YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The government refuses to recognize the Rohingya as a legitimate native ethnic minority. Most Rohingya are denied citizenship and other rights.
Shortly after the possibility of sanctions was first announced by Vice President Mike Pence Thursday, Trump wrote on Twitter that the U.S. "will impose large sanctions on Turkey for their long time detainment of Pastor Andrew Brunson."
An American pastor who had been jailed in Turkey for more than 1½ years on terror and espionage charges was released Wednesday and put under house arrest as his trial continues.
(RNS) For Pakistan’s Christians and minority Ahmadi Muslims, the run-up to Wednesday’s (July 25) elections has been terrifying. Now, without sustained pressure on the vote's winners, the country's religious minorities will soon face an existential threat.
(RNS) — Commissioners traveled to a dozen countries to assess religious freedom conditions, prioritizing religious prisoners of conscience, blasphemy laws and the connections between women’s equality and freedom of belief.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Rohingya in Yangon describe a sense of rising persecution and hatred, of vanishing freedoms and opportunities, of Buddhist neighbors and friends suddenly more willing to publicly express sympathies with the military's destruction of Rohingya villages in Rakhine.
(The Conversation) — This pattern of persecution goes back to 1948 – the year when the country achieved independence from their British colonizers.
(RNS) — The Rev. Rim Hyon Su was accused by the state of using religion as a ruse to overthrow the government.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Given his fiery online writings about minority rights — a potential death sentence for Pakistani activists and journalists — Ehsan Rehan was forced to leave his native coutry.
I saw no sign of it last month when I visited Harbin, a city of ten million in the northeastern province of Heilongjian.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Diplomats and Vatican sources cautioned that the trip could be put in jeopardy or parts of it changed if the security situation worsened.
TANTA, Egypt (Reuters) - ISIS claims responsibility, warning of more attacks and boasting of the number of people killed by three church bombings it says it has carried out since December: 80.
(Reuters) There was no immediate claim of responsibility and the cause of the blast, just one week before Coptic Easter and the same month that Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Egypt, was not known.
(RNS) For far too long, our country has not done enough to help religious minorities in the Middle East via safe zones or refugee resettlement.
ROME (RNS) During a trip to Rome for a conference on Christian persecution, David Saperstein, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, did not cite Donald Trump by name but took aim at recent controversial comments by presidential candidates.