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by Vladimir Rozanskij

70% turnout, Putin victory of 80%. The results published before the closing of all of the ballot boxes in the Federation. Miracles in Optina where "The Russian Pilgrim's Tales" was born: the construction of a new church; exorcisms; medical cures.

| 02/07/2020
| RUSSIA
by Paul Wang

At least 370 people arrested in Hong Kong yesterday; several of them are victims of the new law. The US House of Representatives unanimously votes for a law that provides for sanctions on people, companies and banks that undermine Hong Kong's freedom. The criticism of the EU, Australia, Great Britain, Japan. Concerns about the "universal" sovereignty expressed by law.

| 02/07/2020
| HONG KONG - CHINA

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 for the army's violence against the Rohingya.

| 02/07/2020
| MYANMAR

The Iranian Foreign Minister intervenes in the "virtual" Security Council meeting.  A response to the US attacks and pressure for "indefinite" duration of sale ban. Tehran's head of diplomacy lists "numerous acts of US aggression". And hopes for a strong Middle East, capable of ensuring "territorial stability".

| 02/07/2020
| IRAN - UN

Card Sako issued a message for the Chaldean community in the Iranian capital, which is confidently waiting for a bishop. Its most urgent issues are emigration, embargo and the coronavirus emergency. The strength of the community lies in hope and "their faith”. For the prelate, “we need a local clergy who know the local people, culture and language.”

| 01/07/2020
| IRAN – IRAQ
by NAT da Polis

The holiness of Hagia Sophia constitutes a vital centre where west and east can meet; its conversion into a mosque will a drive a wedge between these two worlds.

| 01/07/2020
| TURKEY
by Sumon Corraya

On 1 July 2016, Islamic militants killed 22 people, including nine Italians, at the Holey Artisan Bakery café. Seven terrorists have been sentenced to death. Bangladesh’s counterterrorism police have conducted 395 raids, arresting 1,065 jihadis and killing 25. Radical groups are using social media to recruit young people and university students.

 

| 01/07/2020
| BANGLADESH
by Paul Wang

By 2 pm, hundreds of people had gathered in Causeway Bay and Times Square, eventually becoming thousands at the intersection with Hennessy Road. Some 4,000 police agents in riot gear with water cannons charge the crowd and arrest protesters.

| 01/07/2020
| HONG KONG – CHINA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The Sindhudurg Diocesan Development Society (SDDS) has been working with marginalized sectors of society, particularly young people and children, for more than a decade in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra.

| 01/07/2020
| INDIA
by Wang Zhicheng

According to the deputy head of the Office for Hong Kong and Macao, many businessmen expressed gratitude to him for saving the "stability" of the territory. In the new law, the definitions of four crimes - secession, subversion, terrorism, collaboration with foreign forces - are so broad that they include situations created this year in Hong Kong with pro-democracy demonstrations. The law is drawn up in six chapters and 66 articles. Crimes committed abroad are also punishable. National education.

| 01/07/2020
| CHINA - HONG KONG

A $ 33 billion project attracting investors from the Middle East and China. The new capital will rise in Borneo on an area of ​​256 thousand hectares. Projects for educational institutions, modern hospitals, botanical gardens and an eco-sustainable transport system.

| 01/07/2020
| INDONESIA

Security concerns lead Chunghwa Telecom and Taiwan Mobile to choose Finnish company. Taiwan will invest 605 million euros to encourage the industrial development of the 5G system. US government: Huawei is a "threat to national security".

| 01/07/2020
| TAIWAN

Front-line healthcare workers have to cope with the virus, equipment shortages, unpaid wages, and the risk of attacks from patients’ families. Some have to work 48-hour shifts. In Kurdistan hospitals, only coronavirus cases are treated. For one Chaldean priest, many sick people prefer to stay at home and avoid hospitals.

| 30/06/2020
| IRAQ

In the message to the Catholic Press Association during the Catholic Media Conference, Francis writes that “Only with that gaze can we effectively work to overcome the diseases of racism, injustice and indifference that disfigure the face of our common family.”

| 30/06/2020
| VATICAN
Editor's choices
 
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
 
Students at the Xilinhaote Middle School (Inner Mongolia) are prohibited from taking part in religious activities inside and outside schools, on pain of expulsion. Parents are prohibited from educating children about religion. The country-wide directive ...
| 12/06/2020
| CHINA
 
China has signed special agreements with South Korea and Singapore. Japan is vetting allowing air travel from Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand. Cambodia plans to charge foreign visitors for the costs of anti-coronavirus checks. Indian borders ...
| 12/06/2020
| ASIA
 
by Biju Veticad
The archbishop of Changanacherry, Msgr. Joseph Peruthottam, comments on global outcry over the news of the elephant killed for eating a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers. Human lives killed by wild animals should also provoke concern. But above all, ...
| 12/06/2020
| INDIA
 
by Marian Demir
An Areda Survey of a total 2500 respondents reveals 22.4% are against and 4.3% say they don't know. On the domestic front, the government's control and repression policy is strengthened. A law has been approved that expands the powers ...
| 12/06/2020
| TURKEY
 
by Fady Noun
Over 40 leading figures from the Lebanese Shiite world against the violence promoted last weekend by the militants of the two parties. A "petty" policy that feeds on "divisions and discord". The parties in power "paralyzed" before risk of famine and ...
| 11/06/2020
| LEBANON
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