Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2019. There are five days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 26...

Thai king takes part in royal barge procession in Bangkok

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of Thais and tourists flocked to the Chao Phraya River banks in Bangkok to witness an ancient ceremony of a royal barge procession on Thursday, marking the end of the coronati...

Buddhist nationalists claim victory in Sri Lankan election

In this mountain city that was for centuries home to Sri Lanka’s kings and in recent years has been riven by religious violence, Buddhist nationalists are rejoicing the election of the country&r...

Key factors in Sri Lanka’s presidential election

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankans are voting Saturday for a new president after weeks of campaigning that largely focused on national security and religious extremism in the backdrop of the deadly...

India's moves in Kashmir raise tension in part next to China

LEH, India (AP) — Nearly two months after the Indian government changed the status of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, new tensions are brewing in Ladakh, a remote and picturesque part of tha...

Thailand's king puts key army units under palace authority

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has ordered some key army units to be transferred under his direct command in his latest move asserting the authority of the royal palace. ...

Three contenders pick up registration forms for 2020 Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three contenders, including a leading member of the Formosa Alliance, turned up at the Central Election Commission (CEC) Friday (September 13) morning to pick up the forms...

Young Thai Buddhist monks triumph in e-sports event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A team of three teenage Buddhist monks won a Speed Drifters e-sports event in Thailand on Monday (Aug. 19), sparking controversy over whether it was appropriate to wear or...

CCP destroys more Buddhist statues to stamp out religion in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of its efforts to subjugate religion in China, photos have surfaced showing the Communist Chinese government defacing, walling up, and tearing down Buddhist statues acr...

Cambodian police arrest 7 marking death of government critic

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian human rights group says police have detained seven people in connection with activities marking the third anniversary of the killing of a prominent government c...

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...

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...

A look at Sri Lanka's troubled recent history marked by war

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A series of blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, blamed on religious extremists, recalled the worst days of the country's 26-year civil war. A look at a tr...

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka's deadliest violence si...

A look at Sri Lanka's troubled recent history marked by war

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A series of blasts in and outside Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday, blamed on religious extremists, recalled the worst days of the country's 26-year civil war. Here is a ...