Assyrian Community Leaders Meeting with Ministers of NSW Government

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Sydney – 22 February 2019
Upon request from the Hon Ray Williams MP, Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Disability Services and The Hon Tanya Davies MP, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Women, and Minister for Ageing, to meet with leaders of the Assyrian community. The Assyrian Universal Alliance-Australian Chapter (AUA) and the Assyrian Continue reading

Fear of jihadists grows after priest murdered

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By John Newton and Maria Lozano
THE murder of a 72-year-old priest in Burkina Faso has caused panic among a Christian community already besieged by Islamist militia groups.
Father Jacob Lompo, bursar of Fada N’Gourma Diocese, told Catholic charity Aid to the Continue reading

Timeline: The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

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(Reuters) – Islamic State faces the total defeat of its self-proclaimed caliphate. This timeline chronicles its lightning rise, cruel reign and stubborn fall.
FILE PHOTO – Militant Islamist fighters waving flags, travel in vehicles as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria’s northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo Continue reading

Why aren’t Christians returning to Bartella?

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By Associated Press
BARTELLA, Iraq — In the main square in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella stands a large cross, one of the few overt signs that the northern Iraqi town was historically Christian.
Nearby, a massive billboard shows Shiite Muslim martyrs alongside a picture of Iran’s Continue reading

Iraqi Christians fear returning home, wary of Shia militia

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By Lisa Stevens –
BARTELLA: Only a fraction of Christian residents has returned to the northern Iraqi town of , two years since it was liberated from Islamic State militants.
Many fear intimidation by the town‘s population of Shabak, a Shiite Muslim ethnic group that dominates the militias now running Bartella. The tensions are a sign of the Continue reading