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    24/07/2016 - VATICAN

    At the Angelus, Pope Francis makes the pilgrims pray for the victims of terrorist attacks in Germany and Afghanistan, against the "dark security and peace prospects." "The word 'Father' is the 'secret' of the prayer of Jesus, is the key that He gives to us so we too can enter into that confidential relationship of dialogue with the Father who accompanied and supported all his life”. The Pope’s upcoming trip for World Youth Day in Krakow, from 27 July.

    22/07/2016 - LIBYA

    Oil exports resume from the ports of As Sidr and Ra’s Lanuf

    Oil exports are expected to bring stability to the war-torn country. The area in question is a major oil hub and can deliver up to 900,000 barrels a day.

    22/07/2016 - INDONESIA

    Wives “belong” to husbands, hence Indonesian Ulema against women’s pictures on social media

    by Mathias Hariyadi

    Muslim Cleric Council leader in Palu, central Sulawesi, calls for fines of up to US$ 1,500 for married women who post pictures of themselves online. “Provocative” pictures endanger marriages and are an insult to husbands. In Islam, a woman’s beauty “belongs” to her husband.

    22/07/2016 - ARMENIA

    Yerevan, police clash with protesters calling for release of national hero

    The Armenian authorities have arrested dozens of people. The protesters called for the release of Jirair Sefilian, former soldier and leader of the opposition Movement Founding Parliament. Fueling the tension secret negotiations with Azerbaijan for the sale of part of Karabakh. Love of nation and desire for territorial integrity stringer than poverty.

    22/07/2016 - INDIA

    Charged with recruiting terrorists in Kerala, under influence of preacher who instigated Dhaka massacre

    Arshid Qureshi is the public relations manager with the Islamic Research Foundation. He is accused of having converted 15 young people of Kerala to Islam, who then disappeared from home to fight with the Islamic State. Circle tightening around Salafi preacher Zakir Naik, after ban on his television programs in Bangladesh.

    21/07/2016 - PAKISTAN

    Church and Pakistani activists call for swift law against ‘honour killings’

    by Shafique Khokhar

    Prime Minister Sharif’s daughter calls on parliament to legislate after the murder of Qandeel Baloch, a famous model and blogger who was killed by her brother to cleanse the family’s lost honour. A bill against honour killings has been languishing in parliament for years. However, for Muslim teacher, such a law would “make an already complicated issue even more complicated.”

    21/07/2016 - TURKEY

    Erdogan declares state of emergency to eradicate terrorist "virus" behind failed coup

    During the three-month state of emergency, the rights of assembly, publishing, broadcasting and movement will be suspended. Some 20,000 teachers have been fired. According to Erdogan, Fethullah Gülen and "other states" are behind the coup.

    21/07/2016 - SYRIA

    Horror in Aleppo: "moderate" rebel group beheads Palestinian child

    The Nour al-Din al-Zenki movement beheads 11-year old Abdallah Issa shouting "Allah Akbar". The child was executed for collaborating with government forces. Before he died he was tortured. The group’s leaders try to back away from the barbaric killing. The group is supported by Turkey, the US, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

    21/07/2016 - BANGLADESH

    Dhaka government says at least 11 NGOs fund terrorist groups

    by Sumon Corraya

    The organizations receive money since 2012. The funds come from the Middle East countries - such as Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia - and the UK. Islamist groups have opened schools, madrassas, hospitals and training centers. At least 231 associations bankrolled terrorism, with 500 thousand employees throughout the country.

    21/07/2016 - SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi Arabia slams Pokemon Go as "un-Islamic"

    The characters are based on the evolutionary theory of Darwin, rejected by Islam. In addition, most of the playing cards represent symbols of "deviant" religions and organizations, such as "international Zionism" and Israel, Freemasonry or Christian Crosses and Shinto symbols.

    20/07/2016 - TURKEY

    Erdogan purges target military, academics, teachers

    At least 99 generals and admirals, 1577 university deans, 21 thousand teachers, 15 thousand employees of the Ministry of Education have been questioned, arrested, forced to resign. All are suspected of being close to Fethullah Guelen, accused of being the mastermind of the plot.

    20/07/2016 - SAUDI ARABIA

    With Ramadan over, Saudi executions pick up; so far almost 100 carried out this year

    Two people, a Saudi convicted of murder and a Pakistani sentenced for drug trafficking, are executed, bringing to 98 the number of executions in 2016. Rights groups note that this year’s rate of executions is higher than last year’s at this point in time.

    20/07/2016 - PAKISTAN

    Lahore, Caritas stages show on peace and harmony

    The play was performed by Ajoka actors, one of Pakistan's most famous companies. The social arm of the Church wants to effect a profound change in society and involve the various communities. The theater group fighting conservative mentality.

    20/07/2016 - YEMEN - INDIA

    Msgr. Hinder: doubts over video of Salesian kidnapped in Yemen; hopes he is still alive

    A video posted on line shows Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil still in the hands of his kidnappers and  being beaten. The Vicar of Arabia believes the images are not new and do not provide "definite information". Vicar of the Salesians: It is important to keep case in public attention.

    20/07/2016 - INDONESIA

    Indonesia’s most wanted man, terrorist Santoso, killed in Central Sulawesi

    by Mathias Hariyadi

    The Islamic leader killed in shootout with police. Known by the nom de guerre of Abu Wardah, he was the leader of East Indonesian Mujahidin (MIT). He was the first Indonesian Mujahideen to swear allegiance to the Islamic State. Satisfaction among police, soldiers and press for success.

    19/07/2016 - GERMANY – ISLAM

    Father Samir: the young Afghan attacker in the Würzburg train might have been indoctrinated via the Internet

    The 17-year-old refugee had been placed with a German family. During his attack, he seriously wounded four people. Jihadi preachers use social media more than direct contacts. The possibility that terrorists might hide among refugees is "almost zero".

    19/07/2016 - KAZAKHSTAN

    Police capture “lone wolf" who killed five people in Almaty

    The suspect is a 26-year-old man, who had managed to escape after attacking a police station. He apparently embraced radical Islam whilst in prison on robbery and weapons possession. Meanwhile, the government is cracking down on terrorism. Some 300 young people went to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State.

    19/07/2016 - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh, death threats for three more Hindu priests

    The letters were left in temples where they work or delivered to staff. Another assistant received verbal threats: "Prepare to die." The police have been alerted, but the minorities live in fear.


    18/07/2016 - IRAQ - WYD

    AsiaNews in support of young refugees from Mosul at World Youth Day in Poland (PHOTO GALLERY)

    Thanks to various sponsors, our agency has donated 25 thousand Euros to contribute to the travel and accommodation costs. Meanwhile, the young boys and girls are preparing for the event with prayer meetings and retreats. Fr. Samir of Amadiya to our readers: "Thank you for your help", young Iraqis "are praying for you." Tomorrow they leave for Wroclaw, for a week of missionary animation.


    18/07/2016 - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Church calls for ban on TV preacher who inspired Dhaka terrorists

    by Kamran Chaudhry

    Zakir Naik, a major Salafist advocate, is the founder of Peace TV and a well known TV preacher. His network has broadcast in Pakistan since 2009. Dhaka massacre investigators found a direct link between his sermons and one of the attackers.

    18/07/2016 - BANGLADESH

    Anti-terrorism sermons distributed nationwide for Friday prayers

    by Sumon Corraya

    The text is written by the Bangladesh Islamic Foundation and pronounced by the imams in the Bengali language. Of a total of about 600 thousand mosques in the country, almost 300 thousand have received the document. The authorities want to curb the spread of extremist ideas among young people. Three supporters of Dhaka terrorists arrested.

    18/07/2016 - INDONESIA

    Islamists stop construction of shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary near Yogyakarta

    by Mathias Hariyadi

    Catholic leader and shrine promoter Cahyo Binuko receives threats and is the victim of intimidation. Local authorities issued a building permit months ago, but local extremists have tried to stop the construction, accusing Catholics of playing games with local residents’ minds. Now they are putting pressures on the authorities to withdraw the building permit.

    18/07/2016 - BAHRAIN

    Judges dissolve Shiite opposition movement Wefaq and seize assets

    Court claims the group has fomented violence and encouraged sectarian discord. During the trial, defense lawyers denounced intimidation, limitations and obstacles. US and the UN criticize judgment. Satisfaction of Prime Minister Khalifa well Salman al-Khalifa: Measure essential  "to preserving security and stability."


    18/07/2016 - TURKEY

    A failed coup and the power of Erdogan: Overture to a tragedy

    by NAT da Polis

    New pro-Erdogan demonstrations in Istanbul and Ankara. The weak attempt to overthrow the regime was not supported by Army Chiefs. Increased arrests and the possibility of introduction of the death penalty. Turkish democracy threatened by Kemalist secularism and Islamic fundamentalism.


    17/07/2016 - VATICAN

    Pope: More important than serving are listening and welcoming guests

    Francis spoke today about Jesus’s visit to two sisters, Martha and Mary, one of whom was “busy” and the other was “contemplative”. The right attitude belongs to those who "value the most important thing, i.e. the presence of the guest, Jesus." After the Marian prayer, the pope turned his thoughts to the Nice massacre. “May God, the good Father, welcome all the victims into his peace, support the wounded and comfort the families. May he dissolve every project of terror and death, so that no one dares to spill his brother's blood.” He also greeted “the great Chinese brothers and sisters” in the square.

    16/07/2016 - IRAQ

    Islamic State begins deportation of residents from al-Zab

    by Pierre Balanian

    As local residents are removed, Islamic State fighters begin digging in ahead of an Iraqi army attack. In al-Shirqat, resistance groups blow pole with the caliphate flag.

    16/07/2016 - PAKISTAN

    For the first time two members of religious minorities acknowledged as tribal elders

    Wilson Wazir Masih, a Christian, and Gormeet Singh, a Sikh, have become maliks, tribal elders. They represent some 30,000 people who can now legally press for their social, education, and health rights.

    16/07/2016 - RUSSIA - FRANCE

    Moscow patriarch condemns Nice massacre as an insane act

    The Russian Orthodox Primate extends his condolences to the families of the victims, calling for reflection on what is happening “to the human race".

    15/07/2016 - BANGLADESH

    Scores of educators held for inciting terrorism in Bangladesh

    by Sumon Corraya

    Police vets Prof Hasnat Karim’s involvement with Dhaka terrorists. Investigators seize several books praising jihad from the university library where he taught in 2012. Extremist ideas are spreading in some of the capital’s most prestigious schools.

    15/07/2016 - KUWAIT

    Kuwait, first Gulf state to provide rights to domestic workers

    Interior Minister decree sets minimum labour standards, including wages, working hours, holiday, end-of-service benefits. Happy, human rights groups want to see legislation extended to all Gulf states.

    Editor's choices

    ASIA – WYD
    Card Gracias: young Asians bring Asian values to World Youth Day in Krakow

    Nirmala Carvalho

    "Our Asian pilgrims not only bring the grandeur, the vitality and beauty of Asia, but also the multi-cultural diversity, pluralism as well as Asian values of hospitality and family and, of course, the Church of the young.” Asia youth come to discover Krakow and the charisma of John Paul II, founder of the WYD.

    Horror in Aleppo: "moderate" rebel group beheads Palestinian child

    The Nour al-Din al-Zenki movement beheads 11-year old Abdallah Issa shouting "Allah Akbar". The child was executed for collaborating with government forces. Before he died he was tortured. The group’s leaders try to back away from the barbaric killing. The group is supported by Turkey, the US, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.


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