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by Shafique Khokhar

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.

| 27/05/2019
| PAKISTAN

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.

| 27/05/2019
| INDIA

Terry Branstad visited the iconic sites of Tibetan Buddhism, raising concerns about the religious freedom of local Buddhists.

| 27/05/2019
| CHINA – TIBET – UNITED STATES

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.

| 27/05/2019
| MALAYSIA
by Tran Hung

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.

| 27/05/2019
| VIETNAM

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.

| 27/05/2019
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE

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.

| 27/05/2019
| THAILAND

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".

 

| 27/05/2019
| VATICAN

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.

| 27/05/2019
| JAPAN-USA-IRAN

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.

| 27/05/2019
| S. ARABIA - QATAR - IRAN

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.

| 27/05/2019
| NEPAL
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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
 
The Myitstone dam would be the first to block the Irrawaddy River, the cradle of Myanmar civilization.  Beijing presses for the reopening of construction works.  The Kachin community is fighting to cancel the project. Card  Charles Maung ...
| 08/06/2019
| MYANMAR
 
by Paul Wang
Beijing wants the law to be approved "urgently" to allow the transfer of fugitives from Hong Kong to China. However, Chinese courts are not independent, and provide no guarantees for the human rights of the accused or for his right to a fair trial. Card ...
| 07/06/2019
| HONG KONG – CHINA
 
For the end of Ramadan, the government is opening the area to the public. This is a "political" message for a "new era". For the Auxiliary of Baghdad, security has "improved" but must be guaranteed to everyone.
| 06/06/2019
| IRAQ
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