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The group includes 156 children, most under six, thought to be children of foreign fighters. At least 4,000 young people from Central Asia have been recruited by the Islamic Caliphate. It is important to “neutralise the threat imposed by terrorists before they return home on their own,” says one experts.

| 16/05/2019
| KAZAKHSTAN

The Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples is in Bangkok. His pastoral visit will end on 21 May in Ayutthaya, the cradle of Thai Christianity. The first missionaries to settle in Siam were two Portuguese Dominicans in 1567. Today the country is home to about 300,000 Catholics, 0.46 per cent of the population.

| 16/05/2019
| THAILAND

In his cri de coeur, the Chaldean primate cites cases in which Christians are victims of sectarian bias. The country’s leaders must "put their political differences aside" to counter extremism, a mortal sin. Subjecting Christians to the decisions of Islamic courts is an issue.

| 16/05/2019
| IRAQ
by Sumon Corraya

A priest made a formal complaint against Henry Sawpon for insulting Christianity. According to the plaintiff, the poet has made defamatory comments since 2015, which could spark a row with the Muslim majority. As a poet, Henry Sawpon could be our pride,” says Christian leader.

| 16/05/2019
| BANGLADESH

Receiving the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Francis recalls the ideals that moved St. John the Baptist de La Salle. "His vision of the school led him to develop ever more clearly the persuasion that education is a right for everyone, including the poor."

| 16/05/2019
| VATICAN

The case concerns 69 containers loaded with garbage, wrongly shipped to the Philippines. Canada did not meet the 15 May deadline to take it back. Garbage imported from rich nations is one of the most serious environmental emergencies in Southeast Asia.

| 16/05/2019
| PHILIPPINES – CANADA

Police raided a house in the capital arresting the women for human trafficking and acting as intermediaries for surrogacy. Some of the women gave birth behind bars. If they tried to sell their babies, they could be tried and get at least 15 years in prison.

| 16/05/2019
| CAMBODIA

A mineral, olivine, which is usually found in depth was discovered on the surface. An asteroid must have hit the moon and brought the mineral to light. In addition to the crust, the moon also has a mantle.

| 16/05/2019
| CHINA

At least nine military posts hit in the center of Sana'a and on the outskirts of the capital. Yesterday there were heavy clashes between rebels and pro-Saudi government in the port city of Hudaydah. Unconfirmed loyalist sources announce the killing of a hundred fighters.

| 16/05/2019
| YEMEN - S.ARABIA - IRAN
by Wang Zhicheng

Retail sales, investments and industrial production fall more than expected. The Central Bank of China lowers the level of reserves for banks. US president’s claims branded as "false".

| 16/05/2019
| CHINA - USA
by Shafique Khokhar

Neha had also resisted rape and beatings, but then succumbed when the torturers threatened to throw her little brother off the roof. The husband, already married before, wants her back home and has filed a complaint for insulting Islamic laws. The Church is helping the family.

| 16/05/2019
| PAKISTAN
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