» 09/30/2013, 00.00
INDONESIA - MIDDLE EAST
21 die in shipwreck off West Java, many from the Middle East
The boat , carrying hundreds of refugees , was headed to Australia. Still uncertainty about the number of deaths. Jump in flow of migrants from Middle Eastern countries : many hundreds since March. Canberra’s ' hard-line'.
11/09/2015 MIDDLE EAST
Fr. Samir: Syrians searching for "heart and rights" in Europe, not in the Gulf countries
For the Jesuit scholar of Islam, the refugees hope to find work and respect for human dignity, not exploitation and fundamentalism. The West is unable to respond to the crisis, out of selfishness and self-interest. Only dialogue and compromise will bring peace. The example of welcome of a German village.
01/02/2017 16:02:00 USA - MIDDLE EAST
Trump’s decree against seven Islamic countries is not in favor of Christians
The freezing of visas for travelers from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and Sudan justified by the fact that "many Christians have died in the Middle East". Sako: Christians viewed with prejudice, as "protected" by the Western powers. Fomenting a war between the West and the Islamic world it is a constant for Bush, Obama and Trump.
31/10/2013 PAPUA NEW GUINEA - INDONESIA
The plight of Papua refugees, "second-class citizens" forgotten by the world
The Iowara camp hosts refugees from West Papua, who fled strife in the Indonesian province in the 1990s. After nearly 30 years, they are still without citizenship or freedom of movement, ostensibly abandoned by those who were supposed to care for them. On the ground, "The Catholic Church is now virtually left alone to cater at least for health and education". What follows is the story of a Verbite priest, involved for decades in trying to help the refugees' situation.
28/01/2015 LEBANON-MIDDLE EAST
Patriarchs of the East: Peace requires an end to terrorism, help for refugees, resolution of Israeli-Palestinian problem
An ecumenical meeting in Bkerke to address the difficulties faced by Christian communities. Attended by representatives of Catholic, Orthodox, Armenian, Protestant denominations. Appeal to the Arab and the international community to stop financing and arming terrorists. The need to increase aid to refugees and to hasten their return to their homes. The urgency of electing a president for Lebanon.
09/08/2006 INDONESIA MIDDLE EAST
Jakarta unable to stop Islamic volunteers from going to Lebanon
Various Islamic groups have begun recruiting volunteers for jihad against Israel. Government and police say that to help Lebanon it would be better to send food and medicines.
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