Pope to meet Muslim, Buddhist leaders in Philippines visit

Pope Francis will meet with leaders of various religions when he visits the Philippines next month, pushing a message of tolerance in order to combat global religious conflicts, a church official said Monday.

Malaysia says 18 deaths could be linked to Myanmar unrest

Police have detained 15 people from Myanmar over a string of gruesome murders in a popular Malaysian tourist destination, and believe the killings are linked to ethnic unrest in their native country, reports said on Friday.

Pope, world religious leaders, pledge to fight modern slavery

Pope Francis and Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian leaders pledged on Tuesday to use their religions to help stamp out modern slavery and human trafficking by 2020.

Buddhist leader lends hand to Modi's cleanliness campaign

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s campaign for a cleaner India gaining ground, a Buddhist leader with a mass following here has thrown his weight behind the movement.

Japanese PM ends Sri Lanka trip with visit to temple

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered flowers and worshipped Monday at a historic Buddhist temple outside Colombo as he wrapped up his two-nation South Asian tour that also took him to Bangladesh.

Monks prepare for the last rites of Shamarpa

Tibetan exiles and Buddhist monks in Kathmandu were busy preparing for paying last rites to the deceased Shamar Rimpoche.

Myanmar Buddhists threaten death to Muslims in Mandalay unrest

Hundreds of Buddhists threatened to kill Muslims as they rode on motorcycles through Myanmar`s second-largest city of Mandalay on Friday, raising the prospect of further communal violence after two people died in unrest earlier in the week.

Sri Lanka arrests moderate Buddhist monk for false complaint

A moderate Buddhist Monk has been arrested by Sri Lankan police for lodging a false complaint that he was abducted and assaulted.

Sri Lanka Muslims call off protest over deadly attacks

Sri Lankan Muslims called off a planned protest on Monday to denounce a series of attacks by Buddhist extremists after police warned their action could further inflame religious tensions.

Sri Lankan President orders crackdown on extremists

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the police to take action against any individual or organisation attempting to spread hatred among religions or races.

More deadly riots flare in Sri Lanka resort

More deadly violence flared in a Sri Lankan coastal resort where Buddhist hardliners set shops and homes alight for a second night running in defiance of a curfew, police and residents said Tuesday.

Three killed, 75 injured, houses set ablaze in Sri Lanka ethnic clashes

There has been increasing violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka since 2012, mirroring events in Myanmar, which has seen a surge of attacks by members of the majority Buddhist community against Muslims.

I am not Buddhist: Miranda Kerr

Supermodel Miranda Kerr has shot down the rumours of being a Buddhist.

Bombs in southern Thailand kill two, wound 52

Police say at least nine bombs have exploded in Thailand`s restive south, killing two people and wounding dozens.

I`m not a Buddhist: Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr has denied long-running rumours that she is practices Buddhism.

Malaysia forms panel to look into Muslim conversion cases

Muslim majority Malaysia will form a committee to look into issues pertaining to conflicts between the civil and Islamic Sharia courts in cases involving Muslim converts and their non-Muslim former spouses.

Four killed in attacks in Thailand`s restive south

Suspected Muslim rebels in southern Thailand killed four people, including a nine-year-old boy, police said, adding the attacks have been in reprisal for the killing of some Muslim boys.

Myanmar Buddhists killed more than 40 Muslims: UN

United Nations confirmed that 48 Muslims were killed when Buddhist mobs attacked village in Myanmar, violence that has been denied by the government since it was first reported just over a week ago.

Fear grips western Myanmar after five Muslims killed

Terrified women and children hid in forests and security forces patrolled tense villages in western Myanmar on Wednesday, residents said, after sectarian clashes which left five Muslims dead.

Buddhist mobs kill 1, torch 70 homes in Myanmar

President Thein Sein on Tuesday travelled to Myanmar`s conflict-torn west as a new spate of sectarian violence gripped the state of Rakhine, with police saying Buddhist rioters killed a 94-year-old Muslim woman and torched more than 70 homes.