Ankawa.com – Younes Thanon – Translated by Rashwan Issam Al-Daqaq
Sources of the site of Ankawa.com in Mosul said that militants of the Islamic organization (ISIL) opened a special market for selling goods and materials confiscated from Christian’s houses. In addition, the market also includes the contents confiscated Continue reading
by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS,
Jean-Clément Jeanbart, the Melkite Greek Archbishop of Aleppo in Syria, has decried what he calls a “plot” to empty the Middle East of Christians. ISIS has a special fear of Christians, he said, because theirs are “the only voices to reach the West.”
Jeanbart has been visiting Sicily this week by invitation of the Archbishop of Monreale, Continue reading
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
On the second anniversary of his election, the Patriarch appeals for the unity of the Eastern Churches and announces the formation of “a joint committee of dialogue”. He recalls the “joyful mission” to “witness” the Gospel “to the world today.” Finally, Mar Continue reading
by ANDREA GAGLIARDUCCI/CNA/EWTN NEWS
Dominican Father Najeeb Michaeel rescued 1,300 manuscripts from Mosul last summer, as it was being overrun by the Islamist militants.
A Syriac manuscript from the Monastery of St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai. Continue reading
By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times
(AP Photo/Militant Website, File)
People walk beside a building on fire as they look for survivors and carry out bodies from the site after a Syrian government airstrike hit the area in the town of Hamouriyeh, east of Damascus, Syria, Friday, Jan. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)
Government Airstrikes Kill At Least 8 in Islamic State-Held Syria City Continue reading
YUSUF ZIYA DURMU?
The Syriac Church in Istanbul won a lawsuit it filed for the return of seized property in Istanbul in another case marking the improvement of minority rights in Turkey.
Beyo?lu Kadim Meryemana Church was seeking the return of a plot currently occupied by Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul’s upscale ?i?li neighborhood. The Continue reading
BY DOREEN ABI RAAD, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs meet in Bkerke, Lebanon, Jan. 27 to address the crises in the Middle East. Pictured from left to right are Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregoire III Laham; Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X of Antioch; Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, Maronite patriarch; Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II; and Continue reading
By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
Worthy News / Christian Persecution, Christian Persecution – Middle East, Syria
ALEPPO (Worthy News)– A Christian doctor in Aleppo has recently updated Barnabas Fund about the desperate conditions in Syria after almost four years of continuous civil war. Continue reading
YEREVAN, JANUARY 29, ARMENPRESS. On January 29 the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Eduard Sharmazanov received the representatives of the Greek and Assyrian communities of Armenia.
The Information and Public Relations Department of the National Assembly of the Continue reading
17 US Senators write to Secretary of State Kerry asking to assist in the plight of Christians and other minorities in Iraq Continue reading
By ANGELINA JOLIEJAN. Angelina Jolie on the Syrians and Iraqis Who Can’t Go Home
Angelina Jolie at a refugee camp in Iraq’s Dohuk province on Jan. 25. Credit Safin Hamed/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
KHANKE, Iraq — I HAVE visited Iraq five times since 2007, and I have seen nothing Continue reading
Camille Bouissou| Agence France Presse
AL-QOSH, Iraq: When jihadists raided their ancient heartland last month, Iraq’s Christian Assyrians were left defenseless and fled, but now some have decided it is time to put up a fight.
In Sharafiya, a village that Kurdish peshmerga retook from ISIS fighters just north of the Continue reading
Sydney – 28 January 2015
The Assyrian Universal Alliance – Australian Chapter (AUA) continued in its efforts of demanding greater attention and action from the Australian government regarding the plight of Assyrians in Iraq. A strong delegation met with the Member of the Legislative Council and President of the Christian Democratic Party, Reverend the Honourable Continue reading
Gabriel Aktas, a Syriac priest, poses in Kirklar, a Syriac church in Mardin, south-eastern Turkey, Nov. 17, 2014. (photo by Getty Images/Ozan Kose)
Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan sent a “Letter to the Syriac People” from his prison cell last week, calling on Syriacs and Kurds to join forces in Continue reading
TODAYSZAMAN.COM / ISTANBUL
CHP leader Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu (R) shake hands with Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew in ?stanbul on Monday. (Photo: Cihan)
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu and non-Muslim religious leaders of Turkey discussed on Monday the problems of minorities in the country. Continue reading
By John Pontifex
AN ARCHBISHOP from Kurdish northern Iraq grappling with the influx of more than 120,000 Christians fleeing ISIS is to come to London to plead their cause.
Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil is due to give an address in London’s Houses of Parliament on Monday, 9th February amid increasing concerns about the future of Continue reading
Academics have found evidence that PTSD was suffered earlier than previously thought in Mesopotamia
Ancient warriors could have suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as far back as 1300 BC, according to new research.
It had been thought that the first record of PTSD was in 490 BC, during the Greco- Continue reading
In Baghdad, Angelina Jolie visits with displaced Iraqi families. Photo: UNHCR/J. Tanner
25 January 2015 – The rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Iraq is a “shocking” reality that demands the international community’s immediate attention, Oscar-winning actress and United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) Special Envoy, Continue reading
Father Najeeb Michaeel shows off one of the many Christian manuscripts he saved from Iraq’s Christian libraries.
In an unfinished building in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, displaced Christian children sing a little song about returning to their village. “We’re going back,” they sing, “to our Continue reading
The Australian Gina Rushton Journalist Sydney
A SENIOR Northern Territory Labor figure is being investigated by federal police amid concerns he has travelled to Syria to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants.
Matthew Gardiner was last night suspended as the Labor’s NT president and a party Continue reading