Thailand arrests senior monks in temple raids to clean up Buddhism

An unidentified assistant abbot of Golden Mount Temple is escorted by police officers at the Thai Police Crime Suppression Division headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, May 24, 2018. Photo: Reuters Thai police raided four Buddhist temples on Thursday, arresting several prominent monks and worshippers in the year’s biggest such operation amid a crackdown on illegal financial […]

Americans will be defeated, says Iran’s Supreme leader

Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in his first public remarks since U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listed 12 demands of Tehran, said on Wednesday that Iran would defeat the United States if Iranian officials did their duty, state television reported. Referring to what he called the fundamental and deep enmity of the United […]

Another BJP leader arrested on rape charges

The Indian police have arrested a leader of BJP for allegedly raping a 32-year-old woman at a lodge in Varanasi city of Uttar Pradesh, the Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday. Kanhaiya Lal Mishra, a leader belonging to the Indian ruling party, allegedly raped the woman when she came to meet him at the lodge in […]

Rohingya militants massacred Hindus in last year’s turmoil: Amnesty

The UN says Myanmar’s army crackdown amounted to “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya, with soldiers and vigilante mobs accused of killing civilians and burning down villages. But the Rohingya militants have also been accused of abuses. Photo: AFP Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers during last year’s uprising in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Amnesty International said Wednesday in […]

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