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.
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.
At least 30,000 Israelis are expected with about 20,000 having already bought their tickets. Yesterday, direct flights between Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport and Hamad International Airport in Doha were announced. A team of Israeli consular officials is also expected. The use of Qatari cellular network remains an open question.
Today's headlines: Chinese evangelical Christian under police control for over a fortnight; Pyongyang has fired two more ballistic missiles; a new shipping route connects Pakistan with Oman via Qatar; Burmese and Thai Catholic volunteers to help displaced people in the border area; several Russian oligarchs under sanctions allegedly saved hundreds of millions in capital abroad.
Today's headlines: Seoul fires warning shots at trspassing North Korean vessels; Asean foreign ministers' meet on Myanmar peace process; three children killed in Yemen landmine explosion; millions of Indians celebrate Diwali; in Russia unannounced anti-terrorism drill at a school terrorizes children.
From 20 November to 18 December, the emirate hosts the top football competition.Female referees for teh first time in an Islamic nation. Controversy over the exploitation, and deaths, of migrant workers in the construction of facilities. Civil rights and environmental issues in focus. Bishop Hinder: a country that has developed in "competition" with others in the region.