U.S. judge halts deportation of Iraqi immigrants

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Dan Levine
(Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that the government cannot immediately deport nearly 200 Iraqi immigrants arrested last month who argued they would face persecution if they were removed from the country.
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith in Michigan said he had the authority to order the Continue reading

Iraqi forces rescue Ezidi girl from Islamic State in Mosul

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SINJAR — An Ezidi girl kidnapped in 2014 by Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Sinjar was rescued and will reunite with her family on Sunday (July 9).
The 22-year-old Ezidi girl who has been identified as Najma Saeed Ismael was freed from captivity by Iraqi forces in the war-torn city of Mosul, an Ezidi representative Hadi Continue reading

Need for Christian Renaissance in Iraq Urgent

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Need for Christian Renaissance in Iraq Urgent
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A Christian militiaman stands guard during Easter mass in Qaraqosh, Iraq, Sunday, April 16 2017. The town was gutted by Islamic State militants. Even under government control, residents did not return. (Maya Alleruzzo/AP) Continue reading

Future of Iraq’s Christians at the core of the EU debate

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“More autonomy for Iraqi Christians in the Nineveh Plain” is the final message of a joint document approved by seven Chaldean, Syriac and Assyrian parties of Iraq after a two-days conference at the European Parliament on the “Future of Christians in Iraq” organised by the Swedish centre-right MEP Lars Adaktusson and co-organized among Continue reading