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Today's headlines: A famous Vietnamese hacker turns government agent; Seoul and Tokyo send fighter jets in response to an intrusion by Chinese and Russian jets during the Quad summit; Indian Catholic lay forum launches a call for an end to discrimination against minorities; 'one-way' airline tickets to Russia have reached 70% of sales. 

 


Today's headlines: Chinese authorities ban from social media (and detain) a popular influencer son of Wanda Group owner; Jakarta suspends palm oil exports; the world's longest glass bridge is inaugurated in Vietnam; foreign companies flee Moscow; a new political opposition movement is born in Bishkek; Jerusalem: two more victims in the new wave of violence, an Israeli and a Palestinian. 

 

 

 

| 30/04/2022
| ASIA TODAY

The main border crossing between Iran and Afghanistan shut down for a day. After recent anti-Shia attacks, Iran wants to lead the fight against Islamic State terrorism. Diplomatic efforts are also underway to solve the situation of Afghan refugees in Iran.

 

| 26/04/2022
| AFGHANISTAN – IRAN

On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.

| 27/10/2020
| VATICAN

The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.

| 19/09/2019
| VATICAN

Afghan authorities reported the death of more than 40 people, including women and children, after Pakistani airstrikes hit bases used Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan to conduct an offensive against Pakistani security forces in the tribal areas near the border. After Imran Khan's accommodating attitude, it is not clear how Shehbaz Sharif will deal with the Taliban.

| 21/04/2022
| PAKISTAN – AFGHANISTAN

Today's headlines: Pope Francis spoke by video-conference with the president of Kazakhstan, hypothesis of a trip to the country; in Herat  Afghans protest against Iranian guards use of violence on refugees; Over 200 priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church want to expel Patriarch Kirill; in Hong Kong  the journalist and producer Allan Au arrested; a hundred private planes belonging to Russian oligarchs blocked at Dubai airport. 

| 12/04/2022
| ASIA TODAY
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