Monthly Archives: April 2009

Fighting for Peace in the Middle East

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By Canon Andrew P. B. White So many people present solutions to the various crises in the Middle East. So many people think they have solutions to the region’s manifold problems. The fact is that the Middle East does not have one problem. Those who think that solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will solve all the…

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U.N. urges pause to let civilians flee

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Sri Lanka agreed to stop firing heavy weapons into the country’s northern war zone to safeguard thousands of trapped civilians, but resisted a cease-fire with Tamil Tiger rebels. U.N. humanitarian chief John Holmes pleaded for a “humanitarian pause” to allow the civilians to escape or at least forage for food.…

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Prelate Laments Murder of Iraqi Christians

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KIRKUK, Iraq, APRIL 27, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The archbishop of Kirkuk is lamenting the murder of three Christians Sunday night, and is stating that despite this tragedy, the Church will remain in Iraq. Archbishop Louis Sako told Aid to the Church in Need today that although the killers…

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Attacks on Christians in Iraq leave 3 dead

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By Jomana Karadsheh CNN BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Two attacks on Christian families in the city of Kirkuk on Sunday evening left three people dead and two others wounded, police said. The first occurred in a neighborhood in southern Kirkuk when a Christian woman and…

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Erdogan steps into monastery dispute

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 ANKARA – Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan has intervened in a land dispute over an ancient Syriac monastery in the southeastern city of Mardin, instructing his ministers to resolve the problem through a peaceful settlement.…

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Gunmen kill Iraqi family in their house

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Unknown gunmen killed a man and a woman in Kirkuk, police reported. It added that the incident is a terrorist attack. Police Major Adnan Abdullah said attackers stormed the house of Youssef Saba, an employee in North Oil Company, and opened fire killing him and wounding his children.…

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Iraqi prelate rejects plan for Christian enclave

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Plans to create a “safe haven” of Iraq’s Christian minority on the Nineveh Plain are fundamentally misguided, argues Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk. Some strategists have expressed fears that the Christians, confined in a limited area, would be an easy target for Islamic extremists. The archbishop adds that isolation is contrary to the…

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Iraqi archbishop decries Christian slayings

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YAHYA BARZANJI The Associated Press (AP) — KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) ? An Iraqi Christian leader told mourners Monday that the slayings of three Christians a day earlier was an act of religious terrorism that raised fears of more sectarian violence in the northern city of Kirkuk.…

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Gunmen kill three Iraqi Christians in Kirkuk

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www.chinaview.cn Special Report: Tension escalates in Iraq KIRKUK, Iraq, April 27 (Xinhua) — Gunmen have killed three of Iraq’s Christian minority members and wounded two others in two separate attacks in the northern city of Kirkuk, a local police chief said on Monday.…

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California soldier loses his leg, but not his fighting spirit

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By Michael Doyle McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — Abraham Odisho lost part of his left leg in Iraq. He considers himself lucky, in every way. On Friday, the 20-year-old graduate of Johansen High School endured his eighth surgery since being grievously wounded March 27. Now bedding down on Ward 57 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center,…

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Christians Seek to Forge Trust with Iraqi Officials

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By Lillian Kwon Christian Post Reporter WASHINGTON – A small group of U.S. Christian leaders hosted an intimate meeting with the Iraqi Minister of Human Rights on Thursday to forge trust and build bridges between a war-torn Iraq and the United States.…

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Wounded Modesto native adapts to life at Walter Reed

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By Michael Doyle | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — Abraham Odisho taps the remains of his left leg, distracting the phantoms. They keep shrieking anyway. Born in Iraq, raised in Modesto, Odisho is a proud U.S. Army private presently…

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Jose Ventura @ Foresight32 Art Gallery

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Dear Friends & Art Lovers, We’re kicking off spring with a vast array of colors and fairy tales with Canadian artist Jose Ventura. Join us at 6pm Monday 27 April 2009. Looking forward to seeing you……

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Press Release: Launch of www.seyfocenter.com

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Seyfo Center was founded in 2005 in Holland and practices an independent work which is politically and religiously untied. The objective of Seyfo Center is to internationally work for and obtain a recognition of the genocide perpetrated against the Assyrian people known as SEYFO.…

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John Marks, 39-year member of the faculty, dies at 85

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StaffJohn Marks, professor emeritus of Near Eastern studies at the University, died at his home in Princeton on Wednesday, April 15, at age 85. He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. A specialist in Near Eastern cultural and political history, Marks was a member of the faculty from 1954 until his retirement in 1993.…

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Anniversary of Armenian Genocide remembered by artists

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By Susan Abram susan.abram@dailynews.com Kaloust Guedel with his mixed media artwork of a variety of Genocides. Armenian Artists have come together for an exhibit at the Brand Library Gallery that is inspired by the Armenian Genocide. Photographed in Glendale, CA 4/16/2009. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer) GLENDALE…

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UN tackles Iraq’s disputed areas

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By Jim Muir BBC News, Baghdad As tensions mount between Arabs and Kurds in northern Iraq, the United Nations has produced an eagerly-awaited special report on the disputed areas there which it hopes will help head off a confrontation.…

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