Monthly Archives: December 2009

The president of the security committee in Nineveh Governorate Board – to ankawa.com

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Christian officer for commanding the security forces that protecting the churches.  Mosul – Ankawa.com – Exclusive The president of the security committee in Nineveh Governorate Board, Abdalraheem Al-Shamary, said that the official authorities in the city assigned one of the Christian officers as a commander for the security forces used for protecting the churches and…

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Churches in Iraq come under attack

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Churches in Iraq come under attack By John Pontifex SHOCK and fear have gripped the Church in Iraq after two explosions on the same day with the threat of more to come. The Al Beshara (Annunciation) Syrian Catholic Church in Mosul was the first to be…

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The Terrorist Attacks on Churches Renewed in Mosul

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Ankawa.com – Exclusive Two criminal and terrorist attacks on churches in Mosul renewed again. The attacks this time occurred at 10.45 am (Baghdad time) of the 15th December 2009 on two churches, Al-Beshara for Syriac Catholic located in Al-Thakafa quarter and Al-Tahera for Syriac Orthodox located in Al-Shefaa quarter of the city.…

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GENOCIDE MEMORIAL STATUE IN FAIRFIELD CITY

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The Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) – Australian Chapter is pleased to announce that despite strong objection by certain elements its application to erect a monument honouring the victims of the Assyrian Genocide was approved by the Fairfield City Council on 15 December 2009.…

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Photos: Christmas Shopping in Tehran

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Photos by Raouf Mohseni, Mehr News Agency Tehran’s Christians residents have embarked on their shopping for the holiday season. While Iran is officially designated the “Islamic Republic,” among its more than 66 million people is a small but important Christian minority. Most of Iran’s Christians…

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For Syrians, butting out is hard to do

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Butt out Syrian men read the newspaper and smoke a traditional waterpipe at a cafe in Damascus Damascus – Even as Syria is opening up culturally and economically, it’s closing down in another area: smoking.…

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A Look At Iran’s Christian Minority

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By Golnaz Esfandiari Iran is officially designated the “Islamic Republic,” yet among its more than 66 million people is a small but important Christian minority. Most of Iran’s Christians are Armenians and Assyrians, who remain relatively free to follow their faith. The…

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Christians find sanctuary in northern Iraq

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By Abeer Mohammed and Neil Arun/The Institute for War&Peace The well-dressed man stands at the entrance of a beauty salon, holding a struggling rooster upside down by its feet. Omar Farooq Jerjis, 28, who moved to this suburb of Erbil three years ago, is preparing to sacrifice the bird in order to ensure the success…

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New Syriac-English Dictionary

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I am pleased to announce that Gorgias is publishing a new Syriac-English dictionary in 1,738 pages. This is the largest dictionary ever compiled for almost a century. Lexicographer Michael Sokoloff produced this dictionary based on Carl Brockelmann’s dictionary, but added much more material.…

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Another Guilty Plea In Detroit Corruption Case

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Detroit (WWJ) — A former top aide to ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is expected to plead guilty to bribery conspiracy charges this afternoon during a hearing in federal court. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Kandia Milton will appear before Judge Gerald E. Rosen at 3 p.m.…

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Office of Chaldean patriarch hit by brutal attacks in Iraq

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Rome, Italy, Dec 10, 2009 / 01:05 pm (CNA).- Auxiliary Bishop Shlemon Warduni of Baghdad revealed yesterday that the offices of the Chaldean Patriarchate in the Iraqi capital were damaged by the terrorist attacks on Tuesday that left 127 dead and 500 wounded.…

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Kandia Milton expected to plead guilty today

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BY BEN SCHMITT AND JOE SWICKARD FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS Former Detroit Deputy Mayor Kandia Milton is expected to plead guilty to a federal bribery conspiracy charge this afternoon, according to a spokeswoman from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.…

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Women Religious Bring Christmas to Iraq

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ZAKHO, Iraq, DEC. 9, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Christmas will come to hard-pressed Christians in Iraq from the hands of Chaldean nuns with Christmas food parcels. Aid to the Church in Need is helping the Chaldean sisters with this project for the third Christmas in a row. The nuns will soon bring a van full of cheese,…

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The Plight of Iraqi Christians

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The Chaldean Federation of America (CFA), in coordination with the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce (CACC) and the Chaldean Assyrian Syriac Council of America (CASCA), is honored to host:…

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