Geographical areas
In the foreground
| TURKEY

The leader of the secular opposition defeats the president's candidate with an even higher margin than the March administrative election. He obtained 54% of the votes, compared to 45% of former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. Citizens in celebration invade streets and squares of the city. The most serious electoral defeat for the Sultan.

News
by Thomas Han

The Archdiocese of Seoul organised the event as part of the Day marking the outbreak of the Korean War. Card Yeom emphasised the importance of prayer, forgiveness and reconciliation, entrusting "this critical moment of our nation” to Mary, Queen of Peace.

 

| 24/06/2019
| SOUTH KOREA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The Russian deputy Sergej Gavrilov occupied the seat of the President of the Senate of Tbilisi. Russian airline flights and shipments from Georgia blocked. Commercial sanctions are also being studied. Gavrilov calls himself "a Stalinist who defends the principles of Orthodoxy throughout the world". Fighting NATO and "foreign instigators".

| 24/06/2019
| RUSSIA - GEORGIA

The North Korean leader has described the content of the message as "excellent" and "interesting". The White House: "There is a correspondence between the two". South Korea, working as a mediator between Washington and Pyongyang, expresses satisfaction with the new developments.

 

 

| 24/06/2019
| NORTH KOREA - USA
by Anson Chan

The former general secretary of the territory, under the British and under China, urges the head of the executive to take some steps to rebuild people's trust in political authorities and restore calm in Hong Kong.

| 24/06/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA

​On the solemnity of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis recalls the Mass and the Eucharistic procession in Casal Bertone, where he will visit in the afternoon.  "From the logic of "every manfor himself" to that of "sharing".  "Let us never become used to" the Eucharist, because "it is Jesus".  A round of applause for the Spanish martyrs Maria Carmen Lacaba Andía and 13 sisters of the Franciscan Order of the Immaculate Conception.

 

| 23/06/2019
| VATICAN
by Nirmala Carvalho

The priest is a guest of honor at the International Wroclaw Yoga Day.  Friend of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, he was a pupil of the master B.K.S.  Iyengar for 46 years.  His recovery method is widespread in 40 countries in North America, Europe and Asia.  "Body, mind, soul: yoga is a celebration of life".

| 22/06/2019
| POLAND - INDIA

The Pope meets the youth who participated in the International Youth Forum, organized by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life.  Francis asks them to be "light in the night of so many peers who do not know Jesus".  The theme of WYD in Lisbon 2022 has been chosen: "Mary arose and went quickly"

 

 

| 22/06/2019
| VATICAN

Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah are the main Islamic organizations in the country.  They are crucial to stem the tide of religious extremism.  Fr. Franz Magnis-Suseno, philosopher and priest: "Thanks to them, we have tolerance, peace and stability".

 

 

| 22/06/2019
| INDONESIA - ISLAM
by Mathias Hariyadi

The victims are 24 women and 6 children.  Trapped inside they could not escape because doors and windows were walled up.  The flames broke out when a worker was checking the operation of a product.  Family members provide DNA to identify charred bodies.

 

| 22/06/2019
| INDONESIA

The event was organized by the People's Peace Movement, composed of members of civil society who are "marchers for peace".  Spokesman kidnapped (and released) two weeks ago: "We are not afraid of being attacked.  We work among the Taliban to build bridges ”.

 

| 22/06/2019
| AFGHANISTAN

Hundreds of people marched through the streets of the capital, chanting slogans and songs.  Event organised by local political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.  The Manama Conference and the "normalization" of relations with Israel are being targeted.  The Jordanian government will participate to demand a political, non-economic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

| 22/06/2019
| JORDAN

Barham Salih handed the Chaldean primate the official invitation letter inviting the pontiff yesterday. The country is the "cradle of civilisation" and he "birthplace of Abraham, father of the faithful". The presence of Pope Francis will be a "milestone" in the healing process after jihadist violence. His words are a source of encouragement and comfort.

| 21/06/2019
| IRAQ – VATICAN

Rubylin Litao is a deaconess with the United Methodist Church and coordinator of Rise Up for Life and for Rights. Set up in November 2016, the advocacy group works with various religious denominations and associations to counter murders and seek justice. For her, "We have a duty to fight for the truth".

| 21/06/2019
| PHILIPPINES
by Melani Manel Perera

The refugees feel useless because they cannot work. Their life in camps, without proper sanitary facilities and drinking water, is a challenge.

| 21/06/2019
| SRI LANKA
Editor's choices
 
by Kamel Abderrahmani
Baghdad wants to hang eleven French and one Tunisian nationals. Their fate has sparked a debate. Paris has confirmed that it has taken steps to prevent the sentence from being implemented. French lawyers have signed an appeal against their execution. ...
| 17/06/2019
| ISLAM - FRANCE
 
The Myitstone dam would be the first to block the Irrawaddy River, the cradle of Myanmar civilization.  Beijing presses for the reopening of construction works.  The Kachin community is fighting to cancel the project. Card  Charles Maung ...
| 08/06/2019
| MYANMAR
 
by Paul Wang
Beijing wants the law to be approved "urgently" to allow the transfer of fugitives from Hong Kong to China. However, Chinese courts are not independent, and provide no guarantees for the human rights of the accused or for his right to a fair trial. Card ...
| 07/06/2019
| HONG KONG – CHINA
 
For the end of Ramadan, the government is opening the area to the public. This is a "political" message for a "new era". For the Auxiliary of Baghdad, security has "improved" but must be guaranteed to everyone.
| 06/06/2019
| IRAQ
Migliaia di afghani alla manifestazione per la pace
The march of two million people IV-IV
The march of two million people III-IV
Search in AsiaNews archive