A picture taken on March 14, 2018 shows a view of destruction surrounding the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Hour (L) in the old city of Mosul, eight months after it was retaken by Iraqi government forces from the control of ISIS. (AFP).
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Washington – The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Trump administration, claiming it is violating immigration laws and its own policies by detaining immigrants who have a solid case for seeking asylum in the United States. Continue reading
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They say never judge a book by its cover – but sometimes you can’t even trust the words written on the pages.
This week, scientists in California are busy investigating an archaic hymn book of Continue reading
By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter
(Photo: Reuters)A man carries an injured boy as he walks on rubble of damaged buildings in the rebel-held besieged town of Hamouriyeh in Eastern Ghouta in February 2018. Continue reading
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Syria’s Minister of National Reconciliation Affairs Ali Haidar meets with members of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Syria March 6, 2018. SANA/via REUTERSReuters
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The tomb of the prophet Nahum is located in a synagogue in al-Qosh, Iraq, June 4, 2015.
AL-QOSH, Iraq — “The Iraqi government was against everything Jewish after the Jews left in the ’50s,” said Father Araam, a young Chaldean priest serving in the Continue reading
Journalist Ayman Oghanna and Gen.Fadhil Barwari (right), commander of the First Brigade of The Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) or The Golden Divisio
Last summer, the Iraqi army launched a major ground offensive to recapture Mosul from so-called Islamic State. Reporter Ayman Oghanna joined a unit of the Iraqi special forces as they advanced on the city. He tells the story of the men who reclaimed Mosul. Continue reading
Pope Francis at the Vatican’s pre-synodal youth meeting. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA
By Elise Harris
Vatican City, Mar 20, 2018 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Young people from around the world have begun a meeting at the Vatican by voicing their hopes and expectations from the Church regarding the challenges they face and the questions life poses. Continue reading
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with additional reporting by Philippa Hitchen in Vatican City and Stefan J. Bos
DAMASCUS/VATICAN CITY (BosNewsLife)– The Vatican and aid workers have urged the world to help end an “apocalyptic” bombing campaign in Syria where “thousands of Continue reading
By The Canberra Times
Has any country had a more unfortunate history since the end of World War Two than Syria?
While some African nations, such as Angola, might be able to give the war-torn state a run for its money, it would have to be a close run thing. Continue reading
The Vatican and aid workers have urged the world to help end an “apocalyptic” bombing campaign in Syria where “thousands of families” live in underground shelters and “millions of children” are malnourished.
Christians are also among the many displaced men, women, and children in the Middle Eastern nation. Continue reading
Holding the Syrian regime and its allies accountable for the horror inflicted on civilians is fraught with problems. How effective can the UN’s legal mechanism be when funding is scarce? Teri Schultz reports.
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By: Abigail Roberts | Contributor
In the 20th century, Christians made up over 10 percent of the Middle East, today that number has dropped to less than 5 percent. Factors such as emigration, growing religious intolerance and persecution play significant roles in this decline. Continue reading
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Christian activists say militias target religious minorities in Syria
People sit in a truck with their belongings in Afrin, Syria. Jihadists fighting with Turkey are hunting down religious minorities to kill them in Syria’s northwest, Christian activists warn, as Turkey and its militant allies have encircled the Kurdish-held town. (Credit: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters via CNS.) Continue reading
By Eno Adeogun
US Vice President Mike Pence has vowed President Donald Trump’s administration will protect persecuted Christians in Iraq.
According to a White House statement, Mike Pence spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi by telephone to discuss the “upcoming May elections in Iraq, reports of Continue reading
Security forces have found a mass grave containing bodies of ISIS terrorists in northwestern Mosul.
According to a security source, 35 bodies of the terrorists were found in the grave. Continue reading
It was 30 years ago on March 16, 1988, when Saddam Hussein, then president of Iraq, murdered thousands of Kurdish civilians in the Iraqi town of Halabja.
The Iraqi dictator used a lethal combination of mustard chemical gas and the nerve Continue reading
Iraqi Christians attend a mass at the Church in Erbil. AFP
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Rayan al-Kildani, leader of the PMF’s Babylon Brigades, hinted that ISIS was the reason behind the latest crimes that targeted Christians in Baghdad. Continue reading
For Mar Sako, the candidacy helps “keep alive the focus on the Iraqi people, on the Christian community” and defeat “marginalisation and indifference” towards minorities. Muslim support for his nomination is “important” and represents a “sign of closeness”, opening “the door to progress and democracy”. For the archbishop of Kirkuk, this is a Continue reading
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Aideen Strandsson is a woman without a country. She may live in Sweden, but she is a stateless person, with no passport, no citizenship and no way to get a job. She lives every day with the knowledge she could be deported to her native Iran where, as a Christian, she would face grave danger. Continue reading