Monthly Archives: January 2018

Despite its defeat on the battlefield, the Islamic State is using Iraq’s black market to stockpile millions of dollars to fuel its coming insurgency. By Renad Mansour, Hisham al-Hashimi (Getty Images/Zak Bickel illustration for Foreign Policy) (Getty Images/Zak Bickel illustration for Foreign Policy)…

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Iraqi minorities look to rebuild after Daesh

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Sarah Benhaida| Agence France Presse BARTELA, Iraq: A Christmas tree stands on a roundabout in Bartela in northern Iraq, its base adorned by posters of Shabak martyrs killed in the fight against Daesh (ISIS). Now that victory has been declared against the militants, Iraq’s ethnic and religious…

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Christmas service takes place in Mosul after IS defeat

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Residents of Baghdad have erected a 30-foot-tall Christmas tree to celebrate Christmas and to mark the end of the terror army Islamic State (ISIS), beaten back by Iraqi Security Forces. The patriarch of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church, Louis Raphael Sako, requested that…

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Minorities in north Iraq look to post-jihadist future

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With victory declared against the Islamic State group, ethnic and religious minorities are reclaiming their place within the country’s fractured society By Sarah Benhaida An Iraqi man, from the Shabak community, stands amidst the rubble of a house which was destroyed by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists in the village of Baz Gerkan east of…

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Lebanese Church partnering to reach refugees

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By Anna Deckert Lebanon (MNN) – In communities around the world, the local Church is on the move. God is working through His people to spread the truth of the Gospel and His Church is growing. Lebanon is no exception. Many Western Christians don’t realize the presence of the Church in Lebanon. There…

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Christian Worship Revived in Iraq City of Qaraqosh

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QARAQOSH, Iraq – The names of Asian cities are often unknown to most people in the western world. Qaraqosh is one such city. Its connection to Biblical accounts of history dates to hundreds and even thousands of years before Christ as it lies within the Nineveh Governate and close to the ruins of both…

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Report details scope of persecution in the cradle of Christianity

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by Sean Savage/JNS.org and filed under News, Christian and tagged Main. In July 2016, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria (pictured in front at center)—the leader of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church—hosts Ignatius Aphrem II (left), patriarch of Antioch and All East of the Syriac Orthodox Church, and Aram I, head of Lebanon’s…

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USAID Shifts on Aid to Christians, Yazidis in Iraq

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$150 million in aid for religious minorities will help them rebuild after ISIS genocide Iraqi Christians attend a mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in the predominantly Christian Iraqi town of Qaraqosh (also known as Hamdaniya), some 30 kilometres from Mosul / Getty Images…

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KRG’s premier meets Pope in Vatican

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The duo discuss issues including the situation of Christians in Iraq and the problems between Erbil and Baghdad. By Idris Okuducu ERBIL, Iraq Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of northern Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government…

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