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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Snipers haunt Syrian Christian town of Maalula

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 10:59am by Agence France-Presse in Maalula

    ... Agence France-Presse in Maalula “Maalula, city of culture and history, welcomes you,” reads a sign at the entrance to Syria’s best known Christian town. But any semblance of welcome ... the year, with Christian families flocking there each summer from Damascus and abroad. While the majority of its winter residents are Muslim, the town is majority Christian in summer. Rebel forces, ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Gunmen kill 11 near Syrian Christian villages

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 06:53pm by Associated Press in Damascus

    ... Associated Press in Damascus Gunmen shot dead 11 people, mostly Christians, in central Syria on Saturday, state media and activists said. A witness described what appeared to be a sectarian attack indiscriminately targeting members of the minority. A resident in the area said that the gunmen randomly opened fire on a street as Christians were celebrating a feast day. He spoke ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian army takes control of Homs as rebels leave

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:34am by AP

    ... on a military-led tour said soldiers and pro-government militiamen had fanned out across the districts to provide security. In the  mainly Christian neighbourhood of Hamadiyeh, a few people trickled back ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian conflict put Bashar al-Assad’s home village under threat

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 08:57pm by GDN

    ... battles have seen the group retreat to the al-Bab town, just east of Aleppo. The opposition now controls the Kassab border crossing to Turkey, and the Armenian Christian town of the same name. ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Dozens killed in Syria bloodshed as watchdog probes chlorine attacks

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... are all relative unknowns. Syria’s constitution requires that candidates for the presidency be Muslim, but a source in the constitutional court confirmed that Moussa is Christian. “We receive all ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    LA gang members claim they have joined Assad’s forces in Syria

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 10:47pm by WASHPOST

    ... to a gang called Westside Armenian Power. Members of the Armenian Christian minority in Syria are known to be staunch supporters of Assad. The two men do not reveal much about what they are doing ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria conflict death toll reaches 150,344, human rights group says

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:47am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Christian-Armenian town of Kassab. Assad’s family hails from Latakia, the scene of a fierce 11-day battle in which rebel groups including the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have made significant gains. So far, ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Evacuations, aid delivery resume in Syria’s besieged city of Homs

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... will bring out a number of civilians, including 20 Christians from the Bustan al-Diwan neighbourhood,” he added. The Syrian Red Crescent said earlier Wednesday that a group of families from Bustan ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    No news on kidnapped Syria bishops

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 06:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Aleppo’s Greek Orthodox archdiocese said on Wednesday it had no news on two Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria, a day after a Christian association said ... Orthodox Bishop Boulos Yaziji and Syriac Orthodox Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim. The two men, both from Aleppo, were seized on Monday, but the French Oeuvre d’Orient Christian association said on Tuesday ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    US credits Syria’s Assad over chemical arms destruction

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 11:27am by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... to threats of a US strike and eventually the UN resolution requiring Syria to turn over its arsenal. In Damascus, meanwhile, a barrage of mortar rounds slammed into a Christian neighbourhood, killing ... four mortar rounds slammed into the Christian neighbourhood. Rebels regularly fire into Damascus from rear bases in neighbourhoods around the city. Despite the fighting, UN-Arab League peace ...




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