Monthly Archives: October 2009

Archaeologists hear all about ancient Babylon

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by George Topp, Lanark & Carluke ASSYRIA and Babylon were the subject of a recent talk to Lanark and District Archaeological Society by Ed Archer. Ed explained that, although he had not visited Iraq, he was interested in the story of Assyrians and Babylonians through studying the Bible as a child.…

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Iraqi Refugees Face A Number Of Challenges In San Diego

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.By Kenny Goldberg SAN DIEGO — San Diego County has become the new home for thousands of Iraqi refugees. Many settle in El Cajon and nearby parts of East County, where they confront a new language and a new culture. And many of them carry deep emotional scars caused by years of war.…

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Irak: the deadliest attack since the invasion of 2003 kills 147 people

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In this photo released by the Iraqi Prime Minister’s office, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, center, visits the site of a massive bomb attack at the headquarters of the provincial administration in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. Two powerful suicide car bombs blew up outside the Justice Ministry and city government offices in…

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Iraqi Refugees Forgotten, Like the War that Displaced Them

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by Meteor Blades  Share this on Twitter – Iraqi Refugees Forgotten, Like the War that Displaced Them Sun Oct 25, 2009 at 03:59:23 PM PDT No embedded U.S. reporters ply their trade among the millions of Iraqis who are refugees in foreign countries or displaced inside their own. But nowadays the occupation of Iraq itself…

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Bishops to corrupt African leaders: repent or quit

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From right, Archbishop John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, of Abuja, Nigeria, Chaldean Archbishop Youssef Ibrahim Sarraf of Cairo, and Archbishop Francisco João Silota, of Chimoio, Mozambique present the message of the “Second Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for Africa”, at the Vatican’s press room, Friday, Oct. 23, 2009.…

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Iraqi Christians Seek Seat Quota In Next Legislature

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Christian lawmaker Yunadim Kanna meets with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki October 22, 2009 BAGHDAD — Representatives of Iraq’s Christian community are demanding that legislative-seat quotas for Christians and other minority communities should be established in the new election law, RFE/RL’s Radio Free Iraq (RFI) reports.…

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A Purpose-Filled Life

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Chicago, Helen Talia  In “The Prophet,” Khalil Gibran speaks of giving and says “It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” But to what capacity was he speaking when he referred to personal possessions, and did that limit giving to an act of humanity, or can we sum up that the same…

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Assyrian Church keeps the faith after fire

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TARZANA: Parishioners vow to rebuild sanctuary consumed by flames Friday. By Dana Bartholomew and Susan Abram, Staff Writers FIRE AFTERMATH–A parishioner takes a moment alone before entering the community room at St. Mary Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East in…

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Hundreds of Iraqis gathered in Stockholm to condemn violence against minorities in Iraq

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Ankawa.com – Stockholm – Janan Khwaga By initiative and cooperation of more than 30 organizations and Iraqi civil society organizations representing all the shades of Iraqi people, gathered on Saturday afternoon, the 17th of October 2009, in the large courtyard Serglstorg at the central of the Swedish capital Stockholm, several hundred Iraqis from all ethnic…

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Al-Maliki received Christian delegation from Nineveh

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Saturday – 17th October 2009-10-18 Prime minister, Nori Al-maliki, called the Iraqi people to intensify their cooperative efforts and strengthen ties in the future. Al-Maliki, during a meeting with number of Christians in Nineveh province stressed the need to foster a spirit of love among all religions and conforming that the Iraqi constitution guarantees equal…

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Conference focuses on business climate in state

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By JOSEPH SZCZESNY Of The Oakland Press The Oakland Press/VAUGHN GURGANIAN Speaker of the House Andy Dillon (left) speaks to the audience at the Chaldean Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon as Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano listens at Shenandoah Country Club in West…

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The Kidnapping of a man from Alqosh on the way of Erbil Road

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Ankawa.com – Alqosh – Revan Al-Hakeem Our sources in Alqosh knew that unknown armed men kidnapped yesterday, Friday the 16th of October 2009, Anise Jako Jolagh when he was in his way back from Alqosh to the city of Erbil.   The site of Ankawa.com couldn’t get more details about this matter.…

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Finding Ramsen Sheeno in the life of Sargon Yousif

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Sargon Yousif has been laid-up on his bedroom floor since January 18, 1990 where he was born to an Assyrian family in Basra, a province in Iraq, notorious for its “Southern Hospitality.” He came into the world with Cerebral Palsy, a condition that has completely…

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Martyrdom of a police man from our people by targeting the convoy of the Director and members of the municipal council of Bartella

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Ankawa.com – Mosul – Exclusive A police source in Nineveh governorate said that one policeman was killed and four other wounded when an explosive device exploded in Bartella Town across the main road leading to the Town centre. The source added to the site of Ankawa.com, that the adhesive explosive device was placed in one…

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Foreign degrees in hand, no jobs in sight

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by Lauren E. Bohn Liusin Eliya has a master’s degree in agricultural engineering, but after moving to Chicago last year he found himself washing dishes at the Westin Hotel. Eliya is an immigrant from Iraq, and like a lot of immigrants finds that despite being successful in his field at home, his credentials don’t seem…

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Interventions From Synod’s 9th Congregation

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VATICAN CITY, OCT. 11, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Here are the English-language summaries provided by the Vatican press office of the interventions given Friday afternoon at the Ninth General Congregation of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops. * * *…

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Interventions From Synod’s 10th Congregation

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VATICAN CITY, OCT. 11, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Here are the English-language summaries provided by the Vatican press office of the interventions given Saturday at the Tenth General Congregation of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops.…

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