Christians excluded from Syrian rebels’ ‘interim government’

16/11/13 Syrian Christians have been systematically excluded from representation in an umbrella group representing rebel leaders, the Fides news service reports. The Syrian National Coalition, which has agreed to join in peace talks sponsored by the United States and Russia, has a policy of “deliberate marginalization and exclusion” of Christians, leaders of Syriac and Assyrian Christian groups ...

Syrian Archbishop: Assad is staying

Sakher Naser and Ali Harb - 2/8/13 Archbishop Louka El-Khouri, patriarchal auxiliary of the Syrian Orthodox church, believes that the Syrian regime will not fall and President Bashar Assad will stay in power. Khouri adds that Assad will run in the promised 2014 presidential elections and will win, undoubtedly because the people support him overwhelmingly. The Archbishop, who ...