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In the north of the region, violent skirmishes between government troops and militias of the Northern Alliance.  The cities of Naung Cho, Kyaukme, Lashio, Kutkai and Theinni are now deserted.  Humanitarian organizations fear the rise of displaced people, so far given refuge in Buddhist monasteries.  The price of rice skyrockets.

| 21/08/2019
| MYANMAR

Judge S Vaidyanathan had written that mixed classes are "very dangerous" for girls and that Christian missionaries are often accused of carrying out forced conversions.  The objection of Bishops, of the National Commission for minorities, of women's associations.

 

| 21/08/2019
| INDIA

Atambaev surrendered to police on 8 August after a two-day stand-off between his supporters and law enforcement. The former leader refused to respond to three subpoenas for crimes committed during his presidency. He is now also accused of murder and attempted coup.

 

| 20/08/2019
| KYRGYZSTAN
by Nirmala Carvalho

For the Court, Christian missionaries are also involved in forced conversions. Christian college educator has been accused of harassment of 34 female students. For Tamil Nadu bishop, such accusations are regrettable in an atmosphere charged with sectarianism.

| 20/08/2019
| INDIA
by Paul Wang

In 2016 Jeremy Tam-Man-Ho was elected to the Legco in the pro-democracy party.  Beijing forces Cathay Pacific to set aside or fire all those who participated in the anti-extradition demonstrations because they pose a "security" risk.

 

| 20/08/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA

The general was in charge of the division that led the siege against the last Tamil rebel stronghold in 2009. During the final attack, a hospital was bombed. For the UN, the appointment puts national reconciliation is at risk".

| 20/08/2019
| SRI LANKA

Abdul Somad’s sermon goes viral online. He later claimed that “The Quran reciting session was held in a closed Mosque”, “for Muslims” only. Christians are urged not let emotions prevail. Extremists are increasingly resorting to hoaxes, fake news and controversy over religion to feed divisions.

| 20/08/2019
| INDONESIA
by Wang Zhicheng

Li spent eight months in prison. The place of detention of the Church leader remains unknown. For Li, “Persecution is a price worth paying for the Lord.”

 

| 20/08/2019
| CHINA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

On the feast the "metamorphosis" from paganism to Christianity is remembered.  Even the social changes of the revolution are seen as a "taboric renewal".  Patriarch Kirill in St. Petersburg,

 

 

 

| 20/08/2019
| RUSSIA

The resumption of lessons is disputed by parents who do not want to endanger their children's lives.  After the revocation of the special status of semi-autonomy, the Indian state is militarized.  Internet and transport suspended: shops closed and commercial production blocked.

 

| 20/08/2019
| INDIA

Cardinal calls on population to "abandon" the dominant logic of self and reach out to eachother.  This is the "key" of dialogue "in the family" and in "social and national life".  The government must implement an economic and financial recovery plan, targeting "smuggling".  Support for struggling teachers and pursuing the goal of "justice in truth" against torture and violence.

| 20/08/2019
| LEBANON

The restrictions increase prices, block supplies and cause serious shortcomings.  Cancer patients, especially children, are also at risk.  It is also difficult to find a simple paracetamol.  Drug imports from the United States and Europe collapsed with Trump.  The risk is the invasion of counterfeit medicines on the market.

| 20/08/2019
| IRAN - UNITED STATES

The new airfield, which comes with a US$ 3.5 billion price tag, would be built 80 km south of the capital. Activists complain the project would drive 500 families out of their homes. Nepal has only one international airport that sometimes shuts down during the monsoon season.

 

| 19/08/2019
| NEPAL

The fire broke out in Mirpur 7, home to about 100,000 people. No casualties were reported because residents were out to celebrate the Eid al-Adha. Some suspect the blaze was deliberate to leave room for the underground metro rail and residential development.

| 19/08/2019
| BANGLADESH
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