Tag Archives: Levant

16Apr/17

Pope leads Easter mass in St. Peter’s Square

On Easter, Pope denounces “oppressive regimes” but urges restraint and condemns Aleppo bus convoy attack after leading mass in St. Peter’s Square. Saskia O’Donoghue reports
Pope Francis denounced “oppressive regimes” in his Easter message Sunday and called for world leaders to prevent the spead of conflict.
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19Dec/16

“I leave my soul” – evacuated mother of Aleppo girl Bana Alabed

The mother of Twitter sensation seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana Alabed says she has left her soul behind after they were evacuated from their home in eastern Aleppo.

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17Dec/16

TIMELINE-The battle for Aleppo

Syrian government forces control the major Syrian city of Aleppo for the first time since losing parts of the city in 2012. Continue reading

10Dec/16

File of Palmyra – as IS militants re-enter the ancient city

File of the recent history of the ancient city of Palmyra, home to Islamic State until Syrian government forces retook the ruined area in March.
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27Dec/15

Iraqi army declares victory over Islamic State in Ramadi

After weeks of pitched fighting for control of Ramadi, government forces say they have retaken the city’s central administration complex from Islamic State, declaring a victory over the militants in Anbar’s provincial capital. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading

19Oct/15

Amman holds annual gaming summit

Hundreds of gaming enthusiasts from across the Arab world descend on Jordan to attend a gaming convention.

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