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Syrian refugees flown out by pope start new life in Rome

Families were preferred, as were those whose homes had been destroyed in Syria, and all had to have proper documents

Image Credit: Reuters

Syrian couple Rami, 51, and Suhila, 50, walk with their sons Abdul Majid (right), 15, and Rashid, 18, at the Sant’Egidio community in Rome. 589 more words

Europe

Italy says Nato three months from Libya coast mission

Mission would be part of a broader Italian plan to close the Western Mediterranean route into the European Union

Published: 16:29 April 25, 2016

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When Muslims and Christians Flourished Side By Side in Sicily

The Other Al-Andalus — When Muslims and Christians Flourished Side By Side in Sicily

Source: The Huffington Post

I sometimes think about the glories of “Islamic Spain,” or Al-Andalus. 145 more words

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Murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni paid the ultimate price for his investigation into Al-Sisi’s Egypt

The Cambridge student had spotted that trade unionism is the greatest threat to dictatorship

We’ve all grown so used to the “Muslim terror” narratives of our favourite dictators – I’m talking about Nasser, Sadat, Mubarak and now, of course, Field Marshal-President al-Sissi of Egypt – that we’re in danger of believing them.  1,063 more words

The Muslim Times

Italy rescues 4,000 migrants in two days

Source: Mail Online

Italy’s coastguard said Tuesday it had rescued some 4,000 migrants in the past two days, adding to fears of a fresh push to reach Europe via that route as the number of migrants landing in Greece sharply recedes. 230 more words

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Bolzano, Italy: Winter Wonderland!

Bolzano (or Bozen in German) is an Italian Alpine city that has earned accolades for having one of the best quality of life in Italy. After a short stay in the center of Old Town, I couldn’t agree more. 152 more words

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