The bill is stuck in Parliament due to parliamentarians and government members who believe it is against Islam. In Pakistan every 20 minutes a woman dies due to complications related to maternity, whilst more than a thousand girls are abducted every year and forced to convert and marry much older men.
The Bharatiya Janata Party won an absolute majority in the lower house. Card Oswald Gracias calls on the government to meet the needs of young people, women, farmers and the poor. Protestant Churches also send their message of good wishes.
Terry Branstad visited the iconic sites of Tibetan Buddhism, raising concerns about the religious freedom of local Buddhists.
The animal had been sick for some time. He died from old age and involved organ failure. With his death, only one female remains in Malaysia. Tam's genome is now preserved in cell culture.
Vietnamese consumers dump their Huawei products into the second-hand market. Google, UK-based ARM and Japan’s Panasonic halt working with the Chinese giant. Huawei wants to build the 5G network in Vietnam, but local media report that many Vietnamese are against it.
Tens of thousands of people - according to the organizers - gathered outside the Tel Aviv museum. The protesters brandished images of Erdogan, symbol of the "regime" that wants to establish the premier. Supreme Court called to judge on corruption and fraud allegations. Possible (and sensational) new elections on the horizon.
The 24 March elections left the country split. The coalition that backs Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha opposes an alliance of seven pro-democracy parties. Three parties are undecided: Democrat Party, Bhumjaithai Party and Chart Pattana. The pro-military party today met representatives of the first two.
Pope's Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2019, this year on September 29th, with the theme: "It is not just about migrants". In every political activity, in every program, in every pastoral action "we must always focus on the person, in his multiple dimensions, including the spiritual one".
The US president is on a state visit to the Land of the Rising Sun. He is the first international leader to meet the new emperor, Naruhito. Dialogue with North Korea, commercial tensions with Tokyo and frictions with Iran are the themes on the meeting table with Shinzo Abe.
The Saudis have invited Qatar to the two summits of the Arab world scheduled for May 30 in Mecca. The "incidents" of the past few days in the Gulf waters and Houthi drone attacks are at the center of the Arab League and CCG meetings. In recent days Doha has called for "dialogue" between Washington and Tehran.
The devices were placed in three districts at a great distance. Extremists reportedly left a flyer at sight of first explosion. In 2006, a peace agreement was signed between Maoist rebels and security forces.