Myanmar's "rice bowl" is in serious crisis, with production at risk. Every day at least a hundred people flock to the passport office hoping to emigrate, for study or work. Record high temperatures have been recorded since 2020, peaking at 47.5 degrees in Chauck. Army violence against civilians. 

During the press conference on the return flight from Canada, Francis warned that even today the cultures of some peoples are considered inferior. He confirmed plans to visit Kazakhstan in September. In his last stop, just 300 kilometres from the Arctic Circle, he advised young Inuit to “Keep walking upwards,” towards the light, separating what is true from what is false. “Be part of a team.”

| 30/07/2022

The military had announced the executions in June. The state newspaper broke the news. They are the first hangings since 1988. Among those sentenced were former Phyo MP Zeya Thaw and the activist known as Ko Jimmy.

| 25/07/2022

Three helicopters of the Burmese military junta attacked five villages, forcing the population to flee and damaging places of worship. An Amnesty International investigation denounces the use of landmines in Kayah State.


| 20/07/2022

Since last year's coup, mining activity in northern Myanmar has increased fivefold. Toxic and radioactive waste amounts to millions of tonnes. Regulation of the industry is almost impossible due to the presence of a militia affiliated with the Burmese regime.


| 18/07/2022
by Steve Suwannarat

Indonesia’s decision to stop its workers from going to Malaysia because of the latter’s failure to respect a bilateral labour agreement could negatively impact Malaysia’s palm oil production. The Thai Chamber of Commerce estimates that the country needs at least 500,000 foreign workers for its post-COVID recovery.

| 14/07/2022

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
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman laid out plans for the new megacity rising on the Red Sea, with buildings lined up on a 200-metre strip along 170 kilometres of coastline with no cars or emissions. Meanwhile, the crown prince is back in Europe for the ...
| 27/07/2022
At the end of last year, most of the world’s 53 new nuclear reactor projects concerned Asia. Construction time is decreasing. Growth is driven by China, followed by India, Japan and South Korea.
| 27/07/2022
by Giorgio Bernardelli
After the Zakho massacre that cost the lives of 9 tourists the testimony of a parish priest who lives in the mountains of the region where the raids take place. "Every week there are people dying from these bombings, I too have been in danger of being ...
| 23/07/2022
In its latest report, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan reports extrajudicial executions, torture, and arbitrary detentions by the Taliban. Although the level of violence has dropped, the humanitarian situation remains disastrous. In the last ...
| 21/07/2022
by Vladimir Rozanskij
The Moscow Art Museum has temporarily allowed the Orthodox Church to move the icon to the Lavra where it was originally located. This is the first time since 1918: until now, all requests had been denied. Propaganda tool to feed the myth of Russian "Victory" ...
| 19/07/2022
The attack occurred on the Nduga highland, a region where tensions are running high after the Indonesian government approved a plan recently to split the two existing Papuan provinces into five.  Local communities fear further militarisation under ...
| 16/07/2022
New measures have been published and will come into force on March 1, 2022. The rules apply to masses, sermons, formation and all religious information services. This is the "democratic" control of religions sought by Xi. Bans have been imposed ...
| 21/12/2021
“L’Asia: ecco il nostro comune compito per il terzo millennio!” - Giovanni Paolo II, da “Alzatevi, andiamo”