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07/02/2015 EGYPT
For Catholic Church, the Egyptian people is united in the fight against Jihadist terrorism
For Fr Rafic Greiche, “Rather than fear, what dominates is a feeling of anger” over the state prosecutor’s assassination and the Sinai attack. At least 100 people die in the latter. For the spokesman of the Catholic Church, the prosecutor's death was obviously caused by police letting their guard down. For him external forces are trying to bring "instability" to the country.
Cairo (AsiaNews) – "Although there are different views and divisions with the government and president Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi, it is time to be united against terrorists, against those who want to provoke violence and bring the war to the Sinai...

07/02/2015 VATICAN
Tourism offers "a billion opportunities" for sustainable development on Earth
In its message for World Tourism Day, the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples notes that growth in this sector represents “a challenge to all the sectors involved in this global phenomenon: tourists, businesses, governments and local communities and, of course, the Church too. The billion tourists should necessarily be considered above all in their billion opportunities.”
07/02/2015 THAILAND
Bangkok: thousands of workers on strike against illegal fishing regulations
Under new government rules adopted in response to EU demands, fishermen now need licences, registered fishing equipment and navigation systems. Poor fishermen cannot afford the new costs, ask for “more time”.
07/02/2015 CHINA
Beijing, the new National Security Act gives enormous powers to the army
China wants to exploit its resources "in the seas, in space and in the polar regions." The White Paper on the Ministry of Defence provides a change in strategy of the Chinese Navy, from "defense on the high seas" to "offshore protection ". Closer scrutiny of key areas such as internet, foreign investment and information systems.
07/02/2015 NEPAL
Kathmandu: After years of disagreement, draft constitution presented
by Christopher Sharma
Constituent Assembly set to begin new consultations. Problems remain to solve. Amendments may be proposed by both parties and civil society. Catholic bishop: "First step towards democracy".

07/02/2015 IRAN
Iranian nuclear programme: IAEA chief in Tehran as diplomats continue to talk
Yukiya Amano is set to meet Iranian President Rouhani. An IAEA report says that Iran has made a fundamental commitment, reducing its nuclear material stocks. In addition to the issue of IAEA inspections, major disagreements persist on how quickly the West will drop sanctions and on what types of research and development Iran can undertake in advanced nuclear technology.
07/02/2015 PAKISTAN
Lahore: Christian NGO helping Gypsy women entrepreneurs
by Kamran Chaudhry
The AIDS Awareness Society announces an empowerment programme for Gypsy women. It will involve at least 500 craftswomen and artisans, enabling them to improve their skills and marketing capabilities. Supporters also set up a centre for the display and sale of their products.
07/02/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesian environmentalists: the Pope's encyclical, "huge" step in defense of water and agriculture
by Mathias Hariyadi
Sister Alphonsa Triatmi, a bio activist, urges the Indonesian Church to organize courses and seminars on “Laudato sì". The female religious battles against "evil and destructive" lifestyles. The encyclical gives "great support" for the struggle in defense of nature.
07/02/2015 CAMBODIA
Phnom Penh, textile workers faint on mass raising doubts over safety standards
At least 200 workers had to seek medical attention in the last few days. In one case, the episodes of fainting are associated with the consumption of rotten food; but the poor working conditions and the use of hazardous chemical solvents adds to the problem. Union: mass fainting of great concern.
07/02/2015 JAPAN-CHINA
Diaoyu-Senkaku: Tokyo doubles ships around disputed islands
Six new Japanese coast guard vessels have reached the islands. Last week, two ships of the Chinese coast guards arrived in the area claiming it as "inherent territory of China." Economic relations and nationalism of both countries.
07/01/2015 Hong Kong – China
Hong Kong Catholics join march to demand genuine universal suffrage
by Victoria Ma
Before the rally, Catholics and Protestants held a prayer service in Victoria Park. For Cardinal Zen, political reform was rejected by pan-democrats’ votes, which safeguarded the dignity of the people, but did not advance the cause of true suffrage.
07/01/2015 BANGLADESH
Mgr Rozario tells Bangladesh’s Catholic physicians to care for patients’ spiritual needs
by Sumon Corraya
Each year, the Catholic Church organises training workshops for health workers. Catholic clinics have high professional standards but cannot meet the demand for their services. For the bishop of Rajshahi, "Physicians must be honest." The country has some 70 Catholic health facilities, a hundred physicians and a thousand nurses.
07/01/2015 INDIA
Raipur archbishop: Catholic schools on strike to protest nun’s rape
by Nirmala Carvalho
Mgr Victor Henry Thakur led today’s demonstration, which involved 30 Christian and some private schools in the state of Chhattisgarh. “Ours is a symbolic shutdown and protest to express our anguish and pain at what happened,” the prelate said.
07/01/2015 CHINA
Beijing, a new law on national security to "protect" sovereignty
The law was adopted almost unanimously. It envisages a strengthening of the power of the central government on sensitive issues such as information and internet. Analysts report a possible tightening of the control of the Communist Party. The new rule officially does not apply directly to Hong Kong and Macau.
07/01/2015 PALESTINE
IS threatens to uproot Hamas and impose Sharia in Gaza
In a video addressed to the "tyrants of Hamas," IS announces plans to uproot Israel and Fatah. "Eight years they control the territory, and have yet to enforce one Islamic teaching," it says. "The point of jihad is not to liberate land . . . but jihad as defined by God is fighting for and implementing the law of God”.

Altri articoli
07/01/2015 PAKISTAN
Women's rights activists: Change sham law on domestic violence by Shafique Khokhar
07/01/2015 VIETNAM
Released from prison, Vietnamese Catholic lawyer to continue human rights fight
07/01/2015 IRAN
Cautious optimism on extension of Iran nuclear talks
07/01/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesian priest: Pope Francis’ encyclical strengthens love for creation by Mathias Hariyadi
07/01/2015 MYANMAR
Yangon, police and students clash over military’s no to Aung San Suu Kyi by Francis Khoo Thwe
07/01/2015 RUSSIA
The statue of Cheka founder could return to central Moscow
06/30/2015 SOUTH KOREA
As S Korea marks three days without new infections, the latest fatality brings the death toll to 33
06/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Nostra Aetate a definitive 'yes' to the Jewish roots of Christianity and irrevocable no to anti-Semitism"
06/30/2015 SRI LANKA
For Buddhist environmentalist, ‘Laudato si’’ gives hope for our common home by Melani Manel Perera
06/30/2015 NEPAL
According to the Global Peace Index, the "Land of Buddha" is less peaceful than “Christian” Europe
06/30/2015 SYRIA
Syria: In first ever, Islamic state beheads two women accused of "witchcraft"
06/30/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudis hotels want women chefs
06/30/2015 INDIA
Vandals attack Baptist church, damage cross, in Bhiwani by Nirmala Carvalho
06/30/2015 VIETNAM
Historic Vietnam-USA summit to address Beijing threat in the South China Sea by Thanh Thuy
Editor's choices
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo CervelleraThe influential Sunni university denounces " heinous" violence of the Islamic state and demands the world defeat this group “through every possible means". Vatican: terrorism is a threat to all humanity. France claims to fight terrorism, but then sells weapons, aircraft, helicopter gunships to Saudi Arabia, which supports Islamic fundamentalism. Kuwait tolerates Salafis who support the Nusra Front and the Islamic state. Turkey against the Kurds; the United States against Iran, Russia and China.
Tunis, stop terrorism by closing fundamentalist mosquesPresident Essebsi believes unified and global strategy needed to counter terrorism. The attack in Sousse almost simultaneous with those in France, Kuwait, Somalia. Islamic State claims responsibility.
Top 10
06/27/2015 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Bowing to ulema, Constitutional Court approves "forced" marriages with minors
by Mathias Hariyadi
06/25/2015 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Aceh: nine sentenced to flogging for selling food during Ramadan
by Mathias Hariyadi
06/27/2015 ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo Cervellera
06/26/2015 SYRIA – TURKEY
After IS attacks Kobane, Kurds slam Turkey for allowing Jihadis through border
Holy See and the State of Palestine sign comprehensive agreement, a “hasty step” according to Israel
The ecumenism of blood and Orthodox divisions
by Fady Noun
Pope: Increase opportunities for meetings and collaboration between the Churches of Rome and Constantinople
06/25/2015 INDIA
Chhattisgarh, Pentecostal pastor jailed on false charges
by Nirmala Carvalho
06/27/2015 TUNISIA - ISLAM
Tunis, stop terrorism by closing fundamentalist mosques
Cambodia’s 35 martyrs to be blessed through Pope Francis’ love


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