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The event was held between 15 and 17 February. The seminar began 10 years ago as a way for men and women religious in the Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu to work together. Five years later, organisers opened it to other dioceses in the country and abroad. Six female religious congregations and eight male orders are present at this year's edition.

| 21/02/2019
| MALAYSIA

The American president will be in the Asian country in May, for the coronation of the new emperor, and at the end of June for the G20 summit. In this way the White House rebalances the Asian allies and dilutes the fears of those who see "too much dialogue" with North Korea.

| 21/02/2019
| UNITED STATES - JAPAN
by Wang Zhicheng

It is the first time that a Chinese university comes in first place in the rankings, ousting Singapore. South Korea and China beat Australia and Japan.

| 21/02/2019
| ASIA
by Sumon Corraya

The flames broke out in the area of ​​Chawkbazar overnight, the historic district of the capital. The area is packed with shops and perfume factories. In 2010, the authorities banned warehouses.

| 21/02/2019
| BANGLADESH

The public sector is saturated and cannot absorb employment requests. For 2019 the government will spend 52 billion in salaries and pensions, an increase of 15% over the previous year. It is essential to relaunch private individual businesses and industry, taking advantage of modern technologies. Appeal to banks: interest-free loans and aid for young people.

| 21/02/2019
| IRAQ

A report by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives' Oversight Committee notes how the White House is putting pressure on lawmakers in order to sign plush contracts with the Saudis. In the past, negotiations ended in failure because of Saudi opposition to safeguards. The president is directly involved in the matter.

| 20/02/2019
| SAUDI ARABIA – UNITED STATES

Pope Francis continued the catechesis on the Lord’s Prayer at the general audience. In human relations, "sometimes declarations of love turn into feelings of anger and hostility". Yet, “Even if all our earthly loves crumble, and nothing but dust remains in our hands, there is always, for all of us, God’s burning, unique and faithful love.”

| 20/02/2019
| VATICAN
by Oswald Gracias

The president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India joins the Archdiocese of Mumbai in remembering the soldiers killed in an attack on 14 February. They "gave their lives to protect us" and their “lives have not been sacrificed in vain”. He also invokes God's blessing for India and its leaders.

| 20/02/2019
| INDIA – VATICAN

The garment is sold online, made by Japan-based Uniqlo, a leader in casual wear. Any resemblance is purely coincidental, the company said.

| 20/02/2019
| CHINA - JAPAN
by Mathias Hariyadi

Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia was involved in underground activities seeking to impose Sharia and a caliphate. The administration of President Widodo banned the extremist movement in May 2017. The Administrative Court had already rejected as inadmissible an appeal against the government decision.

| 20/02/2019
| INDONESIA

They participated in an event organized by the Korean Conference of Religions for Peace (Kcrp), which brings together the seven major religions in South Korea. Also commemorating the centenary of the "March 1 Movement", a popular uprising against the colonial rule of Japan. The day of the celebrations, churches, cathedrals and Buddhist temples will ring their bells in unison.

| 20/02/2019
| KOREA

Exports at the beginning of 2019 exceeded the forecasts of experts and industry. In January, 1.3 million barrels per day. In December, the figure was under one million. Race to purchase before the Washington’s final sanctions. Beijing and Teheran strengthen partnership.

| 20/02/2019
| IRAN - CHINA - USA

At least 200 families are trapped in the Baghuz area, in the middle of the Euphrates River valley, not far from the Iraq border. They are threatened with weapons by the militia. Bachelet: "Ensure safe passage for those who want to escape". Jihadist request for a transfer to Idlib rejected.

| 20/02/2019
| SYRIA - UN

At least 21,000 head of cattle died and another 68,800 could die because "they can hardly find food". 98% of the residents of the autonomous Tibetan prefecture of Yushu are Tibetans who depend on raising livestock, their only source of income.

| 20/02/2019
| CHINA
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