Arab world

Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch Ignatius Aphrem II remains hopeful that his people can eventually return to the Nineveh Plain.He spoke with Register correspondent Doreen Abi Raad during a visit...
“We only knew martyrdom from films, but martyrdom was reintroduced and it strengthened our faith because these people, these martyrs, lived among us.” For Malak, the reintroduction of modern-day...
Students from Syria have described how they put their lives on the line to continue their studies in spite of the bombs and other violence that still beset the country. The young Christians told...
As Syria’s war soon enters its eighth year, many decry the recent dangerous escalation in the conflict, whether in the country’s north, between Turkey and the Kurds, or in the south, between Iran and...
The Vatican’s representative in Damascus, Cardinal Mario Zenari, has appealed to the international community not to forget the suffering people in Syria. In an interview with the Vatican Newspaper, L...
Christians forced out of their ancestral lands in northern Iraq are rejoicing after a leading Catholic charity announced an urgent injection of aid to rebuild an extra 2,000 homes. The US$5 million...
Annie Artin, 15, is a lonely girl who lives with her mother, Silva Owadis, 37, her grandmother and aunt in a modest but new apartment in Aleppo, Syria. The family has lived there since the middle of...
Nineteen Chaldean bishops met with Pope Francis and several dicasteries during their ad limina visit to the Vatican on Wednesday, February 7. They frankly shared their concerns over the crisis in the...
The church dedicated to the 21 Coptic martyrs beheaded in Libya in 2015 by cutthroats affiliated to the so-called Islamic State (Daesh) will be officially inaugurated on February 15, on the day...
These are the Chaldean bishops of Iraq and Syria who have suffered the effects of persecution, war and misery alongside their people. On Wednesday, February 7, they met in Rome with Pope Francis, who...
The escalation of violence continues in different areas of Syria. Battles rage in Goutha east, Idlib and Hama; mortar shots on the capital. Card Zenari: Greatest number of victims from lack of...
Lemons, grapefruits, oranges and figs grow in abundance in the three gardens of Nadia Younis Butti’s house in Mosul, the house her parents built from scratch. She used to enjoy the lush trees and...
A Franciscan priest and native Syrian currently serving in Aleppo said on Wednesday, February 7, that while Christians in that tortured country are glad for offers of help from wherever they come,...
In general, the core of the religious “message” is to call people for worshiping God; cooperating among them; protecting nature; achieving peace and security. However, it is a pity that all religions...
A 13-year-old Christian, who held her dying father in her arms moments after a Cairo suicide bomb attack by Daesh (ISIS), has spoken about her heart-breaking experience. Marian Nabil Habib told...
Christian worshipers have held prayers in a church in eastern Syria’s Deir az-Zour city, which was retaken by the Syrian regime late last year from IS militants. Christian prayers were held in a...
A boy of three and a 17-year-old girl were among those who lost their lives in last week’s bomb attack on an ancient Christian district in Damascus, according to fresh reports received by charity...
After nearly three years in exile in Kurdistan, a 10-year-old girl and her family, who fled Daesh’s (ISIS) genocidal violence, have returned to their home town in Iraq. Helda Khalid Jacob Hindi, who...
Church leaders across Syria have spoken about the faithful’s suffering following military bombardments in a number of the country’s regions. In an update received by Aid to the Church in Need,...
The Syrian conflict "is still under way" and the "road" to a "stable and lasting" peace is still "very long". In some areas of the country, "violence has diminished" and the situation "seems calmer...