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The Latest: Russian FM meets with Syria opposition leader

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SYRIA The Associated Press Map Syria shows the latest areas of control by Pro-Assad, Kurdish, Islamic State and Free Syrian Army forces.; 2c x 2 1/4 inches; 96.3 mm The Latest on the developments in Syria and Turkey’s offensive on the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin (all times local):…

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USA urges Turkey to remain focused on Daesh, not attack Syria’s Afrin

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by Shelley Chandler USA urges Turkey to remain focused on Daesh, not attack Syria’s Afrin Turkey says it is launching a full military operation against these Kurds – which it considers a terrorist group. The statement said the operation will also take sensitivity into account and no civilian/innocent person would be harmed. Almost 350,000 Kurds…

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Restoring Persecuted Middle East Christians’ Faith in America

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by Johny Messo Christians, members of the largest religion in the world, have become the most persecuted faith group but lack a political voice. The White House urgently needs to develop a clear vision of how to help Christianity survive — let alone thrive — in its homeland. At the moment, there seems to be…

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U.S Aid Fulfilled Its Promise of Helping Iraqi Refugees

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By Web Desk – Last year the Vice President of America, Mike Pence promised to help Iraq refugees which he fulfilled this year. The Vice President said to stop donating through United Nations rather help the ‘persecuted communities through USAID. In the previous year Mike Pence made a speech at the Annual Solidarity Dinner for…

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ISIS Inc.

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By Renad Mansour, Hisham al-Hashimi 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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