by Vladimir Rozanskij | RUSSIA - CENTRAL ASIA

In a vademecum aimed in particular at workers from Central Asia all the behaviour to avoid in order not to suffer the measure, specco accompanied by a ban on re-entry for a period of between 3 and 5 years. A further 20 new articles of the Administrative Code have been added to the offences already reported directly by the police.

by Santosh Digal

In the Diocese of Novaliches, the Salvatorian Pastoral Care for Children programme supports women and children in dealing with trauma. The experience, cared for by women religious and volunteers, has expanded to 73 parishes in the Philippines. Sr Mary Adeline Abamo in charge: "Ministry relevant and necessary".

| 16/07/2024
| PHILIPPINES
by Arundathie Abeysinghe

A petition filed by a lawyer was rejected, while the government itself fears an alleged regulatory inconsistency in arriving at a one-year extension. The Electoral Commission complains that it has not yet received all the necessary funds for the vote, which is supposed to be held by 16 October. Civil society: "Let's put an end to these manoeuvres and set a date for the elections".

| 16/07/2024
| SRI LANKA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Inflation in the country remains around 8-9%, far from the 4% target set by the President of the Central Bank of Russia, Elvira Nabiullina. But precisely by showing its limits, the economist allows a rationalisation that would otherwise risk blowing up the Russian war machine itself from within.

| 16/07/2024
| RUSSIA

Today's news: three civilians killed in an Israeli raid in southern Lebanon, in Gaza the attack on the UN school exceeds 20 dead; Talks between Palestinian factions on 20 and 21 July in China; High North Korean official in Cuba defects and flees to South Korea; Bangkok court postpones extradition hearing in Vietnam for activist Montagnard Y Quynh Bdap.

| 16/07/2024
| ASIA TODAY
by Stefano Vecchia

Two politicians, Satur Ocampo and France Castro, are sentenced with 12 others to prison terms ranging from four years and nine months to eight years and eight months. Four other defendants were acquitted for lack of evidence. For the defence, the court got it wrong, because the accused acted in defense of tribal students targeted by the paramilitary groups. An appeal is ready.

| 15/07/2024
| PHILIPPINES

The PIME missionary from Italy today began a hunger strike in front of the government headquarter, Admiralty district. He is moved by the injustice inflicted upon an African immigrant’s daughter and hundreds of prisoners jailed for crimes of opinion. “It is as if the problem does not exist,” he laments, noting that freeing them would create a climate of trust.

| 15/07/2024
| HONG KONG
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The PIME missionary from Italy today began a hunger strike in front of the government headquarter, Admiralty district. He is moved by the injustice inflicted upon an African immigrant’s daughter and hundreds of prisoners jailed for crimes of opinion. ...
| 15/07/2024
| HONG KONG
 
Elliptic, a British blockchain analysis company, exposes a marketplace called HuiOne Guarantee, which also involves Hun To, cousin of current Prime Minister Hun Manet. Chinese groups are involved in the illicit business. Worth US$ 11 billion dollars, ...
| 12/07/2024
| CAMBODIA
 
by Sumon Corraya
Tens of thousands of young people have been on the streets for five days in the capital and across the country. They are demanding reform of the system that favours relatives of independence fighters. Amnesty's concern over police violence. Nil ...
| 12/07/2024
| BANGLADESH
 
After a series of drone raids, the Israeli military declared the area where the facility is located a red zone" forcing the evacuation of patients. For Primate Welby, “Hospitals must be protected under international humanitarian law.” Pope ...
| 09/07/2024
| ISRAEL – PALESTINE
 
The meeting taking place in the city scarred by the wound of the atomic bomb also involves Eastern religious traditions in the Rome Call for AI Ethics, promoted by the Pontifical Academy for Life. A specific addendum on the challenges posed by generative ...
| 09/07/2024
| JAPAN . VATICAN
 
by Dario Salvi
An AsiaNews source recounts the life of Catholics. One million people, mostly economic migrants, celebrate their faith "in private". The bond with the universal Church and the hope of one day being able to gather and pray in a church. The ...
| 02/07/2024
| GATEWAY TO THE EAST
 
by Joseph Masilamany
In a joint statement, the Defender of Ancestral Lands Sabah (MOPOT) and the Sabah and Sarawak Indigenous People's Alliance (GOASS) call on the government to respect the "informed consent" of local communities. Joining the intergovernmental group ...
| 01/07/2024
| MALAYSIA
 
by Silvia Torriti
After Covid-19, the phenomenon of 'counter-urbanisation' is growing in China, with new resources and talents moving from the cities to rural areas to set up businesses. With a positive economic impact, but not without difficulties in relations ...
| 27/06/2024
| RED LANTERNS
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