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Syrian Christians Dread Upsurge of Islamic Fundamentalism

Syrian Christians Dread Upsurge of Islamic Fundamentalism

Syria’s Christians dread the upsurge of radical Islamic fundamentalism among rebels battling to oust President Bashar al-Assad, concerned that the Syrian civil war could spell the doom of Christianity in their country.

Obama Pursues Syria Diplomacy, Fallback Airstrikes

Obama Pursues Syria Diplomacy, Fallback Airstrikes

President Barack Obama Tuesday laid out his case for stopping the Syrian government from using chemical weapons. The president also cautiously endorsed a Russian diplomatic initiative to defuse the crisis. In his 15-minute address to the American people, President Obama referred to the diplomatic developments of recent days as “encouraging signs.”

US Attack on Syria may have Varied Ramifications

US Attack on Syria may have Varied Ramifications

U.S. President Barack Obama returned to the United States late Friday after a three-day foreign trip with stops in Sweden and Russia where he worked to rally international support for military action in Syria.

Syria Remains Focal Point of the G20 Summit

Syria Remains Focal Point of the G20 Summit

The Group of Twenty, otherwise known as G20, is the international platform where key leaders come together on the most important economic and financial issues. Syria is the focal point of the Summit.

Clergy Warns against Intervention in Syria

Clergy Warns against Intervention in Syria

Baghdad – The US-led military intervention against Syria would be “a disaster. It would be like a volcano erupting with an explosion meant to destroy Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine. And maybe someone wants this”. This is what the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans Louis Raphael I Sako expressed to Fides Agency with regards to his concern over the prospect of an outside attack, which seems to be imminent, against the regime of Assad.

Syria: International Tensions near a Boiling Point

Syria: International Tensions near a Boiling Point

As the drums of war grow louder, Syrians are drawing near to Christ. The ball is now in the U.N.’s court, so to say, following Britain’s official call for military action against Syria. Western nations including the U.S., U.K., and France are pushing for a military reprimand to Syria’s use of chemical warfare against its own people.

Amid Chaos Egyptian Christians Pray for Peace

Amid Chaos Egyptian Christians Pray for Peace

Amid an ever-changing and fluctuating level of chaos, Egyptian Christians are praying for peace. Open Doors USA spokesman Jerry Dykstra shares this from an Egyptian believer, whose name is withheld for security purposes: “He said, ‘These are the hardest days we’ve ever witnessed. A peaceful Egypt is now soaked in violence.’”

Pray as Embassies Close Down in the Middle-East and Africa

Pray as Embassies Close Down in the Middle-East and Africa

The U.S. State Department announced that 20 embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa will be closed through Saturday. A press release on the department’s Web site said the closures were out of an “abundance of caution” (…)

Syrian Churches keep giving Aid to Muslims despite Threats

Syrian Churches keep giving Aid to Muslims despite Threats

One of the churches in war-torn Syria has been targeted by extremists. They threatened to attack the church because of its “missionary” activities. Open Doors USA partners with this church to distribute food and miscellaneous supplies to Christians, Muslims, and other Syrians in need.