Tag : Syria
Syrian Christians title : Christians Blocked By ISIS From Leaving 'Genocide' Syrian City of Raqqa
summary : "Any Christian living within Syria or Iraq is in a very dangerous and precarious position," warned David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA, a Christian advocacy organization.
date : Apr 01, 2016 09:45 AM EDT
Assyrians title : Christians With Ancient Assyrian Roots In Syria Try To Avoid Extinction After ISIS Ambush
summary : A year ago, Islamic State (ISIS) fighters came down from the Abdelaziz mountain to attack a string of small villages along the Khabur River Valley, which were mainly populated by Christians from the ancient Assyrian ethnicity. Assyrians trace their roots in the Middle East back more than 6,000 years. At least three villagers were killed and the rest were thrown into upheaval. Now, those Christian Assyrians who remain are trying to rebuild their community.
date : Mar 29, 2016 08:49 AM EDT
Angelina Jolie Lebanon title : Angelina Jolie Proclaims World is Failing Displaced Global Refugees
summary : Humanitarian, actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie said Tuesday that the international community must address the root causes of the global refugee crisis. The actress, who often serves as a advocate for the United Nation's refugee agency, said as a diplomatic solution eludes politicians, simply coping with the growing humanitarian crisis is not a viable alternative.
date : Mar 16, 2016 12:44 PM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry title : ISIS 'Genocide' Against Christians, Minorities Declared by U.S. House Resolution
summary : U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution Monday declaring Islamic State extremists are committing true "genocide" against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. The resolution passed with a unanimous vote of 383-0. There is a similar measure in the Senate on which to be voted. Historically, it is rare for Congress to make a genocide determination.
date : Mar 15, 2016 06:43 PM EDT
Syrian Refugees title : 43 Christian Hostages Released by ISIS
summary : The terrorist organization ISIS has released over 40 Christian hostages yesterday. According to reports, this is the last batch from the more than 200 hostages kidnapped by the group in Syria a year ago.
date : Feb 23, 2016 08:34 AM EST
ISIS Militants title : Boy Beheaded In Front of Parents, Public By ISIS Extremists After 'Missing Friday Prayers'
summary : A 14-year-old boy was publicly executed by Islamic State militants for allegedly missing Friday prayers. The teenager's parents were forced to watch their son be beheaded after he was charged with "apostasy," the abandonment of religious belief, in his hometown of Jarablus in Syria.
date : Feb 04, 2016 11:38 AM EST
title : St. Elijah's, Oldest Christian Monastery Obliterated In Iraq by ISIS
summary : Iraq's oldest Christian monastery was ruined as another target of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group's relentless destruction of ancient cultural sites. U.S. troops and advisers had worked to protect and honor the monastery.
date : Jan 20, 2016 11:12 AM EST
Syria title : Syria's Foreign Ministry Calls on UN: ISIS Abducting, Murdering Hundreds of Innocent People
summary : ISIS reportedly stormed the city of Deir Ezzor in northern Syria over the weekend. At least 400 families of pro-regime fighters were captured by ISIS and transported to the countryside, according to The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and CNN. In a similar report, Syria's official news agency, SANA, stated that ISIS had, "committed a massacre in al-Bagaliyeh,"which is just north of the city. Approximately 300 were murdered. On Monday, Syria's Foreign Ministry delivered letters to the UN requesting assistance.
date : Jan 19, 2016 08:18 AM EST
Susan Sarandon title : Actress Susan Sarandon Spends Christmas Helping Rescue Syrian Refugees Fleeing Religious, Ethnic Persecution
summary : Actress Susan Sarandon is spending her Christmas in Lesbos to bring awareness to the Syrian refugee crisis, reports Daily Dish. This weekend, she started sharing personal accounts from water-based rescue situations.
date : Dec 21, 2015 01:11 PM EST
Syrian Rebels Ideology Islamic Extremists ISIS title : Report: '60 Percent of Syrian Rebels Are Islamist Extremists, 15 Groups Ready To Succeed ISIS'
summary : About 60 percent of rebel fighters in Syria hold an Islamist extremist ideology, British think-tank Centre on Religion and Geopolitics announced Monday in a new report entitled "If the Castle Falls: Ideology and Objectives of the Syrian Rebellion." About a third of them hold the same ideology as the Islamic State. The current focus on a military defeat of ISIS does not consider the other groups in Syria, and around the world, with exactly the same global ideology and ambition, states the report.
date : Dec 21, 2015 10:18 AM EST
Paul Ryan title : U.S. Congress Cuts Trillion Dollar Deal to Avoid Government Shutdown: Obamacare Taxes, Oil Exports, Visa-Visitors from Syria, Iraq All Affected
summary : Agreement on a substantial $1.1 trillion bill to fund the U.S. government through September 2016 reportedly was reached this week among congressional leaders, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan and reported by CNN. Votes that would avert a Dec. 23 government shutdown are predicted to occur before lawmakers to leave Washington, D.C., for the holidays, according to multiple representatives who attended a closed door session with the speaker.
date : Dec 18, 2015 10:40 AM EST
Rachel Elkayam is going home after 68 years title : Happy Hanukkah For a Jewish Great Grandmother: Girl Forced to Live As an Arab in Syria Finally Returns to Israel After 68 Years
summary : Rachel Elkayam, 85-year-old Syrian great grandmother, is experiencing a very special Hanukkah this year as she celebrates it in the land of her birth - Israel - for the first time in 68 years.
date : Dec 16, 2015 01:18 PM EST
Ben Carson Jordan Visit with Syrian Refugees title : Ben Carson Urges Compassion, Support To Syrian Refugees, Says Obama's Plan To Bring 15,000 Refugees 'Small and Wrong'
summary : After Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson returned from a two day tour in Jordan over this weekend of multiple camps housing Syrian refugees, he quickly shared personal observations on Monday with his Facebook friends. He said he and his wife, Candy, went to Jordan because he wanted to see the actual circumstances for himself. He conveyed he wanted to talk with refugees directly to try to "find a solution where we (United States) can be both smart and compassionate.
date : Dec 01, 2015 06:39 PM EST
Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler title : ISIS News Update 2015: Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler Laid To Rest; Family, Friends Mourn Fallen American Hero
summary : The memorial service for the first American soldier killed on duty in the war against ISIS ended was held on Tuesday (November 24), 10:00 am, at the Trinity United Methodist Church. The burial ceremony for Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, who perished in action during a rescue mission on October 22, was attended by his close friends, family members and fellow soldiers in the military. The Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw took charge of the event, according to Times Record Online. Master Sgt. Wheeler, 39, was laid to rest at the Arlington National Cemetery.
date : Nov 24, 2015 11:59 AM EST
Syria title : Britain's Opposition Labour Party Split on Syria Air Strikes, Military Intervention
summary : Britain's new opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faces a revolt over air strikes on Syria, nine days after the left-winger was elected on a platform that opposed military intervention in the region.
date : Sep 20, 2015 09:10 AM EDT
Christian Families Flee Hassakeh, ISIS Terror title : Columnist Charles Krauthammer: ‘Christian Righteousness’ Emerges in World Full of Chaos
summary : Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer has written a column highlighting both Christian persecution and Christian righteousness. He also elaborated on his personal connection to Lord George Weidenfeld.
date : Aug 05, 2015 11:58 AM EDT
Donald Trump title : Donald Trump Makes Comments On Syrian Christians Denied Entry into U.S.; Claim Rated as ‘False’
summary : Real estate mogul and controversial Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has made remarks about the plight of Christians in Syria. Unfortunately, his comments were less than truthful on the matter.
date : Jul 21, 2015 01:32 PM EDT
ISIS Women title : Official: ISIS Plans Use Women to Attack Churches In Europe; Others Express Skepticism
summary : A security expert from Syria has warned that the terror group known as ISIS has plans to use its dreaded all-female group, the Al-Khansaa Brigade, to attack Christian sites in Europe.
date : Jul 17, 2015 01:30 AM EDT
Lord Weidenfeld Pays It Back to Save Christians from ISIS.  title : Jewish Man Saved by Sir Nicholas Winton From Nazis Now Rescues Christians From ISIS
summary : The legacy of Sir Nicholas Winton, who died July 1 at 106 years old, has passed on to one of the Jewish children saved from the Nazis. That person, Lord Weidenfeld, is now paying it forward by rescuing Middle Eastern Christians from ISIS control.
date : Jul 16, 2015 01:51 PM EDT
Syrian refugees granted asylum in Belgium title : More than 200 Syrian Christian Refugees Granted Asylum In Belgium, Escaping ‘Dire Conditions’
summary : The Belgian government announced on Wednesday that it has helped 244 Christian refugees escape from Syria and move to Belgium. Most of the refugees are families with children.
date : Jul 09, 2015 09:09 PM EDT
Christian Families Flee Hassakeh, ISIS Terror title : ISIS Overruns Syrian City of Hassakeh, Forcing 4,000 Christian Families to Flee
summary : The terror group known as ISIS has overrun the city of Hassakeh in northeastern Syria, forcing 4,000 Christian families to flee the area. Most of the Christians have fled to the nearby city of Qamishli for refuge.
date : Jul 02, 2015 08:22 PM EDT
Muslim-Christian Conflicts in European Refugee Camps title : Pakistani Christian Records Secret Video of Harassment, Discrimination by Muslims in European Refugee Camp in Netherlands
summary : Europe is currently facing a migration crisis on its shores, where both Christian and Muslim refugees from Africa and the Middle East go to flee from conflicts and poor economic standards in their home countries. Now some Muslims are engaging in persecution of Christians in European refugee camps through harassment.
date : Jun 27, 2015 07:13 PM EDT
ISIS Terror title : Texas NGO Reaches out to Help ISIS Rape Victims While AIDS Spreads in Islamic State Fighters and Region
summary : A Texas-based nonprofit organization has worked alongside a humanitarian aid group to treat victims who were raped by the terror group known as ISIS. Such rapes and other forms of sexual violence directed at women and girls have also contributed to the spread of AIDS.
date : Jun 24, 2015 08:16 PM EDT
Syrian refugees granted asylum in poland title : Poland Opens up Safe Haven for Christian Refugees from Syria as EU Makes Quotas for Asylum Seekers
summary : The European country of Poland announced on Tuesday that it has decided to accept 60 Syrian Christian refugee families. The country has previously voiced opposition to European Union plans for binding quotas on asylum seekers.
date : May 28, 2015 12:41 AM EDT
US Airstrikes on ISIS title : Iraqis Claim U.S. Restraint On Air Strikes to Limit Civilian Casualties Benefits ISIS
summary : The United States has done its best to limit civilian casualties in the coalition air bombing campaign against ISIS. However, some Iraqis and American officers contended that such an approach has benefited the terror group on the battlefield.
date : May 27, 2015 01:44 PM EDT
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