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07/27/2015 TURKEY – SYRIA – IRAQ
Ankara changing strategy vis-à-vis the Islamic state and the Kurds at NATO meeting
by Sami Osman
Tomorrow’ "emergency meeting" is set for Ankara with all NATO representatives. Yesterday Turkish jets carried out air strikes against PKK bases north of Dohuk and Arbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. Turkey wants to ensure that no autonomous Kurdish region emerges in Syria. Clashes occur in Istanbul and Diyarbakir.
Ankara (AsiaNews) – NATO is set to convene tomorrow after Turkey called for an “emergency meeting,” following a violent escalation pitting for the first time Turkish forces against the Islamic state (IS) group as well as its old nemesis, the Kurdistan...

07/27/2015 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
After yesterday's clashes in Jerusalem, Palestinian dies today trying to escape arrest
The young man, 18, was wounded in the leg, and fell as he tried to leap from one roof to another. Yesterday's clashes were caused by an attempt by ultra-Orthodox Jews to commemorate Tisha B'av, a day of remembrance for the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, on the Esplanade of the Mosques, where, according to Jewish tradition the temples once stood.
07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
At the Angelus, Pope Francis recalls the Jesuit priest, the two Orthodox bishops and all those who have been kidnapped, calling on all present to join him in the recitation of a Hail Mary. Joined by the presence of two young people, he opens registration for WYD in Krakow and registers himself as teh first pilgrim online with a tablet. Commenting on today's Gospel: "Who among us does not have his" five loaves and two fish "? If we are willing to put them in the hands of the Lord, they will be a bit more love in the world to go around".
07/25/2015 TURKEY
Ankara unleashes air raids and arrests against Islamic jihadists and Kurdish militants
by Sami Osman
Jihadist bases in Syria and PKK locations in northern Iraq targeted. 320 people arrested in 22 provinces of Turkey. They include suspected Islamic state militants and Kurdish militants. Demonstration in Istanbul dispersed with tear gas and rubber bullets. Mounting tensions ahead of tomorrow's a big demonsration "for peace" invoked by the Kurds.
07/24/2015 CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph Yuan
This is not the first time that the old bishop and his priests speak out against the demolition campaign against crosses and churches, which has touched more than 400 buildings. During the protest, police tried to disperse the group, which sought to submit a petition. The faithful recite a Crown of the Divine Mercy is in support of the Chinese Church. In Lishui, churches are expected to be torn down by 31 August.

07/24/2015 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – ISLAM
A new anti-discrimination law is a step forward in terms of religious freedom
by Samir Khalil Samir
A well-known Islam expert looks at a new law adopted by the United Arab Emirates that outlaws “all forms of discrimination based on religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin”. Equality is foreign to Islam. The new law punishes anyone who promotes “religious hate” or funds organisations that spread hatred. In the highly educated UAE, "Christians are treated well."
07/24/2015 IRAQ
Baghdad’s auxiliary bishop praises children’s prayers for peace in an Iraq engulfed in blood and violence
“The situation is really heart-rending,” said Mgr Basil Yaldo. “Explosions, bomb attacks, and violence” occur every day. The future is "uncertain" and the government struggles to build a path of unity. Still, 182 young children recently received the first communion. Peace and normality are their greatest wish.
07/24/2015 PAKISTAN
Lahore: ‘Youhanabad Project,’ a summer camp for children victimised by church attacks
by Shafique Khokhar
Promoted by Christian associations, the initiative is aimed at alleviating the psychological suffering of children. It began on 12 June and will end on 14 August with a grand finale. Activities include group theatre, music, outings, educational visits, meetings and discussions. For Michelle Chaudhry, this will give children back their confidence and hope.
07/23/2015 ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri Avnery
This is the thesis of Uri Avnery, leader of Gush Shalom, a major supporter of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. According to the great statesman and peace activist, Iran only wants to be a regional power in the Islamic world, able to trade with everyone, inspired by a sophisticated experience that goes back thousands of years. Iran, which faces backward-looking Gulf monarchies and emirates, could be a great ally against Daesh. Meanwhile in Israel Netanyahu, politicians and the media continue to blunder.
07/23/2015 PAKISTAN
For Muslims and Christians, Asia Bibi’s misfortune can be an opportunity to reform the blasphemy laws
by Shafique Khokhar
Iftikhar Ahmad, coordinator of South Asia Partnership Pakistan, calls for a "serious discussion" to achieve change. Religious groups are "more powerful" than the state, and laws are being used against the innocent. For Pakistani priest, the justices’ decision sends a "positive signal". Bibi should be released and get compensation for the “psychological harm” she received, Christian activist said.
07/22/2015 TURKEY
An Islamic State-affiliated 20-year-old man identified as Suruç bomber
DNA shows the suicide bomber was a young man from south-eastern Turkey who joined the Islamic State group two months ago. Turkish court bans twitter and internet to censor attack pictures and video.
07/22/2015 PAKISTAN
After Supreme Court stays Asia Bibi’s execution and orders new hearing, Paul Bhatti hopes to see her free
This morning, the Supreme Court ordered a new hearing after staying the execution of the 50-year-old Christian mother of five children. All the records that led to her conviction will be re-examined. A former minister is now “optimistic” that she will be released “in accordance with the law” and that her case will not be “influenced by external elements.”
07/22/2015 UAE
UAE: a law against religious discrimination
A presidential decree criminalises any act that stirs religious hatred and also prohibits discrimination "on the basis of religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin". Receiving financial support for such activities is also punishable under the new law.
07/22/2015 INDONESIA – ISLAM
Possible attacks on churches trigger high security alert in Indonesia
by Mathias Hariyadi
This follows the burning of two Protestant churches in Central Java, ostensibly sparked by an arson attack against a mosque in Papua during celebrations marking the end of Ramadan. Mainstream and social media have failed to report that a 15-year-old Christian boy was killed by police in the latter incident. The government urges people not to give in to provocations.
07/22/2015 YEMEN
First UN humanitarian aid to Aden, after four months of war
Arrived also a ship with aid from the UAE. At least 80% of the population needs humanitarian aid. The conflict has so far Fattoi more than 3500 deaths, half of them civilians.

Altri articoli
07/21/2015 INDONESIA
Two Protestant churches torched, possibly in retaliation for the burning of mosque in Papua by Mathias Hariyadi
07/21/2015 IRAQ
Maybe it's time to say goodbye to an Iraqi nation-State by Afshin Shahi*
07/21/2015 TURKEY
After the IS attack, Ankara announces more controls on border with Syria
07/20/2015 INDONESIA – ISLAM
Jakarta governor defends the right of Ahmadis to freedom of worship by Mathias Hariyadi
07/20/2015 LIBYA
Islamic State group kidnaps three Christian workers
07/20/2015 LEBANON-MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch Rai in prayer to Saint Charbel for the election of the President and the respect of the constitution
07/18/2015 PAKISTAN
Hyderabad: bishop meets Muslim "brothers and sisters" for the end of Ramadan by Shafique Khokhar
07/18/2015 INDONESIA – SYRIA
Islamic State in agitprop video showing 70 Indonesian fighters hailing jihad
07/17/2015 LEBANON – IRAN
Hope for an end to Mideast wars, from the Iran nuclear deal to the ‘Peace of the brave’ by Fady Noun
07/16/2015 TURKEY
Turkey’s Constitutional Court rules against Erdogan’s anti-private school law
07/16/2015 LEBANON
Saint Charbel’s memory, the future of Lebanon and the Maronite Church by Fady Noun
07/15/2015 RUSSIA – ISLAM
IS launches media offensive to recruit Russian nationals by Nina Achmatova
07/14/2015 PHILIPPINES
Filipino bishops call for coexistence and respect for everyone in Islamic Bangsamoro
07/14/2015 INDIA
India: Catholic school accused of "forcing" Muslim pupils to break their fast by Nirmala Carvalho
Editor's choices
ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri AvneryThis is the thesis of Uri Avnery, leader of Gush Shalom, a major supporter of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. According to the great statesman and peace activist, Iran only wants to be a regional power in the Islamic world, able to trade with everyone, inspired by a sophisticated experience that goes back thousands of years. Iran, which faces backward-looking Gulf monarchies and emirates, could be a great ally against Daesh. Meanwhile in Israel Netanyahu, politicians and the media continue to blunder.
EUROPE – ISLAM
For Nîmes imam, the Islamic State group kills Christians, but also threatens Islam in Europe
by Hocine Drouiche*Political Islam is becoming a "thuggish Islam," one that values ​​lying, hate, and enmity. Christians and the West are its enemies. However, Islam has had periods in which dialogue, reason, encounter, assimilation were held in high esteem. The belligerent Islam that fascinates so many young people is the result of myths and manipulations and causes Islamophobia. It is time to create and develop Europe’s own Islam, one that guarantees freedom of conscience and coexistence with Christians and Jews. Solving the Palestinian problem requires dialogue.
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07/23/2015 RUSSIA
Cossacks attack, throw stones at Jehovah's Witnesses
by Nina Achmatova
07/23/2015 ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri Avnery
07/22/2015 PAKISTAN
After Supreme Court stays Asia Bibi’s execution and orders new hearing, Paul Bhatti hopes to see her free
07/24/2015 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – ISLAM
A new anti-discrimination law is a step forward in terms of religious freedom
by Samir Khalil Samir
07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
07/22/2015 INDONESIA – ISLAM
Possible attacks on churches trigger high security alert in Indonesia
by Mathias Hariyadi
07/21/2015 INDONESIA
Two Protestant churches torched, possibly in retaliation for the burning of mosque in Papua
by Mathias Hariyadi
07/21/2015 PAKISTAN
Lahore: Two Christians arrested for blasphemy could get the death penalty
07/21/2015 VATICAN
For the pope, caring for the environment is caring for humanity and its future
07/22/2015 UAE
UAE: a law against religious discrimination

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