According to a media investigation, the number of operations carried out abroad by the Research & Analysis Wing has increased since 2020. The agency reports directly to the Prime Minister’s Office. Islamabad has been reluctant to talk about it because the people targeted are terrorists or militants of groups Pakistan has always denied hosting.

by Joseph Masilamany

A single mother was found guilty of the sin of 'khalwat' (closeness) in a state ruled by the Islamist party. The sentence - a first - is scheduled to be carried out in Marang prison on 6 May. A case destined to represent a thermometer of the power relations with fundamentalists in Anwar Ibrahim's Malaysia

| 19/04/2024
by Sumon Corraya

At the centre of the controversy is a film that tells the story of a young orphaned painter raised in an ashram. He refuses the courtship of a wealthy woman because he feels like a woman in a man's body. Attacks and controversy on social media. The issues of homosexuality and gender are sensitive in Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority nation.

| 19/04/2024
by Vladimir Rozanskij

In the International Monetary Fund's report, the ills that have always made growth impossible in Ašgabat re-emerge: the 'black accounting' of the Berdymukhamedov regime, in which the revenues from the sale of gas and oil are not shown, and the black market in manat, the local currency, which unloads all the burdens and imbalances onto the shoulders of the population.

| 19/04/2024
by Stefano Vecchia

The upcoming annual Balikatan military exercise will include an area in the South China Sea that is claimed by China, as well as an area not far from Taiwan. The Philippines wants peace and development in the Indo-Pacific despite tensions fuelled by Beijing.


| 18/04/2024
by Mathias Hariyadi

After President-elect Prabowo's visit to Beijing, China’s foreign minister travelled to Jakarta to discuss Chinese involvement in the infrastructure of Indonesia’s new capital Nusantara, a project that follows the building of a high-speed train between Jakarta and Bandung.

| 18/04/2024

According to the UN health agency, about 3,500 people die of viral hepatitis every day. The highest number is in China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Despite improvements in diagnostic testing, huge disparities still exist in access to drugs.

| 18/04/2024
Editor's choices
by Dario Salvi
The 23-year-old native of Birzeit is the only Christian woman under "administrative detention". She was taken, blindfolded and handcuffed, overnight by a military patrol without an arrest warrant or charges against her. For the Christian leader, Israel ...
| 19/04/2024
Chinese Human Rights Defenders released a report detailing the stories of children and young people victims of human rights violations, like He Fengmei's daughter, who was separated from her mother a month after her birth and kept in a psychiatric ...
| 16/04/2024
Currently in intensive care, the seven-year-old is the only person to be seriously wounded by Iran’s attack against Israel because her house and village were not covered by Israel’s Iron Dome defence system. Nothing is known of the fate of ...
| 15/04/2024
by Daniele Frison
The auxiliary bishop of Jerusalem and patriarchal vicar for Palestine looks at the protests in Amman. Diplomatic relations with Israel allow aid to be sent to Gaza. Some students from Gaza’s Holy Family Parish arrived in Amman thanks to the Patriarchate’s ...
| 12/04/2024
The Holy See has officially announced the long journey to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and Singapore. Card Goh of Singapore hopes the pope will bring to his predominantly Chinese city, “renewed fervour to all Catholics [. . .], especially ...
| 12/04/2024
by card. Anthony Poola *
The Archbishop of Hyderabad looks at the media reaction to the declaration released by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith on human dignity. The media are “focused on gender theory, sex change, surrogacy etc., but” people who “struggle ...
| 11/04/2024
The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States presides over Mass in the cathedral, the focal point of this historic trip for the local Church since the breaking of diplomatic relations between Hanoi and the Vatican in 1975. In the meeting with ...
| 11/04/2024
The Custody, a Jewish group and Tag Meir activists offered gifts to Muslims leaving al-Aqsa every Thursday at the Damascus Gate. Fr. Pari: An initiative that has been  carried out  for some time, but this year takes on special value in the context ...
| 06/04/2024
“L’Asia: ecco il nostro comune compito per il terzo millennio!” - Giovanni Paolo II, da “Alzatevi, andiamo”