Syria Brussels Conference reactive from the Danish Refugee Council

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The Danish Refugee Council welcomes the substantial support of 4.4 billion USD offered to Syria’s displaced and the host communities, as the 6th international conference on the Syria crisis in Brussels concluded today. Now, it is important to go from promise to practice and show the support the Syrians need and deserve, DRC…

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Syria’s Assad exploits minority fears

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“It’s like the arsonist posing as the firefighter” Gareth Browne An army jacket, a picture of the Virgin Mary and a Syrian flag with Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad are seen in a room in Damascus, Syria April 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho…

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Woman returns from Sweden to run for Yezidis in Iraqi elections

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By Rudaw Ronak Ali Yazdin, 34, is from Shariya in Duhok province. Photo: Yazdin FB ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — A Yezidi woman living in diaspora for 10 years has returned to her homeland to try to win a seat in Duhok for the Iraqi parliament and is using social media to widen her campaign.…

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Stop Calling Assad a ‘Protector’ of Syrian Christians

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By Bradley Martin (Photo: SANA/Handout via Reuters)Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Croatian newspaper Vecernji List in Damascus, Syria, in this handout picture provided by SANA on April 6, 2017. The recent airstrikes by the U.S., Great Britain and France against Syrian chemical…

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Syrian bishop appeals for peace

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By John Newton and Monica Zorita FOLLOWING the latest attacks in Syria, one of the country’s leading bishops has issued an impassioned plea for peace – saying that the country needs prayer and not further violence.…

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60 Christian candidates compete for 5 seats in Iraq’s parliament

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By Rudaw People carry the Iraq and Kurdistan’s flags, as well as Assyrian ones during an Akitu parade on April 1, 2018. Photo: Vanessa Powell | Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Sixty Christian candidates are racing to secure five quota seats in the Iraqi parliament, with Duhok province considered to be the prime…

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