Chaldean Patriarch Appeal: People Before Oil, No More Conflict

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Louis Raphael Sako*
In a letter to the President of the Republic, Sako urges “cooperation” between Iraqi leaders. The goal is to create a “modern and strong civilian” nation, capable of initiating economic, social and cultural reforms. The Iraqi army takes a large portion of Nineveh and Diyala from the Kurds. Fears for Teleskof and Alqosh. Continue reading

“Music Pearls of Beth-Nahrin, Continued…”

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Sunday, October 15, 2017 – The growing Assyrian community in Arizona welcomed “molphono” Abboud Zeitoune, author of “Music Pearls of Beth-Nahrin” (2007) and “Modern Assyrian Music” (2015) at Arizona State University’s West Campus in Glendale, Arizona. Continue reading

Is Trump Turning His Back on America’s Kurdish Friends?

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Gary Lane
What do Iraqi Kurds think of America’s silence about the battle for Kirkuk and steps taken against them by Turkey, Iran and Iraq? Watch Gary Lane’s interview with Kurdish analyst Awat Mustafa for some insights.
Last month when Iraqi Kurds held a referendum on independence, they never imagined Continue reading

Refugees contribute to U.S. regional economy: study

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Source: Xinhua| |Editor: Mu Xuequan
CHICAGO, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — Refugees in southeast part of U.S. state of Michigan are contributing up to 295 million U.S. dollars to the region’s economy, a study of the Global Detroit and researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) Ford School of Public Policy shows. Continue reading

Iraq: After losing Kirkuk, Kurdish forces pull out of Sinjar

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By balint szlanko, associated press
KIRKUK, Iraq — Iraqi security forces and Popular Mobilization Forces patrol in Tuz Khormato, that was evacuated by Kurdish security forces, 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Two weeks after fighting together against the IslamThe Associated Press Continue reading

Iraqi forces seize control of Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters Peshmerga troops withdraw from disputed city after minor clashes

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by Erika Solomon in Erbil and David Sheppard in London
Iraqi forces seized control of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday as Kurdish forces appeared to melt away, escalating a crisis triggered by last month’s independence referendum in the autonomous Kurdistan region.
Elite Iraqi counter-terrorism forces moved into the provincial government headquarters Continue reading

Mardin: Where ancient survives

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ERNEST WHITMAN PIPER
ISTANBUL
Mardin: Where ancient survives
With its nature, architecture, history and donkeys, the southeastern city of Mardin is certainly a destination that will expand your understanding of Anatolia’s cultural melting pot Continue reading

Iraqi to discuss Islam, his conversion to Christianity

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By MIKE COPELAND mcopeland@wacotrib.com
Wissam Al-Aethawi, a native of Baghdad, Iraq, who converted to Christianity from Islam and fled to America under threat of death, will discuss his experiences during a seminar planned Oct. 27 through Oct. 29 at New Road Church of Christ, 3100 S. New Road. Continue reading