Having been convicted, the journalist needs a permit from the Court of Appeals to leave the Philippines. The State Attorney General's Office, has filed an appeal against and defined her as "a flight risk" for the country. Only twice has a Nobel Prize winner been prevented from attending the ceremony: in 2010 to Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo and in 1935 to anti-Nazi journalist Carl von Ossietzky.

 

| 25/11/2021
| PHILIPPINES
by Alessandra De Poli

Originally from Maharashtra, he is finishing his second doctorate at the prestigious British university. At least 300 million Indians still belong to disadvantaged castes today. And the government could do much more, he tells AsiaNews.

| 24/11/2021
| INDIA

Behind the proclamations of dialogue and development, the shadow of an opaque financial policy revealed by the "Pandora papers". A free zone for laundering dirty money and doing business even used by companies linked to the Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei. Economic interests outmatch regional, political and confessional issues. 

| 24/11/2021
| UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Soldiers stormed the health facility in Karuna, Diocese of Loikaw, stole medical supplies, and arrested 18 doctors and medical staff. Police seized five Sisters of Mary Child along with a parish priest and health volunteer in the same diocese. Their whereabouts are still unknown.

| 23/11/2021
| MYANMAR
by Dario Salvi

AsiaNews has gathered the testimonies of some of the 450 young people who participated in the meeting promoted by the Chaldean Church in Baghdad. The hope of overcoming wars, violence and the pandemic. The ideal of belonging to a community at the service of others, including Muslims, in a "spirit of charity". 

| 23/11/2021
| IRAQ
by Shafique Khokhar

In Lahore a Muslim woman has been reported to the police for asking the imam to inform worshippers of the death of a Christian living in the area. Ilyas Samuel, a human rights activist: "The Pakistani government should seriously consider the issue of the abuse of these rules".

 

| 23/11/2021
| PAKISTAN
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The leader of the Orthodox Church claims "Russia is the true leader of the free world". Celebrated and honored by Putin. Hailed for his "evangelizing force". The worry of the schism with the Ukrainian Orthodox. His appeal against all tyrannies and warnings about the limits of super-technological civilization.

 

| 23/11/2021
| RUSSIA

The two women religious were arrested while handing out food to the poor in a slum during the pandemic. Sr Gemma Lucia, Sr Martha and two volunteers spent two months in prison. The Sisters of St Paul of Chartres run a facility with 120 children in a rundown area of ​​the city. They still have to appear in court. Their predicament is a worrying sign of the criminalisation of Christian missionaries.

| 22/11/2021
| NEPAL
by Anna Pozzi

The last survivor of the 1996 abduction and massacre of Trappist monks died at the age of 97. Humble and discreet, he lived the last years of his life in the monastery in Midelt, Morocco. In a video interview he said: “By staying in Tibhirine we didn't want to be martyrs, but signs of love and hope.”

| 22/11/2021
| ALGERIA - ISLAM
by Shafique Khokhar

On the day commemorating the birth of the founder of Sikhism, the Commission for Interreligious Dialogue visited the Gurdwara, the place of worship of this religious denomination. "Until we learn to respect one another, we cannot have peace."

 

| 20/11/2021
| PAKISTAN

Today there are only 22 institutes linked to the Greek, Armenian and Jewish communities.The estimate needs at over three million euros to be allocated in the 2022 state budget. The request made by an Armenian MP was rejected by the Parliament with a contrary vote of the government majority. Institutional crisis linked to the collapse of minorities. 

 

| 20/11/2021
| TURKEY
by Hocine Drouiche*

Hocine Drouiche urges a revision of Muslim doctrine. The hadiths added at a later stage, which have become a source of hatred and fundamentalist propaganda, must be removed. To counter this drift, "humanity, objectivity, rectitude" and "courage" are needed. 

| 19/11/2021
| ISLAM - FRANCE
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Flooded in the Volga by the Soviets to build a large hydroelectric station. It has a glorious history. Father Paisij's great role in the reconstruction of Russia. An eventual discovery seen as a sign of the new Orthodox rebirth in the country.

| 19/11/2021
| RUSSIA

Today's headlines: Burmese junta arrests former Democratic MP and hip-hop star. Japan launches record 431 billion euro stimulus. Military talks between China and India on border issue resume. Alibaba's stock market plunge. Moscow wants to send prisoners to work at the North Pole. Collapse of the Turkish lira: the opposition calls for early elections.

| 19/11/2021
| ASIA TODAY
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