Watch: Obama greets people on Diwali

US President Barack Obama greeted Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists across the world on the occasion of Diwali, saying it was a chance to remember that even in the midst of darkness, light will ultimately prevail.

Myanmar's Rohingya stuck in refugee limbo in India

When Kohinoor, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, fled her home in Myanmar after a wave of attacks by majority Buddhists, she hoped for a chance to rebuild her life in a new country.

Americans are just lukewarm towards Hindus: Survey

Hindus received a lukewarm rating of 50 from Americans in general while atheists and Muslims are seen in a less favorable light, according to a recent survey.

56 arrested over riots in Myanmar

Fifty six people suspected to be involved in a sectarian riot which broke out in Myanmar`s second largest city Mandalay in early July have been arrested, police said Sunday.

Sri Lanka`s militant monk rejects Dalai Lama as spiritual leader

A firebrand Sri Lankan monk on Tuesday criticised the Dalai Lama for urging the island`s Buddhists to halt violence against minority Muslims and rejected him as a global spiritual leader.

Two killed in sectarian violence in Myanmar`s second-largest city

Two men were killed in a second night of rioting in Mandalay, Myanmar`s second-largest city, a security official said on Thursday, the latest flare-up in two years of sectarian unrest between Buddhists and Muslims.

Myanmar police fire shots to end sectarian riot in Mandalay

Myanmar police fired shots on Wednesday to disperse crowds of Buddhists and Muslims facing off in the streets of Mandalay, the country`s second-largest city, police sources and a witness said. 

Sri Lankan hardline Buddhists say Facebook accounts blocked after violence

Buddhist activists accused of involvement in violence against Sri Lanka`s minority Muslims said on Friday that accounts of their group`s members on social media site Facebook had been blocked.

Sri Lanka probes store fire after clashes

A fire today destroyed a clothing store in a Sri Lankan district that witnessed clashes between hardline Buddhists and the minority Muslims, prompting police to launch a probe.

Sri Lankan towns under curfew over fears of communal violence

The Sri Lankan authorities on Sunday imposed a curfew on two southern towns to defuse a possible ethnic flare up after clashes between Muslims and Buddhists left several people wounded.

Buddhists miffed as prayers axed at Kolkata monastery for polling

Forced to cancel their daily prayer Monday for the first time in 117 years after a Kolkata monastery was turned into a polling booth, the Bengal Buddhist Association is mulling legal recourse as well as seeking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s intervention.

Sikkim Buddhists want their Karmapa back

s the lone Lok Sabha constituency in Sikkim goes to poll on April 12, the Buddhist minority want their Karmapa to his seat in Rumtek monastery while the Nepali communities, which form almost half of the populace, seek tribal status.

`Nude Buddha` statues hanging off Chinese restaurant taken down after uproar

Two giant statues of `naked` Buddha have been reportedly taken down from a restaurant in Jinan, China, after onlookers expressed horror and disgust.

Order restored after fresh Myanmar religious unrest

Authorities restored order in Myanmar`s northern Sagaing region on Sunday after a Buddhist mob set fire to nearly two dozen Muslim-owned buildings and attacked rescue workers.

Buddhists torch Muslim homes in Myanmar

Fresh sectarian violence broke out in northwestern Myanmar when Buddhist mobs burned down dozens of homes and shops.

Man arrested in Malaysia on charge of defiling prayer room

The owner of a Malaysian resort who allowed Buddhists to use a Muslim prayer room has been arrested on a charge of defiling a place of worship, police said.

Lanka Buddhist pilgrims get nod to visit Bodh Gaya

Sri Lankan Buddhist pilgrims on Wednesday got the green signal to visit the Mahabodhi temple in India.

Myanmar jails two Buddhists for riot murders: Officials

Myanmar has sentenced two Buddhist men to seven years in prison for murders during religious violence in March that left dozens of people dead, a local official said Monday.

Two killed in Myanmar refugee camp dispute: UN

The UN refugee agency said that two people were killed and six wounded when security forces tried to quell a dispute at a refugee camp housing Muslims in western Myanmar.

Myanmar says govt not to blame for religious riots

The Myanmar government today rejected remarks by a UN human rights official suggesting that the authorities bear some blame for recent mob attacks by Buddhists on minority Muslims that killed dozens of people.