If “we have to choose between being killed by those men from ISIS or have a strong man who we call a dictator leading us, there’s no choice.” The alternative to al-Assad, he deadpans, is death.
Nobody knows where the man with the leather suitcase is headed to but we all know that he carries the most precious thing he still has: hope. That child is the hope and the deep yearning for peace in Syria.
Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people at the Saydnaya prison near Damascus were taken out of their prison cells for arbitrary trials, beaten, then hanged
It is difficult to imagine how the Middle East will be in a decade. Nevertheless, it is possible to identify elements and dynamics that will shape future scenarios. What should be highlighted is how the Middle East is witnessing a deep theoretical and practical crisis of the Nation-State as a sovereign political entity as well as a set of institutions.
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Jewish Millionaire Publisher Rescues Christians from Syria to “Pay Back His Debt”. Lord George Weidenfeld is grateful to the Christians who saved his own life 77 years ago. British Lord … Continua a leggere
SYRIA – Muslim leaders for the release of father Murad, but the kidnappers are foreign to the social fabric. Homs (Agenzia Fides) – Father Jaques Murad, the priest kidnapped in … Continua a leggere