Let the red flag fly over Tibet monasteries: Communist chief

China`s top official in Tibet vowed on Wednesday to evaluate Buddhist monks and nuns for their "patriotism" and install national flags in monasteries to strengthen ideological control in the region.

Monks plan to sue Myanmar minister for using chemicals to end protest

Buddhist monks have prepared a lawsuit against Myanmar`s interior minister, accusing police of using poisonous chemicals to break up a protest in 2012, the monks and a human rights organisation said on Monday.

Buddhist monks sue Myanmar home minister over crackdown

Buddhist monks who suffered severe burns during a police crackdown on protesters campaigning against a Chinese copper mine two years ago have launched a lawsuit against Myanmar's home affairs minister.

Sri Lanka: PM Modi offers prayer at sacred Mahabodhi tree in Anuradhapura

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid a visit to Sri Lanka's ancient capital Anuradhapura and offered prayers at the sacred Mahabodhi tree in a move aimed at projecting India's Buddhist links in the region.

Some detained Myanmar students freed but others face charges

Myanmar authorities have freed several students detained after a bloody protest, but others involved in the stand-off over a new education law will face charges including disrupting stability, which carries a two-year prison term.

In Rohingya camp, tensions mount over Myanmar plan to revoke ID cards

Myanmar`s decision to revoke temporary identification cards for minorities is raising tensions among its 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims, who have effectively been disenfranchised just days after parliament approved a law affirming their right to vote in a referendum. 

China jails six 'cult' members in continuing crackdown

China has jailed six members of a fringe religious group known as "Almighty God" for up to five years for promoting their faith, state-media reported Saturday.

Ancient Buddhist sculptures discovered in Pakistan

 Ancient Buddhist sculptures have been found in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province during an excavation work, a media report said Saturday.

Longest Tibetan calligraphy scroll donated to Potala Palace
Longest Tibetan calligraphy scroll donated to Potala Palace

A Tibetan calligraphy scroll stretching 206 metres was donated Wednesday to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.

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.