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The Indian capital is covered in a thick layer of smog. The level of pollution is like smoking 50 cigarettes a day. The Indian Medical Association wants the half marathon planned for 19 November cancelled. Local companies have handed out masks to employees, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have not.

| 09/11/2017
| INDIA

He was operated in August after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Human rights groups slam Beijing for releasing activists a few weeks before their death.

| 09/11/2017
| CHINA

In response to a missile launched by Houthi rebels, the Saudi-led coalition has imposed a sea, land and air blockade on Yemen. Saudi pledge to allow entry to food and medicines has not yet been upheld. For the UN, the country faces the world’s biggest famine with the possibility of millions of victims. For MSF, humanitarian aid is crucial.

| 09/11/2017
| YEMEN
by Mathias Hariyadi

Tensions can be reduced through good communications and mutual respect. Fr Felix Supranto relates his experience, highlighting three steps: commitment, desire and respect. Socialising with others can defeat "distorted" views. Catholics are urged to be "creative" and to leave their own "comfort zone".

| 09/11/2017
| INDONESIA

"We are all sinners: all. All of us".  Therefore we must purify ourselves continually. We must also purify the community: the diocesan community, the Christian community, the universal community of the Church. To make it grow. "

| 09/11/2017
| VATICAN

Approval of some amendments that risk submitting the country to Sharia. It will be possible to lower the marriage age for girls to 12. Imbalance in rights of women and non-Muslims (especially for Christians and Sabean). Member of parliament for Mosul: New law drags the country back 100 years.

| 09/11/2017
| IRAQ
by Shafique Khokhar

The two were accused of blasphemy. The government has a duty to protect its citizens, as enshrined in the Constitution. Their orphaned children are supported with love and care by the Cecil & Iris Chaudhry Foundation.

| 09/11/2017
| PAKISTAN

Colombo's archbishop wrote a letter to the president of Sri Lanka saying that children are too busy with classes and can no longer run and play.

| 09/11/2017
| SRI LANKA

The UN’s International Organization supports the labor reforms promoted by Doha. It invites Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates to follow its "positive" example. A moment of celebration "for Qatar and its two million migrant workers." Secretary General IUTC: a "new standard" established for the Gulf Countries.

| 09/11/2017
| QATAR - UN

Nazrul Islam is from Bangladesh.  Five other criminals sentenced to 10 years for theft. The superior of the convent of the Religious of Jesus and Mary of Ranaghat forgives the aggressors.

| 09/11/2017
| INDIA
by Wang Zhicheng

Past criticisms almost forgotten. Trump appreciates Beijing's commitment on North Korea and criticizes previous US administrations for the imbalance in trade. Contracts signed for over US $ 250 billion. The exclusive visit and Beijing Opera performance in the Imperial Palace. And even the (usually forbidden) use of Twitter.

| 09/11/2017
| CHINA-US
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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 pastoral ...
| 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 ...
| 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 united. ...
| 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 people, ...
| 26/10/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
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| 20/10/2018
| VATICAN – ASIA
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