Monthly Archives: September 2014

Over 130,000 fleeing Syrian Kurds cross into Turkey

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Syrian Kurdish forces say they have halted advance by Islamic State near border Refugees wait near the Turkish-Syrian border after fleeing Syria, near Sanliurfa, Turkey, yesterday. More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing the Islamic State militant group have crossed into Turkey in the past three days, the deputy Turkisk prime minister said.…

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Theresa Sitto talks about her matchmaking business, her methods, and meeting with Patti Stanger, the star of the reality TV series “The Millionaire Matchmaker.”

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Theresa Sitto, a retired teacher, runs a small business that helps connect people — hopefully for life. Inspired by Patti Stanger, the star of the reality TV series “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” Sitto has been making love connections for Chaldeans — people of Iraqi ancestry who…

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Turkey grants permit to Assyrian nursery school

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World Bulletin / News Desk Turkey’s National Education Ministry gives official go-ahead for Mor Efrem nursery school in Istanbul to educate in Assyrian language. A private Assyrian nursery school in Istanbul’s Yesilkoy neighborhood has been granted…

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Syrian refugee discusses civil war

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By Reece Ristau When Gabrielle Jabbour was forced to flee Syria with his wife in 2012, he brought along $3,000 and not much else. The pair traveled to Beirut and eventually the United States. Gabrielle Jabbour was the…

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Interrupting genocide, step by step

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By Roxana Popescu (/staff/roxana-popescu/) FILE – This file image posted on a militant website on Saturday, June 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, appears to show militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) taking aim at…

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Christian men join Kurdish forces to fight IS

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AP/Press Association Images Members of Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Makhmour, northern Iraq Christians in Kurdistan, northern Iraq are being called to join the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in fighting against the Islamic State…

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The Myth of the Syrian “Moderate”

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RUSH: Ken in Livonia, Michigan. Welcome, sir. Glad you waited, and great to have you here. CALLER: Yeah, I wanted to comment, Rush, that we’re seeing history repeat itself again with Obama. The same mistake that he made in Egypt, the same mistake he…

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Christians in Iraq face persecution

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By Olivia Lougee ASST. NEWS EDITOR The crisis for Chaldean Christians in Iraq hits home for some San Diegans El Cajon, a hub for Iraqi refugees, was the site of recent demonstrations calling for the United States to grant asylum to thousands of Iraqi Christians facing threats by the militant group.…

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Who are the Assyrians and what are the Nineveh Plains?

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Ramy Jajo The Nineveh Plains are rich in natural resources and sit to the north-west of Baghdad; the largest city there is Mosul. Nevertheless, the area has long been caught in a conflict between the central government in Baghdad and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.’…

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ISIS erases Syriac culture; Christian teachings from schools

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In a move to further establish the Islamic caliphate, ISIS militants have imposed the mandatory removal of all Syriac and Christian teachings from school curricula. Educational institutes across Mosul and Nineveh Plain bearing Christian names, such as the St Thomas Christian school, will also be renamed under the new policy issued by…

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