Monthly Archives: September 2010

Poverty and unemployment among northern Christians

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by Layla Yousif Rahema Families living in villages in Zakho District are worn out by the lack of work, food and basic services. “We depend entirely on aid from humanitarian organisations and the Church,” some say. Children have a hard time integrating in schools where Kurdish is…

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Christian Community of Iraq Halved in Seven Years

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Written by David E. Miller As American troops exit Iraq, attacks against the Christian minority continue. The number of Christians in Iraq has dwindled to half of what it was before the American invasion in 2003, an Iraqi official said.…

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Sculptor and painter Hannibal Alkhas dies at 80

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TEHRAN — Iranian master sculptor and painter Hannibal Alkhas died on September 14 in the United States at the age of 80. He was suffering from a form of cancer. Alkhas traveled to Iran in June to attend his 80th birthday celebration that his…

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Anti-Immigrant Party Rises in Sweden

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By STEPHEN CASTLE CloseLinkedinDiggMixxMySpaceYahoo! BuzzPermalink MALMO, Sweden — Jimmie Akesson, 31, looks more like an up-and-coming advertising executive than a seasoned politician. But Mr. Akesson, the leader of the Sweden Democrats, does not believe in a…

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World Assyrians leader rejects Koran burning

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Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV, referring to an American pastor’s plan for burning copies of the holy Koran said “Unfortunately, a person have said something that caused discomfort for other Christians and put them to trouble.…

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Armenian plight resonates in Australia

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When the prominent Melbourne academic and activist Jessie Webb returned from Geneva as Australia’s representative to the General Assembly of the League of Nations (predecessor to the United Nations) in 1923, she made a strong appeal to the…

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Iraqi Christians Face Harder Times Ahead

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By Joseph C. DeCaro, Worthy News International Correspondent BAGHDAD, IRAQ (Worthy News)– An organization dedicated to persecuted Christians worldwide expects life for believers in Iraq will only get worse as American troops are redeployed back to the States.…

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Hundreds of Looted Artifacts Returned to Iraq

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Iraqi officials have announced the return of hundreds of artifacts looted during the Iraq war that had ended up in the U.S. and other countries. Many of the 542 pieces date to 2,000 B.C. and were stolen when the Iraqi National…

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Offensive Graffiti Removed From Assyrian Genocide Monument

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Assyrian International News Agency Fairfield, Australia — Assyrian teens banded together to clean up graffiti on the new genocide memorial in Edensor Park, following last week’s attack by vandals. Assyrian Universal Alliance secretary-general Hermiz Shahen thanked the youths,…

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