Monthly Archives: March 2009

“High, wild and beautiful Hakkari”

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William M. Warda California The article titled “High, wild and beautiful Hakkari” by Terry Richardson published in Turkey’s www.todayszaman.com provides valuable information about the region and history of the Assyrians of the Church of the East who lived there for centuries.…

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Tiny Christian community stays put in Iraq

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BAGHDAD (AFP) — Armenians have long been one of its smallest communities with little political influence, even with the wealthiest woman in Iraq and associates of “Mr Five Percent” of Iraqi oil once among its ranks.…

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Iraqi Christian refugees flock to Germany

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BERLIN: More than 100 Iraqi Christians in search of a safer life will arrive this week in Hannover, a spokesman for Germany’s Interior Ministry said Wednesday. The group of nearly 120 refugees will arrive Thursday, a day before the sixth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, on a chartered plane from Syria. And many…

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Iraqi Christians still face persecution

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by Jenna Lyle Nearly six years since the beginning of the war in Iraq, Iraqi’s are increasingly saying that their country is becoming a safe place to live, according to a recent survey. For Christians, however, the daily threat of violent attacks means these are still uncertain times.…

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Engaging the Muslim World: Well what are we waiting for?

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By Patricia DeGennaro – I, for one, welcome Cole’s book. It talks about engaging people and understanding them for who they are not who we believe them to be. There are plenty of people that feel Americans are not the principled people we think ourselves to be mostly because our government is implementing policy in…

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Iraqis Optimistic on their Country’s Safety

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CBNNews.com CBNNews.com – The Iraq war enters its sixth year this week and a recent ABC News poll found that most residents in the country are optimistic. About 84 percent of Iraqis said they now feel safe in their country –nearly double the number who felt that way in 2007– and another 59 percent said…

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Improve education for minorities, says report

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 ISTANBUL – The government should take action against the difficulties minorities face in education, says a new report released by the Turkish branch of the London-based Minority Rights Group International. Education in mother tongue, access to education and mandatory religion courses are a problem for both recognized minorities and others…

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High, wild and beautiful Hakkari

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Given its remote location amid Turkey’s wildest, highest and most alpine mountain range, a whopping 1,818 kilometers southeast of Ä°stanbul but just 75 kilometers north of the border with troubled Iraq, it’s hardly surprising that few travelers venture as far as Hakkari.…

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Minorities seeking a say in affairs of land

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ISTANBUL – After years of barely making their presence known, a record number of candidates in the upcoming local elections hail from minority communities across Turkey. Many are running for seats on municipal assemblies and some are running for mayorships, but all of them are hitting the campaign trail to raise awareness and give voice…

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Girl killed by Coalition Forces in escalation of force incident

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE No. 090316-02 Mar. 16, 2009 MOSUL, Iraq — Coalition Forces reported today that a 12-year-old girl in Hurriyah, Ninewah Province died as a result of wounds suffered when she was shot during an escalation of force incident that occurred during a joint Coalition Forces and Iraqi Police security operation.…

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ASSYRIAN UNIVERSAL ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA REGION

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Member: Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) PRESS RELEASE Sydney – 16 March 2009 On Saturday 14 March 2009, a delegation represented by Mr. Hermiz Shahen; Deputy Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance and regional secretary of Australia & New Zealand, Mr. David M. David; President of the Assyrian Australian…

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Iraq War not Worth the Sacrifice

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 By Nick Gier, As we approach the sixth anniversary of the Iraq War, there are a few positive signs. At the end of January, provincial elections were held with comparatively little violence and fraud. The best news is that Iraqis voters, contrary to some predictions,…

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2009 Spring Refugee Workshop Schedule

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We look forward to welcoming you to these informative sessions. Please join us! Mon. March 16 Your mental health Mon. April 20 We’re Here, Now what? Empowering Your Future; Surviving in America…

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Iraqi Christians Mark Anniversary of Archbishop Rahho’s Death

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(13 March 09-RV) Iraqi Christians have today been marking the first anniversary of the death of Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Faraj Rahho. Archbishop Rahho’s body was discovered in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul two weeks after he was kidnapped following a celebration of the Via Crucis. Monsignor Phillip Najeem, Apostolic…

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Iraqi Catholics recall Archbishop Rahho and other victims of violence

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Muslims joined Catholics on March 13 to pray for Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Paulo Faraj Rahho, who died on this date one year ago after being kidnapped outside a church in Mosul. Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk, who celebrated the Divine Liturgy for his fallen colleague, also remembered over 700 other Christians– including many children– who…

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ASSYRIAN NEW YEAR FESTIVAL IN SYDNEY-AUSTRALIA

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6759/2009 The Assyrian Australian National Federation (“AANF”) together with the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) will be hosting this year’s Assyrian New Year Festival on Sunday, 29th March 2009, at Fairfield Showground – Sydney. The Festival will start at 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.…

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