» 07/30/2012, 00.00
Armenian Archbishop of Aleppo: the Pope's words a sign of hope for all Syrians
Archbishop Marayati, reacts to pope's message to Syrian people pronounced at yesterday's Angelus. The Catholics of Aleppo endure the war through prayer and fasting for dialogue and reconciliation. AsiaNews sources underline the plight of the population. High risk of a humanitarian catastrophe.
The Pope's appeal and the fears of Christians in Syria
The nightmare is that Syria will become another Iraq, which explains why many Christian leaders seem to support the regime of President Assad. Benedict XVI's call for dialogue and renunciation of violence by both sides was not reported in Syrian media.
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World powers agree to "cease hostilities" in Syria. But skepticism reigns
The fighting should end within a week. Agreement also reached on increased aid distribution as of today. Battle against jihadist groups to continue as well as siege of Aleppo. Skepticism in Damascus: "For five years we have had statements, but few hard facts." Dimitri Medvedev: Dialogue is better than the outbreak of "a new world war."
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Nuncio in Damascus: The war, a "tsunami of violence" that has "swept away" families and cities
In an interview with AsiaNews, Card. Zenari reflects on six years of conflict that have "shaken" him to the core. Suffering in solidarity with the Syrian people. The drama of broken families and a social fabric that must be rewoven. The hope that the talks in Geneva and Astana "bear fruit". The numbers of six years of conflict.
Nuncio in Damascus: All peace initiatives to end the war in Syria
Archbishop Mario Zenari appreciates the efforts of the UN, Arab League and the opposition that emerged during the meetings in Geneva and Cairo. But world leaders and Syria must not get lost in the details. Priority: evacuate civilians from affected towns.
14/03/2012 SYRIA - UN
Assad responds to Kofi Annan and fixes election for May
The content has not yet been announced. Immediate ceasefire and the opening of a humanitarian corridor to protect the wounded in question. Assad announces parliamentary elections for next May 7. Borders with Turkey and Lebanon mined.
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