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Pope Francis praises human rights and religious freedom

Pope Francis

Pope Francis has spoken out against those who use religion as a pretext for violence and oppression, in his clearest denunciation yet of the Islamic state militants murdering their way across Syria and Iraq. (Photo: AP) “The pope made his comments during a one-day visit to Albania, during which he praised the good relations between its majority Muslim community and its ... Read More »

Thousands of homeless Syrian refugees are helped in Lebanon

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With donations provided by Scottish Catholics, the charity is providing aid to destitute Syrians who fled the civil war in their home country. (Photo: Syrian Refugees, NYTimes) “Generous Catholics are helping SCIAF provide crucial, life-saving aid to thousands of desperate Syrian refugees who are now homeless and hungry in Lebanon. Thanks to donations from the Scottish faithful, the Scottish Catholic International ... Read More »

McCain in January 2014: “Thank God for the Saudis and Prince Bandar for supporting the fight against Assad”

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“Thank God for the Saudis and Prince Bandar,” John McCain told CNN’s Candy Crowley in January 2014. “Thank God for the Saudis and Prince Bandar, and for our Qatari friends,” the senator said once again a month later, at the Munich Security Conference. (Photo: NYTimes) “McCain was praising Prince Bandar bin Sultan, then the head of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence services and ... Read More »

The West is the cause, not the solution, of the chaos in the Middle East

Syria, the Syrian Army

Since 2011, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has waged a relentless war within Syrian territory against what it has said from the very beginning was an invasion of heavily armed, foreign-backed sectarian extremists. New Eastern Outlook reports. “In retrospect, the transparently ludicrous nature of articles like the Guardian’s “Syria’s rebels unite to oust Assad and push for democracy” is self-evident. ... Read More »

Lavrov: US finally realizes the need to fight terrorists in Syria, the same ones whoom Assad has fought for 3 years

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday his country has instructed the US that in case Washington decides to direct airstrikes on terrorists’ sites in Syria without Syrian official approval, this will be considered as a flagrant violation of the international law. He added combating terrorism is a need, thanks God, the US has at last acknowledged that terrorists are ... Read More »

Religious leaders of the anti-government fighters declared it lawful to rape «any non-Sunni woman”

IRAQ Christians in Al Qush Photo Associated Press

Islamic religious leaders of the anti-government fighters in Syria declared it lawful for the anti-government fighters to rape «any non-Sunni Syrian woman» that they desired; the declarations of these corrupt Islamists have been used to justify the rape, humiliation, torture, and murder of women and girls in towns and territory captured by groups like the so-called Free Syrian Army, Jabhat Al-Nusra, ... Read More »

Wiping Out the Christians of Syria and Iraq: to Remap the Middle East

CHristians killed Egypt, photo Mohamed Umar

The Christian communities of Syria, which constitute at least 10% of the Syrian population, have been systematically targeted by sunni Islamists; their churches have been attached and desecrated; their priests, monks, and nuns murdered; and generally discriminated against by the anti-government forces that the US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and their allies support. Historically, the Levant is ... Read More »

Syria: Setting up effective work on the ground

Assad election 2014 photo AFP

The most positive news for days has come from Syria – a large-scale and unprecedented international operation for the removal of all the components of Syrian chemical weapons has been successfully completed, RT reports. That means that the most important and difficult stage of the plan for the destruction of the chemical weapons, developed by the OPCW and approved by ... Read More »

Appetites of ISIS extend far beyond Iraq & Syria’

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Recent events in the Middle East have become a tipping point not only for the region, but the entire world, RT reports. (Photo: AFP) The biggest concern now, not to mention Syria, is an extremely complex situation in Iraq. A so-called ‘Islamic caliphate’ has been established in this country and neighboring Syria. It is obvious that the appetites of the Islamic ... Read More »