A Buddhist monastery in the Russian Urals is under threat because the company that claims the land wants to mine iron ore. This would bring jobs, but the monks refuse to leave. Public opinion is divided.
Buddhist-driven anti-Muslim sentiment is widespread in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. What is behind the hateful rhetoric, and what can authorities do to try to alleviate the tension?
The body of Swiss climber Ueli Steck has been cremated at a Buddhist monastery near Mount Everest. The legendary alpinist was killed over the weekend while attempting to scale the world's highest peak.
During his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh, the pope is pushing for "the wealth of our differences" to be part of the conversations between religions. Some in Germany see the Pope's approach as part of a long-term trend.
The Dalai Lama arrived in a disputed region on the India-China border on Wednesday. The Tibetan spiritual leader's appearance in India's northeast, however, is rubbing Beijing the wrong way.
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