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by Shafique Khokhar

For Mgr Arshad, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan, India's move will create "many problems for peace in South Asia" and the world. UN chief urges "maximum restraint". Calls are made to defuse the crisis.

| 09/08/2019
| PAKISTAN – INDIA

For the World Resources Institute, Qatar, Israel, Lebanon, Iran and Jordan are among the countries at risk. They use over 80 percent of their total water resources. Prolonged droughts and ever-rising temperatures are compounded by inadequate investment in wastewater reuse. Waste must be limited to avoid a catastrophe.

| 09/08/2019
| QATAR – ASIA
by Nat da Polis

The meeting was cordial and relaxed. Zelensky, who is Jewish, is attentive to Ukrainian expectations, whilst maintaining a certain neutrality vis-à-vis Orthodox issues. Orthodoxy’s 12 Orthodox have not followed Moscow in breaking communion with Constantinople.

| 09/08/2019
| TURKEY – UKRAINE – RUSSIA

Pupils in Tamil and Mandarin schools can choose to study Khatt. The Education Ministry wanted to make it compulsory in elementary schools. Critics had accused the government of trying to "Islamise" education. Identity policies play an important role in the country.

| 09/08/2019
| MALAYSIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka are the most affected states. More heavy rains are expected in the next 24 hours. “Catholics are at the forefront of saving lives,” said Mgr Derek Fernandes, bishop of Belgaum. “We ask for prayers and solidarity of all kinds,” he added. Card Gracia meets local bishops and coordinates aid from Bangalore.

| 09/08/2019
| INDIA
by Paul Wang

Catholics march in Central.  The auxiliary bishop asks the police to be more "professional" and the young to renounce violence.  Repeated civil society demands: permanently cancel the extradition law and launch an independent investigation into the excessive use of force by the police.

 

 

 

| 09/08/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Kyrgyz and Chinese workers clash leaving 40 people injured.  A sit-in in front of the Chinese company for the government to withdraw the mining license.  High technology and corruption privilege Chinese contractors.

 

| 09/08/2019
| KYRGYZSTAN - CHINA

The victim is Dvir Sorek, grandson of a famous rabbi killed in the 2000s.  In a few days he would have turned 19.  For the Israeli authorities the members of the commando are ready to strike again.  For Netanyahu they are "despicable terrorists".  Hamas justifies the gesture as a "response" to "crimes" linked to "occupation".

 

 

| 09/08/2019
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE

Tomihisa Taue also appeals to the United States and Russia.  Representatives from some 70 countries attended the ceremony this morning.  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised that Japan will be a "bridge between nuclear weapon states and non-nuclear weapon states".

 

| 09/08/2019
| JAPAN
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by Vladimir Rozanskij
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| 17/09/2020
| BELARUS - VATICAN - RUSSIA
 
by Li Ruohan*
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| 16/09/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
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| 15/09/2020
| IRAQ -TURKEY
 
by Francis Hu
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| 15/09/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
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| 15/09/2020
| EU-CHINA
 
by P. Dominic Gomes
For the anniversary, a Mass was celebrated in the chapel of the Motherhouse of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, next to the tomb of the Mother. The homily of Fr. Dominic Gomes, vicar general of the archdiocese. "Mother Teresa highlighted the deepest ...
| 26/08/2020
| INDIA
 
"The pandemic has highlighted and aggravated social problems". "When the obsession with owning and dominating excludes millions of people from primary goods; when economic and technological inequality is such as to tear the social fabric; and when dependence ...
| 26/08/2020
| VATICAN
 
by Shafique Khokhar
The video of the incident, which went viral, sparked a lot of criticism. Despite threats, the man says it is his right to keep his faith and that he is ready to suffer all the consequences, that he will not abandon his religion. The Pakistani Telecommunications ...
| 25/08/2020
| PAKISTAN
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