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04/16/2014 IRAQ
Iraqi government closes Abu Ghraib prison
Justice Ministry announces the transfer of 2,400 prisoners to other facilities, raising concerns among lawmakers on the Security and Defence committee of Iraq's parliament. For them, the move sends the wrong message.
Baghdad (AsiaNews/Agencies) - The Iraqi government on Tuesday announced the closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison. In a press release, the Iraqi Minister of Justice said that some 2,400 prisoners held in the...

04/16/2014 INDIA
Narendra Modi's right hand man stopped for inciting hatred against Muslims
Election Commission bars Amit Shah from any meeting or election speech in Uttar Pradesh. In early April, he had asked people not to vote for Muslim candidates because Muslims had raped, killed and humiliated Hindus. Modi, an ultra-nationalist Hindu, has been blamed in connection with the 2002 communal massacres in Gujarat, when almost a thousand Muslims were killed.
04/16/2014 IRAQ
Mar Sako at Easter, the power of Christ's broken and risen body pushes Iraq to new life
by Mar Louis Raphael I Sako
The Chaldean Patriarch reminds faithful that "Jesus is the heart " of Easter, "the center of our faith," his resurrection "makes the sun rise" on Iraq and the whole of humanity . His Beatitude exhorts the faithful to come together and pray. Ahead of the upcoming general election, he appeals for a leader who embodies the values of freedom , dignity and social justice .
04/15/2014 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi court shuts down liberal forum
Forum founder Raif Badawi is already purging a seven-year sentence for violating Islamic teachings and criticising prominent religious figures. Meanwhile, King Abdullah continues to push for reforms to the country's legal system and greater transparency in sentencing.
04/14/2014 BANGLADESH
Fr Silvano Garello, a missionary that translated Church into Bangla
by Sumon Corraya
The Xaverian priest, 74, has lived in the Asian country since 1970 where he has translated into Bangla Vatican II documents, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and some encyclicals. He has also written 200 Christian books directly in that language.

04/14/2014 PAKISTAN
Lahore: third postponement in Asia Bibi's appeal as Islamist threats against judges continue
by Jibran Khan
High Court began proceedings this morning, only to adjourn the hearing. A new date for a case that has lasted for years might be announced tomorrow. Optimistic, the defendant's lawyers hope to see her walk free soon. However, fundamentalist groups continue to make threats. For Lahore priest, "the situation in Pakistan is getting worse by the day, not only for minorities, but especially for women and girls."
04/14/2014 SYRIA
I will miss you Fr Frans, you inspired us all, says Syrian Jesuit
by Tony Homsy*
A young priest from the Society of Jesus remembers the life and work of Fr Frans van der Lugt, who was killed in Homs after he refused to abandon residents beleaguered by hunger and war. "He gave and continues to give everything for the Church, Syria, and peace. His story and qualities made him an exceptional missionary and witness to the Gospel." Reprinted courtesy of 'The Jesuit Post'.
04/14/2014 AFGHANISTAN
Elections in Afghanistan, exit polls put Abdullah Abdullah in the lead
The Independent Electoral Commission has scrutinized about 500 thousand votes in 26 provinces . The candidate of the National Coalition of Afghanistan (NCA, Islamic democracy) is in the lead with 41.9% , followed by Ashraf Ghani with 37.6% . Final results expected for April 24.
04/11/2014 JAPAN
Japanese airports becoming 'Islam-friendly' to cater to growing Muslim tourism
Narita, Osaka and Kyoto airports are gradually adapting to accommodate Muslims. 'Silence rooms are turned into prayer rooms. Airport lavatories now include special taps for Muslim ritual washing. Restaurants go 'halal'.
04/10/2014 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi husbands to be taken to court by force if they refuse to grant a divorce
A new law, which is set to boost women's rights in divorce cases, comes into effect next week.
04/09/2014 INDONESIA
Exit polls show Megawati leading in Indonesian elections thanks to the "Widodo effect"
Early results show the PDIP of former President Megawati leading the pack with almost 20 per cent of the vote, riding on the coattails of the Jakarta governor, who is poised to run in the upcoming presidential poll. The Golkar Party is in second place. Islamist parties are a flop. Mired in scandals and corruption accusations, outgoing President Yudhoyono's party fares badly.
04/09/2014 IRAQ - UNITED STATES
Patriarch Sako: mourning and prayer for Card Delly who kept us united in dark times
by Joseph Mahmoud
The patriarch emeritus dies at the age of 87 years, after leading the Chaldean Patriarchate in one of Iraq's most difficult periods. Mar Sako remembers how "he was able to encourage the community and remained faithful to its mission." A memorial Mass will be celebrated In Baghdad, whilst the funeral might take place in the United States.
04/09/2014 PAKISTAN
Islamabad, market place bombing leaves 23 dead and 39 wounded
The bomb was placed inside a crate of fruit. The explosion took place in the early hours of the morning. Eyewitnesses speak of "blood and body parts scattered everywhere". Perpetrators and target of attack unknown. Fragile truce between the government and Taliban during peace talks expires tomorrow.
04/08/2014 SYRIA - INDIA - EGYPT
For Indian Jesuit, the murder of Fr Frans is a loss for Muslims in Syria
by Bimal Kerketta sj*
Fr Bimal Kerketta, a priest who runs a school in Minya (Egypt) tells AsiaNews about his friendship with the Jesuit clergyman killed yesterday in Homs. "He was killed in the monastery garden," a fellow Jesuit in Homs says.
04/07/2014 SYRIA
Homs: Fr Frans Van of the Lugt, who fed Christians and Muslims, is killed
The reasons for the attack remain unclear. Some sources told AsiaNews that the priest was involved in mediation between the rebels and the army to save the local population, tried by starvation and constant shelling.

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04/07/2014 PAKISTAN - INDIA
Paul Bhatti: "We want concrete answers against unjust death sentences for blasphemy"
04/07/2014 SYRIA
People are still dying in Homs, Damascus and Jordanian refugee camps
04/05/2014 INDIA
India, Babri Masjid demolition "planned by Hindu party" by Nirmala Carvalho
04/05/2014 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Selangor, Christians demand Islamic authorities return confiscated Bibles
04/04/2014 SYRIA - LEBANON
Victims, refugees, devastation: the math of Syria's war and its tragic repercussions for Lebanon
04/04/2014 AFGHANISTAN
Afghan elections remain "unpredictable," but without education nothing will not change"
04/04/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Israel says "no" to the release of Palestinian prisoners by Joshua Lapide
04/03/2014 FRANCE - IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch on the uncertain future of eastern Christians, a bridge between the West and Islam by Mar Louis Raphael I Sako
04/03/2014 LEBANON - SYRIA
Over one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a quarter of the entire population
04/02/2014 PAKISTAN
Catholics and Muslims fasting and praying together for Asia Bibi and Sawan Masih by Jibran Khan
04/01/2014 IRAN - UN
Chief Rabbi of Iran, Youssef Hamadani Cohen, has died
03/31/2014 VATICAN - SYRIA
Mgr Zenari: pope feels in his heart the suffering of the Syrian people
03/31/2014 TURKEY
Erdogan wins election: hunt for "traitors" is on
03/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Like the blind man healed, "come to see the light", reborn to new life
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SYRIA
I will miss you Fr Frans, you inspired us all, says Syrian Jesuit
by Tony Homsy*A young priest from the Society of Jesus remembers the life and work of Fr Frans van der Lugt, who was killed in Homs after he refused to abandon residents beleaguered by hunger and war. "He gave and continues to give everything for the Church, Syria, and peace. His story and qualities made him an exceptional missionary and witness to the Gospel." Reprinted courtesy of 'The Jesuit Post'.
FRANCE - IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch on the uncertain future of eastern Christians, a bridge between the West and Islam
by Mar Louis Raphael I SakoThe wars in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan have made things worse for their peoples, especially minorities. As Western policies have been a failure, fundamentalism has grown with the Arab Spring losing out to extremism. Muslim authorities have a role in protecting rights and religious freedom. The presence of Christians in the Middle East is crucial for Muslims.
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04/14/2014 VATICAN
For pope, the seminary is not a refuge, hence 'Woe do the wicked shepherds'
04/14/2014 PAKISTAN
Lahore: third postponement in Asia Bibi's appeal as Islamist threats against judges continue
by Jibran Khan
04/10/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Dictatorship of thought" suppresses "freedom of conscience, people’s relationship with God"
04/10/2014 CHINA - ISRAEL
After two centuries, Henan Jews prepare to celebrate Passover
04/11/2014 SRI LANKA
Christ's Passion changed my life, young Buddhist says
by Melani Manel Perera
04/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: defend the rights of the child to life, not to be exploited, not to become the subject of "educational experiments"
04/11/2014 JAPAN
Japanese airports becoming 'Islam-friendly' to cater to growing Muslim tourism
04/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan exists "even in the 21st century" and continues to tempt us because "he does not want us to follow Christ"
04/10/2014 CHINA
China: import-export falls again in March amid fears of another recession
04/11/2014 INDIA
For Card Gracias, canonising popes John Paul II and John XXIII will consecrate India to Mary
by Card. Oswald Gracias

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