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Damascus-based Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch and All the East warned that arms supplied by the West are reaching Daesh (ISIS).

Damascus-based Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch and All the East warned that arms supplied by the West are reaching Daesh (ISIS).

July 2015

PAKISTAN: New hope for Asia Bibi
23 July 2015
Pakistan expert, Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican Bishop of Rochester, welcomed the court review of Asia Bibi's death sentence for blasphemy.

DR CONGO: Training for terrorism aged nine
20 July 2015
New reports sent to ACN have revealed Islamist training camps for children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

UK/SYRIA: Stepping up the pace for Syria
13 July 2015
The ACN team participated in British 10k London Run for people caught in a war zone on Sunday.

SOUTH SUDAN: Forced to survive on grass
10 July 2015
ACN fact-finding trip reveals scale of crisis for people in South Sudan.

SYRIA: Release Father Aziz now!
9 July 2015
Charity head pleads on behalf of yet another priest abducted in Syria.

ARMENIA/INTERNATIONAL: Armenian people are still suffering
8 July 2015
100 years on, Armenians still suffer the consequences of the genocide.

SYRIA: Make Fr Frans a saint!
6 July 2015
Fr Ziad Hilal, a friend and colleague of Fr Frans, a Jesuit priest killed in Homs last year, extols his saintly virtues.


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