ASIA/SYRIA – The historic Evangelical Church of Aleppo destroyed with explosives

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Fides.Org:

Aleppo (Agenzia Fides) – The historic Arabic Evangelical Church of Aleppo, in the Jdeideh district (the old town), was mined with explosives and blown up “by armed men, for pure sectarian hatred”: This is what Pastor Ibrahim Nasir, spiritual leader of the Arabic Evangelical Church in Aleppo says, in a statement sent to Fides Agency, referring to the explosion which occurred two days ago.
Rev. Ibrahim Nasir expressed “bitterness and sadness of all Syrian citizens” for an act that makes Christians “inconsolable”. The message sent to Fides says: “Today we are announcing the destruction of the Arabic Evangelical Church, the first martyr Church. Today the Mosque of the Umayyad of Aleppo and the Evangelical Church of Aleppo met in an embrace of pain, as they were embraced, since 1848, in the worship of God and service to man. Today is the day when we cry out to Christ to say: my God, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

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4 Responses to ASIA/SYRIA – The historic Evangelical Church of Aleppo destroyed with explosives

  1. Martin says:

    Clinton says U.S. open to bilateral talks if Iran is “ever ready”

    The United States is open to bilateral talks about Iran’s nuclear program if Tehran is “ever ready,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday.

    Speaking to a group of officials, experts and diplomats from the United States and the Middle East, Clinton stressed that the Obama administration is prepared for bilateral talks with Iran.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/01/us-nuclear-iran-usa-idUSBRE8B003T20121201

  2. Martin says:

    White House opposed new Iran sanctions

    The White House announced its opposition to a new round of Iran sanctions that the Senate unanimously approved Friday, in the latest instance of Congress pushing for more aggressive punitive measures on Iran than the administration deems prudent.

    On Thursday, Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which the Senate passed 94-0. The new legislative language would blacklist Iran’s energy, port, shipping, and shipbuilding sectors, while also placing new restrictions on Iran’s ability to get insurance for all these industries. The legislation would also vastly expand U.S. support for human rights inside Iran and impose new sanctions on Iranians who divert humanitarian assistance from its intended purpose.

    “The window is closing. The time for the waiting game is over,” Menendez said on the Senate floor Thursday night. “Yes, our sanctions are having a demonstrable effect on the Iranian economy, but Iran is still working just as hard to develop nuclear weapons.”

    But the White House told several Senate offices Thursday evening that the administration was opposed to the amendment. National Security Spokesman Tommy Vietor sent The Cable the administration’s official position, explaining the White House’s view the sanctions aren’t needed and aren’t helpful at this time.

    “As we focus with our partners on effectively implementing these efforts, we believe additional authorities now threaten to undercut these efforts,” he said. “We also have concerns with some of the formulations as currently drafted in the text and want to work through them with our congressional partners to make the law more effective and consistent with the current sanctions law to ensure we don’t undercut our success to date.”

    more on the page :

    http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/30/white_house_opposed_new_iran_sanctions

  3. Martin says:

    The UN General Assembly demands an unconditional Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Golan Heights, giving up plans to proclaim Jerusalem the capital of the Jewish State and an immediate start to peace talks with the Palestinians.

    The above resolutions were adopted on Friday shortly after Palestine was granted a non-member observer status in the United Nations Organization.

    Though non-binding, the resolutions by the UN General Assembly reflect the majority of the world nations’ attitude towards what is going on in the Middle East.

    http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_12_01/UNGA-demands-Israeli-pullout-from-Golan-Heights/

  4. Martin says:

    Pakistan agrees release of more Taliban prisoners

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday agreed to release another batch of Taliban prisoners in a bid to facilitate peace talks between insurgents and the Afghan government, a joint foreign ministry statement said.

    The number of prisoners to be released was not specified but is not thought to include the Taliban’s former deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who was captured in 2010.

    The joint statement said both sides agreed the “release of more prisoners, facilitating contacts and urging the Taliban to renounce ties to al Qaeda.”

    Talks, two weeks ago between Pakistan and Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, resulted in the release of nine Taliban.

    Preliminary contacts between the US and the Taliban in Doha were broken off in March when the militants failed to secure the release of five of their comrades held at the Guantanamo Bay prison on the US base in Cuba.

    Afghanistan shares a disputed and unmarked 2,400-kilometre (1,500-mile) border with Pakistan, and Taliban and other al Qaeda-linked militants have carved out strongholds on either side.

    http://dawn.com/2012/11/30/pakistan-agrees-release-of-more-taliban-prisoners/

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