Syria

98 churches, 1900 mosques destroyed in Syria – Syrian Ambassador

March 27, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 Moscow, March 26, Interfax – Syrian Ambassador Riad Haddad said that 98  Christian churches were partly or entirely destroyed during the military  conflict in the country, its property was stolen. At the same time, 1900 mosques, 1600 schools, 60% of Syrian hospitals were  partly or entirely destroyed, all medical equipment was stolen, Haddad […]

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Patriarch Kirill: Syria has wisdom and will enough to overcome war

March 26, 2014 Featured News

26/3/14 Moscow, (SANA) – Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Patriarch Kirill stressed that Syria has wisdom and will enough to overcome the war launched against it. Meeting Syria’s Ambassador in Moscow, Riad Haddad, Patriarch Kirill expressed gratitude to the Syrian government for contributing to freeing the Mar Thecla Convent nuns in Maloula, saying, “I […]

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Reports Cite 80 Dead in Kessab; Churches Desecrated

March 24, 2014 Featured News

24/3/13 KESSAB, Syria–The Armenian populated villages of Kessab, Syria were the target of three days of brutal cross-border attacks from Turkey by al-Qaeda affiliated armed bands, which have cost 80 lives and forced the civilian population of the area to flee to neighboring hills, with many seeking safe-haven in the nearby cities of Latakia and […]

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Five Assyrians Fleeing Syria Drown Off the Coast of Greece

March 24, 2014 Featured News

By Nuri Kino – 24/3/14 (AINA) — On Thursday, March 21 a newsflash arrived: Seven migrants, including two children, lost their lives on Tuesday when their boat capsized in the Aegean Sea, according to Greek maritime officials. Another two persons are missing after the accident which took place outside the island Lesbos. I did my […]

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ISIL Crucifies a Young Man in Raqqa, Syria

March 24, 2014 Featured News

24/3/14 - http://www.mesop.de Raqqa, Syria — Members of the al-Qaeda splinter group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) executed on Saturday a young man in the city of Raqqa, and placed his body on a wooden cross in the main square of the city.After executing the young man, ISIL group placed his dead body on a cross and […]

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Syrian Bishop To Discuss War-Torn Country at Hellenic College Holy Cross

March 16, 2014 Featured News

16/3/14 Bishop Elias Toume of Wadi Al Nassara, a resident bishop in the region of Homs, Syria will offer a talk on “Christians in Syria at the Crossroads” at Hellenic College Holy Cross on March 28 at 7:00 p.m. Living in the war-torn area of Homs, Bishop Elias will share an insider’s perspective on the great challenges and […]

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A list of prominent people missing in Syria

March 15, 2014 Featured News

15/3/14 BEIRUT — With the release of 13 Greek Orthodox nuns held hostage by the  al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front in Syria for over three months, here’s a list of  some other prominent people, including clerics, journalists and activists still  missing in Syria and believed in the captivity of rebels. Many are thought to  have taken by […]

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Ibrahim says Maaloula nuns released

March 9, 2014 Featured News

The Daily Star – 9/3/14 BEIRUT: Thirteen nuns who were kidnapped last year from the historic town of Maaloula in Syria were released Sunday, Lebanon’s General Security chief said. “The decision to release them has been made but it is taking [us] some time to resolve logistics obstacles,” Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim told a local television station. “We are working […]

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Syria: Christian Mother Describes Slaughter and ‘Cross Stabbing’ of Son

March 7, 2014 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim - 7/3/14 Click here to watch video of the description: Back on January 17 and based on Arabic media,  I exposed the graphic attack on Fadi, a Christian man in Syria, who, after he was spotted wearing a cross around his neck — and thus exposed as a Christian — was beheaded by U.S.-supported “freedom fighters” and stabbed with said […]

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Christians Under Threat in Syria: US State Department

March 4, 2014 Featured News

By Jen Psak U.S. Department of State - 4/3/14 The United States deplores continued threats against Christians and other minorities in Syria, who are increasingly targeted by extremists. Last week in Raqqa, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) announced it will force Syrian Christians to either convert to Islam, remain Christian and pay […]

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Protest to Be Held At Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles

March 1, 2014 News

March 2014- http://operationantioch.blogspot.com The coalition of supporters for the March 9th “Stop the Christian Genocide in Syria” protest outside the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles, California, continues to grow, with the American Mesopotamian Organization joining the cause. When asked about the Protest, and the current plight of Christians in Syria, Mr. David William Lazar, Chairman […]

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Syria’s Healthcare System Latest War Casualty

February 27, 2014 Featured News

27/2/14 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Heavy fighting in Syria’s embattled Idlib province forced Khaled, 5, and his family to flee their home and settle in the town of As-Suwayda in southwest Syria.  When Khaled’s severely inflamed appendix needed to be removed right away, his father, now displaced and penniless, worried about how he would pay […]

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Syrian Girls Forced to Marry Muslim Militants

February 25, 2014 Featured News

english.farsnews.com - 25/2/15 TEHRAN — Radical militants in Syria’s Raqqa and Aleppo have been forcing Syrian girls to marry them, by pressuring the families, a new report said. According to Arabic language al-Sharq al-Owsat, people in militants-held areas of Syria are facing with a wave of forced marriages pushed by members of the former Al-Qaeda representative […]

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European Christians Fighting With Syria Kurdish Factions

February 23, 2014 Featured News
Kurdish female fighters of the Kurdish People

By Muhieddeen Hamish AL Monitor - 23/2/14 A BBC Arabic report revealed that Christian European fighters are flocking to Syria to fight alongside the Kurdish factions in the face of al-Qaeda groups. The report pointed out that the conflict is no longer confined to jihadist groups fighting alongside the Syrian opposition under the banner of Jabhat […]

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Representatives of European Non-Governmental Organizations meet with His Holiness Aram I

February 23, 2014 Featured News

February 2014 On Friday 14 February 2014, representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) from Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom met with His Holiness Aram I. These NGO’s are engaged in humanitarian work in Syria and are particularly concerned with the presence of Christians in the region. Prior to travelling to the region, […]

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Speech of Mor Eustathius Matt Roham at the Funeral of Mor Dionysios Behnam Jejawi

February 20, 2014 Featured News

 Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East OCP News Service – 20/2/14 Syria: The speech of His Eminence Metropolitan Mor Eustathius Matta Roham – Archbishop of Jazirah and Euphrates, on the occasion of the passing of Metropolitan Mor Dionysius Bahnam Jajawi, of three-fold mercies, into the heavenly dwelling places. The speech was delivered at […]

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Kidnapped Nuns No Longer Bear the Cross

February 19, 2014 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – 19/2/14 A new video of the twelve Christian nuns kidnapped in Syria recently appeared.  In it, the nuns are taped sitting in a room and being questioned by an unseen man, presumably a member of the kidnappers.  He asks them how they are, if they’ve been mistreated, etc. They respond that they […]

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Christian City in Syria Attacked By “Freedom Fighters”

February 13, 2014 Featured News

By Brad Hoff http://www.globalresearch.ca 13/2/14 This past Thursday, February 6, monasteries and churches in the ancient Christian city of Saidnaya held special celebrations for the feast of St. Elian — a Syrian saint martyred in Homs in the third century. These celebrations took place despite the village being under constant rebel mortar attack — attacks […]

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Maronite Patriarch: negotiations for Syrian nuns’ release have ‘stumbled’; new video appears

February 13, 2014 News

CWN - 13/2/14 The patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church said that the release of a dozen kidnapped Syrian nuns appeared imminent until recently. In December, Syrian rebel forces abducted the nuns from the Greek Orthodox monastery of Mar Taqla in the historic Christian village of Ma’loula, whose residents still speak Aramaic. “We have made multiple […]

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