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08/30/2014 SYRIA - PHILIPPINES
Syria, Islamists attack Philippine contingent in Golan Heights: among them a priest
The group of 75 peacekeepers have been blocked in the hills for few days by the al-Nusra Brigade. The rebels launched a direct attack this morning. The Military Ordinary of Manila says: "There is also a priest among the peacekeepers, sent to take care of the spiritual needs of the troops. Let us pray for all of them".
Damascus (AsiaNews) - The Syrian al-Nusra Brigade rebels have launched a direct attack against the contingent of 75 Philippine peacekeepers, blocked by the Islamic group on the Golan Heights under the control of Damascus. The Filippino Defense Secretary...

08/29/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA
From Syria to Iraq, new horrors (and beheadings) by Islamic State militias
After seizing the Raqqa air base, Islamists killed dozens of Syrian government soldiers. The UN calls for the immediate release of UN peacekeepers captured on the Golan Heights. In Iraq, jihadists behead a Kurdish fighter, threaten the leaders of the autonomous region.
08/29/2014 PAKISTAN
Quetta, three journalists murdered as attacks on Pakistani press mount
by Jibran Khan
Last night two armed men raided the journalists offices shooting them in cold blood. The assailants fled, police searches so far prove vain. President of Catholic journalists: intimidation against those who seek to "tell the truth". The country is 158th out of 180 for freedom of the press.
08/29/2014 NEPAL
NGOs "force" Nepali Muslims to use contraceptives and abortion
by Christopher Sharma
Several Islamic leaders from the poorest areas of the country speak out against non-governmental organizations, which will only provide humanitarian aid if households adopt their methods of family planning: "This is despicable, it goes against our faith and exploits our poverty".
08/29/2014 SYRIA - UNITED NATIONS
UN warns of 3 million Syrian refugees, "the world's largest humanitarian emergency"
Almost half of the people forced to leave their homes since the conflict began in March 201. Lebanon is hosting the largest number of refugees, more than 1.1 million; other 6.5 million are internally displaced. The Islamic State has brought violence against civilians "to a new level" and hinders the distribution of aid.

08/28/2014 PAKISTAN
Islamabad: despite opposition in the streets, prime minister unwilling to quit
Former cricket champion Imran Khan is leading the protest. He wants the prime minister to step back, slams his election in May 2013 as rigged. Nawaz Sharif rules out resignation, but seeks dialogue with the opposition. Rumors continue about a possible military move.
08/28/2014 IRAQ - ISLAM
The barbaric cruelty of the Caliphate puts Islam to the test
by Samir Khalil Samir
The bloodthirsty and dramatic violence of the Islamic State has met with lukewarm condemnation but above all the silence of the Muslim world. The causes: an education system that rejects critical thought in preference of memorization; a religion that paralyzes reason and intelligence (as Muslims themselves state). The hideous cruelty of the former Isis goes against the Koran and the life of Muhammad. But are the humus in which the violence "in the name of God" appears justified. Islam needs to be profoundly renewed through a radical transformation of the educational method.
08/28/2014 LEBANON - SYRIA
Islamic militants carry out attack in Lebanon and the Golan
Overnight, the Lebanese army repelled Islamist groups from Arsal. Yesterday, Al Nusra seized a border crossing with Israel.
08/27/2014 ISLAM - THE WEST
The West should come back to Christ if it wants to defeat the terror of the Caliphate
by Piero Gheddo
The society we have created dissatisfies everyone. It is a civilisation without a soul, without hope, without children and without joy. All these failures belong to a society without God that now wonders what to do to deal with Islamic fundamentalism.
08/27/2014 LEBANON- MIDDLE EAST
Patriarchs meet with ambassadors in Bkerke to save the East and its Christians
A letter to the Heads of State of the Western and the Arab worlds in preparation calling on them to put a stop the massacre of Christians and minorities in Iraq and Syria. The delay in the election of the President in Lebanon also of grave concern.
08/26/2014 PHILIPPINES - IRAQ
Filipino Church calls for an end to violence and silent guilt, urges Manila to help fellow Christians in Iraq
Catholic leaders criticise government for its weak and uncommitted attitude. "The time to use religion in the name of religious hegemony is long past;" now it is time for "dialogue in the name of peace," said Card Quevedo, who also slammed "the Iraq situation as created by this fundamentalist radical group".
08/26/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA - UNITED STATES
Damascus ready to collaborate with US and UN to stop Islamic State
The United Nations reports that after seizing Mosul militants killed hundreds of Shia inmates from Badoush prison. In addition, they carried out targeted killings, forced conversions, kidnappings, human trafficking, enslavement and sexual violence.
08/26/2014 INDIA
Mumbai's Jewish center re-opens after 2008 terrorist attack
by Nirmala Carvalho
Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, his wife Rivky and 4 other people died in the attack: the small Moshe, their son, survived thanks to his Indian nanny. Today the structure has been restored: "This project is a seed of light and hope, reminding us how we can survive even in the most terrible of the challenges. Evil will not prevail".
08/25/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
In Jakarta, Muslim leaders explain Islamic fundamentalism to Christians
by Royani Lim
An initiative promoted by the Bishops' Conference was attended by bishops, priests, nuns as well as lay Catholics and Protestants. Speakers included experts in counter-terrorism and scholars of religion and society. Social injustice, poverty and propaganda feed extremism. We need moderate Muslim figures in the foreground, like former President "Gus Dur".
08/25/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, targeted attacks and social injustices behind the "disappearance" of Hindus
by Sumon Corraya
In 1947 the Hindus in the then East Pakistan were 28% of the population, they are now below 8.5% and continue to decline day by day. The Prime Minister Hasina launched an appeal in favor of a multi-religious country in which all citizens are equal, but experts argue: "They have no protection and no justice, so they flee".

Altri articoli
08/25/2014 IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad: While politicians argue, Iraqi Christians continue to suffer and die by Joseph Mahmoud

08/25/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang, 8 executions held: Tiananmen attackers also killed
08/25/2014 SYRIA
Syria, Islamic State win air base in battle causing hundreds of victim
08/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope appeals for peace in Ukraine. Peter's blind faith and hearts of "rock" or "sand"
08/23/2014 VATICAN - IRAQ
The Pope donates 1 million US dollars for Christians and other minorities in Iraq
08/23/2014 IRAQ
Diyala, massacre in Sunni mosque: At least 68 victims
08/22/2014 UNITED STATES - IRAQ - ISLAM
For the United States, the Islamic State is the "biggest threat" and must be fought in Syria
08/22/2014 INDONESIA
Constitutional Court dismiss appeal, confirm Widodo President. Analysts and civil society satisfied by Mathias Hariyadi
08/21/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
For Eastern Churches, the use of force is legitimate to defend Iraq's Christians
08/21/2014 IRAQ - LEBANON
Erbil: patriarch tells refugees fleeing Islamists "Today, we are all the Chaldeans" by Fady Noun 

08/21/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA - UNITED STATES
James Foley, a journalist who had to make "sense" of war
08/21/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Borobudur, Islamists target Indonesia’s most important Buddhist temple by Mathias Hariyadi
08/20/2014 EGYPT
Attacks on Egyptian churches a year later by Nirmala Carvalho
08/20/2014 MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur: ready to hit pubs, discos and breweries dreaming of the Islamic Caliphate
Editor's choices
IRAQ-ITALY
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul," the thanks of the Patriarch Louis Sako; the concerns of the Bishop of Kurdistan
by Bernardo CervelleraThe head of the Chaldean Church is grateful for the AsiaNews campaign and hopes that "this chain of solidarity will reach far and wide”. Helping refugees to remain in Iraq. But many want to flee abroad. The bishop of Amadiyah where thousands of displaced people have found haven in churches and homes: We also help the Arabs (Muslims), and Yazidis, for free and without looking at our confessional differences.
ITALY - IRAQ
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul" to respond directly to Iraq's emergencyAsiaNews is launching a fundraiser to support Christians targeted by the Islamic State, thus responding to a request by the Patriarch of Baghdad and Pope Francis's urgent appeal "to guarantee all necessary assistance - especially the most urgently needed aid - to the great multitude of people who have been driven from their homes, whose fate depends entirely on the solidarity of others." More than 100,000 people have been forced to flee their homes leaving everything behind and now have nothing to live on. To help them, five euros a day are enough. The funds raised will be sent to the Patriarchate of Baghdad, which will distribute them according to the needs of each family.
Dossier
Top 10
08/28/2014 IRAQ - ISLAM
The barbaric cruelty of the Caliphate puts Islam to the test
by Samir Khalil Samir
08/25/2014 IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad: While politicians argue, Iraqi Christians continue to suffer and die
by Joseph Mahmoud

08/27/2014 ISLAM - THE WEST
The West should come back to Christ if it wants to defeat the terror of the Caliphate
by Piero Gheddo
08/25/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
In Jakarta, Muslim leaders explain Islamic fundamentalism to Christians
by Royani Lim
08/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope appeals for peace in Ukraine. Peter's blind faith and hearts of "rock" or "sand"
08/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As mainland officials to discuss Hong Kong's future, Occupy Central prepares "waves" of protests
by Wang Zhicheng
08/29/2014 NEPAL
NGOs "force" Nepali Muslims to use contraceptives and abortion
by Christopher Sharma
08/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Division among Christians is not just schism, but result of idle gossip and the work of the devil
08/28/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh: Hindu radicals "reconvert" Christians, turn church into a temple dedicated to Shiva
by Nirmala Carvalho
08/29/2014 SYRIA - UNITED NATIONS
UN warns of 3 million Syrian refugees, "the world's largest humanitarian emergency"

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