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03/28/2015 EGYPT – MIDDLE EAST
Arab military force to fight Shias and (perhaps) the Islamic state
Arab League members agree to a military coalition to address conflicts in the Arab world. The "historic" deal shelves past Western-led coalitions. The anti-Islamist fight and even the Israeli-Palestinian problem are overshadowed by the main goal: containing Iranian influence. However, the confessional divide is giving the Islamic State group greater leeway and is undermining the social and political demands of the Arab Spring.
Cairo (AsiaNews) – Egypt is hosting a weekend Arab League summit to discuss plans to form a joint military force against terrorism with, in the backdrop, Saudi-led coalition strikes...

03/27/2015 YEMEN-MIDDLE EAST
Saudis continue raids against Shiite rebels. A religious war, but also a question of power
by Paul Dakiki
The military operation "Firmness Storm " has already caused 39 civilian deaths. Saudi Arabia (Sunni) along with Sudan, Turkey and Pakistan against Iranian influence in the Middle East. Objectives include: to ensure Bab-el-Mandel Strait; undermine the agreement on the Iranian nuclear question. Inter-Arabian military force launched to fight Islamic State terrorists.
03/27/2015 IRAQ
Mar Dinkha IV, Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, has died
He was responsible for the rebuilding of his Church and overcoming old divisions. Fond of ecumenical dialogue, on 11 November 1994, he signed a Joint Declaration on Christology with John Paul II, which recognized that the Assyrian Church of the East and the Catholic Church confess the same faith in Christ.
03/27/2015 UNITED NATIONS – MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch of Baghdad addresses UN, calling for new laws against states or individuals who support terrorists
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
The Security Council is meeting in a French-sponsored session dedicated to Christians and persecuted minorities in the Middle East. Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako hopes to see the international community provide its full support to Iraqi and Kurdish authorities. He also calls for strict laws against terrorism, as well as actions in favour education reform and exegeses of sacred texts that oppose extremism.
03/26/2015 ISLAM
IS a violent response to the emptiness young Muslims feel in the West
Jihadists have focused their recruitment efforts among young people. In the past three months, IS has recruited some 400 minors. Alienated in and by their societies, many young Western Muslims seek to even the score. For PIME Islam expert, young people want an inclusive identity and references. Muslim scholar believes that the violent response stems from the Western world’s “emptiness”.

03/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: people can be "doctors of the law" without faith, without hope, without joy
During Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, Francis Pope stressed that faith is joy and hope in Christ. Rules and casuistry are "an abstract world" without joy, faith, love, nor God.
03/26/2015 YEMEN
Riyadh and the Gulf monarchies launch air raids against Houthi rebels
by Paul Dakiki
Operation "Firmness Storm" began today, targeting Sana'a and its international airport. Aden airport has been "liberated". Army units have joined the Houthi rebels. A war between Sunnis and Shiites, between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
03/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: we must all pray for the Synod on the family, "the womb of human life."
"The bond between the Church and the family is sacred and inviolable. The Church, as a mother, never abandons the family, even when it is disheartened, wounded, and mortified in so many ways. Not even when it falls into sin or grows distant". Twenty years since Evangelium Vitae. "When you do not earn a wage you lose your dignity! This is the drama of our time. "
03/25/2015 IRAN – ASIA
As the prospects for a nuclear deal improve, Asians line up for Iranian oil
Some of Asia’s biggest refiners are betting on a positive outcome to negotiations. Once international sanctions are lifted, Tehran could boost crude oil production by one million barrels per day to pre-sanctions levels and more. China, South Korea, India and Japan are vying for a slice of the pie.
03/25/2015 LEBANON – FRANCE
The feast of the Annunciation for Islamic-Christian friendship in Beirut and in France
Today’s solemnity became a national holiday in 2010 to boost Christian-Muslim friendship through devotion to Mary. An interfaith ceremony is held at Notre Dame de Jamhour in the presence of the Card Philippe Barbarin and the rector of the Mosque of Lyon, Kamel Kabtane. The goal is to “go beyond the clash of civilisations and indifference towards the brotherhood of hearts."
03/24/2015 IRAN
Time for a deal with Tehran, a reliable partner against the Islamic State group
by Bernardo Cervellera
A framework agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue has to be inked by 31 March. US Republicans, Israel and Saudi Arabia are fiercely opposed to it for ulterior motives. Hassan Rouhani wants Iran to come back into the international fold. Tehran is playing a mediating role in the Middle East. For Vatican nuncio, “there is no evidence that Iran is preparing a nuclear bomb.”
03/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "May Holy Week will help us leave behind the temptation to be ‘Yes, but Christians...'"
"Do not accept the gift of God on your own terms: That is a sin, that is a poison. It poisons the soul, takes away our joy, never lets go of you". "This lukewarm soul, this being halfway Christians, ‘Yes, but Christians...'. This enthusiasm at the outset on the journey with the Lord and then becoming disgruntled, only heals gazing at the Cross, gazing at God who takes on our sins: my sin is there".
03/24/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi women will check men’s passports at airport
The unprecedented decision will apply to Madinah airport. Until now, women were only allowed to check the passports of women wearing a niqab who did not want to show their face to male officers.
03/23/2015 YEMEN
As Houthi militias move south, UN warns of possible civil war
After seizing Taez, Houthis move south, towards Aden President Hadi's refuge. IS claims responsibility for the attacks against two mosques in Sana's, killing 142. With Saudi-Iranian confrontation playing itself out, UN calls for renewed political dialogue.
03/23/2015 ISRAEL
After Netanyahu's victory, Israel's left has to start with new leaders
by Uri Avnery
The Israeli peace activist looks at the results of Israel's recent elections, which accurately reflect the country's demographic make-up. The left must be able to make inroads among Mizrahi (oriental) Jews and immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Jewish and Arab communities must be reconciled. The absence of the words "peace" and "Palestine" during the campaign was there for everyone to see.

Altri articoli
03/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Where there is no mercy, there is no justice, not even in the Church
03/23/2015 ISRAEL-PALESTINE
Palestinians protest against seizure of homes in East Jerusalem. The Supreme Court rules against confiscation of land in Silwan
03/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Offer to the "many" who want to "see Jesus" the Gospel, the Cross and the witness to our faith
03/21/2015 VATICAN-ITALY
Pope in Naples: "Today is the first day of spring. Pray for young people, for their future, for hope."
03/21/2015 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope: in Naples, find hope in Jesus and the power to redeem a city
03/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope says death penalty "is unacceptable," offends the dignity of life and "contradicts God's plan"
03/20/2015 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
For Palestinian leader, Netanyahu will pay a high price with an exclusively right-wing cabinet
03/20/2015 IRAQ - UN - ISIS
UN accuses ISIS of genocide against Yazidis
03/20/2015 UNITED STATES - IRAN
Barack Obama tells Iranians that an historic opportunity for a nuclear deal is within reach
03/19/2015 VATICAN
After two years, the pope is appreciated even from a distance
03/19/2015 TUNISIA - ISLAM
Tunisians united against terrorism
03/19/2015 INDONESIA
The presence of children in the ranks of the Islamic State group rattles Indonesia by Mathias Hariyadi
03/18/2015 SYRIA - LEBANON
Gregory III Laham: as Lebanon closes borders, the plight of Syrian Christians gets worse
03/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: better a society with the "trouble" of children than "sad and gray" without children
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IRAN
Time for a deal with Tehran, a reliable partner against the Islamic State group
by Bernardo Cervellera A framework agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue has to be inked by 31 March. US Republicans, Israel and Saudi Arabia are fiercely opposed to it for ulterior motives. Hassan Rouhani wants Iran to come back into the international fold. Tehran is playing a mediating role in the Middle East. For Vatican nuncio, “there is no evidence that Iran is preparing a nuclear bomb.”
VATICAN
Pope: Christians are persecuted and the world tries to hide itDuring the Angelus, Francis prayed for the victims of today's church massacres in Pakistan. Before the Marian prayer, he said that God "loves us, really love us, and loves us very much! This is simplest expression that sums up the whole Gospel, faith, and theology. God loves us freely and boundlessly." The pontiff also spoke about typhoon victims in Vanuatu. "I pray for the dead, the wounded and the homeless. I thank all those who reacted immediately to bring relief and aid." The pope also made a plea on behalf of persecuted Christians. "May the persecution against Christians, which the world is trying to hide, come to an end, and may there be peace."
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03/24/2015 INDONESIA
Authorities seize schoolbook that praises Islamic radicalism
03/22/2015 CHINA - VATICAN
BREAKING NEWS: Chinese police seize two priests in Mutanjiang
by Bernardo Cervellera
03/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Where there is no mercy, there is no justice, not even in the Church
03/24/2015 PAKISTAN
Attacks in Lahore, police arrest 200 Christians
by Jibran Khan
03/24/2015 IRAN
Time for a deal with Tehran, a reliable partner against the Islamic State group
by Bernardo Cervellera
03/24/2015 CHINA
The “endgame of communist rule has begun", a coup cannot be excluded
03/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Offer to the "many" who want to "see Jesus" the Gospel, the Cross and the witness to our faith
03/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "May Holy Week will help us leave behind the temptation to be ‘Yes, but Christians...'"
03/23/2015 VIETNAM
Threats to religious freedom undermine Vietnam’s Communist Party
by Nguyen Hung
03/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: people can be "doctors of the law" without faith, without hope, without joy

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