Religious Issues

Indonesians at mass prayers urged to vote for Muslims

Feb 11, 2017

Tens of thousands of Indonesians have gathered at the national mosque in the capital for mass prayers urging people to vote for a Muslim governor of the city as the country prepares for regional elections next week

Mass prayers draw thousands as Indonesia readies elections

Feb 11, 2017

Tens of thousands have gathered at the national mosque in Jakarta for mass prayers urging Indonesians to vote for Muslims in city and district elections being held across the country next week

Malaysia seizes pig-hair brushes after Muslims complain

Feb 8, 2017

Malaysian authorities have seized thousands of paint brushes suspected of containing pig bristles, after consumers in this Muslim-majority nation demanded a crackdown, officials said Wednesday

Indonesians, Filipinos protest Trump's immigration policy

Feb 4, 2017

Indonesian and Filipino students have protested President Donald Trump's immigration policy outside the U.S. embassies in their capitals

Trump policy dims hope for refugees in Indonesian limbo

Feb 1, 2017

For thousands of asylum seekers and refugees from Iraq, Somalia and other conflict-scarred countries, Indonesia is an often yearslong hiatus in their lives as they wait for the U.S. or another country to accept them

Hard-line Muslim leader named in Indonesia defamation case

Jan 30, 2017

Indonesian police say the leader of a hard-line Islamic group behind massive blasphemy protests last year is a suspect in a case alleging he defamed the state ideology

Indonesia: US travel ban could hurt fight against terrorism

Jan 30, 2017

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, says President Donald Trump's ban on citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. could hurt the global fight against terrorism

OIC hopes to send team to Myanmar to study Rohingya's plight

Jan 19, 2017

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation plans to send a high-level delegation to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state to assess the plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Malaysia said Thursday

Malaysia says OIC will push Myanmar to halt Rohingya crisis

Jan 18, 2017

Malaysia's foreign minister says the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is expected to call for a halt to violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority and for the safe return of refugees

Indonesia court: Jakarta governor blasphemy trial to proceed

Dec 27, 2016

An Indonesian court has ruled that the blasphemy trial of the minority Christian governor of the country's capital will proceed

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