Category - Syria

  • April 8, 2013

    Last month, thousands of people in the UK stopped for a moment, lit candles, and thought of the children from Syria who have lost their homes. Many prayed, asking God to bring comfort and peace to the more than a million people who have left Syria and to the many thousands who are still in the country.

  • April 3, 2013

    It is not long ago that we marked the two-year anniversary of the Syrian uprisings. What started in Dara’a (in southern Syria alongside the Jordanian border) and later country-wide as a series of peaceful and reform-oriented demonstrations was met with uncompromising firepower. Regional analyst Dr Harry Hagopian assesses what has been happening and where the balance of forces now lies in a damaging, dangerous and heartbreaking conflict.

  • March 29, 2013

    Up to 600 Syrian refugees have reportedly been deported by the Turkish authorities in a move that shows a shocking disregard for their safety.

  • March 29, 2013

    We have recently passed the two-year anniversary of the Syrian uprising. What started as a series of peaceful demonstrations against a vicious dictatorship has been turned into a bloody war of Scud missiles and cluster bombs by the Assad regime against their opponents.

  • March 22, 2013

    The latest Middle East Analysis podcast looks at the desperate situation faced by more than two million refugees living, displaced, inside and outside Syria as a result of the bloody, two-year conflict in the country.

  • March 16, 2013

    Two years after Syrians rose in peaceful protest against their government, the country is mired in a bloody conflict with both sides responsible for war crimes.

  • March 15, 2013

    At a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan yesterday (13 March), a visitor expressed his shock at what he saw. It was, he said, an “unbelievable and heartbreaking situation”. The visitor was Charles Windsor, commonly called the Prince of Wales. His wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, praised the “strength of spirit” of the women refugees at the camp.

  • March 6, 2013

    The Greek Orthodox Church has delivered around 75,000 humanitarian aid kits to an estimated 280,045 individuals in Syria amidst its on-going conflict.

  • February 18, 2013

    "The situation in Syria is nothing short of catastrophic," says the International Committee of the Red Cross, after a four-day visit to the country.

  • February 6, 2013

    The United Nations has warned that the ongoing conflict in Syria, will lead to a sharp spike in the number of people needing urgent aid.