The government fears that there could be tensions and incidents due to the growing anti-China sentiment. Planned protests of the anti-extradition movement at the race track aimed at Junius Ho, who congratulated members the of Yuan Long triads for beating up young demonstrators and passers-by.
According to the Prime Minister of Thailand, the information is needed to create a national database. About 90 per cent of Thais are Buddhists, although Muslims are the majority in three southern provinces bordering Malaysia. The request for information follows a series of explosions in Bangkok in August.
Fr Binoy John was released for health reasons, but catechist Munna Hasda, who was arrested with him, remains in prison. About 3,000 tribal people demonstrate against the wreckage of a Jesuit college by radical Hindu nationalists.
The circular ordered female students to cover themselves in order “to protect them from any unethical incident.” For Health Minister, “The veil is part of our religion but cannot be forced”.
Yesterday, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and his entourage visited Muslims and Hindus from Yangon. According to analysts, the Army is trying to clean up its image after the Rohingya crisis. In 2020, Myanmar citizens will take part in the second elections since the end of the dictatorship.
Saudis claim they have evidence of Tehran's “involvement” in the operation. The attacks included cruise missiles and drones, indicating a high degree of complexity and sophistication. Pompeo travels to Riyadh and Abi Dhabi. US president is waiting results of the investigation to draw up an action plan.
An ethnic Orao, the Salesian nun hails from the Diocese of Mymensingh and has always served economic migrants in the big cities. She organises catechism lessons for workers' children, talks to employers to let their workers to attend Sunday Mass, and visits the most remote hill areas.
After months of silence, IS leader spoke, calling for strengthening military action and Jihadi propaganda. For Fr Paul, his words have not had any "vast echo". Everyone hopes to return to “normal". For this to happen, patience, courage and faith are needed.
Under new Foreign Contribution Registration Rules, members of NGOs must make a notarised statement. For Sajan K George, the goal is to hit Christian minority organisations.
The Archbishop of Vasai supports the ‘Document on Human Fraternity’ signed in Abu Dhabi. Asserting the importance of dialogue between religions "does not mean renouncing one's own identity". Pope Francis "is not changing any Catholic doctrine". At the same time, “The encounter with the religious other is an undeniable reality and it is important to insist on listening to the experience of the other.”
Fires have been raging in the Indonesia for more than a month, fuelled by the dry season. Indonesia’s president visited Riau province, the most affected along with Kalimantan. “We have all the means to deal with this disaster, but some have not yet performed as well as they should," the president said.
"Often human language is indifference. I will get involved up to here but then I won’t think about it any further ". "Compassion takes us to the path of true justice. We must always give back to those who have a certain right, and this always saves us from selfishness, from indifference, from the closure of ourselves".
Many Vietnamese are upset because the authorities resort far too often to "administrative sanctions" instead of prison. They are critical of the extradition agreement signed by Hanoi and Beijing in 2015. For many, national sovereignty is at stake.
There is no vaccine or cure for the animal disease. The authorities have ordered the suppression of about 4 thousand pigs as a precaution. The epidemic originated in China and has spread to neighboring countries: Mongolia and Vietnam among the most affected.
In yesterday's meeting in Ankara Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani called for "lasting" ways to end the conflict. The Turkish president calls for a greater assumption of "responsibility". The humanitarian issue and the fears of a new wave of refugees. Moscow worried by a new rise of ISIS.