World leaders strongly condemn the choice of the United States to recognize the holy city capital of Israel. An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council is scheduled for tomorrow. From the Saudi Arabia to Iran, from Turkey to Syria, the voice of the Muslim world rises. From Europe the invitation to resume negotiations on a two-state solution.
Speaking at the White House, the US leader said that Jerusalem "is now also the heart of one of the most successful democracies in the world", calling for "calm, for moderation". The city has always been at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Christian leaders of the holy city are following "with concern" reports the US might unilaterally recognise the city as the capital of Israel. This would increase "hatred, conflict, violence and suffering". They plead with the US leader to promote "peace and unity" in the region.
This year's goal is to improve livelihoods in order to achieve sustainable income, connecting “donors with our beneficiaries”. Children and youth are asked “to save part of their pocket money to contribute to this cause.”
The charge for operations in October 2016 and last August. "Credible reports" on widespread, systematic and brutal attacks in Rakhine. The resolution requested by Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia approved by 33 votes, Beijing opposed. The Burmese government and army reject the accusations.
Christians and Muslims are urged to persevere in meeting, despite the differences. Initiatives of dialogue, signs of solidarity and stories of friendship between the two communities should be a source of inspiration.
Looking back over his recent trip, Francis recalls that in Myanmar he hoped "that all the different components of the nation, no one excluded, can cooperate" and in Bangladesh solidarity for the help of Rohingya and "the need" that " religious freedom always be protected ".
Some athletes will be able to participate individually and with strict procedures. The national flag will not be admitted and in case of victory the Olympic anthem will resound. Russian vice-premier Vitaly Mutko, head of the World Cup organization, has been banned for life. Moscow speaks of an "unjust and immoral" choice. The United States exults.
The accused were remanded into custody for 14 days for allegedly insulting Hindu deities. For Sajan K George, "The growing suspicion against the vulnerable miniscule Christian community, especially the Pentecostals, is alarming.”
Anhui and Sichuan are the most affected areas, with fog lasting several days. Expressway entrances are closed because visibility is less than 50 metres in many cases.