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11/22/2014 BAHRAIN
Bahrain's first post-Arab Spring vote boycotted by Shia majority
Polling stations are open today. A second round of voting is set for next Saturday. Some 350,000 voters are eligible to cast their ballot in parliamentary and municipal elections. Al Wefaq and three other Shia groups are boycotting the vote, a "farce" that can only bolster Sunni domination.
Manama (AsiaNews/Agencies) - Bahrainis went to the polls today for the first legislative and municipal elections since protests broke out in February 2011. Some 350,000 voters are eligible to cast their ballot between 8 am and 8 pm. A second round of voting...

11/22/2014 BANGLADESH
PIME missionary says his blood is that of the people of Bonpara
by Sumon Corraya
About 2,500 Catholics celebrated Fr Dino Giacominelli's 25 years as a priest. Now the clergyman is getting ready to leave the parish where he served for 23 years. "Without him," said one faithful, "this community would be much weaker".
11/21/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Jerusalem: calm returns to the Esplanade of the Mosques
Israeli police drops age limit on men visiting the holy place. For now, things are under control. A spate of attacks shake but do not break the calm. PM Netanyahu attacks mayor of Ashkelon for banning Arab workers from his town.
11/20/2014 AUSTRIA - IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslim leaders: Unbefitting silence on the Islamic State, a Nazism in the name of Islam
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
Speaking at an interfaith conference sponsored by a Saudi institution, Mar Sako describes a "wounded" Middle East. The liberation of Mosul and the Nineveh Plain is a priority for the return of displaced people, Christian and non-Christians, forced to live in appalling conditions. The silence of Muslim leaders is fueling jihadist violence, we need a clear condemnation.
11/20/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Israeli Soldiers ready to demolish Palestinian attackers' homes
by Joshua Lapide
Abd al-Rahman al-Shaludi's house of in Silwan was demolished yesterday. The families of Ibrahim al-Akkari, Muhammad Jaabis and Mutaz Hijazi received their demolition notices. "Violence begets violence." For B'Tselem, it is wrong to punish innocent people just because their relatives carried out acts of violence. Haaretz notes that the homes of Israeli terrorists remain intact. Selective justice is not justice - it is vengeance.

11/19/2014 INDIA
For Indian bishop, Christian-Muslim dialogue needs actions, not words
by Nirmala Carvalho
In India, both communities are a minority. For Mgr Felix Machado, archbishop of Vasai, change begins in the school, which must be "an environment that teaches reciprocity, as well as respect for the natural dignity and freedom of every human being". He calls on Muslims to "use their own tools for the good of all and for building the nation."
11/19/2014 ISRAEL-PALESTINE
Netanyahu "iron fist" against terrorism on synagogue
by Joshua Lapide
Homes demolished the of two terrorists who yesterday attacked the place of prayer in Har Nof. The two are not members of any organization. Abbas condemns the attack; Hamas in Gaza celebrate it. The UN secretary: We need a long-term solution for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Christian leaders visit the synagogue in solidarity with the victims. Patriarch of Jerusalem: We must get to the root of the conflict.
11/19/2014 INDONESIA
As Ahok, a Christian and ethnic Chinese, becomes the first non-Muslim to lead Jakarta, Islamists rage
by Mathias Hariyadi
In a break with tradition, Tjahaja Basuki Purnama was sworn in today by President Jokowi, his predecessor as Jakarta governor, at the Presidential Palace, and not by the Home Affairs Ministry. Extremist groups call for the ouster of the new governor. Thousands of police have been deployed to enforce security.
11/19/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA
After five months Iraqi army controls Baiji refinery, militants on the run
The security forces have entered into the country’s most important oil refinery, the center of a bitter struggle with the Islamic State. Retreating, the jihadists lay landmines. The agriculture minister accuses militants of having stolen more than one million tons of cereals.
11/18/2014 VATICAN - SYMPOSIUM
Pope, hopeful that the AsiaNews Symposium will encourage evangelical zeal in Asia
A telegram from the pope blesses the 2014 international meeting by the PIME agency, its speakers, organisers and all those in attendance. The pontiff is "hopeful that this blessed occasion can be an intense experience of reflection and communion, promoting a renewed apostolic zeal in favour of proclaiming the Gospel in Asia."
11/18/2014 IRAQ - SYMPOSIUM
Baghdad Patriarch hopes to see Francis in Iraq to restore Christians' hope
Speaking at the AsiaNews International Symposium, Mar Sako highlights the pope's message of peace and co-existence. He also remembers John Paul II's anti-war messages and his wish to visit Iraq. He also expresses gratitude for the actions of solidarity as well as hope for the future of the Christian community, which is essential to the country's life.
11/18/2014 ISRAEL-PALESTINE
Jerusalem: deadly attack at a synagogue. A Palestinian "suicide"
by Joshua Lapide
Four Jews died and eight were injured. The two attackers were killed by police. One is on the run. A Palestinian driver found dead on his bus. Police claim it was a suicide, but Palestinians believ he was murdered.
11/17/2014 INDONESIA - VATICAN
For Indonesian Bishops, Evangelii Gaudium is the way for a missionary Church
by Mathias Hariyadi
The Bishops' Conference renews the pastoral and missionary journey along the lines laid out by Pope Francis. Multiculturalism, interfaith dialogue and commitment to the poor and marginalised are the priorities of the local church. The bishops also express hope to see an apostolic visit during Indonesian Youth Day in Manado in 2016.
11/17/2014 BANGLADESH
Rajshahi: Islamists kill university professor for banning burka in classroom
by Nozrul Islam
Shafiul Islam, 48, was hacked to death on his way home. An extremist group claims responsibility for his murder on Facebook. The professor was known for his liberal views and for belonging to Baul, a syncretistic spiritual group.
11/17/2014 SWITZERLAND - IRAQ
Mauro Valsangiacomo, a painter inspired by Mosul refugees
The Swiss painter will take part in the AsiaNews International Symposium, scheduled for tomorrow, where he will present one of his works, 'Family on the run', which was inspired by the harrowing experience of Iraqi Christians who fled Mosul. His series of paintings titled 'Meditation on the Middle East' depict destruction and compassion and coincide with the painter's return to the Catholic faith.

Altri articoli
11/17/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Faisalabad: Christian and Muslim activists against blasphemy law abuses by Shafique Khokhar
11/17/2014 SYRIA-IRAQ-US
The Islamic State beheads aid worker Peter Kassig and 18 Syrian soldiers
11/17/2014 IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch and Speaker of Parliament: Christians essential to Iraq's future by Joseph Mahmoud
11/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Nurture your God given talents, don’t disappoint Him!
11/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Abortion, euthanasia and test tube children are false compassion, life is always sacred
11/15/2014 IRAQ
Iraq, Army free Baiji from Islamic State control
11/14/2014 INDIA
India's Hindu Radical go on the offensive, calling for a stop to conversions to Christianity and Islam by Nirmala Carvalho
11/14/2014 ISRAEL-PALESTINE-ISLAM
The Islamic State is coming to Israel by Uri Avnery
11/14/2014 IRAQ-SYRIA-ISLAM
Al-Baghdadi message: "Volcanoes of jihad" against Jews, crusaders, apostates even in Saudi Arabia
11/13/2014 VATICAN - ISLAM
Catholic-Muslim dialogue: "It is never acceptable to use religion to justify" violence
11/13/2014 MALAYSIA
Malaysia to draw up rules to regulate the importation of Christian materials
11/13/2014 MYANMAR - US - UN
Kachin Activists call on US and UN to bolster Myanmar's stalled reform process by Francis Khoo Thwe
11/13/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
West Java: Islamic extremists stop Catholics celebrating Mass by Mathias Hariyadi
11/13/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang 22 Islamic preachers sentenced for inciting hatred
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IRAQ - ITALY
Letter from Archbishop of Mosul: Thank you for your aid, supporting the plight of refugees
by Amel NonaThe donations made through the "Adopt a Christian from Mosul" campaign are used to buy food, warm clothes, blankets for refugees and rent houses or caravans given the early onset of winter and. Two women have defended their Christian faith before the Islamist militants who wanted to convert them, despite the threat of death. A refugee among refugees, Msgr. Nona discovers a new way of being a pastor.
IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
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11/19/2014 INDONESIA
As Ahok, a Christian and ethnic Chinese, becomes the first non-Muslim to lead Jakarta, Islamists rage
by Mathias Hariyadi
11/18/2014 INDIA
Tamil Nadu, 100 Hindu radicals attack a Christian community
by Nirmala Carvalho
11/18/2014 IRAQ - SYMPOSIUM
Baghdad Patriarch hopes to see Francis in Iraq to restore Christians' hope
11/20/2014 AUSTRIA - IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslim leaders: Unbefitting silence on the Islamic State, a Nazism in the name of Islam
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
11/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Nurture your God given talents, don’t disappoint Him!
11/21/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
For Global Times, Beijing open on Vatican choosing bishops, closed on Patriotic Association
by Bernardo Cervellera
11/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope warns against a Church that is a "group of ecclesiastical disciples" that wants to keep the Lord away "from the peripheries"
11/17/2014 IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch and Speaker of Parliament: Christians essential to Iraq's future
by Joseph Mahmoud
11/18/2014 VATICAN - SYMPOSIUM
Pope, hopeful that the AsiaNews Symposium will encourage evangelical zeal in Asia
11/18/2014 SRI LANKA - SYMPOSIUM
For Mannar Bishop, Joseph Vaz led John Paul II and Francis to Sri Lanka

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