Monthly Archives: January 2009

Chaldean Women Association in Victoria / Australia

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On the 26th January 2009 .Chaldean Women Association in Victoria / Australia will Organise an excursion for Chaldean women and their families . The excursion will be to Fun Fields Park The cost of the bus is $15.00 per adult and $10.00 per child . Chidren under 3 years are free for both bus seat…

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Commemoration ceremonies for slain journalist Hrant Dink

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ISTANBUL – Slain Turkish- Armenian journalist Hrant Dink will be commemorated on the second anniversary of his murder. A group who called themselves “Hrant’s Friends” have long been calling for people to gather in front of the weekly multilingual newspaper Agos in central ÅžiÅŸli, where Dink was killed.…

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New persecution of Iraqi Christians

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The 36-year-old Chourik Bagrad was shot multiple times in the head, while another Christian was kidnapped on New Years Eve. The lifeless body of a young Christian was found yesterday by the army in Mosul (Northern Iraq). The abandoned body uncovered in a street in the east of the city was that of 36 year…

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Pope: Iran should work for peace

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Pope Benedict XVI The Pope says Iran should work for peace in the Middle East, calling for the expansion of ties between Iran and the Catholic Church. “The Catholic Church never ceases to encourage all those who have at heart the common good and peace between nations,” the Pope said in a meeting with Iranian…

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New anti-Christian bloodshed in Iraq

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Violence against Christians continues in Mosul. One young man has been found dead of multiple gunshot wounds; another Christian has been released by kidnappers who held and tortured him until relatives paid a hefty ransom. Both religious extremists and organized criminals prey on the Christian minority in Mosul: a city that one official describes as…

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Green Christmas in Iran

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Environmentalists urge Iran’s Christian Armenians to go artificial and save a real Christmas tree. By Maryam Jalali in Tehran Every day, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and many senior Iranian officials of Iran go past Tehran’s oldest flower shop to reach the presidential Palace. Around Christmas, the window display normally has fir trees on sale.…

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Mosul, fresh anti Christian violence. Murder and torture

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36-year old Chourik Bagrad, was massacred with multiple gunshot wounds to the head. Another believer was kidnapped New Years eve: he was released on payment of a ransom of 50 thousand dollars. AsiaNews sources relay that Mosul is a “volcano about to explode”.…

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Pope encourages Iran’s Catholics to persevere patiently

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By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI encouraged Iran’s tiny Catholic communities to be patient and persistent as they try to improve relations with the government and ensure a continued Christian presence in the Islamic republic.…

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Pope says Iran should work for peace

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI said Friday that Iran should work for peace in the Middle East and urged Catholics in the country not to emigrate and to cooperate with the Islamic regime.…

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Iraq: Bomb targets army convoy in north

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Mosul, 16 Jan. (AKI) – An Iraqi army soldier was injured on Friday in a blast that targeted an army convoy in the northern city of Mosul, a security source told the Voices of Iraq news agency. “An improvised explosive device went off on Friday targeting a convoy…of the Iraqi army in the al-Shifaa neighbourhood…

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CFA 2008 Program Update

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Chaldean Federation of America   www.chaldeanfederation.org   30777 Northwestern Hwy. #300, Farmington Hills, MI 48334   Phone: 248-851-3023 Fax: 248-851-9551 Contact: Joseph T. Kassab, Executive Director January 12, 2009…

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Inaugural Meeting of the Iraqi-U.S. Higher Coordination Committee

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U.S. EMBASSY – BAGHDAD News Release For Immediate Release January 13, 2009 2009/05 JOINT STATEMENT Inaugural Meeting of the Iraqi-U.S. Higher Coordination Committee Following is the joint statement issued by the United States and the Government of Iraq following the inaugural January 13, 2009 meeting of the Iraqi-U.S. Higher Coordination Committee:…

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Illuminating Iraq’s minority groups

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Shagun Randhawa Mokhtar Lamani, a senior visiting fellow at CIGI reported that the Iraqi minorty population is facing possible extinction due to �ethnic cleansing�. Lamani intended to display the troubles that some Iraqi people have faced since the war began in 2003…

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Pentagon finds Iraq safer but Iran a threat

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — Iran poses a significant threat to Iraq, but security has greatly improved in the war-ravaged country, according to a Pentagon report. Iraqi soldiers parade in Kirkuk on January 10. The Pentagon credits better forces for improved security.…

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Changes in Iraq Election Law Weaken Quota for Women

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By ALISSA J. RUBIN and SAM DAGHER BAGHDAD — A little more than two weeks before Iraq’s provincial elections, there is widening anger that the published version of the election law has only a weak provision to set aside seats for women…

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To our dear friends around the world,

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It is difficult to find words to express our gratitude for the many comforting words we have received during this time of mourning for our departed friend, colleague, mentor, and passionate Assyrian activist, the late Senator John J. Nimrod (Ret.).…

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