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by Kamran Chaudhry

The archbishop of Karachi will first wear his cardinal biretta during the consistory of 29 June. Pakistan has been without a cardinal since 1994. Mgr Coutts served in half of the country's dioceses. "He is a Ramadan gift for us,” says Muslim doctor.

| 21/05/2018
| PAKISTAN
by Mathias Hariyadi

Over the past two days, eight homes, four motorcycles and a shop have been destroyed. “The attacks were based on similar reasons: hatred and intolerance,” said a spokesperson for the Ahmadiyah Indonesia Congregation. “It’s not the first and definitely won’t be the last attack. It’s been years and the Ahmadi community continues to live under threats”. Since they do not acknowledge Muhammad as the last prophet, the Ahmadis have been attacked by the most radical Islamic groups.

| 21/05/2018
| INDONESIA

The summit between Kim and Trump is in doubt. North Korea has not yet spoken on the presence of South Korean journalists at the destruction of the nuclear site. Today’s meeting between Korean civic groups was blocked. Pyongyang wants the return of defectors who were “abducted” in China in 2016. North Korean official newspaper warns against the madness of depending on the outside for development and against "imperialists".

| 21/05/2018
| KOREA – UNITED STATES

Activists call for the end of the "one-party dictatorship". Hong Kong is the only place in China where the massacre is remembered on a large-scale. But over the years student participation has decline.

| 21/05/2018
| HONG KONG – CHINA

On the day dedicated to the memory of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, Francis says that "the Church is feminine, because she is 'church', 'bride': she is feminine. And she is a mother, she gives birth. Bride and mother ".

| 21/05/2018
| VATICAN

Speaking to AsiaNews the Chaldean primate describes the "dual responsibility" because it indicates the Pope's closeness to Christians and to all the people. A choice that "surprised" him and attests to Pope’s great care for the Church in difficulty. Congratulations from Christian and Muslim personalities. Shiite leader: "Gift of mercy for Iraq". Al-Sadr wins election but does not have the numbers to form a government.

| 21/05/2018
| IRAQ - VATICAN

Beijing announced the launch of a satellite to serve as a communication link with a probe that should land on the far side of the moon.

| 21/05/2018
| CHINA

Armed with knives, incendiary devices and firearms, four terrorists stormed the church of the Archangel Michael. One faithful and two policemen died. The Chechen president: "The attackers received the order from a Western country".

| 21/05/2018
| CHECHNYA

According to Zarif, the commitments made so far from Brussels are not enough to save the agreement. Political support is insufficient, trade relations must be protected. Tehran's "expectations" towards the EU "have increased." EU Commissioner: the JCPOA "works", it should not be renegotiated.

| 21/05/2018
| IRAN - EU

Three days of protests. At the first of May 18, 21 Israeli Arabs were arrested. The police intervened with excessive use of force. Gaza: the number of victims of the  May protest 14 rises. A 20 year old boy sets himself on fire. UN: "Trapped in a toxic slum from life to death"

| 21/05/2018
| ISRAEL-PALESTINE

Riyaz was 45 and was a tailor. He was beaten along with his friend Shakeel, who is hospitalized. Once discharged, the latter will have to respond to charges of cow slaughter.

| 21/05/2018
| INDIA
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