Tag Archives: Levant

16Apr/17

Pope leads Easter mass in St. Peter’s Square

On Easter, Pope denounces “oppressive regimes” but urges restraint and condemns Aleppo bus convoy attack after leading mass in St. Peter’s Square. Saskia O’Donoghue reports
Pope Francis denounced “oppressive regimes” in his Easter message Sunday and called for world leaders to prevent the spead of conflict.
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04Sep/15

UK’s Cameron bows to pressure to take more Syrian refugees

Britain will take in “thousands more” Syrian refugees, Prime Minister David Cameron says, changing his stance after an outpouring of emotion over the image of a dead Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach put him under pressure to act.

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27Feb/15

“Tragedy” of Islamic State museum destruction is security threat, UNESCO says

UNESCO’s Director-General says that the destruction by Islamist militants of a priceless collection of statues and sculptures in northern Iraq is a “tragedy” with security repercussions in the region.

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22Feb/15

Turkish army active on Syria border after it evacuates troops guarding mausoleum

Turkish military vehicles are seen on the move in a town on the border with Syria as Ankara announces a successful mission to evacuate Turkish soldiers guarding a mausoleum in Syria.

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