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A prayer hall was discovered during excavation at the mosque destroyed during the battle between the Islamic State and Iraqi forces. The discovery includes a prayer hall, columns and four rooms for ablutions. The findings date back to before the 12th ...
| 19/01/2022
| IRAQ
 
Around 10 million children born in 2021, just 480,000 more than the number of people who have died. The population may have reached its peak. The demographic slowdown is being affected by high cost of living and new social habits. The situation ...
| 17/01/2022
| CHINA
 
by Marta Ottaviani
Turkey invested a lot in Kazakhstan in recent years, not only in economic terms. Nazarbayev’s regime pulled the country away from Russian influence in favour of a Turkic-oriented nation-building process; now the call to CSTO troops will test the ...
| 15/01/2022
| TURKEY - KAZAKHSTAN
 
A small chapel was built near the ski resort, which will host some Olympic events, in the early part of the 20th century, a testimony to the work of many missionaries in Hebei province. For Fr Heyndrickx, this is an opportunity to strengthen 200 years ...
| 15/01/2022
| CHINA
 
by Arundathie Abeysinghe
Indebted and grappling with a severe financial crisis, Colombo tries to balance the interests of Beijing, Delhi and Washington. Affected by the pandemic, the island nation needs foreign currency to pay for its growing imports. China’s “debt ...
| 13/01/2022
| SRI LANKA – CHINA
 
Myanmar’s armed forces attacked ethnic militias over the weekend. Fighting was reported yesterday. Despite international sanctions, trade in timber continued in 2021.
| 12/01/2022
| MYANMAR
 
The Burmese population has demonstrated against the arrival of the strongman from Phnom Penh in various parts of the country. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has reiterated that Myanmar's generals must continue to be excluded from ASEAN meetings ...
| 08/01/2022
| CAMBODIA - MYANMAR
 
by Emanuele Scimia
China is the main economic player in Central Asia, but Russia remains the dominant military power. However, over time Beijing may no longer be able to outsource its trade and energy security in the region to Moscow. Many Kazakhs see the Chinese as invaders ...
| 07/01/2022
| CHINA - KAZAKHSTAN
“L’Asia: ecco il nostro comune compito per il terzo millennio!” - Giovanni Paolo II, da “Alzatevi, andiamo”