Gone Bad

101 East investigates the rise and fall of India's most powerful swamis.

Religion

Millions of Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha today

Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Adha as more than 2 million pilgrims carry out the final days of Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha as pilgrims conduct Hajj

Islam

Hajj 2018 in pictures

More than two million Muslims from around the world are taking part in this year's Hajj pilgrimage.

Hajj 2018 in pictures

Middle East

Libya economic woes overshadow Eid al-Adha celebration

Libya's financial squeeze is casting a shadow over the annual Eid celebrations.