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Saudi Arabia has signed a letter sent to the United Nations in which support is expressed for security policies.  In reality they mask persecution and abuse against the Muslim minority.  The signatories also include the Philippines, Myanmar, Russia and the Gulf countries.

 

| 16/07/2019
| SAUDI ARABIA - CHINA - ISLAM

Weather alert continues in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.  The torrential rains occur every year and force millions of people to flee their homes abandoning everything.

 

| 16/07/2019
| SOUTH ASIA

Tehran is ready to return to the pre-agreement situation, with an acceleration on atomic production.  Rouhani holds the door of dialogue open.  Pompeo confirms the hard line.  For the former British ambassador to the United States, Trump has canceled the Jcpoa out of "diplomatic spite" towards Obama.

 

| 15/07/2019
| IRAN - UNITED STATES
by Nirmala Carvalho

The local chapter of the Nationalist Congress Party organised a protest on behalf of parents whose children were excluded from the Holy Cross High School in Kurla. The latter had cut enrolment in its kindergarten programme to uphold state regulations.

 

| 15/07/2019
| INDIA
by Sumon Corraya

The Archdiocese of Dhaka organised a three-day seminar. Often minority Christians are the victims of forced expropriations by majority Muslims. Many legal disputes occur in mixed marriages or quick land sales. Spousal disputes are often due to non-consensual marriage in which brides are forced to marry grooms picked by their parents.

| 15/07/2019
| BANGLADESH

The group of more than 20 people was trying to visit a prison in the north-central province. The attackers, armed with helmets and clubs, hit indiscriminately. Several prisoners are on a hunger strike to protest against the poor conditions in prison.

| 15/07/2019
| VIETNAM

Han is the mayor of Kaohsiung and an outsider in national politics. Deemed a populist, he considers it necessary to resume contacts with mainland China. The presidential in Taiwan is scheduled for next January.

| 15/07/2019
| TAIWAN

The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was to launch this morning from the space base at Sriharikota.  The vehicle was to be the first to make a "soft landing" at the south pole of the terrestrial satellite.  Delhi's next goal: to bring an Indian to the moon by 2022.

 

 

| 15/07/2019
| INDIA

The official Sana agency speaks of "rocket attacks".  A piece of mortar hit a building belonging to the municipality.  The army responded with missiles fired on the sector occupied by jihadists and rebels.  In Idlib province people continue to fight, 15 people  killed at the weekend .

 

| 15/07/2019
| SYRIA

The second quarter of 2019 marks a negative record: GDP grows by 6.2% on an annual basis.  This is a 0.2% slowdown compared to the first three months of the year.  Effects of trade war with the United States.

 

| 15/07/2019
| CHINA

In Venezuela, “Let us pray to the Lord to inspire and enlighten the parties involved, so that they may reach an agreement as soon as possible that will put an end to the suffering of the people for the good of the country and the entire region.”

| 14/07/2019
| VATICAN
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Following two days of meetings with Pope Francis, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is closer to the three objectives she has set for herself: a papal visit to Ukraine, the granting of the patriarchal state to the Uniate Church, and the beatification of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, who led the Church in the first half of the 20th century.

 

| 13/07/2019
| UKRAINE – VATICAN

The singer cancelled her show in protest against the violations of women’s and gay rights. Young fans and enthusiasts vent their anger online. Saudi Arabia’s hardline right calls it good news. For the authorities, the concert was contrary to the country’s "customs and values".

| 13/07/2019
| SAUDI ARABIA – ISLAM

The attack took place in Nangarhar, a stronghold of both the Islamic state and the Taliban, with the commander of a pro-government militia as the apparent target. This has derailed the road map for peace reached in Doha.

| 13/07/2019
| AFGHANISTAN
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by Sergio Ticozzi
For the PIME missionary, the document released yesterday answers some of the perplexities of conscience of many Chinese priests. But it fails to realise the deep restrictions, which undermine the Catholic faith, to which the Church in China is subjected. ...
| 29/06/2019
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
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| 25/06/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
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| 25/06/2019
| IRAN - UNITED STATES
 
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
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