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The Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Aphrem II. (Syriac Orthodox Church)
Vienna and London, Asharq Al-Awsat—It is Christmas season in Austria and a chilly, drizzly evening in its capital Vienna. The city’s busy Christmas market at the foot of its grand Town Hall beams cheerfully with multi-colored lanterns as steam radiates from its hot...
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A Syrian Christian stands at the entrance to a monastery in Mishtaya. (Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)
Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The plight of Syria’s Christian community has returned to the fore once again this week after opposition forces claimed that the Assad regime has targeted churches in the Deir Ezzor region. Websites affiliated with the Syrian opposition...