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07/30/2015 TURKEY – SYRIA – IRAQ
Erdogan’s ambiguous policy and the beginning of the Turkish (and Kurdish) tragedy
by NAT da Polis
Air strikes against IS in Syria and PKK targets in northern Iraq are a last ditch attempt to save Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman policies. A great game is being played out in the Middle East to redesign the borders between Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. The United States also seems to be using IS. The Incirlik air bases is part of the bargaining between Washington and Ankara.
Istanbul (AsiaNews) – Turkey seems to have started a two-front war: one against the Islamic State (IS) group and one against the Kurds, opening itself up to a political situation with...

07/29/2015 TURKEY – IRAQ – UNITED STATES
Ankara using anti-Jihadi campaign to fight Kurdish autonomist desires
Erdogan is really worried about the possible declaration of a Kurdish state. The president, who is probably thinking about early elections, claims that some lawmakers from the Kurdish-based HDP party have links to Kurdish terrorists in the PKK. The HDP’s success at the polls in June prevented the ruling party from having an absolute majority. Turkey and the United States confirmed their intention of creating a 90-km long "IS-free zone" inside Syria.
07/27/2015 TURKEY – SYRIA – IRAQ
Ankara changing strategy vis-à-vis the Islamic state and the Kurds at NATO meeting
by Sami Osman
Tomorrow’ "emergency meeting" is set for Ankara with all NATO representatives. Yesterday Turkish jets carried out air strikes against PKK bases north of Dohuk and Arbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. Turkey wants to ensure that no autonomous Kurdish region emerges in Syria. Clashes occur in Istanbul and Diyarbakir.
07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
At the Angelus, Pope Francis recalls the Jesuit priest, the two Orthodox bishops and all those who have been kidnapped, calling on all present to join him in the recitation of a Hail Mary. Joined by the presence of two young people, he opens registration for WYD in Krakow and registers himself as teh first pilgrim online with a tablet. Commenting on today's Gospel: "Who among us does not have his" five loaves and two fish "? If we are willing to put them in the hands of the Lord, they will be a bit more love in the world to go around".
07/25/2015 TURKEY
Ankara unleashes air raids and arrests against Islamic jihadists and Kurdish militants
by Sami Osman
Jihadist bases in Syria and PKK locations in northern Iraq targeted. 320 people arrested in 22 provinces of Turkey. They include suspected Islamic state militants and Kurdish militants. Demonstration in Istanbul dispersed with tear gas and rubber bullets. Mounting tensions ahead of tomorrow's a big demonsration "for peace" invoked by the Kurds.

07/24/2015 CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph Yuan
This is not the first time that the old bishop and his priests speak out against the demolition campaign against crosses and churches, which has touched more than 400 buildings. During the protest, police tried to disperse the group, which sought to submit a petition. The faithful recite a Crown of the Divine Mercy is in support of the Chinese Church. In Lishui, churches are expected to be torn down by 31 August.
07/24/2015 INDIA – IRAN
For Pune bishop, the Iran nuclear deal is "a sign of a better world"
by Nirmala Carvalho
Mgr Thomas Dabre speaks about historic agreement reached in Vienna last week. Iran has become aware of its nuclear capability. Nuclear weapons make the world more insecure.
07/24/2015 IRAQ
Baghdad’s auxiliary bishop praises children’s prayers for peace in an Iraq engulfed in blood and violence
“The situation is really heart-rending,” said Mgr Basil Yaldo. “Explosions, bomb attacks, and violence” occur every day. The future is "uncertain" and the government struggles to build a path of unity. Still, 182 young children recently received the first communion. Peace and normality are their greatest wish.
07/24/2015 VATICAN - GREAT BRITAIN
For the pope, euthanasia is what “mafiosi do. There is a problem: we get rid of this guy . . .”
In his message to the Catholic Church in England and Wales for this year’s Day for Life, centred on the theme of ‘Cherishing Life and Accepting Death,’ Pope Francis said that “There is nothing progressive about solving problems by eliminating a human life." For him, “considering having a baby as a right is not a scientific achievement when the child should instead be welcomed as a gift; nor is it right to use humans as laboratory rats in order to save ostensibly others.”
07/23/2015 ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri Avnery
This is the thesis of Uri Avnery, leader of Gush Shalom, a major supporter of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. According to the great statesman and peace activist, Iran only wants to be a regional power in the Islamic world, able to trade with everyone, inspired by a sophisticated experience that goes back thousands of years. Iran, which faces backward-looking Gulf monarchies and emirates, could be a great ally against Daesh. Meanwhile in Israel Netanyahu, politicians and the media continue to blunder.
07/21/2015 VATICAN
For the pope, caring for the environment is caring for humanity and its future
Francis met this afternoon with some 70 mayors from some of the world’s major cities, who are in Rome for a conference on new forms of slavery and climate change, organised by the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences.
07/21/2015 IRAQ
Maybe it's time to say goodbye to an Iraqi nation-State
by Afshin Shahi*
From 2003 onwards – since the fall of Saddam Hussein - Iraq is increasingly engulfed into sectarian strife among the three largest ethno-religious groups: Kurds, Sunnis, Shiites. The divisions have existed long time before and even the fight against the Islamic State seems incapable of uniting the country. Only the guarantee of rights for minorities could still save national unity. The provocation of prof. Afshin Shahi: Iraq is dead. Translation from the original English text by AsiaNews.
07/17/2015 LEBANON – IRAN
Hope for an end to Mideast wars, from the Iran nuclear deal to the ‘Peace of the brave’
by Fady Noun
In Lebanon and the Arab world, public opinion has reacted to the deal with caution and scepticism. For some, it might unblock the election to Lebanon’s presidency. Tehran and Riyadh vie for a role in any regional peace process. As Ramadan ends, many fear renewed violence.
07/17/2015 VATICAN
Vatican calls for an end to violence, corruption and pollution in mining
Organised by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the conference ‘United with God - listen to the cry’ brought together representatives of communities affected by mining activities from Africa, Asia and America. “Investors, business people, as well as political and government leaders in countries with mines and the headquarters of multinational mining companies are responsible” for this.
07/16/2015 VATICAN
Vatican budget still in the red with a € 25.6 million deficit for 2014
The Governorate of the Vatican City State, which is responsible for museums, the Vatican post office, commercial enterprises, etc., had instead a good year with a surplus of € 63.5 million. Net assets rose by € 939 million as a result of adjustments to count all the assets and liabilities for the 2014 fiscal year.

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07/14/2015 IRAQ
Baghdad, Christians kidnapped and killed. Chaldean Patriarchate asks for protection and security
07/13/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "everything I have said is in the Church’s social doctrine"
07/13/2015 VATICAN - PARAGUAY
Pope in Paraguay: young people, go against the tide, "stir things up but in an organized fashion”
07/13/2015 IRAQ
Baghdad, 29 dead and over 80 injured in a series of bomb attacks
07/12/2015 PARAGUAY - VATICAN
Pope: Evangelizing means welcoming, the Christian passes from selfishness to love
07/11/2015 PARAGUAY - VATICAN
Pope in Paraguay: Mary and the women of this country, inexhaustible source of hope
07/11/2015 PARAGUAY - VATICAN
Pope in Paraguay: No more wars between brothers!
07/10/2015 VATICAN – BOLIVIA
Pope in Bolivia tells inmates that Jesus keeps us from despair and encourages us to keep going
07/10/2015 VATICAN - BOLIVIA
Pope in Bolivia: we need and want a change in an economy that kills
07/09/2015 VATICAN – BOLIVIA
Pope in Bolivia: “all “those who are ‘unproductive’ [. . .] don’t need to go away,” and not “everything has a price,” or “can be bought”
07/09/2015 VATICAN - BOLIVIA
Pope in Bolivia: promoting the common good, respecting rights, religions and family
07/09/2015 IRAQ
Baghdad, 24 alleged Islamic State members sentenced to death
07/08/2015 VATICAN – ECUADOR
Pope in Ecuador: priests should be “without walking stick or bag," ceaselessly proclaiming the Kingdom
07/08/2015 VATICAN - ECUADOR
Pope in Ecuador: society, like a family where "everyone contributes to a shared project", and no one is “discarded”
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CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph YuanThis is not the first time that the old bishop and his priests speak out against the demolition campaign against crosses and churches, which has touched more than 400 buildings. During the protest, police tried to disperse the group, which sought to submit a petition. The faithful recite a Crown of the Divine Mercy is in support of the Chinese Church. In Lishui, churches are expected to be torn down by 31 August.
ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri AvneryThis is the thesis of Uri Avnery, leader of Gush Shalom, a major supporter of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. According to the great statesman and peace activist, Iran only wants to be a regional power in the Islamic world, able to trade with everyone, inspired by a sophisticated experience that goes back thousands of years. Iran, which faces backward-looking Gulf monarchies and emirates, could be a great ally against Daesh. Meanwhile in Israel Netanyahu, politicians and the media continue to blunder.
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07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
07/28/2015 CHINA
Christians respond to demolitions in Zhejiang with a ‘Make and carry the cross" campaign
07/25/2015 THAILAND
Thai surrogate mother refuses to entrust newborn to homosexual couple
07/25/2015 BANGLADESH
Mymensingh: Christian and Muslim students mourn Fr. Bakul, a missionary and "life master"
by Sumon Corraya
07/28/2015 CAMBODIA
Cambodia’s new NGO law is an opportunity to “promote clarity”
07/28/2015 SRI LANKA
Injustice is still the lot of many of Sri Lanka’s war widows
by Melani Manel Perera
07/31/2015 PHILIPPINES
Artists, donors and activists among 2015 Asia’s “Nobel Prize” winners
07/29/2015 RUSSIA
The dispute between Russia and Ukraine also involves the prince who Christianised Rus
by Nina Achmatova
07/28/2015 INDIA
The cold-blooded killing of a Christian “Maoist” couple brings back fears of pogrom in Kandhamal
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/25/2015 CHINA
Chinese acitivists appeal to Olympic Committee not to award 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing

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