Oxford University Armenian Studies Chair Prof. Thomson Dies

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by The Armenian Mirror-Spectator LONDON — Prof. Robert W. Thomson (1934-2018), former Calouste Gulbenkian Professor of Armenian Studies at Oxford University (1992-2002), who died recently, is remembered by his colleagues and students for his monumental contributions to Armenian, Syriac, Georgian and Byzantine studies.…

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Middle East Catholic leaders: Bear witness in turbulent world

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Catholic News Service The Conference of the Catholic Patriarchs of the East gathered for its annual meeting Nov. 26-30 in Baghdad under the theme “Youth is a Sign of Hope in the Middle East Countries.” Catholic leaders of the Middle East cautioned that the very existence of…

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Candles for Peace campaign launched in Syria

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Mario Schiavone | Syrian children at the launch of the Candle for Peace campaign Pope Francis last Sunday before reciting the Anglus lit a candle sent to him from Syria as part of the Candles for Peace Campaign launched by the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN…

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Secret Brexit legal advice is finally revealed: Attorney General warns the UK could be stuck in backstop FOREVER with no way out – even if negotiations with EU completely break down

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By Tim Sculthorpe, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline Britain could be stuck in the Irish backstop forever if trade talks with the EU break down, the Prime Minister was warned in secret legal advice. The advice drawn up for the Cabinet was finally published today after MPs voted to find the Government in contempt of…

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Pope lights candle to promote peace in Syria

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis lit a candle decorated with the faces of Syrian children suffering from war from his balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, launching a global campaign calling for peace in the country “martyred by a war that has lasted for nearly eight years.”…

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World waits for Iraqi leadership to turn over a new leaf

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By Arnab Neil Sengupta Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi (L) and President Barham Salih (R) in the parliament building in Baghdad. File photo: Karim Kadim / AP Call it destiny or fate, some unseen force seems to be pulling Iraq in the right direction. At least that’s the impression one gets from a distance. A…

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Leader of Iraqi Shia group urges formal border security role for Shia fighters

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HomeMiddle EastIraq Qais al-Khazali, leader of Iraq’s paramilitary group, the Asaib Ahl al-Haq The head of a powerful Shia group in Iraq says Shia paramilitaries in the Arab country should have a formal role in securing the border with Syria and defend the Iraqi people against terror outfits, particularly the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group.…

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