By Samuel Smith , CP Reporter
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Cynthia Vernat)A Turkish F-16 fighter jet flying over Albacete Air Force Base, Spain during Trident Juncture 15 on October 21, 2015.
The Turkish military launched airstrikes targeting Iraqi Christian villages in northern Iraq, a rights group warned. Continue reading
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Iraqis attend the first Palm Sunday procession in the burned-out main church of the Christian city of Qaraqosh since Iraqi forces retook it from Islamic States militants, Iraq, April 9, 2017.
Displaced Iraqi Christians now have their own special liaison to the premier US aid Continue reading
By Cara Bentley
The church in the Middle East needs to be involved in rebuilding towns if refugees are ever to return home, according to a relief charity.
Major General Abbas Ibrahim, head of Lebanon’s General Security directorate, said at Continue reading
Scouts were among those helping pilgrims at Hajj this year. (SPA)
It is 57 years since the first 100 volunteers from the Saudi Arabian Scouts Association took up their posts at Makkah
There are more than 50 million Scouts in the world and 28 million of them are Muslim Continue reading
Iran, Iraq, Middle East, News
An IKRG’s security officer casts his vote earlier for the parliamentary elections at an elementary school in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq on 28 September, 2018 [Feriq Fereç/Anadolu Agency]
Voters in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region will cast ballot in the region’s parliamentary Continue reading
By Zhelwan Z. Wali
This screenshot from Instragram shows, Iraqi model Tara Fares who was killed in Baghdad on September 27, 2018. Photo: @its.tarafares IG
Women shattering social stereotypes in conservative societies in the Muslim world and Continue reading
By Daniele Piccini
ON the eve of the general election in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish Region, the head of one of the country’s biggest Christian Churches expressed his hope that political change will encourage Christians stay in Iraq.
Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako, head of the Chaldean Church, spoke to Catholic charity Continue reading
Antoine Mekary and Jeffrey Bruno
A river runs deep in the Qadisha Valley (Qadisha meaning “Holy”). Its waters flow from a grotto on the eastern face of Lebanon’s highest peak (Qurnat al Sawda), some 15,000 feet above sea level, winding its way to the shores of Tripoli. Continue reading
By Marlo Safi
Children hold signs reading “Don’t deprive us of our right to education” and “We want our schools, our freedom, and our childhood” in Qamishli, Syria, in August. (Assyrian Policy Institute)
Militiamen expelled teachers for declining to follow a Kurdish-nationalist curriculum. Continue reading
By Gina Joseph
The Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee is known for its work in the community because of events like the annual Cultural Exchange, which showcases the city’s diverse cultures and its participation in the Memorial Day Parade.
But the group also recognizes people, businesses and groups in the community who Continue reading
Aid to the Church in Need, Iraq
Caroline Hull, Bridget Teasdale with Bishop Peter Brignall of Wrexham and ACN supporters Clemmie and Andrew
By: Murcadha O Flaherty
Walking up to 175 miles across north-west England and Wales, staff from a leading Continue reading
On Sept. 15, the Arab American and Chaldean Council held its Civic and Humanitarian Awards Gala at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit. Guests of the black-tie optional event enjoyed dinner and a program which honored individuals who are visionaries in their areas of work. Proceeds from the 39th annual gala benefited the Continue reading
Priests and bishops met in Ankawa to discuss the “new lines” of pastoral planning. Msgr. Warduni: help in this difficult time, sharing “problems”. The family is the heart of society and the first place for practicing the faith. Strengthen the moments of meeting and discussion. Continue reading
By Murcadha O Flaherty
WALKING up to 175 miles across north-west England and Wales, staff from a leading Catholic charity visited five cathedrals over five months to raise awareness of the suffering Church in Iraq.
Finishing at Shrewsbury Cathedral last Saturday (15th September), Aid to the Church in Continue reading
Card Sako talks to Chaldean clergy about social media, pastoral outreach, news ways to bear witness to the Gospel
Chaldean priests and bishops are currently attending the Patriarchal Synod in Ankawa. In his message, the Chaldean primate invites them to find new ways of working ahead Continue reading
A Wall Street Journal column criticizing “career staff” for getting in the way of aid to Christians in Iraq was published on a Thursday. Maria Longi lost her job on Friday.
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WASHINGTON — A senior USAID official from the agency’s Middle East bureau was Continue reading
Nuns on hunger strike protest against the delay in action against bishop Franco Mulakkal in Kochi | PTI
From teenagers and nuns to a tourist accusing priests of rape, the Indian clergy, like the Roman Catholic Church globally, has been tainted by scandal. Continue reading
By Sajid Ahmed
Long before Father Thomas Chillikulam became a chaplain for Loyola students, he spent his days running four miles back from school to collect cashews with his 10 siblings on the family farm. Continue reading
Region:Armenia, Iran, Middle East
Armenian member of the Iranian Parliament Karen Khanlari praised the commander of the IRGC Quds special forces unit, Major-General Qassem Soleimani for his efforts to Continue reading