Monthly Archives: January 2008

Iraqis adjust to life in N.H.

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Refugees face challenges, uncertainty in new home By Maria Sacchetti, Globe Staff | January 22, 2008 MANCHESTER, N.H. – It has been two months since the new refugees from Iraq arrived in this former mill city – alone,…

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Paul Batou: My Art, My People.

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Paul Batou My journey as an artist started during my academic study in pharmacy school. At that time, religion, the gypsy culture, writing poems, painting, and playing classical guitar become my passions and my escape from the radical society. Those hobbies provided…

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Talal Graish Takes Center Stage among Assyrian Music Giants

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Helen Talia / Chicago From pop-culture icon Talal Graish comes X Love, an album unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. Produced by Jam Music Productions, and featuring numerous notable writers and musicians, X Love is the result of the collision of two great…

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Suspect admits stabbing lecturer

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A 42-year-old man has been remanded in custody on suspicion of murdering Örebro University lecturer Fuat Deniz. The suspect, who police say is related to Deniz, has admitted stabbing the 40-year-old academic.…

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Emergency aid for Christians demanded following attacks

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SOCIETY FOR THREATENED PEOPLES Open letter To the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel Göttingen/Berlin, 8th January 2008 Attacks on churches and monasteries cause flood of refugees from Iraq – Please finance the aid programmes for expelled Christians!…

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Iraqi Christians opt for Lebanon

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By Ferry Biedermann in Beirut The Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Beirut suburb of Sid el-Bouchrieh used to be nearly empty on Sundays less than a decade ago, belonging as it does to the tiny Chaldean Christian denomination.…

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IRAQ: SERIAL ATTACKS ON CHURCHES CONTINUE

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LOS ANGELES, January 18 (Compass Direct News) – A car-bomb exploded outside a Chaldean church in northern Iraq yesterday, injuring two people, a Baghdad bishop said. The blast is the 10th reported attack on Iraqi churches in two weeks.…

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Man arrested for university killing

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A man has been arrested in Gothenburg on suspicion of murdering university lecturer Fuat Deniz, who was stabbed on campus at Örebro University in central Sweden last month.…

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School’s comeback

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THE Assyrian Diqlat School is set to return to Fairfield in February after a 15-year absence. The school, which was established in 1974 in Edensor Park, has run at various locations, including its current classes at St Johns Park High School.…

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Struggling in the U.S., some Iraqi refugees now want to go back

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With few good job prospects in depressed Lansing, Mich., many yearn for their old life in Baghdad. By Tom A. Peter | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor Lansing, Mich. In Iraq, Nada earned a good income writing grants for an American organization. She lived in a two-story home with a private garden in…

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Save Iraqi Christians

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Nine Iraqi Christian Churches and Monasteries Bombed Last Week Religious persecution continues in Iraq as nine Christian houses of worship were bombed this week, says a release from Christian Solidarity International (CSI). The…

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Baghdad museum unveils two restored display halls

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BAGHDAD (AFP) — The Baghdad National Museum has completed the renovation of two exhibition halls closed after looting following the US-led invasion of 2003, Iraqi antiquities and heritage chief Eedan al-Thahabi said.…

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