Burmese authorities threatened action against activist monk Shin Gambira for having “repeatedly broken Buddhist monks’ code of conduct and the law”. Gambira was formerly released in a state amnesty in January for his role in Burma’s 2007 protests.
In Monday's international papers we take a good look at the issues facing Israel as Tukish prime minister Erdogan visits Egypt to try and build a common cause - alongside gay rights campaigns in Iran, and the commercialisation of one of the world's most famous Buddhist temples.
A Chinese court has sentenced a Tibetan monk to 11 years in jail for hiding a fellow monk who died hours after setting himself on fire, Xinhua news agency reported Monday. The monk's death had triggered protests and prompted a security clampdown.
Indonesia has come under attack for not doing enough to protect religious minorities, particularly members of an islamic sect called the Ahmadiyah.
A human rights group says Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng was beaten after the release of a video showing him under house arrest.
And, while Thailand is locked in a border battle with Cambodia in the north, in the south Buddhist monks are coming under attack by Muslim militants seeking greater autonomy.
Thousands of Buddhists welcomed the Dalai Lama during his visit to a monastery in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, near Tibet's border. China claims the region, renewing tensions between the two Asian giants.
In this week's edition, 'Caring' takes you on patrol with a Thai "monk brigade", whose mission is to find and police impostors who cheat people for their donations. It's a lucrative business carried out by bogus Buddhists and former monks.
Tensions rose in the Tibetan town of Aba in the Sichuan province, when a monk was reportedly shot by police after setting himself ablaze to protest against Chinese rule. Official media confirmed the monk's act of self-immolation.