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03/27/2015 YEMEN-MIDDLE EAST
Saudis continue raids against Shiite rebels. A religious war, but also a question of power
by Paul Dakiki
The military operation "Firmness Storm " has already caused 39 civilian deaths. Saudi Arabia (Sunni) along with Sudan, Turkey and Pakistan against Iranian influence in the Middle East. Objectives include: to ensure Bab-el-Mandel Strait; undermine the agreement on the Iranian nuclear question. Inter-Arabian military force launched to fight Islamic State terrorists.
Beirut (AsiaNews) - For the second consecutive day Saudi and Arab/ Shiite coalition aircraft bombed rebel positions near Houthi Sana'a and Aden. According to media estimates, operation "Firmness Storm" has already...

03/27/2015 INDONESIA
East Java: three militants arrested on returning from Syria. They were "disappointed by the Islamic State"
After six months in Syria, three militants have returned home disillusioned: they did not find the riches they expected in Syria. To counter the increasing numbers of citizens who join the Islamic State, the Minister of the Interior plans to revoke the citizenship of those who leave.
03/27/2015 UNITED NATIONS – MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch of Baghdad addresses UN, calling for new laws against states or individuals who support terrorists
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
The Security Council is meeting in a French-sponsored session dedicated to Christians and persecuted minorities in the Middle East. Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako hopes to see the international community provide its full support to Iraqi and Kurdish authorities. He also calls for strict laws against terrorism, as well as actions in favour education reform and exegeses of sacred texts that oppose extremism.
03/26/2015 ISLAM
IS a violent response to the emptiness young Muslims feel in the West
Jihadists have focused their recruitment efforts among young people. In the past three months, IS has recruited some 400 minors. Alienated in and by their societies, many young Western Muslims seek to even the score. For PIME Islam expert, young people want an inclusive identity and references. Muslim scholar believes that the violent response stems from the Western world’s “emptiness”.
03/26/2015 KYRGYZSTAN
Ulema "excommunicate" Islamic State group in Kyrgyzstan
Top Central Asian Muslim clerics meet in Bishkek to condemn IS violence and reaffirm Islam’s true teachings. “We know that destabilisation threatens Central Asia,” one of them said. IS has been banned in Kyrgyzstan and its activities outlawed. Local authorities also detained a group of Tajiks trying to join the Islamist group, including children.

03/26/2015 INDONESIA
Jakarta, hijab for policewomen gets go ahead to joy of extremist opposition
by Mathias Hariyadi
Gen. Haiti, Chief of police, has approved the use of hijab throughout the force. So far it was used only in Aceh, the only province where sharia is law. Satisfaction among members of the pro-Islamic parties. PKS politician: "Apex of a long battle."
03/26/2015 PHILIPPINES
Muslim and Christian leaders against prejudices, for “still possible” peace in Mindanao
Silsilah’s Inter Faith Council calls for peace and unity between Christians and Muslims in southern Philippines. Humility and wisdom are needed to promote collaboration, overcome differences and build a "pluralistic" society in the region.
03/26/2015 YEMEN
Riyadh and the Gulf monarchies launch air raids against Houthi rebels
by Paul Dakiki
Operation "Firmness Storm" began today, targeting Sana'a and its international airport. Aden airport has been "liberated". Army units have joined the Houthi rebels. A war between Sunnis and Shiites, between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
03/25/2015 LEBANON – FRANCE
The feast of the Annunciation for Islamic-Christian friendship in Beirut and in France
Today’s solemnity became a national holiday in 2010 to boost Christian-Muslim friendship through devotion to Mary. An interfaith ceremony is held at Notre Dame de Jamhour in the presence of the Card Philippe Barbarin and the rector of the Mosque of Lyon, Kamel Kabtane. The goal is to “go beyond the clash of civilisations and indifference towards the brotherhood of hearts."
03/24/2015 IRAN
Time for a deal with Tehran, a reliable partner against the Islamic State group
by Bernardo Cervellera
A framework agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue has to be inked by 31 March. US Republicans, Israel and Saudi Arabia are fiercely opposed to it for ulterior motives. Hassan Rouhani wants Iran to come back into the international fold. Tehran is playing a mediating role in the Middle East. For Vatican nuncio, “there is no evidence that Iran is preparing a nuclear bomb.”
03/24/2015 AFGHANISTAN
Bomb kills five children, injures ten more, during cricket game
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack in Ghazni province. The explosive device was attached to a bicycle. Residents took the victims’ bodies to the governor's house, calling for justice.
03/24/2015 INDONESIA
Authorities seize schoolbook that praises Islamic radicalism
The text contained notions taken from Wahhabi doctrine that encourage the killing of non-Muslims. The authorities have set up a team to contain widespread online extremism.
03/24/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi women will check men’s passports at airport
The unprecedented decision will apply to Madinah airport. Until now, women were only allowed to check the passports of women wearing a niqab who did not want to show their face to male officers.
03/24/2015 PAKISTAN
Attacks in Lahore, police arrest 200 Christians
by Jibran Khan
After the Taliban attacks against two churches on March 15, a mob had lynched two suspects. The police conducted an indiscriminate raid in the Christian quarter, without ascertaining the identity of those arrested. Religious leaders and political activists demand the immediate release of the innocent.
03/23/2015 AFGHANISTAN
Ordinary Afghans take to Kabul streets in protest over Farkhunda's murder
Dozens of people, many of them women, call on the government to dismiss and prosecute police agents involved in the victim's lynching. The 27-year-old was beaten to death, her body set on fire for allegedly burning a Qur'an. The investigation confirms her innocence. At the funeral, women were able to carry her coffin.

Altri articoli
03/23/2015 YEMEN
As Houthi militias move south, UN warns of possible civil war
03/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Where there is no mercy, there is no justice, not even in the Church
03/20/2015 PAKISTAN
Lahore attacks: Muslims demand protection for Christian churches by Shafique Khokhar
03/20/2015 IRAQ - UN - ISIS
UN accuses ISIS of genocide against Yazidis
03/20/2015 UNITED STATES - IRAN
Barack Obama tells Iranians that an historic opportunity for a nuclear deal is within reach
03/20/2015 AFGHANISTAN
Afghanistan, woman beaten to death for burning Koran pages
03/19/2015 PAKISTAN
Lahore attacks: Christian religious leaders ask for forgiveness for the lynching of two Muslims by Silent Thinker
03/19/2015 VATICAN
After two years, the pope is appreciated even from a distance
03/19/2015 TUNISIA - ISLAM
Tunisians united against terrorism
03/19/2015 INDONESIA
The presence of children in the ranks of the Islamic State group rattles Indonesia by Mathias Hariyadi
03/18/2015 TUNISIA - ISLAM
Terrorists attack Tunis museum, killing at least eight, taking dozens of hostages
03/18/2015 SYRIA - LEBANON
Gregory III Laham: as Lebanon closes borders, the plight of Syrian Christians gets worse
03/18/2015 PAKISTAN
Attacks in Lahore, Christian religious leaders invite the community to peace and forgiveness by Jibran Khan
03/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: better a society with the "trouble" of children than "sad and gray" without children
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IRAN
Time for a deal with Tehran, a reliable partner against the Islamic State group
by Bernardo Cervellera A framework agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue has to be inked by 31 March. US Republicans, Israel and Saudi Arabia are fiercely opposed to it for ulterior motives. Hassan Rouhani wants Iran to come back into the international fold. Tehran is playing a mediating role in the Middle East. For Vatican nuncio, “there is no evidence that Iran is preparing a nuclear bomb.”
VATICAN
Pope: Christians are persecuted and the world tries to hide itDuring the Angelus, Francis prayed for the victims of today's church massacres in Pakistan. Before the Marian prayer, he said that God "loves us, really love us, and loves us very much! This is simplest expression that sums up the whole Gospel, faith, and theology. God loves us freely and boundlessly." The pontiff also spoke about typhoon victims in Vanuatu. "I pray for the dead, the wounded and the homeless. I thank all those who reacted immediately to bring relief and aid." The pope also made a plea on behalf of persecuted Christians. "May the persecution against Christians, which the world is trying to hide, come to an end, and may there be peace."
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03/24/2015 INDONESIA
Authorities seize schoolbook that praises Islamic radicalism
03/22/2015 CHINA - VATICAN
BREAKING NEWS: Chinese police seize two priests in Mutanjiang
by Bernardo Cervellera
03/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Where there is no mercy, there is no justice, not even in the Church
03/24/2015 PAKISTAN
Attacks in Lahore, police arrest 200 Christians
by Jibran Khan
03/24/2015 IRAN
Time for a deal with Tehran, a reliable partner against the Islamic State group
by Bernardo Cervellera
03/21/2015 PHILIPPINES
Filipino priest: Youth as online “agents of peace” to counter Islamic State violence
03/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Offer to the "many" who want to "see Jesus" the Gospel, the Cross and the witness to our faith
03/24/2015 CHINA
The “endgame of communist rule has begun", a coup cannot be excluded
03/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "May Holy Week will help us leave behind the temptation to be ‘Yes, but Christians...'"
03/21/2015 VATICAN-ITALY
Pope in Naples: "Today is the first day of spring. Pray for young people, for their future, for hope."

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