President Obama compares Syrian refugee crisis to Jews fleeing the holocaust – but fails to even mention Christians and Yazidis facing genocide

Barnabas Fund – 23/09/2016 President Obama used his final visit to the UN to hold a special world leaders’ summit on refugees in which he declared the world refugee crisis to be “a test of our common humanity”. However, although he singled out the Syrian refugee crisis, his speech failed to even mention the plight of Christians and Yazidis despite the ... Read More »

Attempt on Syriac Patriarch commemorating genocide

World Watch Monitor – 23 June 2016 As Christians were celebrating Pentecost in Qamishli, Syria, a suicide bomber disguised as a priest struck, killing three Assyrians and wounding five others. The Sunday attack on 19 June was apparently targeting Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, and was reminiscent of another nearly a century ago which killed the Catholicos Patriarch of ... Read More »


Documents Indicate Turkey’s Connection to Syrian Bishops’ Kidnappers   When police arrested Magomed Abdurrahmanov in Turkey about a year ago, word spread quickly that the suspected kidnapper of two prominent Syrian bishops had been caught. The Turkish government, however, said the man they had arrested, and his companions, were nothing to worry about. Officials said they were foreigners with improper ... Read More »

Three Christian hostages in Syria killed by Isis

Islamist group threatens to kill 200 more Assyrian men taken captive in February unless $100,000 ransom is paid for each   According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Islamic State militants appear to have killed three Christian captives in Syria. The men were captured in February when Isis overran a series of Assyrian settlements in north-east Syria. Kabur ... Read More »

ISIS the product of the so-called Free Syrian Army strikes again!

Introductory Remarks What can be said? Simply it is a pity that those political leaders within the West and the Arab Gulf countries who are responsible for supporting Jihadist scum like ISIS are not its victims…..But if history is anything to go by, such criminal acts do not go unpunished or remain isolated and confined to their particular scene. And if ... Read More »

Europe could switch stance on Syria due to ISIS threat

  By REUTERS 19/02/2015 The EU currently imposes sanctions on officials, businessmen, institutions and trade, and bans the import of Syrian oil or petroleum products. Beirut/Paris: Some European Union countries which withdrew their ambassadors from Syria are saying privately it is time for more communication with Damascus even though Britain and France oppose it, diplomats said. Those states have become ... Read More »

The Pope between truth and diplomacy

By Manlio Dinucci Voltaire Network | Rome (Italy) | 6 December 2014 The Pope’s statements in Turkey shocked Syrian refugees. Indeed, the head of the Catholic Church thanked Ankara for its assistance without referring to the context. The flight of the Syrian population was in fact caused by the military support provided to the jihadists, including by Turkey. In addition, ... Read More »

SYRIA: A Red Line, What Red Line? – A fictitious NATO Red Line!

THE RED LINE AND THE RAT LINE by Seymour M. Hersh VOLTAIRE NETWORK | LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM) | 12 APRIL 2014 In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US Congress. Last August, after the sarin attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, he was ready to launch an allied air strike, this time to punish the ... Read More »

President Assad in Maaloula: The Syrian state confirms its supremacy

By Ghaleb Kandil – 22 APRIL 2014 A week after its liberation from extremist groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda, President Bashar al-Assad visited the historic town of Maaloula, where he celebrated Easter with residents, full of joy and sadness because at the destructions provoked by the terrorists. While visiting the city, including the famous monastery of St. Sergius and Bacchus, looted ... Read More »

Cry, my father’s country

March 1, 2014 Young Sydney woman Reme Sakr risked her life to travel to war-torn Syria in an attempt to convince her father to return to Australia. Chris Ray charts her journey.   The slight young Australian is boarding a dilapidated long-distance bus on the outskirts of Damascus, steeling herself for the perilous journey ahead. Syrian friends have begged her ... Read More »