Middle East

Pope Francis: ‘No Middle East Without Christians’

The Catholic Church will not accept a Middle East without Christians, Pope Francis said on Thursday after meeting with patriarchs from Iran, Iraq and Syria.

“We will not resign ourselves to imagining a Middle East without Christians,” he said before calling for “the universal right to lead a dignified life and freely practice one’s …

Private Firms Enlisted To Destroy Syria’s Chemical Weapons

As U.S. and Western allies struggle with the mid-2014 deadline of dismantling Syria’s chemical weapons program, the international watchdog overseeing the process has invited private companies to bid for a chance to participate.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, will ask …

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