World Watch Monitor
Erbil sweet factory
Some of the workers at Erbil’s new sweet factory. PICTURE: World Watch Monitor, 2017
In his new factory, surrounded by sesame seeds, pistachios and sugar, Rabeea dips his spatula into a large vat of honey-coloured syrup. He’s checking its consistency to see if Continue reading
Attacks on minorities force them into the arms of dictators and strongmen
Iran’s supreme leader moulds his successor
Egypian women walk past a church’s paraphernalia shop displaying crucifixes and Continue reading
The Lebanese Syriac Orthodox bishop made the claim during the celebrations for the 47th anniversary of Virgin’s apparitions. The portraits of the two bishops were displayed inside the church and taken in procession. The prelate appealed to the Lebanese government to make the case a “national cause”. Continue reading
We have been informed by our people in Syria that today (25 April) Turkish warplanes have been attacking the area around Derik in Northern Syria. We heard that there are many casualties.
Turkey also attacked Shingal (Sinjar Mountain) in Iraq the home of the Yazidi people.
Derek is a Christian town, which is part of the Federation of Northern Syria where Continue reading
Nuns carry a large wooden cross into St. Joseph’s Cathedral April 14 in Hanoi, Vietnam, to celebrate Good Friday services. (CNS/Reuters/Kham)
Michael Sean Winters | Apr. 25, 2017 Distinctly Catholic
“The persecution of Christians is real. It is global in scope, brutal in its nature, daily in its Continue reading
By Associated Press
A museum dedicated to the history and culture of Chaldeans is opening in West Bloomfield Township.
The Chaldean Cultural Center Museum at 5600 Walnut Lake Road is set to open Continue reading
Cross of the Martyrs. Credit: Aaron Groote via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).
By Matt Hadro
Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2017 / 04:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When it comes to religious persecution, Christians are the most widely targeted community, said a new report released this week. Continue reading
A Syriac Orthodox bishop in Lebanon has expressed confidence that two Orthodox prelates who were kidnapped in Syria in 2013 are still alive, despite a lack of information about their whereabouts.
Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim and his Greek Orthodox Continue reading
A museum dedicated to the history and culture of Chaldeans is opening in southeastern Michigan.
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A museum dedicated to the history and culture of Chaldeans is opening in southeastern Michigan. Continue reading
By Anglican Journal staff
New Westminster Bishop Melissa Skelton introduces the Rev. Fr. Ayoob Adwar as a new priest in the Anglican Church of Canada. Photo: Wayne Chose
Fr. Ayoob Shawkat Adwar, a priest in the Chaldean Catholic Church, was received as an Anglican priest at a ceremony in Surrey, B.C. March 26. Continue reading
During our recent trip to Iraq on 28th , March, 2017 we had the great privilege of touring some of the various Assyrian schools in Nohadra, north of Iraq accompanied by Rabi Fareed Yacoub, Supervisor of the Syriac Language
and Chairman of the Curriculum Translation Committee. Continue reading
By Felix N. Codilla III , Christian Post Contributor
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has sent its first batch of deportees to Iraq. The first charter flight to Baghdad since 2010 left the United States on Wednesday, April 19, carrying eight Iraqis illegally staying in the country. They are Continue reading
Photo: Translation of the Bible into the Sorani dialect of the Kurdish language. Photo: YouVersion
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — For the first time a full translation of the Bible into the Kurdish dialect of Sorani has been published, after only partial translations existed in Continue reading
Tony Perkins ·
It was 5:30 a.m. when Friar Najeeb Michaeel looked out his window and saw what every Iraqi Christian feared: trucks filled with ISIS soldiers. Dozens of families were fleeing when the terrorists cut in front of them and stopped. “I gave everybody the last rites,” the Friar said. “I thought it was finished for us.” Instead, people abandoned their Continue reading
Hope you are all doing well. The Assyrian Aid Society of America- Santa Clara Chapter is hosting the Annual Board of Directors meeting this year!
Every year, the AASA Board members meet to discuss the ongoing efforts of all chapters dedicated to helping Assyrians in need, promoting the Assyrian culture and Continue reading
Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire (the Armenian, Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac and Greek genocide), The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris – a renowned American journalist based in Paris. Continue reading
Men carry a coffin of a victim of the Sunday cathedral bombing after a funeral service held at the Virgin Mary Church, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Egyptians held prayers for 25 Christians killed the day before at a church next to the city’s main Coptic cathedral in what was one of the deadliest attacks on the religious minority in recent Continue reading
By Manuella Lamorena , Christian Post Contributor
Bible translators in the Kurdistan area of Northern Iraq have finally completed years of work and successfully finished the first ever Sorani Kurdish version of the Bible.
(PHOTO:PIXABAY) Continue reading
Image: Ameen Mukdad, a violinist from Mosul who lived under ISIS’s rule for two and a half years where they destroyed his musical instruments, performs in eastern Mosul
Ameen Mukdad, a violinist from Mosul, lived under ISIS’s rule for two and a half years. Muhammad Hamed / Reuters Continue reading
A member of the Assyrian Gozarto Protection Forces (GPF), consisting of Sutoro militia, a pro-government Syriac Christian movement, and other Assyrian fighters stands with his weapon wearing a crucifix as they re-group before heading to reinforce pro-government forces on the front line in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group, in Continue reading