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The People's Peace Movement hopes to be more successful than US negotiators, challenging scorching temperatures during Ramadan fasting. Local sources report that four marchers have been abducted by the Taliban.

| 03/06/2019
| AFGHANISTAN

Last month, the regional superior of Maryknoll missionaries took part in a humanitarian mission. The Eugene Bell Foundation delegation treated some 3,000 people suffering from multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. South Korea is split on sending food aid, but for the clergyman, "more compassion is needed. We must take a risk.”

| 03/06/2019
| KOREA
by Ngoc Linh

The seven of provinces of Vietnam that border China are seen as "the lungs of the country". Growing pollution is damaging both surface and underground water. The damage to the economy is estimated at between US$ 400 million and US$ 7 billion. China’s management of its upstream dams also raises fears.

| 03/06/2019
| VIETNAM

A Catholic source tells AsiaNews that 30 years since the massacre seem to have taught the Chinese and the world nothing. “China’s dictatorship has gotten more heavy-handed” whilst “the world seems to have forgotten us."

| 03/06/2019
| HONG KONG
by Nirmala Carvalho

In his second term, Narendra Modi assigned two ministerships of state to the Bharatiya Janata Party member who led locally the Bajrang Dal, a Hindu youth group involved in the death of the clergyman and his two sons.

| 03/06/2019
| INDIA

Islam celebrates the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and prayer. The faithful will be able to have a meal again in the light of day. The party is an occasion for charity and solidarity. Chaldean patriarch: a moment of renewal, to forget differences and forgive each other. Development for the country and the region.

| 03/06/2019
| IRAQ - ISLAM

On his return flight from Romania, Francis spoke to journalists. Europe that must recover "the mystique of the founding fathers". "A politician must never, never sow hatred and fear".  Listening to Benedict XVI "gives me strength, I feel the nourishment of my roots and it helps me to move forward".

| 03/06/2019
| VATICAN

The international competition in England and Wales until July 14th. The "The Oval" stadium celebrates for its favorites. Leading the team, captain Shakib Al Hasan and former captain Mushfiqur Rahim, "star" of the day.

| 03/06/2019
| BANGLADESH

Reports on the repression of protest demonstrations are the subject of heavy censorship in China. In the night between 3 and 4 June 1989, 300 to 2 thousand people died. The defense minister asks why people continue to say that the government has not handled the events correctly.

| 03/06/2019
| CHINA

Hundreds of people are hospitalized with vomiting and diarrhea. One person died in Churu, where the peak in temperatures was recorded. Doctor's advice: "Drink at least three liters of water a day, avoid eating outside the home, use high factor sun cream".

| 03/06/2019
| INDIA

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Justice Ayelet Shaked are targeted by the Prime Minister. The two politicians thank the citizens but do not provide explanations regarding their expulsion. The provision allows Netanyahu to use vacancies with a view to pre-election bargaining.

| 03/06/2019
| ISRAEL
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National security law “threatens to undermine freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press and academic freedom. Freedom of religion and belief is also under threat. According to many reports, freedom of religion and belief ...
| 06/07/2020
| ASIA - HONG KONG
 
The Financial Intelligence Authority (AIF), the agency of the Holy See and Vatican City State charged with fighting money laundering and terrorist financing, received 64 suspicious activity reports, took action in four cases, and froze one IOR accoun...
| 03/07/2020
| VATICAN
 
by Paul Wang
The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong has no confidence in China and fears government interference in Church affairs will occur in Hong Kong. Card Tong holds a different position. For Hong Kong priest, Beijing will only allow freedom of worship, but religious ...
| 03/07/2020
| HONG KONG – CHINA
 
The State Council has completed the documentation process. The sentence, scheduled for this morning, postponed by two weeks. Rumors of "pressure" on the Ankara government. But Erdogan wants to hold the official ceremony on July 15th, on ...
| 02/07/2020
| TURKEY
 
The country has been ruled by the military for decades. A victory for Aung San Suu Kyi and her League for Democracy is expected, but not the triumph of 2015. The Lady has lost the approval of ethnic minorities and is criticized by the international community ...
| 02/07/2020
| MYANMAR
 
For Yehuda Garami, Zionism and Judaism are confused, but there is a big difference between the two. The conflict is political and “has nothing to do with religion”. For Jews, there is religious freedom and security in Iran; “we do not ...
| 23/06/2020
| IRAN – ISRAEL
 
by Wang Zhicheng
He had only been released in January. Over past 13 years Msgr. Cui Tai has spent long intervals in detention and is released only for short periods on Chinese holidays. His detention is contrary to the laws of the country. The bishop is "a sacrificial ...
| 23/06/2020
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Peter Tran
The diocese, which stretches along the border with China, has "the smallest number of faithful" in Vietnam’s Catholic Church, but has "huge" potential. Preaching the Gospel is not limited to the diocese, but can be done in association with the ...
| 22/06/2020
| VIETNAM
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