Monthly Archives: June 2010

UNHCR Urges European Countries Not to Deport Iraqis

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The United Nations refugee agency is appealing to four European countries not to forcibly deport Iraqi asylum seekers to Iraq where their lives could be in danger. The agency says four countries – the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the U.K. – are planning to send Iraqi citizens to Baghdad this week.…

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Reply from ForiegnAffairs

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Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2lune2070 Mr Hermiz Shahen Deputy Secretary & Regional Secretary of Australia and New Zealand Assyrian Universal Alliance-Australia Chapter PO Box 34…

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Public General Meeting organised by ICIN

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ICIN (Iraqi Christians In Need) is holding a PGM (Public General Meeting) To be held on the 12th June 2010, 7pm to start 7:30pm At The Parish Centre, Holy Trinity Church 41 Brook Green, London W6 7BL…

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Iraqi Christian Refugees Finding a Safe Haven in Damascus

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The history of Christianity in Iraq dates back to the first century AD, but since the outbreak of sectarian violence in the country following the US invasion of 2003, many Christians are fleeing their homeland and finding sanctuary in Syria. Stephen Starr reports from Damascus…

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Chaldean American Fest celebrates culture

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SOUTHFIELD — The Chaldean Community Foundation and the City of Southfield are co-hosting the fifth annual Chaldean American Festival on June 11, 12 and 13 at the Southfield Civic Center.…

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In Anatolia, layers of religious diversity

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DIYARBAKIR — It was nice and shady inside the small cell, but Montana beckoned me out. “Now you can tell your friends you’ve been inside a Turkish political prison,’’ he said, laughing…

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U.S. official: Iraq works to protect the churches

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BY NIRAJ WARIKOO With growing concern about the plight of Christians in their native land, local Iraqi Americans met this week with the highest-ranking State Department official in charge of Iraq policy when he made a three-day stop in Detroit.…

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Bishop found dead in Hatay home

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Bishop Luigi Padovese, the pope’s apostolic vicar in Anatolia, was found dead at his house in the southern province of Hatay yesterday afternoon. The bishop had been stabbed to death, according to news sources.…

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Five Christian seats in Iraqi Parliament approved

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The beleaguered Christian community in Iraq may see a ray of hope as Iraq’s Federal Supreme Court approved recently the results of the March election, which include five Christian seats in the Iraqi parliament, Persecution.org said.…

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Public General Meeting organised by ICIN

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ICIN (Iraqi Christians In Need) is holding a PGM (Public General Meeting) To be held on the 12th June 2010, 7pm to start 7:30pm At The Parish Centre, Holy Trinity Church 41 Brook Green, London W6 7BL…

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