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March, 2019
Volume 45, Number 1
  
17 July 2015
J.D. Conor Mauro




Syrian children play at a playground during Eid ul Fitr in Aleppo, Syria, on 17 July. (photo: Getty Images/Anadolu Agency)

Eid ul Fitr 2015: Syrian children in Jordan’s Zaatari camp celebrate (Yahoo! News) Syrian children living in temporary homes in Jordan’s Zaatari camp celebrated the first day of Eid on 17 July, amid the harsh conditions of living. The holiday marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. Dressed in their best clothes, children visited the main market to stock up on sweets and toys, then headed to the playground…

Archbishop confirms the kidnapping of Syrian priest (Fides) “I can confirm that Father Antoine Boutros and his collaborator Said Al Abdun, who have been missing since last Sunday, were actually stopped and seized by one of the several armed rebel groups that are in the area,” said Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop Nicolas Antiba of Bosra and Hauran. “Since their disappearance we have not received any news or demands from the kidnappers…”

Egypt: Six killed in clashes amid Brotherhood protest (BBC) At least six people have been killed in clashes between Islamist protesters and police in Egypt’s capital Cairo. The violence broke out during demonstrations in support of ousted President Muhammad Morsi and the banned Muslim Brotherhood after prayers at the end of the holy month of Ramadan…

Holocaust survivor saved by Christians returns the favor (Israel Today) At the age of 19, Arthur George Weidenfeld was among the many Jews whom British Christians successfully rescued from Nazi-controlled Austria just as Adolf Hitler and his cohorts were putting the “Final Solution” into action. Seventy-seven years later, now a British lord, Weidenfeld is looking to return the favor by rescuing Syrian and Iraqi Christians under mortal threat…

Archaeologists find Assyrian tablets in Turkey, some about women’s rights (Al Arabiya) Ancient Assyrian tablets, dictating social arrangements including women’s rights, dating back to 4,000 years have been excavated in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri, a local newspaper reported Thursday. He said the tablets revealed detailed information about the Assyrians, spanning from commercial trade to the nitty-gritty of the local social life…

Architect of Syro-Malankara Catholic Church remembered (UCANews) An unprecedented 20,000 people concluded a five-day “walking pilgrimage” to remember Servant of God Mar Ivanios, who helped bring a section of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church to the Catholic fold…



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