Monthly Archives: August 2008

Who wants to return to Iraq?

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By / Zvi Bar’el Tags: Arab world, refugees, Iraq Immigration from Iraq had a known fee until now. For $10,000, document agents were willing to transfer a potential immigrant’s documents to the absorbing country in Europe, and also to promise that within a short time he could obtain refugee status.…

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Kirkuk Derails Iraq’s Election Law

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By Nazar Janabi On August 7, the Iraqi parliament went on summer recess after failing to pass a critical election law, delaying the country’s provincial elections until sometime next year. The failure comes after the parliament successfully passed the law on July 22, only to be vetoed by the Iraqi Presidency Council in less than…

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Reconstructing Ninewa schools projects kicks off

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NINEWA – The education directorate in Ninewa province started on Tuesday the reconstructing schools project in the province at a cost of 63 billion Iraqi dinars after receiving the amounts allocated for that purpose, an official source said.…

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Ethnic community marks Genocide Awareness Day

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By: Stephanie Taylor  Diana Danyal lights a candle during a ceremony to mark Genocide Awareness Day August 12, 2008 12:15 PM – Some 250 people gathered Sunday night in east Mississauga to remember Assyrians who lost their lives due to persecution and to protest in support of those who continue to be victims of ethnic…

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For Iraqi Rowers, Getting to Beijing Was a Victory in Itself

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The Iraqi rowers Hussein Jebur, left, and Haidar Nozad are among the four athletes from their country at the Games. Three others were not allowed to compete. By JULIET MACUR Published: August 11, 2008 BEIJING — As their muscles burned and their searing lungs pleaded for them to stop, Haidar Nozad and Hussein Jebur rowed…

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In Syrian Refuge, Women Find Barest Survival

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By Dominique Soguel WeNews correspondent Suburbs of Damascus offer a place to explore how Iraqi female refugees in Syria are managing to feed their children. Women whose husbands are dead, missing or disabled describe turning to low-income jobs, international aid and sex work.…

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ASSYRIAN UNIVERSAL ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA CHAPTER

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Member: Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization (UNPO) COMMEMORATION OF THE ASSYRIAN GENOCIDE AND MARTYRS DAY 7th August 2008-07-09 Parliament House Address by Mr. Hermiz Shahen , Secretary of the Assyrian Universal Alliance-Australian Chapter On behalf of my colleagues, the Board members of the Assyrian Universal Alliance – Australia chapter, It gives me a great pleasure…

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Chaldean Festival this weekend

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By Sean Shapiro Journal Register News Service Featuring traditional Chaldean food and entertainment, the festival offers fun for all ages. Each night, Chaldean music will take center stage starting at 6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday.…

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Iraqi Christians Today! Where to Now?

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Written by Harry Hagopian Friday, 08 August 2008 Last week, a radio journalist called me and inquired whether I had spotted an article that had been published on page 19 of the Daily Telegraph. When I professed ignorance – I am not much of a Daily Telegraph reader – she proceeded to inform me that…

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YOUTH GOLF: Free clinic for kids

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If you suspect your child might have the swing of Tiger Woods or you just want to get him or her hooked on golf, bring your little one to the Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club on Monday.…

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LEBANON: Maronites Bring Home a Political Message

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By Mona Alami BEIRUT, Aug 6 (IPS) – Bkerke towers atop the northern Lebanese city of Jounieh, a white mansion that serves as the refuge of the Maronite patriarch. The century-old construction seems to shine amid the shrubbery, contrasting against the pristine blue sky. Its story is as ancient as Lebanon’s, and reflective of its…

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Iraqi archbishop to visit UK

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Wednesday, 06 August 2008 12:10 An Iraqi bishop close to the scene of some of the worst persecution against Christians in modern times is to visit the UK to tell his story.…

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Caught in the Crossfire

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Some thoughts on Iraq from the “Vicar of Baghdad” By Jake Auchincloss ’10 The Reverend Canon Andrew White is the pastor of St. George’s Church, the only Anglican denomination in Iraq. He is also Founder and President of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, an organization devoted to promoting religious harmony…

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