Campaigning begins for Iraqi Kurdish parliamentary vote

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(MENAFN – Jordan Times) ERBIL, Iraq — Campaigning kicked off on Tuesday for a parliamentary election in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region amid political divisions a year after hopes for independence were dashed.
Around 673 candidates from 29 political movements have thrown their hats into the ring Continue reading

U.N. Is Called to Recognize Christian Genocide

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By Marlo Safi
A damaged statue of the Virgin Mary at a church in Qaraqosh, east of Mosul, Iraq, November 2016. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)
The designation of ‘genocide’ would free up the flow of much-needed aid to some of the world’s most persecuted people. Continue reading

Election will see hundreds of candidates vie for 111 seats on region’s legislative assembly
By Ali Mohamed ERBIL, Iraq
The campaigning period for parliamentary elections in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region officially began on Tuesday. Continue reading

Kurds, Christians split over Syria school curriculum

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A student from the Syriac Christian minority shows a textbook in her language AFP/Delil souleiman
QAMISHLI, Syria: Kurdish authorities in Syria’s diverse northeast are facing swelling anger from the area’s Syriac Christians after shutting down more than a dozen schools run by the ancient minority. Continue reading