It gained independence as a parliamentary republic on 24 October 1945 when Syria became a founding member of the United Nations, an act which legally ended the former French Mandate – although French troops did not leave the country until April 1946.The post-independence period was tumultuous, and a large number of military coups and coup attempts shook the country in the period 1949–71.At least 50 people have been killed in two strong explosions that ripped through the Syrian capital, Damascus, in the deadliest attack on the capital since the country's uprising began 14 months ago.
Such action would prompt Syria to retaliate with military strikes against its northern neighbor Israel.The tomb of Saladin stands in a small garden adjoining the north wall of the mosque.In addition, the mosque holds a shrine which is said to contain the head of John the Baptist, who is honored as a prophet by both Christians and Muslims.In the Islamic era, Damascus was the seat of the Umayyad Caliphate and a provincial capital of the Mamluk Sultanate in Egypt.The modern Syrian state was established after the end of centuries of Ottoman control in World War I as a French mandate, and represented the largest Arab state to emerge from the formerly Ottoman-ruled Arab Levant.Rebels seized control of sections of Syria's international borders and torched the main police headquarters in the heart of old Damascus, advancing relentlessly after the assassination of President Bashar al-Assad's closest lieutenants."See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins," reads the first verse of the 17th chapter of the prophetic book of Isaiah, believed by scholars to have been written between the late 8th and 7th centuries B. Although some critiques argue that the Damascus prophecy was fulfilled in 732 B. when the Assyrians leveled the city, others, also pointing to Jeremiah -27, insist this is an End Times event yet to come to pass.Olive Tree Ministries shared a commentary on its website earlier this week from prophecy author Jack Kinsella, who expresses the opinion that, based on Scripture, it is quite possible that Syria might look to engage neighboring countries, such as Israel, Iran or Turkey, in the conflict.We were chatting for a few weeks and he suggested going onto messenger as it would save money on subscriptions.He told me things like he was also a widower and told me about his wife etc. I gave him my mobile and he rang me each evening and we would chat for 5 or 10 mins at a cost to him not me. When I came back we chatted for another couple of weeks and then he asked me for some money so that he could home and we could be together. He didn't ask for money yet, but he is in love with me after 3 weeks contacting.by Catherine (Sheffield, UK) I am a widow and after just over two years my friends told me to try internet dating.As I was in my 40's I thought I would join a site for over 40-plus dating which you pay a subscription for and I thought would be safe.