Pope urges end to Syria bloodshed in Christmas message
Written by Online Journalist Sunday, 25 December 2011 13:00
Pope Benedict XVI has used his traditional Christmas Day message to pray for an end to the bloodshed in Syria. The head of the Roman Catholic Church said: "May the Lord bring an end to the violence in Syria, where much blood has already been shed."
Thousands surge into Moscow to challenge Kremlin
Written by Online Journalist Saturday, 24 December 2011 12:59
Thousands of people have gathered in central Moscow to protest against allegedly rigged parliamentary polls. Protest leader Alexei Navalny told the crowd to loud applause that Russians would no longer tolerate corruption.