Monthly Archives: July 2008

Maliki in Rome to meet Pope Benedict XVI

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Friday 25 July 2008 Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrived in Rome on Thursday, ready for a series of meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, due to take place at 11:00 (GMT+2) at the pontiff’s Castel Gandolfo summer residence.…

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Iraqi Archbishop Speaks to the Faithful

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By Alberto Carosa 7/25/2008 The Catholic Herald (UK) (www.catholicherald.co.uk/) “Do not lose your memory of being Christians, because this vacuum is going to be filled up by others, and so now we are facing moral chaos in family values, the person and communion.”…

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Iraq’s Christians leaving the country

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 The Sayda al-Qush shrine in al-Qush, pictured here, is north of Mosul. PRESS PHOTO By Khidhir Domle The Kurdish Globe Christians continue to leave Iraq at a time when there is growing optimism of a bright future and an attempt at unity in the upcoming provincial councils.…

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Iraqi president rejects provincial elections law

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By Waleed Ibrahim BAGHDAD, July 23 (Reuters) – President Jalal Talabani on Wednesday rejected a provincial election law as unconstitutional after Iraq’s Kurdish lawmakers boycotted the parliament session that ratified it.…

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Iraqi PM to discuss Christian situation with Pope Benedict

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Vatican City, Jul 23, 2008 / 10:10 am (CNA).- As part of an effort to bolster Iraq’s diplomatic relations in Europe, Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is making stops in Germany and Italy this week. On Friday he will pay a visit to Pope Benedict XVI to brief him on efforts to protect the Christian community…

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Christians from Iraq need our help

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Germany has taken the initiative to tackle the Iraqi refugee crisis. The German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble proposed to his EU colleagues a plan to accept more Iraqi refugees in Europe and to step up member states aid efforts for the region. So far, majority of all national ministers and governments remain silent. Europe cannot…

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Iraqi prime minister seeks German investment

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By GEIR MOULSON – BERLIN (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister said Tuesday that improved security means his country is now ready to welcome foreign firms, using a trip to Germany to encourage investment from Europe’s biggest economy.…

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Iraqis warm to Obama’s troop plans

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Nizar Latif, Foreign Correspondent Barack Obama and David Petraeus, the top US military commander in Iraq, ride in a helicopter in Baghdad yesterday. AP BAGHDAD // Barak Obama, the Democrats’ presumptive contender for the White House and a long-time opponent of the war in Iraq, was in Baghdad yesterday for meetings with US military commanders…

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MUSICAL SOIRÉE IN AID OF CHARITY HELD IN RICHMOIND, SURREY

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Press Release / 9 A.M. GMT, 21st July 2008 RICHMOND, SURREY, 19TH JULY, 2008: A musicale soiree, organised by ICIN, was held in the presence of Her Worship the Mayor of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Councillor Helen Lee-Parsons, to raise awareness and much needed funds for the Iraqi displaced Christians. Iraqi musical…

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Arab and Chaldean Festival Heritage on display, celebrated at Hart Plaza

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Shawn D. Lewis / The Detroit News DETROIT — The longest running Arab and Chaldean American cultural event was held at Hart Plaza on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors from across Canada and the United States came to the Arab and Chaldean Festival to watch performances, taste a variety of Middle Eastern foods, visit the booths…

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FEATURE-Iraq’s Mosul struggles to shake off al Qaeda 15 Jul

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Çınar Kiper MARDIN – Turkish Daily News Mardin, once the home of Turkey’s Suryanis, or Aramaic-Syriac people, has lost most of its population at a time when it is in need of its sons and daughters, according to the Syrian Orthodox leader of the southeastern city’s dying community.…

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