Jihadists allied with Turkey are hunting down religious minorities to kill them in Syria’s northwest, Christian activists warn, as Turkey and its allies have encircled the Kurdish-held town of Afrin and are relentlessly pushing through.
As Syria’s war soon enters its eighth year, many decry the recent dangerous escalation in the conflict, whether in the country’s north, between Turkey and the Kurds, or in the south, between Iran and Israel.
“The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria” is a beautifully crafted narrative that delves into the lives of Syrians with stories that smoothly weave in and out of a complex political context and challenges readers to think about contradictions in human nature and history.
The U.S. launched 59 missiles from the USS Ross and USS Porter in the Mediterranean early April 7 local time. U.S. officials said they targeted Shayrat Air Base’s airstrips, hangars, control tower and ammunition areas.
It’s an open question as to just what the United States would do for the Middle East’s Christian minorities under the presidential administration of Donald Trump.
Lamenting the exodus of Christians from their ancestral homelands, Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East pleaded for peace and security in their annual Christmas messages.
Expressing his “profound pain and deep concern for what is happening in this already martyred city,” the pope told people that it is a place where death strikes “children, the elderly, the sick, young people, old people, everyone.”
In a world marked by increasing war and conflict, Pope Francis said a generous and merciful response to those fleeing violence is needed in order to combat hatred and foster a greater sense of fraternity and solidarity.
Pope Francis lamented at how many defenseless civilians are forced to “pay the price” of the ongoing Syrian crisis, and he expressed his solidarity for those affected.
The pope’s message was part of a “Peace Is Possible” campaign for Syria launched July 5 by Caritas Internationalis.
ISTANBUL (CNS) — Syrian refugee Mohammed Noman, 19, sells daily bus tours of Turkey’s major attractions to Arabic-speaking clients. On a recent afternoon break from his small kiosk on Cumhuriyet Caddesi, a main street in Istanbul, he smoked cigarettes and recounted how he ended up there. “I wanted to finish school, join the marines and […]