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Woman returns from Sweden to run for Yezidis in Iraqi elections

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By Rudaw Ronak Ali Yazdin, 34, is from Shariya in Duhok province. Photo: Yazdin FB ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — A Yezidi woman living in diaspora for 10 years has returned to her homeland to try to win a seat in Duhok for the Iraqi parliament and is using social media to widen her campaign.…

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Stop Calling Assad a ‘Protector’ of Syrian Christians

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By Bradley Martin (Photo: SANA/Handout via Reuters)Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Croatian newspaper Vecernji List in Damascus, Syria, in this handout picture provided by SANA on April 6, 2017. The recent airstrikes by the U.S., Great Britain and France against Syrian chemical…

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Syrian bishop appeals for peace

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By John Newton and Monica Zorita FOLLOWING the latest attacks in Syria, one of the country’s leading bishops has issued an impassioned plea for peace – saying that the country needs prayer and not further violence.…

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60 Christian candidates compete for 5 seats in Iraq’s parliament

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By Rudaw People carry the Iraq and Kurdistan’s flags, as well as Assyrian ones during an Akitu parade on April 1, 2018. Photo: Vanessa Powell | Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Sixty Christian candidates are racing to secure five quota seats in the Iraqi parliament, with Duhok province considered to be the prime…

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US pastor on trial for alleged terror ties

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Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina, US who has been in jail in Turkey since December 2016, is seen in this undated photo taken in Izmir, Turkey. (REUTERS) Pastor accused of trying to convert Turks to Christianity…

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“We do not tend to see Christians as victims”

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Journalist Pilar Rahola publishes a book in which she collects her five-year work on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. “It was necessary to tell the world that there are people who die, not because of a random bullet, but because they are Christians”. SOURCES Protestante Digital AUTHOR Jonatán Soriano,…

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