Monthly Archives: July 2008

‘I have many muses’

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LAYLA HAROON (Contributor) Iranian-Assyrian artist Hannibal Alkhas has developed and mastered a unique style of painting deeply inspired by Ancient Assyria, Babylon and Daric-Persia.…

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Department told ‘bring more Christians

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FORMER immigration minister Kevin Andrews instructed his department to lift the intake of Christian refugees from the Middle East in response to what he saw as a pro-Muslim bias created by corrupt local case officers.…

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Kevin Andrews wanted Christian migrants

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FORMER immigration minister Kevin Andrews instructed his department to lift the intake of Christian refugees from the Middle East in response to what he saw as a pro-Muslim bias created by corrupt local case officers.…

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Iraq PM to tour Germany, Italy from Monday

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BAGHDAD (AFP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will begin his planned tour to Germany and Italy on Monday and will also meet Pope Benedict XVI, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said on Thursday.…

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Paul Batou demands Audience and Respect for Iraq

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Paul Batou demands Audience and Respect for Iraq “My Last Thoughts about Iraq” By Helen Talia, Chicago A colorful book about Iraq‘s history and legends, people and traditions, religions and famous sites, war and disaster.…

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Sweden hosts football’s alternative World Cup

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In a world of millionaire footballers with celebrity girlfriends and fancy cars, its easy to forget the true meaning of the sport. But in northern Sweden, a world cup with a difference has united different indigenous peoples and unrecognised territories from…

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Australia denies visas to Iraqi WYD pilgrims

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Rome, Jul 12, 2008 / 03:58 am (CNA).- The Australian government has denied visas to dozens of World Youth Day pilgrims from Iraq, citing concerns that participants will not return home and instead will seek asylum in Australia. One Chaldean Catholic priest called the decision “a slap at young…

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Third meeting of the PRO ORIENTE Forum Syriacum

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Third meeting of the PRO ORIENTE Forum Syriacum Aleppo, July 1-2, 2008 / Communiqué The Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo hosted the third meeting of the PRO ORIENTE Forum Syriacum, July 1-2, 2008. The PRO ORIENTE Forum Syriacum is…

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Former Iraqi prime minister: Ayad Allawi

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-Iraq is now witnessing a period of calm. Can we consider it as a prelude to a permanent peace? This calm will remain relative and temporary unless it is coupled with a political process aimed at achieving a true national reconciliation. The present government should profit from the calm…

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Alcohol returns to Baghdad

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Militants’ control diminishes as secular social life returns Alcohol is openly for sale once more in Baghdad. All over the Iraqi capital, drink stores, which closed their doors in early 2006 when sectarian strife was raging, have slowly begun to reopen. Two…

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A day among Baghdad’s few Christians

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By Lucas Menget, Guillaume Martin, and Muthanna Ibrahim / France 24 Report Persecuted and murdered, Baghdad’s Christians live a hidden life. For five years, violence has been a daily event In the Karrada neighborhood, in the heart of the…

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