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Syria in the spotlight on Sputnik!

Recently it was my great privilege to join my friend John Shipton as guests on ‘Sputnik’ – RT’s wonderful current affairs show, hosted by George Galloway and his partner Gayatri. George is a real mentor to me. I remember asking him … Continue reading

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What if Syria happened in London?

I have cried every time I’ve watched this video. I don’t know what that says about me. Perhaps, having three lovely daughters myself, these scenes of a young girl growing up touch something deep in me. Even so, this is … Continue reading

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Community leaders take the initiative in bringing peace to Syria!

This is what we saw happening in Damascus when we were there in April 2013 – local community groups organising ceasefires between government and rebel troops. Despite the fact that the politicians and power-players haven’t agreed upon any ceasefire as … Continue reading

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Geneva II – the U.S. agenda is laid bare!

At last Geneva II is underway – not in ideal circumstances and not with everybody in attendance, but underway nonetheless. Most reports on the conference thus far have been stressing the anger and acrimony being displayed by speakers. This is … Continue reading

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World Council of Churches calls for an end to violence in Syria

It is a shame that the church has no formal involvement in Geneva II. We take it for granted that the big decisions about Syria’s future are going to be made by the political power-players – most specifically by the … Continue reading

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New evidence casts serious doubt on Syrian government involvement in chemical attacks!

Most of us have been waiting for this sort of evidence to emerge. It’s Saddam Hussein’s ‘weapons of mass destruction’ all over again! The new information was published on mcclatchydc.com… on January 15th and was picked up quickly by RT and other … Continue reading

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Christians amongst the hardest hit in Syria

The Patriarch is a good man. People accuse him of being pro-government, but it’s impossible now, as a Christian, to side with the rebellion when the anti-Assad forces are completely dominated by Jihadist mercenaries determined to put an end to … Continue reading

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Confessions Of A Syrian Activist: “I Want Assad To Win”

It is impossible to know for sure whether this particular account is genuine but indeed it reflects reality on the ground in Syria today. Indeed there may have been many who joined the FSA for the sake of a better … Continue reading

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Who benefits from endless war in Syria?

This is an excellent article by Kourosh Ziabari, not because it necessarily has all the answers, but because it asks some very important questions! The first question he asks is one I really hadn’t considered properly before. What is it that … Continue reading

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Mairead Maguire commends Mother Agnes of Homs to the American people

What follows is an open letter from my friend and hero, Mairead Maguire, to the people of the USA, commending Mother Agnes Mariam’s speaking tour. I had the privilege of joining both Mairead and Mother Agnes in the Mussalaha peace … Continue reading

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