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Experts believe that Dariga Nazarbayeva will succeed her father. Senate President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev swears in as interim president. His first official motion obtained the absolute approval: the capital Astana changes its name and becomes Nursultan.

| 21/03/2019
| KAZAKHSTAN

Farid Ahmed moved to New Zealand in 1988. Since 2013, he has been confined to a wheelchair due to a car accident. During the attack, his wife Husna saved a group of worshippers. Whilst returning to help her husband, Brenton Tarrant, the terrorist, shot her in the back.

| 21/03/2019
| NEW ZEALAND – ISLAM

Israeli security forces opened fire after explosive devices were fired in Nablus. The soldiers were allocated to defend the faithful on pilgrimage to the tomb of Joseph. A 19-year-old Palestinian also died, suspected of the March 17 attack in the Ariel colony. On the eve of the elections, the US Secretary of State confirms support for the outgoing premier.

| 21/03/2019
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE - USA
by Shafique Khokhar

The lecturer was head of the English department of Sadiq Egerton College in Bahawalpur. The murderer is a third year student and is a radicalized young man. He showed no regret for his gesture. Activist: "There is no doubt that Pakistan has fed the worst kind of mentality".

| 21/03/2019
| PAKISTAN

The incident occurred in a private home in the village of Panch Gachia. Rev Anand Hari is now in hospital. The “members of others religions have no restrictions on meeting,” says prominent Christian, whilst “Christians instead are not allowed to worship Our Lord.”

| 21/03/2019
| INDIA

When we say "thy will is done" in Our Father, we are asking that God’s quest to save us be successful. " “God is not ambiguous, he is not hiding behind enigmas, he has not planned the future of the world in an indecipherable manner." The pontiff prayed for flood victims in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

| 20/03/2019
| VATICAN
by Peter Tran

Hanoi's priorities include a North-South Highway with a 118 trillion đồng (US$ 5.3 billion) price tag, with less than half from China. Chinese interest rates are among the highest and come with several fees. Chinese companies win contracts by outbidding others, but their costs multiply as a result of delays and slow work.

| 20/03/2019
| VIETNAM – CHINA
by Nirmala Carvalho

Indian authorities detained a Malaysian man who carried a live human embryo into Mumbai airport. He is believed to have made at least ten trips in the last 18 months. Indian doctor urges people to take part in a pro-life march on 24 March.

| 20/03/2019
| INDIA

The annual blossom came four days earlier than average this year but three days later than last year. The warmer than usual weather caused the early flowering. In Japanese culture the event has been important since the 9th century. Hanami are traditional festivals in which the Japanese and tourists fill streets and parks to see tree blossom.

| 20/03/2019
| JAPAN

Tensions are running high and the outcome of the vote is uncertain. The division in the right opens a window of opportunity for the coalition led by former general Gantz. Whilst the incumbent prime minister has stressed the Iranian threat and Hezbollah, a corruption investigation overshadows his campaign. The Druze are unhappy, and Christians are politically irrelevant, as is the Palestinian question.

| 20/03/2019
| ISRAEL – PALESTINE

20 charges against them. Husband and wife had already received a conviction for violence against an Indonesian maid. The Burmese employee received little food and could make limited use of the toilet. Singapore is home to around 250,000 women in domestic service, mostly from Indonesia, the Philippines and Myanmar.

| 20/03/2019
| SINGAPORE-MYANMAR
by Bernardo Cervellera

The Jesuit missionary from Macerata inaugurated an era that lasted for centuries and helped China to modernize and emerge from isolation. The 800 missionaries - including those from PIME - brought Western medicine, hospitals, girls schools, new agricultural crops, universities to China. Why Xi is not going to the Vatican. During the Cultural Revolution, the left-wing Italian parties praised Mao, hiding his massacres and failures. The fragility of Xi Jinping, opposed in China by the "leftist" fringes.

| 20/03/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
by Emanuele Scimia

The memo of understanding between Italy and China should foster the participation of Italian seaports in the New Silk Roads project. Trieste and Venice could become Belt and Road hubs – unless the US and the EU throw a spanner in the works. 

| 20/03/2019
| CHINA - ITALY

On 18 April, 13 Indian states will vote. In India the Catholic community is composed of 20 million faithful. The only two Christian celebrations recognized as public holidays are Christmas and Good Friday.

| 20/03/2019
| INDIA
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The annual blossom came four days earlier than average this year but three days later than last year. The warmer than usual weather caused the early flowering. In Japanese culture the event has been important since the 9th century. Hanami are traditional ...
| 20/03/2019
| JAPAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
The Jesuit missionary from Macerata inaugurated an era that lasted for centuries and helped China to modernize and emerge from isolation. The 800 missionaries - including those from PIME - brought Western medicine, hospitals, girls schools, new agricultural ...
| 20/03/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Emanuele Scimia
The memo of understanding between Italy and China should foster the participation of Italian seaports in the New Silk Roads project. Trieste and Venice could become Belt and Road hubs – unless the US and the EU throw a spanner in the works.&nbs...
| 20/03/2019
| CHINA - ITALY
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
Since the signing of the agreement, members of the non-official communities have been forced to join the PA and its "independent" Church project. It is said that the underground Church "must disappear". But Pope Francis’ message  speaks only ...
| 11/03/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
The decision is taken on the 60th anniversary of the 1959 uprising. Tibetans in exile mark the event with protests. Xinhua uses the argument of economic growth, increased life span and better education to refute the critics' claims that the Tibetans ...
| 11/03/2019
| CHINA
 
by Emanuele Scimia
Beijing wants to maintain a foothold in Latin America, Washington’s “geopolitical backyard”. But dealing with the dysfunctional Venezuelan regime is a risky game for the Chinese, which could face similar challenges along the New Silk ...
| 11/03/2019
| CHINA-VENEZUELA
 
United States, Russia, France, Germany and China among the main exporters the. Washington remains the world leader in sales. 52% of US weapons go to the Middle East. Riyadh has increased the arms imports by 192%. Egypt ranked third with a 206% growth. ...
| 11/03/2019
| ASIA
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