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Qatar Charity completes migrant shelter project in Sarajevo

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The establishment of a migrant shelter centre has been completed in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, under agreements signed between Qatar Charity (QC) and the United Nations International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in 2020 and last year, while other urgent-response projects are under implementation in Iraq, Yemen and…

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Three Iranian Christians Receive Appeal Outcome

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 Iran (International Christian Concern) – Three out of four Iranian Christians who were awaiting appeal outcomes have finally received verdicts. Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani and Deacon Saheb Fadaie were both given six-year sentences and Mohammadreza Omidi received a two-year sentence. All of these were reduced from…

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When the Smoke Clears, What Remains?

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By Claire Evans06/22/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Once again, the crops of Iraqi Christian farmers have burned. Charred earth spreads seemingly forever near Karmalesh, a small Christian village devastated by ISIS’s genocide. Some locals had…

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Turkish Air Raids Displace Iraqi Christians Again

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06/22/2020 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Over the weekend, the Turkish Air Force continued bombing NW Iraq, reportedly displacing many and killing up to five civilians. Turkey claims that some members of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) are based in this area and that they were the target. However, several of the impacted…

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UAE condemns Turkish and Iranian military interventions in Iraq

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Turkey and Iran are conducting operations against Kurdish groups in the country.A resident walks past a crater caused by a Turkish airstrike against the Kurdistan Workers Party in Sigire on the outskirts of Duhok province, Iraq, Aug. 16, 2015.  Photo by REUTERS/Ari Jalal.Al-Monitor Staff…

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Richard L. Welty NEEDHAM

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By Staff Reports -Richard L. Welty, 84, of Needham who “Was born to be a Farmer” passed away Friday, June 12, 2020, at Greenwood Village South. Richard was born in Morgan County in Hall, IN to Delmas and Evelyn (York) Welty on November 2, 1935.…

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Bishop Warduni: Baghdad Christian refugee centre closed because of COVID-19

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Residents are evacuated from the facility dedicated to the Virgin Mary because of possible coronavirus infections. The site has been sanitised. Iraq has reported more than 21,000 cases with 650 deaths. For the Auxiliary Bishop of Baghdad, things are getting worse because of the “invisible enemy” who “knows no mercy” and affects “all ages”.…

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Female volunteer in the Syrian state of Rojava, where threats of airstrikes and coronavirus loom, says she’s treated with more respect there than she ever was in the UK

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Dani Ellis from London is based in northeastern Syria as a volunteer and electrical engineer (Picture: Dani Ellis) ‘Men, particularly young men, are much more respectful here and in one year I’ve had less catcalling and harassment in the street than I’d get in one week in the UK,’ Dani Ellis tells us from her…

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Political, Religious Leaders Laud Trump Order

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by Martina Moyski  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  Hungarian diplomat vows support for religious freedom.DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) – Senior secular and religious leaders from around the world are applauding President Trump’s efforts to advance religious freedom worldwide.…

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Turkey’s occupation of Syria slammed for ethnic cleansing

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The testimony now now makes it appears that US officials ignored the ethnic cleansing and harm to minorities in Syria.By SETH J. FRANTZMAN  A girl from the Yazidi sect fleeing the violence in Sinjar rests at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk province, in 2014…

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Iran’s Expanding Influence into Iraq’s Christian Areas

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by Uzay Bulut “In 2017, after the Nineveh Plains were liberated from ISIS, Iran’s influence started its increase. They now have allied support from Shiite groups in Baghdad… The presence of the Shia Shabak is expanding, particularly in the town of Bartella. They are taking…

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Assyria: Christians Fear For Their Future In Turkey

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Many Assyrians living in southern Turkey fear for their future, as few communities remain in their ancestral homeland. Assyrians were persecuted during the 20th century and in the late 1980s and 1990s, conflict in the region forced many Assyrians to flee their homelands for Europe or Istanbul, where there are sizeable communities today.…

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