» 11/05/2013, 00.00
VATICAN - SYRIA
Mortar fire hits Nunciature in Damascus, no casualties
The front of the building, part of the roof and the eaves on the third floor were hit, including the sleeping quarters. The nuncio is working to ensure the success of the peace conference. The pontifical legation will continue to work and does not plan to shut down or move.
Mortar shell hits Damascus University killing 12, injuring dozens
A mortar round hit the Faculty of Architecture near Umayyad Square. The government accuses the rebels. Sources tell AsiaNews the war is "moving from the suburbs to the centre of the city."
Card. Gracias: Shocked by the attack on Nunciature in Damascus
The president of the Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) expressed "admiration for the courage of Msgr. Zenari" nuncio in Syria. According to the Indian cardinal "peace talks are the only option" to solve the crisis in the Middle Eastern country.
28/01/2015 ISRAEL - LEBANON - SYRIA
Israel and Hizbollah trade fire after Israeli soldiers are wounded
After Hizbollah shells Israeli military convoy, Israel shells Lebanese border villages. Tensions rose after an Israeli attack killed six Hizbollah militants and an Iranian general. Overnight, Israeli planes hit Syrian bases near Quneitra and the Damascus International Airport.
The 'Friends of Syria' expected to meet tomorrow in Tunis
The Arab League, the European Union and the United States are represented at the conference. Although invited, Russia and China will be absent. Homs is shelled for the 20th consecutive day. According to opposition sources, Syrian security forces deliberately targeted the building where two journalists were killed yesterday.
15/02/2016 19:48:00 SYRIA â€“ ISLAM
In Syria, the real priority should be the fight against Islamic State, not Assad
In northern Syria, two attacks on hospitals cause scores of civilian casualties. The fragile agreement reached by world powers is undermined by ongoing air strikes and fighting. For Islam scholar Samir Khalil Samir, a Jesuit priest, the real steps needed for peace are a stop to Saudi-funded fundamentalism and a real commitment to fight Islamic terrorists.
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