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Asia Pacific Nov 16, 2018

Bishop who resisted joining Chinese church is reported missing

A bishop who has resisted demands to join China's Communist Party-controlled church body has been taken into custody, a Catholic news service reported, despite recent moves by Beijing and the Holy See toward reconciliation. Asia News reported that Peter Shao Zhumin dropped out of sight ...

Pence tells Suu Kyi violence against Rohingya 'is without excuse'

Asia Pacific Nov 14, 2018

Pence tells Suu Kyi violence against Rohingya 'is without excuse'

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence criticized Myanmar's military over the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in a meeting with national leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday and said those responsible should be held accountable. "The violence and persecution by military and vigilantes that resulted in ...

Bahrain opposition chief gets life in jail over Qatar spy case

World Nov 4, 2018

Bahrain opposition chief gets life in jail over Qatar spy case

Bahrain's appeals court sentenced the head of the country's Shiite opposition movement to jail for life Sunday over charges of spying for rival Persian Gulf state Qatar, a judicial source said. Sheikh Ali Salman, who headed the now-outlawed Al-Wefaq movement, had been acquitted by the ...

Pakistan's 'father of Taliban' killed

Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal Nov 3, 2018

Pakistan's 'father of Taliban' killed

Prominent Pakistani cleric Maulana Samiul Haq, known as the "father of the Taliban," was killed in a knife attack at his home in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Friday, his family and police said. Haq's son, Hamidul Haq, said his father was alone in ...