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04/21/2015 UN-EU
UN: 800 dead in the worst Mediterranean migrant tragedy
The ship that sank came from Egypt and made a stop in Tripoli (Libya) to load new passengers. The refugees were from Mali, Gambia, Senegal, Somalia, Eritrea, Bangladesh and Syria. A boat sinks near the coast of Rhodes, with 80 survivors. The EU seeks solution to stop human trafficking. In 2014 more than 170 thousand people reached Italy.
Rome (AsiaNews) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has confirmed today that the shipwreck that took place two days ago off the coast of Libya has cost the lives of 800 migrants and constitutes the "worst tragedy" to date in the...

04/20/2015 SYRIA
Msgr. Zenari: prayers in Beirut and Damascus for kidnapped bishops and priests. Fears for their fate
The apostolic nuncio in Syria confirms that "over time fears mount” for the fate of the Orthodox Bishops and Fr. Dall'Oglio. After two years in captivity, there is no news of them. The prelate recalls that "at least 20 thousand people have disappeared" in the country since the beginning of the conflict.
04/20/2015 LIBYA- ISLAM
Ethiopian Christians shot, beheaded and filmed by Islamic State
by Paul Dakiki
The video features two different versions: 12 decapitated on the seashore; 16 killed by firing squad. Threats to Christians if they do not convert to Islam. UN envoy to Libya: Close to an agreement for a new government.
04/18/2015 YEMEN-SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi policy: UN aid for Yemen, but no ceasefire
by Paul Dakiki
Ban Ki-moon has asked for emergency aid and a truce to help the exhausted population, without food, water, medicine, fuel. Riyadh provides $ 274 million in aid, but continues to bomb the cities of Yemen.
04/17/2015 TURKEY – EUROPEAN UNION – VATI
Armenian Genocide: Turkish politicians criticise the EU; Mufti reacts to pope’s words threatening to turn Saint Sophia into a mosque
Erdogan’s moderate Islamist party as well as the Kemalist and right wing nationalist parties issue a statement slamming the European parliament as “partial” and “intolerant”. For the mufti of Ankara, Pope Francis’ statement was "extremely spectacular." For the first time in 85 years, a passage from the Qur’an was recited at Saint Sophia. A symposium during Holy Birth Week was held in Istanbul on “The Prophet and Cohabitation Ethics and Law".

04/17/2015 TAJIKISTAN – RUSSIA
Tajikistani arrested in Moscow for recruiting young people to fight for Islamic state
The accused, Husein Odinamahmadov, allegedly recruited young men for jihad in the Middle East. In Kazakhstan, three men are convicted for a similar crime. Two teenagers are jailed for spreading terrorist ideas and membership in the Islamic state group.
04/17/2015 BANGLADESH
Bishop of Sylhet: Protection for tribal Catholics, victims of expropriation and threats
by Sumon Corraya
At Easter a village inhabited by Khasia suffered a heavy attack from a group of Muslims. The real aim of the aggression was to force the community to abandon the local tea plantation, of which it has legal usufruct. The pastor: "We live in fear."
04/17/2015 ITALY - ISLAM
15 Muslim migrants arrested for throwing 12 Christian refugees into the sea
Another group of Christians saved themselves by forming a human chain and resisting the assault. Four survivors rescued after migrant sinks with 45 people. Reports of the sinking another boat with 400 refugees.
04/17/2015 INDONESIA - SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia another Indonesian beheaded. "Shock and grief" in Jakarta
by Mathias Hariyadi
It is the second case in less than a week. Karni binti Medi Tarsim had been sentenced to death for killing the four year old son of her employer. Indonesian authorities once again notified after the fact. Activists and human rights groups appeal to President Jokowi, for the protection of migrant workers.
04/16/2015 SAUDI ARABIA – YEMEN
Saudi war in Yemen masks widening domestic tensions
by Afshin Shahi
Saudi Arabia is using the conflict in Yemen to control domestic problems, especially social inequalities and religious sectarianism. However, whilst the royal family flaunts its wealth, some 20 per cent of the population lives in poverty. Many disgruntled young Saudis end up becoming "foreign fighters" for the Islamic state (IS). Some 15 per cent of the Saudi population is Shia, under the heavy thumb of the Sunni-dominated state. Afshin Shahi, director of the Centre for the Study of Political Islam and lecturer in International Relations and Middle East Politics at University of Bradford, provides the following lucid analysis.
04/16/2015 TAJIKISTAN
Former jihadist escapes from the Islamic state: We had to kill everyone, without pity
A young Tajik has managed to return home and tell how he was recruited by the militants of the Islamic State. The terrorists wanted to force him and his companions to kill children, women, Jews, Shiites. The government in Dushanbe has banned the pilgrimage to Mecca for citizens under the age of 35 years. The trips contribute to the spread of radical ideas among young people.
04/15/2015 SAUDI ARABIA – INDONESIA
Saudi Arabia executes Indonesian migrant worker eliciting protest by Indonesia
Sentenced to death in 1999 for killing her employer, Siti Zainab binti Duhri Rupa died yesterday. Indonesian authorities slam Saudi Arabia for failing to inform them of the imminent execution. The consulate in Jeddah was only informed after the fact.
04/15/2015 YEMEN
UN applies an arms embargo on Houthis, amid skepticism
by Paul Dakiki
The UN resolution voted by 14 to 15. Russia abstains. In addition to the arms embargo on the Houthi, sanctions will be imposed on rebel leaders. So far there have been 736 deaths, half of them civilian. The UN denounces attacks on hospitals and schools. Iran proposes a dialogue between all the components of Yemeni society, but it falls on deaf ears. An al Qaeda leader.
04/15/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesia’s advancing Sharia: Ban on alcohol sales nationwide
by Mathias Hariyadi
Shops, malls and stalls cannot sell alcoholic beverages. For the Minister of Trade the measure is to protect young people, the biggest consumers of alcohol. The hole in the state coffers (over 460 million) covered by a tax increase on alcohol served in bars and restaurants. Moderate and Islamist parties united in the fight against alcohol.
04/14/2015 SYRIA
As the conflict escalates, the situation in Aleppo’s Christian quarter worsens, says apostolic vicar
For Mgr Georges Abou Khazen, the situation is getting progressively worse as the fighting intensifies. At least 12 Christians died recently but more bodies are still “under the rubble”. Prelate calls for a stop to the fighting. Meanwhile, the Church has set up shelters "for Christian and Muslim" war victims.

Altri articoli
04/14/2015 IRAN – SAUDI ARABIA
Iran stops Makkah pilgrimages over sexual allegations involving two youths
04/14/2015 BANGLADESH
Muslims, Hindus, and Christians celebrate peace during Bengali New Year by Sumon Corraya
04/14/2015 ASIA
Arms trafficking: Riyadh leader in world rankings
04/13/2015 IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch meets Prime Minister: We must work for reconciliation by Joseph Mahmoud
04/13/2015 BANGLADESH
Dhaka, Islamic Party leader hanged for genocide by Sumon Corraya
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: After the genocide, may God grant that the people of Armenia and Turkey take up again the path of reconciliation
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Like Thomas, we contemplate the wounds of the Risen One and, in the Jubilee, we welcome God’s love
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: as the extermination of human beings continues, we need a change of heart
04/11/2015 VATICAN
The Holy Year of Mercy sums up “the mystery of the Christian faith”
04/11/2015 VATICAN – LEBANON
Divine Mercy’s amazing moment with the Armenian people by Fady Noun
04/10/2015 LEBANON – FRANCE – ISLAM
For Card Barbarin, in Mary, God's Mercy embraces Islam by card Philippe Barbarin
04/10/2015 THAILAND - ASIA
Thai Justice and peace: Conflicts, exploitation and denied rights. The country needs reconciliation by p. Suwat Luangsa e Achara Somsaengsruang
04/10/2015 NEPAL
Nepal, criminal organization that sold women to the Islamic State uncovered by Christopher Sharma
04/10/2015 THAILAND - PAKISTAN
Justice and Peace in Pakistan: Islamic terrorism, the rotten fruit of relationship between State and religion by Shafique Khokhar
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SAUDI ARABIA – YEMEN
Saudi war in Yemen masks widening domestic tensions
by Afshin ShahiSaudi Arabia is using the conflict in Yemen to control domestic problems, especially social inequalities and religious sectarianism. However, whilst the royal family flaunts its wealth, some 20 per cent of the population lives in poverty. Many disgruntled young Saudis end up becoming "foreign fighters" for the Islamic state (IS). Some 15 per cent of the Saudi population is Shia, under the heavy thumb of the Sunni-dominated state. Afshin Shahi, director of the Centre for the Study of Political Islam and lecturer in International Relations and Middle East Politics at University of Bradford, provides the following lucid analysis.
VATICAN
Pope: on the persecution of Christians, the international community should "not stand by mute and inactive” and “look away”For the sixth time in a week, Pope Francis mentioned the martyrdom of Christians in today’s Regina Caeli (the Marian prayer at Easter), slamming the indifference of the international community towards this "alarming failure to protect basic human rights.” Today’s martyrs "are many, and we can say that they are more numerous than in the first centuries." In addition, “Faith in the resurrection of Jesus and the hope He has brought to us is the most beautiful gift that a Christian can and must offer his brothers and sisters. To one and all, therefore, do not tire of repeating: Christ is Risen!”
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04/16/2015 TAJIKISTAN
Former jihadist escapes from the Islamic state: We had to kill everyone, without pity
04/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope remembers and prays for "latest tragedy" of migrants, "our brothers and sisters" who "are seeking happiness"
04/14/2015 SYRIA
As the conflict escalates, the situation in Aleppo’s Christian quarter worsens, says apostolic vicar
04/17/2015 TURKEY – EUROPEAN UNION – VATI
Armenian Genocide: Turkish politicians criticise the EU; Mufti reacts to pope’s words threatening to turn Saint Sophia into a mosque
04/16/2015 RUSSIA
St. Petersburg Smolny Cathedral restored to Church of, a symbol of the city of the tsars
04/16/2015 VATICAN
More Catholic believers and priests in the world
04/17/2015 BANGLADESH
Bishop of Sylhet: Protection for tribal Catholics, victims of expropriation and threats
by Sumon Corraya
04/14/2015 BANGLADESH
Muslims, Hindus, and Christians celebrate peace during Bengali New Year
by Sumon Corraya
04/15/2015 TURKEY – VATICAN
And the sultan "warned" the pope
04/16/2015 ISRAEL – PALESTINE – LEBANON
Maronite vicar says Israeli police doing nothing to catch vandals who attacked Christian graveyard

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