British lawyer Karim Khan (L) is pictured on his way to visit Sistani in the central Iraqi city of Najaf on January 23, 2019. Haidar HAMDANI / AFP
Baghdad – Fadel Al-Nashmi
Iraq’s top Shiite Cleric Ali al-Sistani stressed on Wednesday the need to reconstruct the Continue reading
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Break Ground, Not Promises
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Several months into the Trump administration, I started running a daily “Border Wall Continue reading
Government figures released to Barnabas Fund show that no Christians from Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq were granted the right to resettle in New Zealand last year.
In the 12 months up to 31 October 2018, the country gave sanctuary to 1,019 refugees. Of these 277 were from Syria, 105 from Afghanistan and seven from Iraq – and all were Muslims. Continue reading
The United States must ensure that a safe zone is guaranteed by international forces and not by Turkey.
By Shervan Derwish
Mr. Derwish is a spokesman for the Manbij Military Council.
A soccer match in Manbij, Syria, which was freed from Islamic State control by Kurdish Continue reading
At least 36 young men and women from refugee families were preparing to join Pope Francis but visa problems and lack of funds are preventing them. Instead, meetings and moments of prayer will be held to show union with Pope Francis. The situation among refugees remains critical as limited resources cannot meet their many needs. Continue reading
by Samuel Smith , Christian Post Contributor
(Photo: Archdiocese of Erbil)Father Thabet Habib evaluates the inside of a burned out church right in Karamles, Iraq right after the town’s liberation from the Islamic State in October 2016. Continue reading
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ROME BUREAU CHIEF
Najib Mikhael Mousa, the new Chaldean archbishop of Mosul, pictured on Friday, Jan. 18, in the Chaldean Cathedral of Baghdad, on the day of his episcopal ordination. Continue reading
On the night of June 16th, 1950, the Dewasowm board intimated the Police of an attack on Sabarimala. The Shantikaran had found the temple in wrecks, the Sreekovil, the Mandapam, along with the store-room was completely gutted by fire and the idol was severely damaged. The temple which was last closed on May 20th, 1950, had no traces Continue reading
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Residents of Christian towns in Iraq face another displacement
Crucifixes and icons are seen at the heavily damaged Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh (also known as Hamdaniya), some 32 kilometers east of Mosul, on April 9, 2017, as Christians mark the first Palm Sunday event in the town Continue reading
A Christian worshipper lights candles following a mass on Christmas at the Virgin Mary Syriac Orthodox Church in Diyarbakir, Turkey, Dec. 25, 2017.
For the first time in modern Turkey’s 96-year history, a Christian minority is poised to Continue reading
By Alex Williams
Two recent incidents of gunfire outside churches in northern Iraq reflect a broader campaign of “intimidation” against Christians in the country, it has been claimed.
Men claiming to be part of a wedding party fired their automatic weapons into the air for Continue reading
ACT Alliance helps Iraqis restart their lives
Mosul, Iraq – Most days in Mosul, Younis Ghanim wears a yellow vest and rubber boots, grabs a shovel and sets off to pick up garbage. It’s a small task in the massive reconstruction effort of this northern Iraqi city that for three years formed the capital of Continue reading
WASHINGTON – North Korea again tops the list of the 50 most dangerous countries to follow Jesus Christ. The 2019 World Watch List released Wednesday by Open Doors USA highlights where action is desperately needed to protect Christians. Continue reading
ACN > NEWS > Iraq: Christian leaders call for more support for the Christians of Nineveh
“Please do not be a silent bystander to our drama. We call on you to support the Christians of Iraq… while there is still time.”
This was the urgent appeal underlying the joint Call for Action signed by the leaders of Continue reading
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United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, says Syrian Kurds played a crucial role in the fight against the Islamic State. (Photo: Associated Press/Kamran Jebreili)
Syria SDF Rojava Kurdistan UAE Turkey Continue reading
ReutersSmoke rises near a stadium in Raqqa, Syria October 12, 2017.
Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria has given rise to fears of a new war with Turkey.
Msgr Jacques Behnan Hindo, who leads the Syro-Catholic archeparchy of Hassakè- Continue reading
The departure of American forces from Syria worries some ancient faiths
by ERASMUS AND N.P.
ABOUT A MONTH ago, the diverse coalition of people who campaign for the welfare of ancient religious communities in the Middle East experienced a moment of success Continue reading
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (center) visited Bahrain on Friday.
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Seeking to quell concern about the U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday described the American exit as a “tactical change” in military Continue reading
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The Mayor of Bakirkoy and the Metropolitan Bishop of the Syro-Orthodox Church announcing the agreement for the building of the new church
The 25 thousand Syriac Christians currently living in the suburbs of Istanbul in Turkey, Continue reading
Municipal authorities in Istanbul have given the go-ahead for the construction of the first Orthodox church in the city since 1923, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on Wednesday.
The mayor of the city’s Bakirkoy district, Bulent Kerimoglu, told reporters that licenses Continue reading