THE LAND OF GIBRAN AND THE BECOMING ABUNDANT OF THE ESSENCE Featured

By Yusuf Begtas

We’ve decided to visit the Lebanon between the 9th and 16th of September with my friend Habip Do?an in response to the insistent invitation. On the occasion of this trip, we greeted our Maronite brothers whom I’ve been longing for to get to know for a long time. We got close and touched each other. We’ve coalesced with each other. We’ve taken a stroll together through the corridors of history. We’ve completed our trip and contacts with the siege of affectionate style 

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Blue Marists’ Christian charity in Aleppo is the true ‘peace spring’ that heals the wounds of war

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by Nabil Antaki* A high rate of unemployment, poverty and a mad cost of living are the friars’ lot. The violence linked to the Turkish offensive in the north-east seems to follow a “well-worn script”. Christians take steps to deal with huge needs. The war might be at an end, but peace is still faraway. Aleppo (AsiaNews) – The US pull-out, Turkey’s Continue reading

In northeast Syria, last Assyrians fear Turkish advance

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Tal Tamr (Syria) (AFP) Since fleeing her hometown in northeastern Syria, Suad Simon prays every day for the safety of her husband, who stayed behind with other fighters to defend their majority-Assyrian village. Assyrian Christians like Simon, who escaped the town’s occupation by the Islamic State group in 2015 and did not choose to emigrate, Continue reading

The Betrayal of the Kurds

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Peter W. Galbraith Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdo?an; drawing by Tom Bachtell The full consequences of President Trump’s decision on October 6 to withdraw American troops and give Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdo?an a green light to invade northeast Syria are not yet clear. Erdo?an claimed that he wanted to create a Continue reading

Chaldeans rally to free detainees, block deportations

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Written by Robert Smith Detroit – All he wants is for his daddy to come back home. That’s what a 10-year-old boy said through tears during an emotional rally of Iraqi Christians and supporters, who gathered Wednesday at the McNamara Federal Building to hear legal strategies underway and protest the recent arrest of 114 local Continue reading

Sister: Deportation makes Chaldean ‘prime target‘

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Written by Robert Smith Netta Hana fled Iraq with her family in 1992 and since then all have become U.S. citizens and professionals, except one brother — who was among dozens of local Chaldeans facing deportation as federal immigration agents ramped up its arrests over the weekend. Hana’s brother, whom she declined to name out of fear, Continue reading

Mich. groups challenge Trump’s revised travel ban

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Written by Robert Smith The Arab-American Civil Rights League and ACLU of Michigan have filed an amended federal lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s revised executive order limiting travel from six predominantly Muslim countries. The 104-page complaint for declaratory and injunctive release was filed Thursday in Detroit’s U.S. Continue reading

Nina Shea: Lebanon’s Christians threatened, need US help

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By Nina Shea | Fox News Lebanon’s 1 million to 2 million Christians face dire threats as their country hurtles toward economic collapse and political anarchy. Catholics, Orthodox Christians and Protestants are now at risk of disappearing in Lebanon – following the desperate flight of most Iraqi and Syrian Christians this century. Lebanon Continue reading

Ex-con fears for life with Iraqi deportations to resume

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Written by Robert Smith After spending 33 years, six months and 21 days in prison, faces another debt some say is too steep: Deportation back to Iraq, a country where he knows no one, doesn’t speak the language and fears being killed by Islamic State militants because he is Christian. Shaou is among hundreds of local Iraqi Christians Continue reading

Red sails

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Red sails

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Pauls Shalita Assyrian
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More than 300 souls roamed around the sad Iraq map,
And red sails roaming the streets and roads,
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Erdogan claims he will protect Christians in the Middle East

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by Madison Dibble Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed he will work to protect religious minorities in the Middle East, despite past persecution of Christians in the region. During a press conference with President Trump, Erdogan was asked if he will protect Christians as he works with American forces to create a more peaceful Continue reading →

Pope, Yerevan Condemn IS Killing of Armenian Priest

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Father Hovsep Bedoyan, who was killed by Islamic State terrorists, at the altar of the St. Joseph’s church in Qamishli, Syria ANCA Calls on Trump to Raise Killing During Meeting with Erdogan on Wednesday Pope Francis and official Yerevan have condemned the brutal killing of an Armenian Catholic priest and his father on Monday in Continue reading