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Syria Expels Jesuit Priest Who Spoke for Change

By: Neil MacFarquhar Thick wooden beams barred the doors of St. Cyril’s Church in Damascus when friends of Bassel Shahade, a young opposition filmmaker killed in Homs in late May, arrived for a memorial prayer service. Government thugs dragged some … Continue reading

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Bassel Shehade: Dreamer, adventurer, Activist

By: Bayan Khatib “I do not get how you could live away from Syria. My love for her keeps drawing me back,” Bassel Shehade tells a dear friend, Maher Azem, during one of their last conversations. Maher and Bassel played … Continue reading

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Syria violence claims talented young filmmaker

By: Patrick J. McDonnell BEIRUT, Lebanon — He was an adventurer and artist, with an easy smile and a passion for travel and filmmaking. He was a gifted computer webmaster, but couldn’t be chained to a desk. He took a … Continue reading

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