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07/03/2015 INDONESIA
Yogyakarta: Islamists expel thousands of Christians from a scout camp because it is Ramadan
by Mathias Hariyadi
Organised by an Indonesian Protestant group for the period of 1-5 July, the gathering was shut down on its second day following a raid by Muslim fundamentalists. For a radical Muslim leader, Christians were not authorised to organise an event that violates the sacredness of the Islamic month of fasting and prayer.
Jakarta (AsiaNews) – A group of Indonesian Islamic extremists attacked and disrupted a scout camp organised by a Protestant group in Yogyakarta, central Java. The gathering had brought together thousands of young people. According to the extremists,...

07/03/2015 NORTH KOREA - IRAN
Pyongyang seeks Iranian Red Crescent aid to battle drought
A long conversation between the North Korean ambassador to Tehran and the head of the Muslim humanitarian organization concludes with assurances of "unremitting efforts" to help North Korea overcome the crisis. The regime has refused the help offered by Beijing and Seoul. Catholic source tells AsiaNews: "The relations are good and the North has long been suffering from drought. But the diplomacy of the peninsula is not changing".
07/03/2015 ASIA
2015, young people celebrate anniversaries of Taize and Brother Roger
by Frère Ghislain*
Over 100 years since birth, 10 years after his death and 75 years after the foundation of the experience of Taizé, Brother Roger's charism is still alive. Gestures of prayer and solidarity across Asia: Philippines, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam. In Calcutta, prayer around the tomb of Mother Teresa, who Frere Roger visited in 1976 and 1997. In Japan and throughout the continent an experience of the Church united "in God’s heart".
07/03/2015 CHINA
Chinese firm planned to punish employees who had unscheduled children
A credit union in Jiaozou (Henan) told its female employees to get pregnant according to schedule to avoid too many taking maternity leave. If they did not they could be fined as well as lose their end of year bonuses and chances of promotion. After the issue made it on social media, the company backed off. For the local family planning commission, which enforces similar practices, the company’s draft policy “violates a female employee’s reproductive rights”.
07/03/2015 NIGERIA-ISLAM
Boko Haram militants slaughter 150 people, including Muslims
The jihadists carry out raids during the Muslim evening prayer, killing men and women. The area had recently been taken from the Boko Haram fundamentalists.

07/03/2015 JAPAN
Japan’s population drops to historic lows: a quarter over 65
The last national census data confirms fall births compared to deaths for the sixth year in a row. 126,160,000 Japanese, down 271,058 in sharpest decline ever recorded in modern times. 25,90% over 65, a quarter of total population, for first time since 1968.
07/03/2015 SYRIA
Aleppo, Islamists attack to oust Assad's troops and introduce sharia
An alliance of rebel forces, led by a group affiliated with al Qaeda, wants to take over the second largest city of Syria. Aleppo is an economic and industrial center of huge strategic importance. Islamic State militia’s not involved in attack. So far four dead and 70 wounded among civilians.
07/02/2015 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan activists, Tamils ​​and Buddhists together against all forms of torture
by Melani Manel Perera
A young man detained by police in 2008 did not return. An innocent Sinhalese fisherman ​​died in prison after 14 years. Former President Rajapaksa’s police tortured a Buddhist monk 21 times. AsiaNews relays these stories on World Day against Torture in Sri Lanka.
07/02/2015 VATICAN
Tourism offers "a billion opportunities" for sustainable development on Earth
In its message for World Tourism Day, the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples notes that growth in this sector represents “a challenge to all the sectors involved in this global phenomenon: tourists, businesses, governments and local communities and, of course, the Church too. The billion tourists should necessarily be considered above all in their billion opportunities.”
07/02/2015 EGYPT
For Catholic Church, the Egyptian people is united in the fight against Jihadist terrorism
For Fr Rafic Greiche, “Rather than fear, what dominates is a feeling of anger” over the state prosecutor’s assassination and the Sinai attack. At least 100 people die in the latter. For the spokesman of the Catholic Church, the prosecutor's death was obviously caused by police letting their guard down. For him external forces are trying to bring "instability" to the country.
07/02/2015 THAILAND
Bangkok: thousands of workers on strike against illegal fishing regulations
Under new government rules adopted in response to EU demands, fishermen now need licences, registered fishing equipment and navigation systems. Poor fishermen cannot afford the new costs, ask for “more time”.
07/02/2015 CHINA
Beijing, the new National Security Act gives enormous powers to the army
China wants to exploit its resources "in the seas, in space and in the polar regions." The White Paper on the Ministry of Defence provides a change in strategy of the Chinese Navy, from "defense on the high seas" to "offshore protection ". Closer scrutiny of key areas such as internet, foreign investment and information systems.
07/02/2015 NEPAL
Kathmandu: After years of disagreement, draft constitution presented
by Christopher Sharma
Constituent Assembly set to begin new consultations. Problems remain to solve. Amendments may be proposed by both parties and civil society. Catholic bishop: "First step towards democracy".
07/02/2015 IRAN
Iranian nuclear programme: IAEA chief in Tehran as diplomats continue to talk
Yukiya Amano is set to meet Iranian President Rouhani. An IAEA report says that Iran has made a fundamental commitment, reducing its nuclear material stocks. In addition to the issue of IAEA inspections, major disagreements persist on how quickly the West will drop sanctions and on what types of research and development Iran can undertake in advanced nuclear technology.
07/02/2015 PAKISTAN
Lahore: Christian NGO helping Gypsy women entrepreneurs
by Kamran Chaudhry
The AIDS Awareness Society announces an empowerment programme for Gypsy women. It will involve at least 500 craftswomen and artisans, enabling them to improve their skills and marketing capabilities. Supporters also set up a centre for the display and sale of their products.

Altri articoli
07/02/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesian environmentalists: the Pope's encyclical, "huge" step in defense of water and agriculture by Mathias Hariyadi
07/02/2015 CAMBODIA
Phnom Penh, textile workers faint on mass raising doubts over safety standards
07/02/2015 JAPAN-CHINA
Diaoyu-Senkaku: Tokyo doubles ships around disputed islands
07/01/2015 Hong Kong – China
Hong Kong Catholics join march to demand genuine universal suffrage by Victoria Ma
07/01/2015 BANGLADESH
Mgr Rozario tells Bangladesh’s Catholic physicians to care for patients’ spiritual needs by Sumon Corraya
07/01/2015 INDIA
Raipur archbishop: Catholic schools on strike to protest nun’s rape by Nirmala Carvalho
07/01/2015 CHINA
Beijing, a new law on national security to "protect" sovereignty
07/01/2015 PALESTINE
IS threatens to uproot Hamas and impose Sharia in Gaza
07/01/2015 PAKISTAN
Women's rights activists: Change sham law on domestic violence by Shafique Khokhar
07/01/2015 VIETNAM
Released from prison, Vietnamese Catholic lawyer to continue human rights fight
07/01/2015 IRAN
Cautious optimism on extension of Iran nuclear talks
07/01/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesian priest: Pope Francis’ encyclical strengthens love for creation by Mathias Hariyadi
07/01/2015 MYANMAR
Yangon, police and students clash over military’s no to Aung San Suu Kyi by Francis Khoo Thwe
07/01/2015 RUSSIA
The statue of Cheka founder could return to central Moscow
Editor's choices
ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo CervelleraThe influential Sunni university denounces " heinous" violence of the Islamic state and demands the world defeat this group “through every possible means". Vatican: terrorism is a threat to all humanity. France claims to fight terrorism, but then sells weapons, aircraft, helicopter gunships to Saudi Arabia, which supports Islamic fundamentalism. Kuwait tolerates Salafis who support the Nusra Front and the Islamic state. Turkey against the Kurds; the United States against Iran, Russia and China.
TUNISIA - ISLAM
Tunis, stop terrorism by closing fundamentalist mosquesPresident Essebsi believes unified and global strategy needed to counter terrorism. The attack in Sousse almost simultaneous with those in France, Kuwait, Somalia. Islamic State claims responsibility.
Dossier
Top 10
06/27/2015 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Bowing to ulema, Constitutional Court approves "forced" marriages with minors
by Mathias Hariyadi
06/27/2015 ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo Cervellera
06/30/2015 LEBANON – MIDDLE EAST
The ecumenism of blood and Orthodox divisions
by Fady Noun
06/26/2015 SYRIA – TURKEY
After IS attacks Kobane, Kurds slam Turkey for allowing Jihadis through border
06/26/2015 VATICAN – PALESTINE
Holy See and the State of Palestine sign comprehensive agreement, a “hasty step” according to Israel
06/27/2015 VATICAN-ORTHODOX
Pope: Increase opportunities for meetings and collaboration between the Churches of Rome and Constantinople
06/27/2015 TUNISIA - ISLAM
Tunis, stop terrorism by closing fundamentalist mosques
06/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Nostra Aetate a definitive 'yes' to the Jewish roots of Christianity and irrevocable no to anti-Semitism"
06/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Believe that Jesus can heal us and awaken us from death?
07/01/2015 VIETNAM
Released from prison, Vietnamese Catholic lawyer to continue human rights fight

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