Recently in Asia Category

Police in eastern China clashed in the middle of the night with Christian protesters massed around their church on Monday, but failed to carry out a government order to remove a cross from the building, according to witnesses and online accounts.
Malaysia is not a secular country, as the official religion of the state is Islam, stressed Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Religious Affairs, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

Last week, Christians in the southeastern Chinese city of Wenzhou prevented an attempt by demolition workers to remove a cross from the roof of the Guantou church. 

Thousands of South Korean police raided a religious compound Wednesday in their search for a businessman wanted in connection with an April ferry sinking that killed over 300 people.

Police officers detain a Buddhist believer near the main gate of the church in Anseong, South Korea, June 11, 2014. (AP)

Pakistan's Main Airport Attacked; 18 People Dead

Militants attacked Pakistan's largest and busiest airport on Sunday, killing four military commandos and leaving some passengers stuck in sealed-off areas as violence erupted, a senior Pakistani official said.
An American tourist is being held in North Korea reportedly for leaving a Bible in a hotel room as he was leaving the country, according to news reports in North and South Korea.
North Korean Christians do not actually view their country as the worst place in the world to be a Christian, a ministry argues, and instead embrace their suffering as a means to show they are ambassadors of Christ.
North Korea has sentenced a South Korean missionary to hard labor for life, after he was convicted of spying and setting up an underground church.

South Korean missionary identified by the North as Kim Jong Uk speaks during a news conference in Pyongyang in this photo from Thursday provided by Kyodo. (Reuters/Kyodo)

Earthquake in Southwest China Injures 29 People

Chinese reports are saying 29 people have been injured, five of them seriously, following a magnitude 5.9 earthquake that struck China's southwest Friday morning.
Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi is due to have an appeal hearing on her death sentence for blasphemy on Tuesday, but will it be cancelled again?