Category: Syria

Café Reopens in Aleppo’s Armenian Quarter

Café Reopens in Aleppo’s Armenian Quarter

By Rana Moussaoui| ALEPPO, Syria (Agence France Presse) — Taline Menassian still trembles when she steps into the Aleppo Armenian Society’s open-air cafe, shaken by memories of the rockets that once rained down on the Syrian city’s front line. The eatery in Midan, Aleppo’s main Armenian district, was shuttered for four years after violence reached […]

Syria’s President Appoints New ambassador to Armenia

Syria’s President Appoints New ambassador to Armenia

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — President of Syria Bashar al-Assad hosted newly appointed ambassadors of Syria to Armenia, South Africa and Cuba, Sana reports. has been appointed Ambassador of Syria to Armenia. After the swearing-in ceremony, President al-Assad received the ambassadors separately, gave respective tasks and wished success in their future activities. The meeting was also attended by Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem.    

Chris Cornell’s Official Music Video for The Promise Song Released on World Refugee Day

Chris Cornell’s Official Music Video for The Promise Song Released on World Refugee Day

LOS ANGELES — Multi-Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe nominee Chris Cornell’s official music video for his song The Promise was released on June 20 by Survival Pictures.  The Promise was Cornell’s last release prior to his passing. The song was on the soundtrack of the film of the same name, starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac, […]

UNHCR Welcomes Armenia’s Approach towards Refugees, Displaced Persons

UNHCR Welcomes Armenia’s Approach towards Refugees, Displaced Persons

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomes the receptive approach both the Government of Armenia and the overwhelming majority of the Armenian population have taken in receiving persons displaced due to the conflict in Syria seeking protection in Armenia, according to Christoph Bierwirth, the UNHCR representative in Armenia. […]

House Approves Resolution to Provide Emergency Relief to Genocide Survivors in Iraq, Syria

House Approves Resolution to Provide Emergency Relief to Genocide Survivors in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 390, the bipartisan Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017, on June 7. H.R. 390, spearheaded by Helsinki Commission Co-Chair Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), provides emergency relief to […]

Cargo with Armenian Aid Reaches Syria

Cargo with Armenian Aid Reaches Syria

DAMASCUS (Prensa Latina) — The Armenian Diocese of Damascus received 40 tons of food supplied by the people and government of Armenia sent by the Armenian Church of Armenia, reported the media last week. During a brief meeting, Armenian Ambassador to Syria Arshak Poladian highlighted that the cargo was sent by order of Armenian President […]

Panic Spreads in Iraq, Syria as Record Numbers of Civilians Are Reported Killed in US Strikes

Panic Spreads in Iraq, Syria as Record Numbers of Civilians Are Reported Killed in US Strikes

By Loveday Morris and Liz Sly MOSUL, Iraq (Washington Post) — A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in US-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting with an unprecedented disregard for lives of noncombatants. The escalation comes as local […]

2.8 million Children in Most Vulnerable Situation in Syria

2.8 million Children in Most Vulnerable Situation in Syria

GENEVA — The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said that grave violations against children in Syria were the highest on record in 2016, said in UNICEF’s a grim assessment of the conflict’s impact on children, as the war reaches six years. Verified instances of killing, maiming and recruitment of children increased sharply last […]