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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.
Beirut (AsiaNews) - Social media is inundated with images depicting the absurd and cruel violence of Islamic State (IS) militants related to the Caliphate declared by Abu al Baghdadi Bakhr at the end of June in Syria and...

08/28/2014 THAILAND
Thai court drops murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit and deputy Suthep
The two leaders were on trial for the bloodshed caused by the crackdown against protests in the spring of 2010. At the time, Thai security forces killed scores of 'red-shirt' protesters. For the court, only the Supreme Court has jurisdiction in the matter. Lawyers for victims' families will appeal.
08/28/2014 NEPAL
Religious festival discriminates against the poor, Hindus should learn from Pope Francis
by Christopher Sharma
The festival of Teej is dedicated to women and is currently underway across the country. However, people continue to struggle against hunger and poverty as well as the effects of floods and landslides in the poorest districts of the country. Activists slam waste and selfishness among the rich. An expert on Hinduism warns that this way religion is emptied of its beliefs.
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 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh: Hindu radicals "reconvert" Christians, turn church into a temple dedicated to Shiva
by Nirmala Carvalho
Fundamentalists tore down the building's cross. Celebrating a "purification" ceremony, they put up a large portrait of Shiva. Tribals had converted to Christianity in 1995. For local Hindu leader, "It is not about conversion. They realised their mistake, came back and we welcomed them." A saddened Card Gracias reiterates the Christian mission in favour of the marginalised, whilst Sajan George warns, "violence against minorities goes unpunished in the state".

08/28/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Netanyahu declares Gaza war a "victory” as criticism mounts in Israel
The Prime Minister hails the seven week conflict a success, because Hamas was "hit hard" and their requests have been denied. Analysts and members of the extreme right disavow government proclamations. No victory, tourism industry at its knees, risk of recession and reduced security.
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.
08/28/2014 CHINA
Beijing, the Supreme Court announces: Foreigners will be able to attend trials
Until now, trials involving non-residents were almost always closed to the public. The diplomatic complaints and the fear of losing financial capital have prompted the government to back down. The president of the highest court: "The things need to be improved, we will involve the embassies”.
08/28/2014 VIETNAM
In Binh Thuan, even the Party paid tribute to Mgr Nguyễn Thanh Hoan, the 'bishop of the poor'
by Trung Tin
Bishop emeritus of Phan Thiet, he spent a lifetime in the service of the neediest. The prelate promoted the values ​​of "unity, mutual love, and care for the poor," not only in words but also through "concrete actions". In a country divided by the war, he always promoted peace. The authorities and party paid tribute to his remains.
08/27/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Gaza's fragile truce holding against an uncertain future peace
Hamas hails the Egyptian-brokered truce as a "victory of the resistance". Indirect talks are set in Cairo for next month to address "fundamental" issues like the disarmament of militias. Prof Sabella speaks calls the agreement an "excellent step forward" for "Two peoples, two states". For Israeli political scientist, the fragile truce is the harbinger of an uncertain future.
08/27/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Beijing prepared to crack down on Hong Kong's democracy movement
by Wang Zhicheng
Local representatives to the National People's Congress defend Beijing's position. Hong Kong's chief executive threatens to strip foreign residents of their voting rights, insisting that Beijing does not have to follow "international standards" for democracy.
08/27/2014 CHINA
China's corruption probe leads to two more arrest: a tycoon, and the director of China Resources Power
Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption, seen by many as a cover to eliminate internal enemies, continues to claim illustrious victims. This time it is Wang Yujun and Zhang Xinming, who allegedly made money by buying and selling overpriced coalmines. For the head of China's Supreme People's Court, Zhou Yongkang's fall "fully illustrates that in socialist China no power exists outside the cage of the system".
08/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Division among Christians is not just schism, but result of idle gossip and the work of the devil
At the General audience, Francis recalls Jesus' prayer for the unity of Christians, who are still divided today. “How much we gossip in parishes". "But, this is not the Church! We must not do this! We should not do this! I will not tell you to cut out your tongues, no, no... But, ask the Lord for the grace not to [gossip]”.
08/27/2014 INDIA
Pilar Missionary: Witnessing the Gospel to tribal Mundari, amid poverty and malnutrition
by Nirmala Carvalho
Fr. Lino Fernandes presides at the funeral of two young men, belonging to the same family, who died from "poverty". Conditions of the tribal community worsened by lack of access to medical facilities. The Indian president praises the work of the Church, but state institutions do not help the priests in their mission. Like Mother Teresa, serving "the poorest of the poor."
08/27/2014 CHINA - TAIWAN
Two Chinese jets invade Taiwanese airspace in latest provocation
The latest incident follows narrow miss with an American fighter jet. The Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol planes were escorted out of the Taiwanese airspace, but according to the Chinese Ministry of Defense "no unusual occurrences".

Altri articoli
08/27/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
No breakthrough in the first Putin-Poroshenko meeting by Nina Achmatova
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
08/27/2014 VIETNAM
To please Beijing, Hanoi jails three activists on false charges
08/27/2014 LEBANON- MIDDLE EAST
Patriarchs meet with ambassadors in Bkerke to save the East and its Christians
08/26/2014 CHINA
China developing submarine to reach San Francisco in 100 minutes
08/26/2014 CHINA - JAPAN - VIETNAM
Beijing's diplomacy to ease maritime tensions with Tokyo and Hanoi
08/26/2014 PHILIPPINES - IRAQ
Filipino Church calls for an end to violence and silent guilt, urges Manila to help fellow Christians in Iraq
08/26/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA - UNITED STATES
Damascus ready to collaborate with US and UN to stop Islamic State
08/26/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul, if cots continue to remain empty, Korean race "will be the first to face extinction"
08/26/2014 RUSSIA-UKRAINE
Putin and Poroshenko meet in Minsk
08/26/2014 VIETNAM
Hanoi resorts to traffic charges to jail dissidents
08/26/2014 INDIA
Mumbai's Jewish center re-opens after 2008 terrorist attack by Nirmala Carvalho
08/26/2014 PAKISTAN
Karachi: Population in revolt over water shortages
08/25/2014 PHILIPPINES
As post-Yolanda reconstruction continues, the Filipino Catholic Church raises more than 12 million dollars for the displaced
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

08/23/2014 VATICAN - IRAQ
The Pope donates 1 million US dollars for Christians and other minorities in Iraq
08/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope appeals for peace in Ukraine. Peter's blind faith and hearts of "rock" or "sand"
08/22/2014 UNITED STATES - IRAQ - ISLAM
For the United States, the Islamic State is the "biggest threat" and must be fought in Syria
08/25/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
In Jakarta, Muslim leaders explain Islamic fundamentalism to Christians
by Royani Lim
08/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As mainland officials to discuss Hong Kong's future, Occupy Central prepares "waves" of protests
by Wang Zhicheng
08/23/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Sewol activist hospitalized after 40 days of hunger strike
08/22/2014 VIETNAM
Half a million Vietnamese Catholics on pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of La Vang
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

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