U.S.-backed Syrian force: Islamic State in its 'final moments'

15/01/19 09:02 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

QAMISHLI, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants are “living their final moments” in the last enclave they hold near the Iraqi border, where U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are attacking them, an SDF official said on Sunday.

A defeat of the jihadists in the enclave would wipe out...

Pope Francis lights candle for children of Syria

04/12/18 01:16 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

'Let these flames of hope dispel the shadows of war,' Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis lit a candle at the Vatican on Sunday, December 2, for victims of conflicts around the world, and in particular the children of war-torn Syria.

FOR PEACE. Pope Francis lights a candle for aid and solida...