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08/03/2015 IRAQ
For Erbil archbishop, education will save Christians from the barbarity of the Islamic State
A year after the invasion of the Nineveh plain, Mgr Bashar Warda spoke the situation of Christian refugees. The Kurdish region is "safe" haven but "we are waiting for the liberation" of our lands. Housing, health care, and education remain the priority. To ensure a Christian future in Iraq, education and literacy are the right response to Jihadi violence.
Erbil (AsiaNews) - "Today we can say that Iraqi Kurdistan is safe and its government is of great help to us. Now we wait for the liberation of our lands but, more importantly, we expect them to be made safe before we can start reconstruction,” said Mgr Bashar...

08/03/2015 PAKISTAN
Faisalabad bishop tells religious that their work is a model of spiritual and temporal well-being
by Skafique Khokhar
At a meeting that is part of the celebrations of the Year of the Consecrated Life, the prelate tells religious orders that they perform great work at the local level despite ongoing acts of terrorism and violence, and the poverty of the Christian community. Mgr Arshad warns them however to watch out for self-proclaimed pastors who sow “divisions among Christians." The Catholic Church must act “before it is too late", but with patience and kindness for those who "shut their ears to the truth and turn to myths."
08/03/2015 RUSSIA
Moscow's decision to destroy embargoed food causes controversy
by Nina Achmatova
The Kremlin recently approved a decision to seize and destroy goods, including food under embargo. The latter was imposed last year in response to Western sanctions. Civil society groups and religious leaders suggest they be given to charities.
08/03/2015 INDIA
“Clear-cut murder” of Christian couple by Kandhamal security forces
by Nirmala Carvalho
The conclusion of the initial report by the fact-finding team, accessed by AsiaNews. The police speak of an "accident", but witnesses confirm the willful murder. Perhaps an attempted rape gone wrong.
08/03/2015 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Israel outlines new measures against Jewish extremists, but some see only hypocrisy
by Joshua Lapide
Steps include administrative detention without charges. The man who stabbed a teenage girl at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride had been released a few weeks before. Those responsible for the death of a Palestinian child burnt alive are still on the run. For Abbas, Israel’s policy of protecting illegal settlements has led to violence. In ten years, 11,000 attacks against Palestinians have been recorded. Only 1.9 per cent of complaints end in conviction. Israel’s democracy is at risk.

08/03/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesian Muslim women fighting back: woman divorces husband and asks US$ 10,000 for her lost virginity
The case occurred in Najarmasin, southern Sulawesi. The husband had first sued his wife demanding US$ 5,000 for the love he showed her during the marriage. The wife has refused to pay. The parties have so far failed to reach an agreement.
08/03/2015 NEPAL
Nepalese companies reject "socialist" Constitution, claim free market only way to guarantee prosperity
by Christopher Sharma
The draft of the new Constitution contains the term "socialism" instead of "free market". Entrepreneurs believe that "developed countries have become such thanks to the involvement of their nationals in production and sale". They fear a return to planned economy of the 1990s.
08/03/2015 CHINA
Chinese economy shrinks again, Beijing uncertain of future
The manufacturing index in July stood at the lowest level since 2013, the industrial downturn continues and Asian markets cede points. The government divided between injecting more liquidity into market, or biting the bullet and waiting for a natural settling. Investors doubtful.
08/03/2015 PAKISTAN
Asia Bibi’s lawyer speaks out: Pakistani government is solely responsible for situation
by Silent Thinker
AsiaNews interviews Saiful Malook, who is defending the Christian woman on death row on blasphemy charges. The lawyer, a Muslim, says: "People, even judges, say I am crazy to have taken on this case. They say I am an enemy of my own daughters".
08/03/2015 FRANCE - SAUDI ARABIA
King Salman leaves France, beach "reserved" for Saudi monarch reopened amid controversy
Unexpectedly and ahead of schedule (20 August) the Saudi King cuts short his holiday on the French Riviera. It is unclear whether the departure is linked to the protests triggered by local residents. The arrival had resulted in the closure of one kilometer of coastline.
08/03/2015 MYANMAR
46 dead and 200 thousand displaced in Myanmar floods
The government declares a state of emergency in four regions, some unreachable by rescue teams. Because of the lack of communications and infrastructure, the scale of the disaster could be worse. Pakistan, Vietnam and Nepal also affected.
08/02/2015 VATICAN
For pope, Jesus urges us to look for the "bread of life", which expresses His love
During the Angelus, Francis commented the Gospel of John. The crowds that followed Jesus for material bread did not understand their own "spiritual blindness". Christ "is gift and the one who gives it.” In light of the encounter with Him, the sufferings of human life “will be illuminated." Remembering the Pardon of Assisi, the “Father forgives everyone,” he “always forgives everything”.
08/01/2015 CHINA
Li Ka-shing selling everything to invest even more in Europe
Asia’s richest man has been selling billions in commercial assets since 2013 to buy massively in the West.
08/01/2015 CHINA – TIBET – IOC
Awarding Beijing the Winter Games is an “honour” China does not deserve
Chinese and Tibetan human rights groups and activists protest against the decision by the International Olympic Committee. The Chinese government “needs a slap in the face”. The IOC shows that the “Olympics are awarded for only for business.” A former dissident arrested in connection with the 2008 games hopes that others will not pay the price he paid in 2008.
08/01/2015 SRI LANKA
Paanama residents betrayed by the government
by Melani Manel Perera
Despite a new policy adopted last February, villagers have not yet been able to return home. For this reason, they filed a petition with the Human Rights Commission.

Altri articoli
08/01/2015 PHILIPPINES
‘From the Vatican to Tacloban – With Love, Pope Francis,’ a play about the pope for typhoon survivors
08/01/2015 IRAQ
Baghdad Patriarch calls for prayer of peace one year after Nineveh’s fall by Louis Raphael I Sako*
07/31/2015 MYANMAR
Floods kill scores, displace hundreds of thousand
07/31/2015 NEPAL
Petition in favour of the rhino as Nepal’s symbol in lieu of the cow by Christopher Sharma
07/31/2015 THAILAND
Law banning commercial surrogacy takes effect
07/31/2015 PHILIPPINES
Artists, donors and activists among 2015 Asia’s “Nobel Prize” winners
07/31/2015 CHINA
Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics
07/31/2015 INDIA
Following rape, abortion allowed for six-month pregnant girl, but the child “is innocent" by Dominic Savio Fernandes
07/31/2015 JAPAN
Bishop of Niigata hopes to see Japan build peace through development, not weapons by Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi
07/31/2015 EGYPT – SAUDI ARABIA
Cairo and Riyadh to develop military and economic relations
07/31/2015 TAIWAN – CHINA
Hundreds demonstrate against Education Ministry after student commits suicide
07/31/2015 NORTH KOREA – CANADA
Pyongyang holds a Protestant missionary for planning a theocracy in North Korea
07/31/2015 ISRAEL-PALESTINE
Nablus: Palestinian child burnt alive after Israeli settlers set fire to home by Joshua Lapide
07/30/2015 MALAYSIA
Wreckage washed up on Reunion Island might belong to missing MH370 plane
Editor's choices
CHINA
Unofficial catholic community of Wenzhou speak out against forced demolition of Crosses, whole diocese fasting
by Joseph YuanAfter 90-year-old Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang of Wenzhou led 26 priests of the open Church community to protest against the government’s act to demolish Crosses, Coadjutor Bishop James Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou also led his priests to issue an open statement “Strongly demand a halt to demolish Crosses on all churches.
CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph YuanThis 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.
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07/28/2015 CAMBODIA
Cambodia’s new NGO law is an opportunity to “promote clarity”
07/28/2015 CHINA
Christians respond to demolitions in Zhejiang with a ‘Make and carry the cross" campaign
07/31/2015 PHILIPPINES
Artists, donors and activists among 2015 Asia’s “Nobel Prize” winners
07/28/2015 INDIA
The cold-blooded killing of a Christian “Maoist” couple brings back fears of pogrom in Kandhamal
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/30/2015 SRI LANKA
The civil war did not stop Dilakshini’s yearning to study
by Melani Manel Perera
07/28/2015 SRI LANKA
Injustice is still the lot of many of Sri Lanka’s war widows
by Melani Manel Perera
07/29/2015 RUSSIA
The dispute between Russia and Ukraine also involves the prince who Christianised Rus
by Nina Achmatova
07/30/2015 ISRAEL - VATICAN
Two young Jewish extremists arrested over Church of Loaves and fishes arson in Tabgha
by Joshua Lapide
07/27/2015 INDIA
Karnataka: thousands of pupils join Pope Francis’ ‘Green crusade"
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/29/2015 KAZAKHSTAN
Nuclear fuel bank in Kazakh site under international control

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