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The operation is completed in the Panmunjom Joint Security Area. North and South start to dismantle 20 guard posts in the Demilitarised Zone. After six months, South Korea and the United States resumed the Marine Exercise Programme, which North Korea calls “anachronistic" and a threat to dialogue and peace.

| 12/11/2018
| KOREA

Sales grew 27% over last year. In Shanghai, a show with Maria Carey and Cirque du Soleil. The highest consumption in Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou. China has a middle class of consumers of 300 million. Within 10-15 years the number will double.

| 12/11/2018
| CHINA

Palestinian sources speak of undercover operation by the Israeli army. The military penetrated 3 km inside the territory. Rockets from Gaza hit southern Israel. Air force responds with ground raid. Netanyahu interrupts the visit to Paris for the celebrations of the centenary of the end of the Great War.

| 12/11/2018
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE
by Sumon Corraya

The last two cases of sexual violence in Mymensingh and Rajshahi. Women of the religious minority often do not have the courage to report. Activist: "Christians appear weak and easy targets for persecution".

| 12/11/2018
| BANGLADESH
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The Collective Security Treaty Organization includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. Ukraine left last May. No agreement on the new secretary: vote postponed to December, in St. Petersburg. The Kazakhstani space projects.

| 12/11/2018
| RUSSIA
by J.B. An Dang

The Dung Lac School was located at number 29 Nha Chung Street. The archdiocese never produced any document indicating its intention to donate, transfer or cede the right to use. The administration has started the construction site without notice and the project does not have the necessary building permits.

| 12/11/2018
| VIETNAM

At the Angelus, Pope Francis remembers the end of the Great War, and asks everyone to "reject the culture of war". The gesture of St. Martin, of sharing with the poor, "shows everyone the way to build peace". The "poor and generous widow as a model of Christian life to be imitated". "To give to the Lord and our brothers and sisters not something of ours, but ourselves". Thirteen consecrated men and three lay faithful, martyrs of the Spanish civil war, beatified in Barcelona. Next Sunday, November 18, the second World Day of the Poor is celebrated.

 

| 11/11/2018
| VATICAN

In the audience to the members of the Pontifical Council for International Eucharistic Congresses, Pope Francis urges  the next Eucharistic Congress in Budapest (in 2020) to be a witness in modern and secularized society, where faith has become marginal. "Spreading a "Eucharistic culture", of "communion", "service", "mercy" in a Europe sick with indifference".

| 10/11/2018
| VATICAN

The data is collected in a study by the Brown University and examines the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan. The author, Neta Crawford, a professor in Boston denounces that data "are hidden by governments, determined to paint an overly optimistic picture". Iraq is the place with the highest number of victims: at least 300 thousand, of which 200 thousand civilians.

| 10/11/2018
| MIDDLE EAST - UNITED STATES
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by Fady Noun

Five years after he went missing, an event still shrouded in mystery, a seminar was held in Beirut dedicated to the Jesuit missionary in Syria who challenged the country’s regime and tried to deal with jihadis. His parents “call for every effo...

| 09/11/2018
| LEBANON – SYRIA
 
by Bernardo Cervellera

He will be subjected to isolation and indoctrination for 10-15 days. The faithful ask the Church worldwide for prayers. Bishop Shao is recognized by the Holy See, but not by the government. In the diocese, official and underground communities are ...

| 09/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Kamran Chaudhry

The Pakistani prime minister attacks radical Islamic groups who want to kill the justices and bring the country to a halt with their demonstrations. “These rogue elements are not serving Islam. They are merely playing politics to increase their ...

| 01/11/2018
| PAKISTAN
 
by Kamran Chaudhry

Police set up roadblocks on Punjab highways as radicals protest in the province and the capital Islamabad. The authorities are monitoring the situation from a central control centre, including "red zones" in sensitive areas.

| 31/10/2018
| PAKISTAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera

Fr Liu, ordained 13 years ago, was arrested and his priesthood suspended. The authorities accuse him of "having violated religious policy and regulations". He was "too active": he organized - just as the Synod would like - meetings for young peopl...

| 26/10/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera

Making an appeal for support to the mission to every people that does not know Jesus Christ, we can be a "bridge" between generations, helping to discover one’s task, vocation and missionary consecration in the world. AsiaNews is part of this se...

| 20/10/2018
| VATICAN – ASIA
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