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by Melani Manel Perera

Karu Jayasuriya breaks his silence over political crisis. Slated for today, Parliament’s re-opening has been postponed by another week. Activists suspect former dictator Rajapaksa is trying to buy opposition votes.

| 07/11/2018
| SRI LANKA

In his address to the nation, the emir said that "crises pass" but their mismanagement can cause “long-lasting” scars. The Gulf crisis is a sign of the GCC failure. The embargo has not affected oil and gas exports. He called for ethics and morality but did not talk about rights.

| 07/11/2018
| QATAR - GULF
by Mathias Hariyadi

Agents arrest transsexuals at Labuhan Jungkung beach during an operation to "maintain security and public order". Before their release, they were subjected to ghusl, a "mandatory bath" to eliminate their "impurities" and prepare them for reintroduction into society.

| 07/11/2018
| INDONESIA
by Paul Wang

China’s economic slowdown is affecting its neighbours since the mainland is their top trading partners. The list includes Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Cambodia. However, Vietnam, Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Cambodia are replacing China as export hubs with many Chinese companies delocalising to bypass US tariffs. In the first nine months of the year, Cambodia's exports to the United States grew by 27 per cent.

| 07/11/2018
| ASIA – CHINA
by Shafique Khokhar

The Christian woman was acquitted of blasphemy charges. The law provides that only the injured party can appeal against a ruling by the Supreme Court. Activist: "The judges will not change their mind".

| 07/11/2018
| PAKISTAN

The congregation suspended adoptive practices in 2015, when the Indian government opened adoption to single, separated or divorced people. The state registration of institutions allows them to "give a face" to the orphans.

| 07/11/2018
| INDIA
by Paul Nguyen Hung

Since September, the local administration has sold many lots of the forest. Thugs hired by the authorities attack the Catholics to convince them to leave the area. "For the regime the land belongs to the people but the real masters are the party and the 'red capitalists'".

| 07/11/2018
| VIETNAM

Li Yang, head of the National Institution for Finance and Development and former deputy head of the Academy of Social Sciences, acknowledges that “GDP (growth) is slowing, investment (growth) is slowing, export (growth) is slowing and consumption (growth) is slowing". The private sector is also suffering. Wages are likely to drop whilst bankruptcies and layoffs are likely to increase. The economy is slowing in Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shandong, and Zhejiang, provinces that led the country’s development.

| 07/11/2018
| CHINA

A UN investigation has led to the discovery of pits containing up to 12 thousand corpses. They are located in the north and west of the country. Most (95) in the Nineveh Plain. Don Paolo: "Sign of memory" etched "on the people faces, even those of children".

| 07/11/2018
| IRAQ

Illustrating the commandment "You shall not steal", Francis recalls the "universal destination of goods" affirmed by the social doctrine of the Church. "If there is hunger on earth, it is not because of lack of food! Indeed, market demands sometimes leads to us destroying it. What is lacking is a free and far-sighted entrepreneurship, which ensures adequate production, and a solidarity approach, which ensures fair distribution.

| 07/11/2018
| VATICAN

Ilhan Omar, of Somali origin, and Rashida Tlaib, of Palestinian origin. The first time also for the Amerinde: Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland. The victory of the Democrats in the parliament determined by women, young people, Hispanics. Republicans are strengthened in the Senate.

| 07/11/2018
| USA
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by Joseph

A lay faithful denounces the betrayal of the agreement between China and the Holy See. Priests are obliged to be part of the Patriotic Association, a supporter of a Church that is "independent" of the Holy See. The four priests are known for their...

| 14/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Fady Noun

Five years after he went missing, an event still shrouded in mystery, a seminar was held in Beirut dedicated to the Jesuit missionary in Syria who challenged the country’s regime and tried to deal with jihadis. His parents “call for every effo...

| 09/11/2018
| LEBANON – SYRIA
 
by Bernardo Cervellera

He will be subjected to isolation and indoctrination for 10-15 days. The faithful ask the Church worldwide for prayers. Bishop Shao is recognized by the Holy See, but not by the government. In the diocese, official and underground communities are ...

| 09/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Kamran Chaudhry

The Pakistani prime minister attacks radical Islamic groups who want to kill the justices and bring the country to a halt with their demonstrations. “These rogue elements are not serving Islam. They are merely playing politics to increase their ...

| 01/11/2018
| PAKISTAN
 
by Kamran Chaudhry

Police set up roadblocks on Punjab highways as radicals protest in the province and the capital Islamabad. The authorities are monitoring the situation from a central control centre, including "red zones" in sensitive areas.

| 31/10/2018
| PAKISTAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera

Fr Liu, ordained 13 years ago, was arrested and his priesthood suspended. The authorities accuse him of "having violated religious policy and regulations". He was "too active": he organized - just as the Synod would like - meetings for young peopl...

| 26/10/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera

Making an appeal for support to the mission to every people that does not know Jesus Christ, we can be a "bridge" between generations, helping to discover one’s task, vocation and missionary consecration in the world. AsiaNews is part of this se...

| 20/10/2018
| VATICAN – ASIA
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