RUSSIA’S ANTI-TERROR INITIATIVE BACKED BY ARAB COUNTRIES

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Pravoslavie.ru - 2/2/17 Arab countries have lent their support to Russia’s call for a global anti-terror front, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after the fourth session of the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi. Russian president Vladimir Putin called for an international coalition aimed at eliminating terrorism in his December 2015 state-of-the-nation address, saying, ...

Hariri backs patriarchs’ call to stem Iraq’s Christian exodus

Hariri backs patriarchs’ call to stem Iraq’s Christian exodus

The Daily Star - 9/8/14 “We call on all Islamic religious authorities, Sunni and Shiite, to issue clear fatwas forbidding assaults on Christians and other innocent people and their properties” BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri praised the statement of Eastern church leaders Thursday, urging the Arab League to cooperate with the international community to end the exodus ...

Syrian troops retake Christian town north of Damascus after pushing out al-Qaida-linked rebels

Associated Press - 28/10/2013 DAMASCUS, SYRIA –  Syria's state media say government forces have retaken a Christian town north of Damascus after a week of clashes with al-Qaida-linked fighters who had recently captured key parts of it. The state-run SANA news agency says the army "restored security and stability" to the town of Sadad early on Monday. The ...

Syria’s Greek patriarch opposes foreign intervention

3/3/2012 The leader of Greek Orthodox Christians in Syria opposes any foreign intervention in the country, saying it would be harmful to both Christians and Muslims, a newspaper reported on Thursday. Ignatius IV Hazim, patriarch of Antioch and All the East, said "the harmful effects of any foreign intervention in our affairs would touch Christians and Muslims ...

Patriarch Hazim: AL Sanctions against Syria Unprecedented, Syrians Independent for Their Livelihood

1/12/2011 Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim of Antioch and All the East for Greek Orthodox stressed Wednesday that the Arab League (AL) sanctions on Syria will not affect the Syrian people who are not dependent on others in the provision of their basic needs and for their means of livelihood. "I haven't heard that the Arab League had ...

Church groups condemn US-NATO Plot against Syria

Global Research 18/11/2011 The National Progressive Front on Wednesday condemned the Arab League resolution to suspend Syria participation in its meetings, describing the move as undermining the AL principles and violating its conventions. "It is not the first time Syria confronts big challenge, but this time, it is the most dangerous because it was cooked in the ...

Archbishop Hanna: Arab League Should Correct Its Mistake against Syria

17/11/2011 OCCUPIED JERUSALM, (SANA)- Archbishop of the Sebaste Roman Orthodox Church, Atallah Hanna, stressed the sinister conspiracy hatched against Syria targets its principled and supportive stances towards the Palestinian Cause. "When Syria is targeted, Palestine is targeted and when Damascus is targeted it is as if Jerusalem is targeted, " said Archbishop Hanna in an interview to ...

Pope wishes Moussa good luck in Presidential Campaign

MENA 23/06/2011 The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Shenouda III, wished former Arab League Secretary Amr Moussa luck with his presidential campaign when the two met at Shenouda's office Thursday, MENA reported. Moussa adopted admirable positions as foreign minister and Arab League secretary, Shenouda said. "I hope Egyptians' choice of presidential candidates will be governed by logic," ...