Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at UN court

West African nation also claims the 600,000 Rohingya who did not flee Myanmar are at serious risk of further atrocities

Thai nuns work round the clock to weave up robes for...

Skilled seamstresses at convent in Bangkok working hard to ensure more than 200 robes and handmade hats are finished in time for the papal visit

Churches decry red tagging of Philippine Protestant council

National Council of Churches in the Philippines has consistently spoken out against the government's anti-narcotics ‘war’

Vietnam jails Australian citizen for 12 years on ‘terrorism’ charges

Vietnam's ruling Communist Party does not tolerate criticism from both within and outside the country

Concern for inmates, prison reform is obligatory act of mercy, pope...

Prisons need to educate an inmate so that they can return and re-engage constructively with society, pope tells Catholic prison ministries

Pakistan opens corridor to one Sikhism’s holiest shrines

Indian Sikhs now have visa-free access to one of their holiest shrines after Pakistan opened a historic corridor to pilgrims at the...

Pope Francis to reunite with cousin on visit to Thailand

In a remote Catholic school in Thailand, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori, 77, kneels in a chapel to pray at the beginning of...

Tensions escalate in Hong Kong as policeman shoots protestor at close...

Police have previously shot an 18-year-old protester and a 14-year-old, both of whom survived

Catholics in Thailand, Japan release songs for papal visit

Catholics in Thailand and Japan have both released theme songs ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to their respective countries later this month.  ...

Residents of war-torn city of Marawi decry ‘poor rehabilitation program’

Govt agencies have reportedly failed to explain where the funds for Marawi's recovery and rehabilitation went

Myanmar military seeks to jail Buddhist monk for defamation

A Myanmar court has granted bail to a senior Buddhist monk facing defamation charges for allegedly calling the country’s military thieves and...

Bishop seeks probe into arrest of activists in central Philippines

Authorities touted the arrests as ‘a major victory against armed rebels’

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