(RNS) Christians have lived here for centuries. They have largely supported Assad’s regime but are increasingly pawns in the propaganda war between the rebels and the regime.
Articles tagged “Bashar Assad”
(RNS) The central problem is not that the just war doctrine is being dismissed or condemned, but that both sides in the debate over Syria are citing just war theory, but are reaching diametrically opposed conclusions.
YEREVAN, Armenia (RNS) An estimated 7,000 of Syria’s Christian-Armenian community have arrived in Armenia since the start of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad, and cash-strapped Armenia is struggling to help them.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI embarks Friday (Sept. 14) on a high-risk trip to Lebanon, as the country's stability is threatened by spillover from the conflict in neighboring Syria. By Alessandro Speciale.
DAMASCUS, Syria (RNS) Many of Syria's Christians continue to stand by Bashar Assad's regime not out of support but out of fear of civil war if rebels gain strength, or worse, if they win and install an Islamist government hostile to religious minorities. By Stephen Starr and S. Akminas.