Exiled Tibetans elect leader as Dalai Lama steps back

2016-03-20 10:52

Tens of thousands of exiled Tibetans are voting for a new leader tasked with sustaining their struggle for greater autonomy in their Chinese-ruled homeland as the Dalai Lama retreats from the political frontline.

Dalai Lama portraits confiscated in China

2016-02-03 10:45

A Chinese province with a large Tibetan population has ordered shopkeepers to hand in portraits of the Dalai Lama, state-run media says, quoting Beijing experts likening the Nobel laureate to executed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

Dalai Lama heads to US for medical checkup

2016-01-19 13:40

The Dalai Lama is headed to the United States for a medical checkup, although the Tibetan spiritual leader says he has no specific health complaints.

Dalai Lama remains at Mayo Clinic

2015-09-27 21:25

The Dalai Lama remains at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic after cancelling his US appearances for the month of October.

Dalai Lama: China 'pretends' to know about reincarnation

2015-07-16 18:08

Tibet's spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has ridiculed China's Communist Party for wanting to control his reincarnation, saying the government is "pretending" to know more about the system than he does.

Tibetans pray for Dalai Lama at 80th birthday celebration

2015-06-21 18:58

The Dalai Lama has marked his official 80th birthday, with prayers and celebrations at his hometown in exile but little to show for decades of lobbying seeking greater Tibetan autonomy.

Tibetan man self-immolates in China - report

2015-04-17 10:33

A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in China, reports say, the second such protest reported against Beijing's policies in the region in two weeks.

China accuses Dalai Lama of inciting self-immolations

2015-04-15 16:54

China has accused Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama of inciting a wave of self-immolations among Tibetans as desperate protests against Chinese rule.

Chinese official: Dalai Lama less and less influential

2015-03-11 09:07

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is becoming less influential, but his suggestion he will not reincarnate is still a ‘betrayal’ of the religion and the country, a top Chinese official says.

Obama, Dalai Lama public meeting not ruled out

2015-02-05 14:40

US President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama will be a few strides from each other at the same ballroom event, but amid fierce Chinese pressure it's not clear if they will actually meet.


Tibet's first KFC opens for business

2016-03-09 13:42

US fast food giant KFC has opened its first restaurant in Tibet, the venue's property manager says, more than a decade after the chain's first attempt to establish a foothold ended in controversy.

Dalai Lama at Mayo Clinic for prostate treatment

2016-01-21 10:14

The Dalai Lama is at the Mayo Clinic in the United States for treatment of a prostate condition

Dalai Lama: My health is fine

2015-10-03 15:01

The Dalai Lama has assured his followers that he is in excellent health upon his return to the Tibetan government-in-exile's headquarters in northern India.

China: Missing Panchen Lama 'living normal life'

2015-09-06 12:00

A young Tibetan who vanished two decades ago after he was chosen by the Dalai Lama as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism is "living a normal life", a senior Chinese official says.

Nobel tributes at Dalai Lama 80th birthday bash in US

2015-07-06 08:19

Fellow Nobel Peace laureates joined thousands of followers of the Dalai Lama Sunday to celebrate the Tibetan spiritual leader's 80th birthday, kicking off a three-day honorary bash in California.

Tibetan father of four sets himself alight in China

2015-05-22 12:06

A Tibetan father-of-four set himself on fire in protest at China's rule over the Himalayan region, overseas media and rights groups said, adding it was unclear whether he survived.

'Dalai Lama can decide whether to reincarnate'

2015-04-16 12:20

It is up to the Dalai Lama to decide whether he will be reborn, Tibetan Buddhism's third highest religious leader has says, after Chinese officials repeatedly sy the exiled Dalai Lama had no right to abandon reincarnation.

Tibetan nun sets herself on fire, cries out for Dalai Lama

2015-04-11 10:01

A nun has set herself on fire while crying out for the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet in the latest self-immolation by Tibetans protesting Beijing's controls over the region.

Obama hails Dalai Lama as 'good friend'

2015-02-06 09:33

President Barack Obama has hailed the Dalai Lama as a 'good friend' during a symbolic first public encounter between the two men that is sure to enrage Beijing.

Tibetan communists punished for helping Dalai Lama

2015-01-28 14:54

A Chinese Communist Party agency says investigators have found that 15 officials in Tibet provided intelligence to the Dalai Lama and participated in activities deemed harmful to China's security.

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