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Pictures emerge of thousands of residents of the Damascus district of Yarmouk, who have remained trapped for nearly a year, queuing for food and aid. This picture taken on January 31, 2014, and released by the UNRWA on February 26, 2014, … Continue reading

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Syria’s Archaeological Sites Ravaged by Bombing, Looting

Discovery has the sad news: When Asma al-Assad, the British-born wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, received an honorary Ph.D. in archeology in 2004 from the prestigious University of Rome “La Sapienza,” she stressed that such knowledge should be used “to … Continue reading

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Is Hezbollah About to Withdraw From Syria?

One can but hope so… Writing at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, retired Israeli Brigadier General Shimon Shapira wonders if the ongoing debate inside Iran on the expenditure on behalf of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is a portent of … Continue reading

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Australia Now Has Suicide Bombers…

Has blown himself up in Syria. An Australian jihadist fighting in Syria has reportedly blown himself up in a suicide bombing near a military airport in the country’s east. For some time now concerns have been growing among the Australian … Continue reading

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Almighty Eternal God, Hear the Cries of the People of Syria…

A Prayer for the People of Syria Almighty eternal God, source of all compassion, the promise of your mercy and saving help fills our hearts with hope. Hear the cries of the people of Syria; bring healing to those suffering … Continue reading

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al-Qaeda Vows to Slaughter Christians after U.S. ‘liberates’ Syria

From the pen of Raymond Ibrahim: While U.S. leaders continue pushing for war against the Syrian government, today “Al-Qaeda-linked rebels,”reports AP, “launched an assault on a regime-held Christian mountain village in the densely populated west of Syria and new clashes … Continue reading

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What Moral Theologians Say About Getting Involved in Syria

Traditionally, moral theologians have argued that to use military force justly, one must have a just cause; the use of force must be the last resort; success must be probable; the means must be proportionate; and the military action must … Continue reading

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Syrian Rebels Plan Destruction of Christianity

So says a Russian Orthodox prelate, Metropolitan Hilarion: In an interview with the AsiaNews service, the top foreign-policy spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church said he fears rebels in Syria “have set themselves the goal of the complete and total … Continue reading

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Israel Fires Ballistic Missiles into the Mediterranean

I’ve long considered myself a ‘friend’ of Israel, but I have to ask: What are they thinking firing ballistic missiles at a time like this? Reuters reports: Israel tested a U.S.-backed missile system in the Mediterranean on Tuesday but did … Continue reading

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