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by Dalia Mortada @dalia_mortada
The town of Kafro (Elbe?end? in Turkish), now populated by about a third of the families that lived there before the fighting between the Turkish military and the Kurdistan Continue reading
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A church in the Assyrian village of Abu Tina, one of those captured by Islamic State fighters.
The Assyrian Christian villages raided and inhabited by Islamic State militants in February have now been retaken by Kurdish forces, local clergy have confirmed. Continue reading
Kurdish and Syriac forces regain Assyrian villages from jihadists
A Kurdish YPG fighter at the top of a destroyed tank, which was hit during clashes with ISIS militants in Hasakah countryside. Photo: ARA News
Sere Kaniye, Syria – Subsequent to fierce battles with the Islamic State group (IS/ISIL), the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) regained control of new Continue reading
By Dale Gavlak Catholic News Service
A general view of ancient graves is pictured in Palmyra, Syria, May 19. (CNS photo/Reuters)
Syria-Lebanon map 2AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Church bells are ringing once again in the Assyrian Christian villages dotting the Khabur River in northeastern Syria after Continue reading
By Leah Marieann Klett (email@example.com)
A Syrian refugee comforts her child. (Photo : UNHCR)
Assyrian Christian children captured by ISIS were forced to witness numerous beheadings carried out by the extremist group, a disturbing new report has revealed. Continue reading
By Natasha Dado Salwan Georges
DEARBORN—Salwan Georges missed six years of school while growing up as a refugee in Syria. Georges, 25, was born in Baghdad during the Gulf War. His family resettled in Syria to escape the political turmoil in Iraq, but Georges was not able to attend school because of his refugee status. Continue reading
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Franklin Graham discusses why America should care for Iraq and Iran.
Evangelist Franklin Graham is asking: Why should America care about Iraq and Iran?
Both countries desperately need the prayers of Christians from all over the world, because its people are facing threats to their lives, and the ripple effects of their Continue reading
THE bishop overseeing the needs of displaced Christian families in northern Iraq called on an ecumenical delegation to ensure Britain does not forget the plight of Iraq’s suffering Christians.
Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil made the plea to UK Christian leaders from the Catholic, Oriental Orthodox and Anglican communities visiting northern Iraq Continue reading
BEIRUT – There are fears that the historic Syrian city of Palmyra could go the way of similar locations in Iraq, following news that Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) militants had captured it from pro-government forces on Wednesday.
The Unesco World Heritage Site, home to some of the world’s most breathtaking Continue reading
By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter
Assyrians hold banners as they march in solidarity with the Assyrians abducted by Islamic State fighters in Syria earlier this week, in Beirut, Lebanon, February 28, 2015. Militants in northeast Syria are now estimated to have abducted at least 220 Assyrian Christians this week, a group monitoring the war reported. The banner (R) reads, “We Continue reading
An Iraqi fighter from the mostly Shiite Popular Mobilisation Units monitors from his position in the area surrounding the village of Nukhayb in the embattled province of Anbar on May 19, 2015. Mohammed Sawaf/AFP Photo
ERBIL // Residents of Ramadi are bracing for the next round of bloodletting as pro- Continue reading
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The Iraqi government dispatched military reinforcements towards Ramadi, aiming to retake control of the strategic city recently captured by the Islamic State. (AP)
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Children of a Christian family, who fled from the violence in Mosul two days ago, stay at a school in Arbil, in Iraq’s Kurdistan region June 27, 2014. (PHOTO: REUTERS/AHMED JADALLAH)
The U.S. State Department may have sent a signal to an Anglican bishop in Iraq that Continue reading
BY VINCENT FUNARO , CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER
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Displaced Iraqi Christians who fled from Islamic State militants in Mosul, pray at a school acting as a refugee camp in Erbil, Iraq, September 6, 2014.
Bishop John McAreavey, chair of the council for Justice & Peace of the Irish Catholic Continue reading
When Islamic terror groups arrived in their Syrian hometown of Al-Hasakah, Assyrian Christians were systematically victimized. The lucky managed to flee.
Patrick Strickland (2015-05-19)
BEIRUT — Standing in front of a local Assyrian church, Jack Zayya, an Assyrian Christian refugee from Syria who arrived in Beirut two months ago, recalls the difficult Continue reading
By: Diana Darke
Februniye Akyol, the Syriac Christian co-mayor of Turkey’s Mardin, says only through true equality can her people thrive, writes Diana Darke.
A Syriac Christian woman is challenging sexual and religious discrimination in conservative southeastern Turkey and building bridges with her co-religionists fleeing Continue reading
On the long block of Caniff between Jos. Campau and Gallagher streets in Hamtramck, a tiny storefront has been brought back to life. Inside, everything looks clean and fresh: the walls are painted white, yellow, and orange, and new wood floors shine underfoot. A chess board and other games are strewn about the room. Continue reading
By Jeremy Reynalds, ASSIST News Service
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (ANS — May 16, 2015) — Juliana George, a 16 year-old Assyrian girl who was kidnapped from her home in Baghdad last week, has been released after the payment of a $55,000 ransom.
The Assyrian International News Agency (AINA) reported that according to her father, Continue reading
By Juliana Taimoorazy
Hereditary martyrs: the Christian victims of ISIS’s massacres
Assyrian Christians who fled the unrest in Syria and Iraq demonstrate during a gathering in front of the UN house in Beirut, Lebanon, on Saturday. Photo: EPA
Woody Allen once joked that sterility is hereditary: If you don’t have any children, you Continue reading
The file photo shows ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Iraq.
The ISIL Takfiri group has made new harsh rules in the Iraqi city of Mosul, imposing restrictions on individuals during the fasting month of Ramadan.
According to a source in the city, residents in Mosul, which is under the rule of the Continue reading