The crisis in Islam(by Samir Khalil Samir, sj)

17/06/2014 IRAN
Two thirds of Iran's MPs ask for "total respect" of Islamic dress
The 195 members of the 290-strong parliament have written to the president, denouncing Western cultural influence against the veil. But in October, Rouhani asked police to be moderate when enforcing the hijab requirements and recently said, "We cannot take people to heaven by using whips."
16/06/2014 THAILAND - CAMBODIA
For Bangkok, migrant workers are "a threat". Cambodians flee the country
More than 110,000 Cambodians have fled Thailand to return home, fearing a crackdown on migrant workers after last month's military takeover. The mass exodus comes after Thai Army spokeswoman Sirichan Ngathong on Wednesday said the junta viewed illegal workers as a "threat."
16/06/2014 THAILAND - CAMBODIA
For Bangkok, migrant workers are "a threat". Cambodians flee the country
More than 110,000 Cambodians have fled Thailand to return home, fearing a crackdown on migrant workers after last month's military takeover. The mass exodus comes after Thai Army spokeswoman Sirichan Ngathong on Wednesday said the junta viewed illegal workers as a "threat."
16/06/2014 IRAQ

Mosul Archbishop, grateful for pope's words about peace, hoping Iraq does not become another Syria
Mgr Nona speaks to AsiaNews about the "great effect" of the pope's appeal on Christians "living a difficult moment." The elections are a thing of the past. No one is promoting a "political solution" to the crisis. The situation of displaced persons is getting worse as fear of bombings drives flight from Mosul.
15/06/2014 VATICAN
Pope expresses "deep concern" for "the increase of violence" in Iraq
At the Angelus, Francis announces that he will travel to Tirana on 21 September. "It is a contradiction to think of Christians hating each other, which is what the devil is always looking for: make us hate because he is always sowing the discord of hatred".