According to advocacy groups, Muslim women are treated as second-class citizens. The existing law dates back to 1951. For the past 30 years, attempts have been made to change the law to include a minimum age. Child brides are commonplace. Rape against married teens is not punished.
A month ago, a group of local mobsters attacked demonstrators and underground passengers, injuring 50 people. The police did not arrest anyone. Suspicions of collusion between law enforcement and triads.
The latest in a long series of incidents hit a weapon depot north of Baghdad belonging to the pro-Iranian Hashd ash-Shaʿabi militia. Iraq’s prime minister has banned unauthorised flights and ordered all bases out of cities. Some suspect Israel's anti-Iranian policy.
The attack took place before the group was able to complete the pilgrimage. The statue of the Virgin is also desecrated, "decorated" with a garland of slippers. Police arrest members of Hindi Munnani.
The meeting was held yesterday in the summer presidential headquarters of Beiteddine. Focus on Art.95 of the Constitution on confessionalism and quotas in public institutions. Cardinal believes the selection criterion based on "experience and competence". A defense strategy to safeguard the country from external tensions.
Tensions continue in the border state after Jammu and Kashmir loses its special status. Christians, Hindus and Baha'is call for peace and pray Indian Prime Minister Modi abandon the idea of war.
Survivors say they could smell kerosene when their homes were burning. Residents blame Md. Elias Uddin Mollah, an Awami League MP. Caritas will start distributing aid.
Students from the dioceses of Mỹ Tho, Phú Cường and Phan Thiết took part in the initiative undertaken by the St Joseph Major Seminary. The group attended some courses on social work theory, practice and methodology. Participants helped take care of hungry children as well as children with HIV and cancer. For Mgr Joseph Đỗ Mạnh Hùng, “We must pray for ourselves to face this huge demand.”
The Indian-born TV preacher is thought to have inspired the 2016 Dhaka massacre. Malaysian police received more than a hundred complaints about racially motivated statements attributed to him. Naik has questioned the loyalty of Malaysia’s Hindu minority and claimed that ethnic Chinese people are guests in the country.
Former Financial Secretary John Tsang calls for dialogue, forgiveness and reconciliation between protesters and government. Chief Executive Carrie Lam says she is open for dialogue, but refuses to meet the demands of the anti-extradition movement. Simon Cheng Man-kit, 28, is in "administrative detention" in Shenzhen. Yesterday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said it knew nothing of his fate; today it confirmed that he was in “administrative detention”. For China, he is Chinese, hence subject to Chinese law.
At the general audience in the Paul VI hall, Pope Francis highlights the practice of sharing and helping the poor, typical of the first Christian communities. The positive example of Barnabas; the negative example of Ananias and Sapphira, marked by hypocrisy. "A life set only on profiting and taking advantage of situations at the expense of others inevitably causes inner death". The little girl who played in front of the pontiff.
Originally the date was August 27th. Those who do not leave the metropolis on a voluntary basis will be expelled. The irregular will be given the opportunity to register in the other provinces of the country, with the exception of Antalya. Students and workers with permits are exempted from the decree.
In the north of the region, violent skirmishes between government troops and militias of the Northern Alliance. The cities of Naung Cho, Kyaukme, Lashio, Kutkai and Theinni are now deserted. Humanitarian organizations fear the rise of displaced people, so far given refuge in Buddhist monasteries. The price of rice skyrockets.
Judge S Vaidyanathan had written that mixed classes are "very dangerous" for girls and that Christian missionaries are often accused of carrying out forced conversions. The objection of Bishops, of the National Commission for minorities, of women's associations.
The Court of Appeal of three judges dismissed the appeal by 2 to 1. He remains in prison, serving a sentence of six years. Card. Pell's lawyers plans to appeal to the High Court. The note from the Vatican.