Assyrian Christians Demand Turkey Stop Bombing YPG

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As Islamic State fighters stormed the Syrian border city of Kobani in October, Turkish troops sat atop their tanks and watched from just across the border.
A psychologist with an American NGO who spoke on condition of anonymity because she is not permitted to grant interviews said, “ISIS has been using hospitals in Adana”. Continue reading

The Slow Death of Detroit’s Chaldean Town

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Photos by Allan Lengel of Deadline Detroit
Chaldean Town, a neighborhood along E. 7 Mile Road, bounded by Woodward Avenue and John R, was once a vibrant strip that catered to Chaldeans, and was an entry point for many fresh immigrants from Iraq.
Many bought houses there and opened businesses. By the 1970s, things were bustling. Continue reading

Archbishop says Iraq at difficult time in history

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Church works to aid refugees
By Darlene Polachic, The Starphoenix
Father Yousif Thomas Mirkis, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Kirkuk and Sulaymaniyah in Iraq, was in Saskatoon recently visiting family.
The Chaldean Church is an Eastern rite church that was planted by the Apostle Thomas Continue reading

Mobilizing the Christians

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The churches must demand a tougher line against Middle East persecution
A man is comforted by others as he mourns over Egyptian Coptic Christians who were captured in Libya and killed by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group, outside of the Virgin Mary church in the village of el-Aour, near …  Continue reading

Assyrian Christians Demand Turkey Stop Bombing YPG

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Reuters
by Mary Chastain
An Assyrian Christian militia group has asked NATO to stop Turkey from attacking Syria, since the military is shelling the Kurdish militia People’s Protection Unit (YPG). The YPG, and its female counterpart the YPJ, are seen by many in the region as the Continue reading

Group wants to move 152 Iraqi Christians to Czech Republic

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Prague, July 28 (CTK) – The Generace 21 foundation wants to bring 152 Christian refugees from Iraq who have been persecuted by the Islamic State militants to the Czech Republic, it handed their list to the Government Office and it only needs the approval of Czech authorities, its representatives said Tuesday. Continue reading

Iraqi woman suspected in asylum fraud

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Federal immigration officials arrested the woman Wednesday.
By Tatiana Sanchez
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Homeland Security Investigations has arrested and filed a complaint against an Iraqi refugee, accusing the woman of fraudulently seeking immigration asylum in the United States. Continue reading

152 Iraqi Christians may come to Czech Republic

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Written by Czech News Agency Hits: A tattoo of Jesus Christ is seen on the arm of an Iraqi Christian volunteer from the northern embattled Mosul governorate, as he attends a training session at a base in Baghdad airport on July 1, 2015, after joining the Popular Mobilisation units in the combat against Islamic State (IS) group fighters. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE Continue reading