Taiwan significantly improves rights for Muslims: U.S. religion report

Taiwan has made "significant" progress in improving the rights enjoyed by Muslims, according to the 2018 International Religious Freedom report released by the U.S. Department of State on Fr...

World's largest Buddha painting unveiled in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An internationally recognized painter and calligrapher, Hong Qizhen (洪啟嵩) has completed a massive painting of the Buddha, which he began 17 years ago. The "Great B...

Chengte Charity Foundation organizes fun fair to help the needy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chengte Charity Foundation (正德慈善基金會) Taipei Branch held a charity fair on Sunday (June 16), which included a bazaar, food stands, a children’s painting competition, ...

China sent Panchen Lama to visit Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China sent the man it appointed as the second most powerful official in Tibetan Buddhism, the Panchen Lama, on a visit to Thailand last month, the Reuters news agency repo...

Dalai Lama calls on learning from the past to shape the future

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tibetan religious leader the Dalai Lama posted a message on his Facebook Friday (June 7) which some interpreted as a comment on his recent experiences. “Time&rsqu...

US ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the pas...

US ambassador in China makes rare visit to Tibet

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. ambassador to China Terry Branstad is making a rare visit to Tibet to meet local officials and raise concerns about restrictions on Buddhism and the preservation of the Himalayan r...

Officer quits after confronting black man picking up trash

DENVER (AP) — A white Colorado police officer who pulled out his gun during a confrontation with a black man picking up trash around his dormitory resigned this week under an agreement that lets him c...

Coronation this weekend will boost Thai king’s regal power

BANGKOK (AP) — After a more than a decade of political strife, including a military coup and a contentious election less than two months ago, the people of Thailand are witnessing this weekend t...

Elaborate pageantry and ritual of Thai king's coronation

BANGKOK (AP) — The official coronation of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who is also known as Rama X, involves months of rituals that will culminate in three days of elaborate pageantry, includi...

Dalai Lama returns to north India base after hospitalization

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The Dalai Lama has returned to his headquarters in the north Indian hill town of Dharmsala after a brief stay in a hospital in the capital for treatment of a chest infection. ...

Fo Guang Shan monks in southern Taiwan pledge Notre Dame assistance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fo Guang Shan Monastery (佛光山寺) in southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City has offered to help with the reconstruction of Notre Dame in “numerous ways,” accordin...

Dalai Lama says he feels almost normal as he leaves hospital

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama says he feels "normal, almost normal" after leaving a New Delhi hospital where he was treated for a chest infection. The 83-year-old Tibetan spiritual...

The Dalai Lama recovering fast from chest infection

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama has almost recovered from a chest infection and is likely to leave a New Delhi hospital in a day. His spokesman Tenzin Taklha says the 83-year-old Tib...

Dalai Lama hospitalized with chest infection, feeling better

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama has been hospitalized in the Indian capital with a chest infection and is feeling better. Spokesman Tenzin Taklha says the Dalai Lama is under medicat...