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Michael Georgy

'Peace more powerful than war', Pope Francis says in Iraq's ruined city of Mosul

Mar 07 2021

MOSUL, Iraq Pope Francis heard Muslim and Christian residents in the ruined Iraqi city of Mosul tell of their lives under brutal Islamic State rule on Sunday, blessing their vow to rise up from ashes and promising them "fraternity is more durable than fratricide." | Video

Exultant crowds gather for pope's Erbil Mass, despite coronavirus

Mar 07 2021

ERBIL, Iraq Coronavirus was the last thing on schoolteacher Gladys Koffa's mind as she waited eagerly for Pope Francis to say Mass at Franso Hariri stadium in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, on Sunday.

Exultant crowds gather for pope's Erbil Mass, despite coronavirus

Mar 07 2021

ERBIL, Iraq Coronavirus was the last thing on schoolteacher Gladys Koffa's mind as she waited eagerly for Pope Francis to say Mass at Franso Hariri stadium in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, on Sunday.

'Choose - I kill you or rape you': abuse accusations surge in Ethiopia's war

Jan 25 2021

HAMDAYET, Sudan The young coffee seller said she was split from family and friends by an Ethiopian soldier at the Tekeze river, taken down a path, and given a harrowing choice.

'Choose - I kill you or rape you': abuse accusations surge in Ethiopia's war

Jan 23 2021

HAMDAYET, Sudan The young coffee seller said she was split from family and friends by an Ethiopian soldier at the Tekeze river, taken down a path, and given a harrowing choice.

In Beirut port, all of Lebanon’s ills are laid bare

Oct 28 2020

BEIRUT The first of many warnings about a deadly cargo in Beirut's port came in February 2014, about three months after its arrival. It was made by Colonel Joseph Skaf, described by his family as a diligent customs official.

Deadly firefight in Lebanon prompts warnings of more trouble

Aug 28 2020

KHALDEH, Lebanon A deadly battle between Lebanese Sunnis and Shi'ites overnight prompted warnings of more violence as the country is pushed to breaking point by a financial meltdown and political tensions. | Video

Nightmares, flashbacks, fatigue: Beirut faces mental health crisis after blast

Aug 24 2020

BEIRUT More than two weeks after a massive explosion tore through Beirut killing 181 people and leaving entire neighbourhoods in ruins, Sandra Abinader still jumps at the slightest sound. | Video

Lebanese president says Beirut aid should go where needed

Aug 15 2020

BEIRUT Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that international aid pledged following a massive explosion in Beirut last week that killed 178 people and made 300,000 homeless should go where it is needed. | Video

Lebanon must fight corruption after Beirut blast, says German foreign minister

Aug 13 2020

BEIRUT Germany's foreign minister said on Wednesday that Lebanon needed a government able to fight corruption and enact reforms as he toured Beirut port, scene of the devastating explosion that has kindled protests and led the government to resign.

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