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Qatar's alleged funding to terrorist groups, including Al-Nusra, was estimated at $64.2 billion between 2010 and 2015, as well as $46 million that the Gulf emirate had paid in ransom for the group to release an American reporter and Maaloula nuns who were seized by Al-Nusra in Syria. Doha's support was ...
Maaloula has been a well-known town in the Christian world. However, after it was seized by the Jabhat Nusra terror group (banned in Russia) in 2013, it has become known worldwide. That year nuns and the local convent's mother superior Pelagia was taken hostage by the militants. Abbas Ibrahim ...

Remarkably, Maaloula was spared the atrocities endured elsewhere across Syria -- the rebels even freed several nuns taken hostage as part of a prisoner exchange involving 150 women and children held by the Syrian government. The Syrian army eventually pushed the Islamist group out of Maaloula in ...
The 14th-century Christian town of Maaloula is rising again from the ruins and rubble of eight months of occupation by insurgents determined to obliterate churches, convents and Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus and his disciples. The streets of the newer quarters and narrow alleyways of the old city ...
Maaloula never had the strategic value of other nearby areas, such as the city of Yabroud to the north, which was recaptured by the military in March. But it possesses vivid symbolic importance. The Christian enclave has long been a signature site for Syria's diverse assemblage of faiths and ethnicities.
The Diab family can never return to Maaloula. Not since the Christians of this beautiful and sacred town saw their Muslim neighbours leading the armed Nusrah Islamists to their homes. Georgios remembers how he peered over his balcony and saw Mohamed Diab and Ossama Diab and Yasser Diab and ...

Most of the town's residents have fled, and Maaloula, one of the last places where Aramaic, the language of Jesus, is still spoken by Christians and some Muslims, has become a one-word argument against Western support for the rebels — at the worst possible time for Mr. Obama and the opponents of Mr.
MAALOULA, Syria — In a country clouded by conflict, where neighbors and families are now divided by sectarian hatred, this mountaintop town renowned for its spiritual healing qualities and restorative air is an oasis of tolerance. Residents of the ancient and mainly Christian town — one of the last places ...
Two Syrian bishops were kidnapped outside Aleppo in 2013 and remain missing. An Italian Jesuit, Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, went missing the same year in northern Syria. Rebels linked to Al Qaeda abducted 13 Catholic nuns from the historic Christian town of Maaloula in 2013; they were later released in a ...
We do know that the terrorists who invaded and desecrated the primarily Christian town of Maaloula, Syria, included FSA terrorists.[4]. We also know that FSA terrorists were amongst those who terrorized people in Aleppo for years.[5]. The FSA, alongside other terrorist factions, including ISIS and al Nusra, ...
Maaloula has been a well-known town in the Christian world. However, after it was seized by the Jabhat Nusra terror group (banned in Russia) in 2013, it has become known worldwide. That year nuns and the local convent's mother superior Pelagia was taken hostage by the militants. Abbas Ibrahim ...
According to them, it is ISIS, for example, destroyed the Syrian town of Maaloula, whose people still speak the ancient Aramaic language at household level. However, in Maaloula there were the 'best' enemies and ISIS's competitors — al-Nusra and the Farouq Brigades (in captivity of the latter I was 5 years ...
Remarkably, Maaloula was spared the atrocities endured elsewhere across Syria -- the rebels even freed several nuns taken hostage as part of a prisoner exchange involving 150 women and children held by the Syrian government. The Syrian army eventually pushed the Islamist group out of Maaloula in ...
Remarkably, Maaloula was spared the atrocities endured elsewhere across Syria -- the rebels even freed several nuns taken hostage as part of a prisoner exchange involving 150 women and children held by the Syrian government. The Syrian army eventually pushed the Islamist group out of Maaloula in ...
I last visited Maaloula on April 15th, 2014, with a handful of other journalists taken by Syrian army officers to the crest of the mountain that shelters the town. Troops and Lebanese Hizbullah fighters were fighting tenacious insurgents who had taken over the town on September 4th, 2013. The rip of heavy ...
MAALOULA, Syria — From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the smoke-shrouded maze of streets below. "If you hear any movement, throw hand grenades immediately!" a general advised on his two-way radio as he peered ...
The Diab family can never return to Maaloula. Not since the Christians of this beautiful and sacred town saw their Muslim neighbours leading the armed Nusrah Islamists to their homes. Georgios remembers how he peered over his balcony and saw Mohamed Diab and Ossama Diab and Yasser Diab and ...

An al Qaeda-linked rebel group has wrested control of the historic Christian town of Maaloula from regime forces, opposition groups said Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the hardline Islamist rebels of the al-Nusra Front seized control Saturday night. Videos posted on YouTube in ...
Barsik said 1.3 million foreign visitors traveled to Syria last year, although that figure includes those who came from neighboring Lebanon for only one day. "We're targeting two million visitors this year," he said. He argued that religious destinations, such as the historic Christian town of Maaloula, one of the ...
He argued that religious destinations, such as the historic Christian town of Maaloula, one of the last places on earth where Aramaic is still spoken, are still a draw to tourists. Damascus, Tartus, Latakia and the historic Crusader castle of Krak des Chevaliers close to the border with Lebanon, although ...
Maaloula has been a well-known town in the Christian world. However, after it was seized by the Jabhat Nusra terror group (banned in Russia) in 2013, it has become known worldwide. That year nuns and the local convent's mother superior Pelagia was taken hostage by the militants. Abbas Ibrahim ...
... within the next six months," the patriarch said. He recalled that two tonnes of medical equipment had been delivered to Al-Hosn in May. The patriarch also noted that the Russian Church had organized the delivery of humanitarian aid to low-income families and Sunday school students in Maaloula, Latakia and other cities.
Emotional scenes throughout the attendance with outbursts of angry followed by gunshots into the air. Thousands lined the streets with many in tears. After an hour the coffins were put into Syrian Arab Red Crescent ambulances to be taken for burial in Maaloula, 60 kilometres from Damascus. On arrival at ...
The trip would take us to Damascus, Maaloula, Homs, and Aleppo. The group included four close associates - Clare Daly TD, Mick Wallace TD, Edward Horgan, and Dave Donnellan; the latter pair established an ambitious peace project to name all children killed since the First Gulf War in 1991. My interest ...
Abdo Haddad is a respected geopolitical analyst and esteemed representative of the ancient Syrian Christian town of Maaloula that was ...
... released in return for the Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria formerly known as the Nusra Front freeing 13 nuns from captivity in the town Maaloula.
Hamila Duty Free's land-border shop, which is located at Maaloula on the Algeria/Tunisia frontier and reportedly the first of its kind in the region, ...
TUNISIA. Hamila Duty Free is to open Tunisia's first land border duty free store at Maaloula on the frontier with Algeria next year. The company ...
A dear, humble man with the most beautiful smile sang the Lord's Prayer for us in Aramaic on Good Friday. Ma'aloula has been a Christian ...
Remarkably, Maaloula was spared the atrocities endured elsewhere across Syria -- the rebels even freed several nuns taken hostage as part of ...
The 14th-century Christian town of Maaloula is rising again from the ruins and rubble of eight months of occupation by insurgents determined to ...
MAALOULA, Syria — From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in ...
The Diab family can never return to Maaloula. Not since the Christians of this beautiful and sacred town saw their Muslim neighbours leading the armed Nusrah Islamists to their homes. Georgios remembers how he peered over his balcony and saw Mohamed Diab and Ossama Diab and Yasser Diab and ...
The funerals on Tuesday of three Christian Syrians who were killed over the weekend in the town of Maaloula.
An al Qaeda-linked rebel group has wrested control of the historic Christian town of Maaloula from regime forces, opposition groups said Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the hardline Islamist rebels of the al-Nusra Front seized control Saturday night. Videos posted on YouTube in ...
The group, which also included peace campaigner Edward Horgan, visited Homs, Damascus, Maaloula and Aleppo. Farrell said the trip reassured him there was no popular uprising against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Not that the mission was all business: one night the group retired to a Damascus ...
Ad esempio va avanti a ritmo accelerato la ricostruzione del complesso di chiese, monasteri e luoghi di culto cristiani di Maaloula, non lontano ...
... nuns held captive in Maaloula (2014), the exchange of Lebanese security forces (and Syrian fighters) held by Jabhat al-Nusra (2015) and the ...
Both girls were keen students back in their hometown of Maaloula, an Aramaic-speaking community some 50 kilometres northeast of the Syrian ...
Con metodi e intenti differenti, nei laboratori sono stati anche studiati i siti Unesco di Aleppo, Palmira e Maaloula: ricostruzione dei monumenti ...
Christian Icons destroyed by fighting are placed next to a wall at the Greek Orthodox Mar Taqla monastery in Maaloula, Syria, Thursday, March ...
Christian Icons destroyed by fighting are placed next to a wall at the Greek Orthodox Mar Taqla monastery in Maaloula, Syria, Thursday, March ...
A dear, humble man with the most beautiful smile sang the Lord's Prayer for us in Aramaic on Good Friday. Ma'aloula has been a Christian ...
Remarkably, Maaloula was spared the atrocities endured elsewhere across Syria -- the rebels even freed several nuns taken hostage as part of ...
The 14th-century Christian town of Maaloula is rising again from the ruins and rubble of eight months of occupation by insurgents determined to ...
MAALOULA, Syria — From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in ...
The Diab family can never return to Maaloula. Not since the Christians of this beautiful and sacred town saw their Muslim neighbours leading ...
The funerals on Tuesday of three Christian Syrians who were killed over the weekend in the town of Maaloula.
An al Qaeda-linked rebel group has wrested control of the historic Christian town of Maaloula from regime forces, opposition groups said ...
Procedono a ritmo accelerato i lavori per la ricostruzione del complesso di chiese, monasteri e luoghi di culto cristiani di Maaloula, non lontano ...


 

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