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08/29/2015 IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch calls for a government of "national emergency" to save Iraq
by Joseph Mahmoud
In a letter to Iraq’s highest authorities, Mar Sako calls for a government that represents all of the country’s components. He notes that reforms currently discussed should be wisely vetted before they are approved. Politicians should possess “high integrity and professionalism”. Ethnic and sectarian militias should be incorporated into the regular police and armed forces.
Baghdad (AsiaNews) – In a letter to Iraq’s highest political authorities, including President Fuad Masum, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Parliamentary Speaker Abdullah...

08/29/2015 PHILIPPINES – VATICAN
Responding to the pope’s call, the Filipino Church will mark World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation with masses, exhibitions, and meetings
The event coincides with the start of Manila’s "Season of Creation". Cardinal Tagle will lead a solemn Mass. Parishes will host meetings, seminars and exhibits on environmental issues. The prelate calls for a million signatures to be presented to climate conference in November.
08/29/2015 RUSSIA
The Cossacks of Saint Petersburg deny involvement in the removal of a bas-relief depicting Mephistopheles
by Nina Achmatova
According to the head of the group, a letter claiming responsibility is the act of agent provocateurs. Initially blamed on religious motives, the latter is still shrouded in doubt. For the Orthodox Church, it is understandable.
08/28/2015 KYRGYZSTAN - CHINA
Chinese-funded project gives Kyrgyzstan its first independent power transmission line
Construction on the Datka-Kemin power transmission line began at the Kemin substation in 2012. A Chinese company built the US$ 390 million project. Before, Kyrgyzstan relied on other countries for energy, now it “will not only meet the needs of the country, but it will also export electricity,” the president said.
08/28/2015 SYRIA – EUROPEAN UNION
Migrants found suffocated to death in a lorry in Austria were from Syria
A girl aged between one and two years old was among the victims. Four people – three Bulgarians and an Afghan – have been arrested in connection with the case. Most of those fleeing to Europe are from Syria and Afghanistan. Two boats with 500 people sink off the coast of Libya.

08/28/2015 INDONESIA - EAST TIMOR
Jakarta and Dili to settle territorial disputes before the end of the year
The two governments have agreed in principle to boost trade and technical cooperation as well. Maritime disputes should be settled by the end of the year. Border posts are opened to facilitate cultural exchanges. Following its agreement with the Holy See, the latest steps will further Timor Leste’s foreign policy.
08/28/2015 NEPAL
Minority parties quit last session of Constituent Assembly
by Christopher Sharma
Madhese and Tharu representatives reject proposed administrative divisions adopted by the big parties. Under a revised version, the constitution’s final draft would include a seventh province. Since it became a secular state in 2007, Nepal has not yet adopted a final constitution.
08/28/2015 KAZAKHSTAN
Agreement on a new international nuclear bank signed in Kazakhstan
The bank will curb nuclear proliferation by countries like Iran. It will be built in the Ulba metallurgical plant (eastern Kazakhstan) with a transit agreement with the Russian Federation. Kazakh President Nazarbayev first made the proposal in 2009. The member countries must meet strict IAEA rules. Programmes towards food sustainability using nuclear and related biotechnologies are in the works.
08/28/2015 INDIA
Gujarat: Carmelites to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Teresa of Avila’s birth
The occasion will be celebrated tomorrow evening with the presentation of ‘Journeying with Saint Teresa Today’, by the archbishop of Ahmedabad. Knowing the founder of the order will “inflame us with the fire of love that burnt in her heart.”
08/28/2015 VATICAN - IRAQ
Fr. Samir of Amadiya: The Pope is the voice of Iraqi refugees
by Bernardo Cervellera
The Chaldean priest met Pope Francis, asking him to keep the world’s focus on Christian refugees from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain. His diocese is home to 3500 Christian families and almost half a million Yazidis who fled Islamic State violence. ISIS is not all Islam and there are Muslims who want an Iraq of coexistence. Christians might not emigrate, but remain in their own land. Aid projects for refugees: school for children, work for adults, a home for every family. An appeal to AsiaNews.
08/28/2015 CHINA
Christian lawyer arrested over his involvement against cross removals in Zhejiang
Zhang Kai has been in police custody since Tuesday. He has led the legal fight to defend Christian rights in the province. His law firm of Beijing issued a note of protest against his detention. In recent days, scores of clergymen have been detained and interrogated. Government censorship against activists and religions is tightening.
08/28/2015 VIETNAM
Hanoi frees two Catholic activists, four years in jail for "anti-government activities"
Tran Nhat Minh and Thai Van Dung are released from prison after serving the full terms of the sentence. In prison they were pressured to sign a "confession". Equality, justice and love are the basis of "progress" and "civilization" of a society.
08/28/2015 MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur blocks websites critical of Prime Minister Najib. Army ready to intervene
Malaysian authorities have blocked access to the site of the Bersih group and others. The activists were planning a demonstration against the government for the weekend. Prime Minister Najib, embroiled in a corruption scandal. The military ready to intervene in case of protests.
08/28/2015 RUSSIA
The Cossacks of St. Petersburg remove bas-relief of Mephistopheles from historic building
by Nina Achmatova
The artwork, from the early '900, offended religious sensibilities. A new Orthodox church being built close-by.
08/27/2015 YEMEN – SAUDI ARABIA
Human Rights Watch slams Saudi-led coalition for using cluster bombs in Yemen
Between April and July, the Saudis carried out at least seven attacks in which they employed such weapons with devastating effect. HRW calls for a stop to their use, urging the parties to the conflict to sign the treaty banning them. Meanwhile, joint Arab League regional force has been postponed under Saudi pressure.

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08/27/2015 RUSSIA
Hare Krishna accused of violence against their children, " forced to dance naked and be vegetarian"
08/27/2015 SRI LANKA
Defence seminar to focus on global threats by Melani Manel Perera
08/20/2015 BANGLADESH
Police arrest six Catholics in Rajshahi in connection with the death of a “possessed” tribal woman by Sumon Corraya
08/27/2015 INDONESIA
Christians, Muslims and Buddhists celebrate coexistence in Kudus, central Java by Mathias Hariyadi
08/27/2015 HONG KONG – CHINA
Hong Kong government’s vendetta against students and Occupy Central founders by Paul Wang
08/27/2015 MYANMAR
Jailed Burmese students in isolation for going a hunger strike by Francis Khoo Thwe
08/27/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang faithful re-erect cross government demolished: a "theft"
08/27/2015 INDIA
Karnataka, government compensates Christian victims of 2008 attacks by Nirmala Carvalho
08/27/2015 CHINA
Government and industry officials involved in Tianjin explosion arrested
08/27/2015 JORDAN - ISLAM
Muslims are not doing "enough" to fight the Islamic State, says Queen Rania
08/26/2015 SOUTH KOREA
To attract visitors, Busan is set to offer amphibious bus tours
08/26/2015 INDIA
India census: Muslims grew faster than Hindus but less than Christians
08/26/2015 ISRAEL
Israeli arms sales drop by a billion in 2014, but grow by 40 per cent in Africa
08/26/2015 ASIA – CHINA
China’s former deputy finance minister to head new development bank
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LEBANON
Muslims defend Christians’ freedom in Beirut DeclarationFreedom of religion, education and opinion are defended by quoting the Qur’ān, which is the basis for the rule of law, not a religious state. Lebanese Sunnis slam violence committed in the name of God. The full declaration is reprinted here.
LEBANON
Islamic Makassed launch doctrinal battle against Muslim extremism
by Fady NounOfficial reference point for Lebanon’s Sunnis approves a document entitled "Beirut Declaration on Religious Freedom". Speculation over whether Dar el-Fatwa will succeed in gradually regaining control of Islamic religious teaching in the nation’s mosques.
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08/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Faisalabad: Christian family forced to flee from place to place after wife converts from Islam
by Stephen Masih
08/25/2015 LEBANON
Muslims defend Christians’ freedom in Beirut Declaration
08/22/2015 LEBANON
Islamic Makassed launch doctrinal battle against Muslim extremism
by Fady Noun
08/24/2015 SINGAPORE - MALAYSIA - BRUNEI
Catholics in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei use rosary and website against human trafficking
08/22/2015 IRAQ - SYRIA
Unesco: Islamic State most brutal destruction since Second World War
08/24/2015 RUSSIA - CHINA
As price per barrel drops so do Russia’s hopes of signing a second gas deal with China
08/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope on prayer: God is "the caress that keeps us alive"
08/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Who is Jesus for me? Answer in the silence of our heart. Appeal for peace in Ukraine
08/24/2015 MYANMAR
Myanmar passes polygamy and conversion laws that please Buddhist extremists
08/22/2015 VIETNAM
Vĩnh Long diocese gives scholarships to Mekong Delta’s poor children
by Thanh Thuy

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