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Buses wait to evacuate people from a rebel pocket in Aleppo.

Buses wait to evacuate people from a rebel pocket in Aleppo.

Aid agencies call for safe passage out for Aleppo civilians

14/12/2016 10:16

A planned evacuation of rebel-held areas of eastern Aleppo has been delayed. Opposition officials said they had expected a first group of wounded people to leave on Tuesday evening.

Cardinal Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, presents Pope Francis' letter to President Bashar al-Assad

Cardinal Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, presents Pope Francis' letter to President Bashar al-Assad

Pope Francis sends letter to Syrian President Assad

12/12/2016 18:10

Pope Francis has sent a letter to the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, through Cardinal Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, appealing for "an end to the violence and the peaceful resolution of hostilities" in the country

 

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Minister-President of Wallonia Paul Magnette holds up notes during a debate on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, 21 October 2016.

EU shaken by friction over Syria, Russia and Canada trade deal

22/10/2016 08:29

European Union leaders have pledged to keep all options open to respond to what they view as atrocities committed in Syria by Russia and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, but stopped short of explicitly threatening Moscow with sanctions.

Civil defence members work at a site in Aleppo hit by airstrikes.

Civil defence members work at a site in Aleppo hit by airstrikes. On Wednesday, Pope Francis once again appealed for protection of civilians in the ongoing civil war in Syria.

Pope renews appeal for Aleppo

28/09/2016 10:56

Pope Francis, at his General Audience on Wednesday, has once again appealed for protection for civilians in the city of Aleppo in Syria. 

Pope Francis at an early morning Mass at Santa Marta September 20, 2016 ahead of his departure for Assisi for an interfaith prayers for peace summit

Pope Francis at an early morning Mass at Santa Marta September 20, 2016 ahead of his departure for Assisi for an interfaith prayers for peace summit

Pope: War is shameful, prayers to ‘God of peace’ in Assisi

20/09/2016 11:30

At Mass at Santa Marta September 20, 2016, Pope Francis said war is shameful and invited everyone of all faiths to unite in prayer for world peace with an interfaith peace summit in Assisi, Italy

A Syrian man carrying a bicycle makes his way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike in the northern city of Aleppo

A Syrian man carrying a bicycle makes his way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike in the northern city of Aleppo before the ceasefire

Aleppo parish priest: We're stuggling against desperation

14/09/2016 11:10

Calm has continued across much of Syria Wednesay following a Russian and US brokered ceasefire, although a number of violations were reported since it took hold. Fr Ibrahim is the Parish priest in Aleppo and spoke about the ceasefire and desperate situation the people are facing there.