Religious Issues

Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019

Aug 10, 2018

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has formally registered as a candidate in 2019 elections and has chosen a conservative Islamic cleric as his running mate

Indonesia's Aceh carries out public canings despite pledge

Jul 13, 2018

Conservative Indonesian province publicly canes gay couple, others found guilty of violating Shariah law, despite pledging not to carry out the punishment in public

Malaysia investigates marriage of man to 11-year-old girl

Jul 2, 2018

Malaysia's deputy prime minister says authorities are investigating the marriage between an 11-year-old Thai girl and a 41-year-old Malaysian Muslim, including elements of possible "sexual grooming" in the case

Wife of ex-Malaysia PM questioned, new graft scandal unfolds

Jun 5, 2018

Wife of former Malaysian PM questioned by anti-graft agency over alleged theft and money-laundering at 1MDB state investment fund, as lawyers said they had quit representing the couple

4 shot dead in attack on Indonesia police; officer killed

May 16, 2018

Indonesian police have shot dead four sword-wielding men who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer, the latest in a spate of militant attacks across the Muslim-majority country

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

May 16, 2018

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim has been freed from custody after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance's stunning election victory

Family photo becomes new picture of militancy in Indonesia

May 15, 2018

A photo of an Indonesian family appears to show happiness, but has become the country's new picture of militancy after the family, including its four children, launched suicide attacks on three Christian churches

Indonesian family that bombed churches well off, friendly

May 15, 2018

The Muslim family that carried out suicide attacks on three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city lived comfortably in an upper-middle class suburb and was on friendly terms with a Christian neighbor

Police: Indonesia suicide bombings work of 2 families

May 15, 2018

An Indonesian family brought its 7-year-old daughter to a suicide bomb attack it launched on the police headquarters in the country's second-largest city, authorities said, a day after members of another family conducted coordinated suicide bombings

The Latest: UN chief condemns Indonesia church attacks

May 14, 2018

The United Nations secretary-general has condemned the suicide bombings of three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city of Surabaya

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