Category Archives: General

Uyghurs Face Tight Ramadan Curbs as China Bristles at ‘Concentration Camps’ Remark

As Muslims worldwide began a month of abstaining from food or drink from dawn until sunset for Ramadan Monday, Uyghurs chafed under tough Chinese controls over observations of the annual…

Sri Lankan Police Enter HQ of Group Blamed for Easter Attacks

Sri Lankan police entered the headquarters Sunday of the terrorist group believed to be behind the deadly Easter Sunday explosions at churches and luxury hotels that killed more than 250…

Sri Lanka Bans Groups Suspected in Easter Attacks

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA Sri Lanka’s president on Saturday outlawed two Islamist groups suspected to be behind recent suicide bombings on churches and hotels, while the wife and child of the…

Lao Police Allegedly Arrest Citizen for Practicing Christianity

Police have allegedly arrested, beaten and detained a man named Agoon in Savannakhet province in southern Laos for practicing his Christian faith, witnesses told RFA’s Lao Service on Thursday.Police say…

Cambodian, Thai Leaders Mark Reopening of Rail Link

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA The leaders of Cambodia and Thailand met Monday at the Thai border town of Aranyaprathet to mark the ceremonial reopening of a rail link that will restore…

China to Show New Warships as Beijing Flexes Military Muscle on Navy Anniversary

QINGDAO, CHINA China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy’s founding, a senior commander said on…

Malaysian Commander Says He Was Pulled from Duty after Trafficking Camp’s Discovery

A Malaysian police commander testified Thursday that he was ordered to stay away from a human trafficking camp and mass graves of Rohingya and Bangladeshis found near the Thai border…

Evangelical Group Says Laos Has Deported 3 American Missionaries

BANGKOK A U.S.-based Christian evangelical organization says three of its American volunteers who were detained in Laos more than a week ago for proselytizing have been freed and deported. The…