Saudi Arabia has rendered toothless the once-feared religious police amid a liberalisation drive, but a planned “public decency” law is stoking controversy with some fearing a revival of morality policing.
Sri Lanka clamped curfews to contain religious tensions as the authorities prepared to reopen schools.
Religious tensions and a government ban on covering the face since the Easter Sunday suicide attacks have forced conservative Muslim women in Sri Lanka to shun veils, head scarves and long robes in public.
Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra launched last week the unique lacquer art collection of Takeo-born artist Theam Muy Lim.
Religious leaders have called for inter faith communications to enable the achievement of religious harmony and that comparative study on scriptures and communication in interfaith dialogue is highly desired.
The largest religious gathering on earth is underway at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers. India’s Hindu nationalist-led government has actively promoted the festival.
Couples and religious heads explain how to sustain an interfaith marriage in a nation that is 95 percent Buddhist
Will 2019 be a better year for Pakistan’s religious minorities? As Shamil Shams writes, 2018 offered some hope, as the country’s top court released Asia Bibi, a blasphemy-accused Christian woman, from jail. Should we keep our hopes high?
11 people including two children died after consuming a religious food in India.
The Interior Ministry and Cults and Religion Ministry are working together with religious leaders to discourage drug use.
The Interior Ministry and Cults and Religion Ministry are working together with religious leaders to discourage drug use within religious institutions and educate people about the dangers of drugs.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo is the favourite to win a second and mandated final term in the legislative and presidential elections on April 27. But to secure re-election, Mr Widodo must find a way to appeal to all voters in a country increasingly divided along religious lines.
Tens of thousands of monks demand the construction of a temple on a disputed site.
Cambodia observes a myriad of traditions and rituals all throughout the year, with each celebration bearing a significant meaning and purpose. On September 25, Khmer Buddhists started the 15-day Pchum Ben religious festival or Ancestors Day.
Before the sun rose on September 25, “para peak veaksot” was heard everywhere in Cambodia. It was to mark the beginning of a religious festival that has been practiced for centuries.
Tourism Ministry to work with the Religion Ministry to promote religious tourism.
The Tourism Ministry last week announced it will work with the Cults and Religion Ministry to promote religious tourism in the country.
Health Ministry warns travelers to Middle Eastern countries to be aware of a disease.
India’s southern state of Kerala has had a long tradition of using elephants for religious celebrations and parades.
Rama Ariadi joined Muslims in celebrating Eid al-Fitr last Friday, as they ended the month-long fasting and religious introspection.
A mass religious ceremony commemorating the absorption of Kampuchea Krom to Vietnam in 1949.
Under the cover of night in the Iraqi city of Mosul, Rayan and Ali break the silence by drumming to announce suhur, the pre-dawn breakfast during the holy month of Ramadan.
Malaysia’s political landscape has been transformed by the ouster of Prime Minister Najib Razak and the ruling United Malays National Organisation.
PM blasts religious-coronation organisers over handling seating arrangements.
Three Khmer Kampuchea Krom associations are planning to host a religious ceremony.
The rituals and religious traditions may have been strikingly different, but a Methodist memorial service and Islamic funeral prayers held in two Houston suburbs on Sunday shared a profound anguish at the lives lost to high school gun violence in Santa Fe, Texas.
Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, can certainly evoke strong emotions among travellers.
Trudeau joins an emotional vigil to honor ice hockey team members killed in a crash.
City Hall gives the Candlelight Party a green light to hold a religious ceremony on Friday.
In an era where ‘easy and fast’ has become the trend, many artisans have shifted to more modern means and methods, which allows them to cut production time and hence, meet the demand of the masses.