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by Shafique Khokhar

Legally granted by the provincial government, the land is worth a fortune. For this reason, the Muslims refuse to return them.

| 18/07/2019
| PAKISTAN
by Paolo Bizzocchi*

The social reality was born in 2002 in the Rimini area.  Volunteering and hospitality are the dimensions of this structure, which welcomes young Chinese and volunteers of all kinds to teach languages, and offer after school activities of various kinds.  The joy of meeting with the Vatican Secretary of State, who says: "I hope to finish my days in this place".

 

| 18/07/2019
| ITALY - CHINA - VATICAN

Sunday will mark the third month since terror attacks killed 258 people. At present, churches have reopened after believers “asked us to start offering Mass again,” he said. The archbishop talks about international aid, the government's failures and the international community’s inability to force oil-producing nations to respect human rights and stop sponsoring terrorism.  For the prelate, “the Catholic community has never had any problems with the Muslim community.

| 18/07/2019
| SRI LANKA

The patriarch is concerned about the escalation between Washington and Tehran. A conflict would precipitate the situation across the Middle East. As Iraqi Christians and Muslims look forward to the apostolic journey, the latter remains uncertain, whilst confusion and suffering affect the country.

 

| 18/07/2019
| IRAQ – VATICAN

Chinese officials in charge of Hong Kong affairs are working on an action plan to present to the country’s leaders. Hong Kong police will be key to handle protests. Beijing continues to support Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, but she has to clean up “the mess she created.”

| 18/07/2019
| CHINA – HONG KONG

For the first time in a decade experts suggest a contraction of 1.5%.  For the following year, a slight trend reversal, with growth of just over 2%.  Analysts highlight the risk of "recession with double relapse".  Fears for the central bank's independence.

 

| 18/07/2019
| TURKEY
by Mathias Hariyadi

The Indonesian leader, together with his deputy, illustrated the country's development plan for the coming years.  Among the priorities, the fight against corruption and bureaucracy that block development and businesses.  Pancasila and unity in diversity are the values ​​on which to base the recovery.  Zero tolerance against those who foment hatred and divisions.

 

 

| 18/07/2019
| INDONESIA

The "Swedish Committee for Afghanistan" has been operating in the country for over 30 years.  Islamic militants have imposed the interruption of medical services after an attack by Afghan security forces.  Association leader: "5,700 poor patients at risk".

 

| 18/07/2019
| AFGHANISTAN
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