SNHR said today that no less than 4,759 civilians were killed in the first half of 2018 by the parties to the conflict in Syria, including 593 civilians who were killed in June.
The report notes that SNHR has largely focused, since it was founded, on documenting victims who were killed at the hands of the parties to the conflict, and created a Continue reading
by Fr Benedict Kiely
Fr Benedict Kiely with Sister Ban Madleen
Nuns and priests from the Middle East have been repeatedly refused visas
Archbishop Nicodemus, the red-haired Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Mosul, Iraq, is a Continue reading
FILE – Demonstrators protest President Donald Trump’s executive immigration ban at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Jan. 29, 2017.
The United States is accepting an increasingly large share of Christian refugees, Continue reading
Our weekly round-up of the latest from Iraq
The Iraq Report is a weekly feature at The New Arab.
Muqtada al-Sadr, the winner of last month’s heavily boycotted elections, has declared formal agreements with electoral blocs represented by outgoing Prime Minister Haider Continue reading
Sinan Antoon’s acclaimed novel, now out in English, sheds light on the realities faced by Christians in Iraq.
by Philip Jenkins
Sinan Antoon Sinan Antoon. Photo by Ibtisam Azem.
Sinan Antoon is a star of modern Arab fiction, a multiply honored novelist whose books Continue reading
From left: Angelo De Donatis General Vicar of Rome, Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Louis Raphael I Sako patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans addend the consistory where Pope Francis Continue reading
By: FRANCES D’EMILIO, Associated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis gave the Catholic Church 14 new cardinals Thursday, exhorting them to resist any temptation toward haughtiness and instead embrace “the greatest promotion” they could hope to obtain: tending to those neglected Continue reading
by Dario Salvi
Today the Chaldean primate will receive a red hat from Pope Francis. It is a sign of “support” for the Eastern Churches and a further invitation “to dialogue and reconciliation”. The hope that “Christian schools, clinics, institutes and hospitals” may Continue reading
by Fady Noun
Patriarch Sako will be created cardinal on 29 June. He appeals to Iraqi Christians who fled from the Islamic State to come back and those who remain to stay. “I never imagined that such terrible things could happen to our people,” he said. Christians must Continue reading
By Aileen Wingblad, email@example.com,, @awingblad on Twitter
An Oakland County judge was recently honored with the Pillar of Justice Award, given to experts in the field of law considered to be held in high esteem by their peers, and to recognize their exemplary community service. Continue reading
This year, The United Nations Secretary General has drawn special attention to the plight of suffering Christians and Yazidis from Iraq and Syria.
“It is very important to ensure the return of the Christians, in general, to the religious minorities, and the Yazidis themselves, to their homeland,” said António Guterres Continue reading
Aid to the Church in Need, ACN, Cathedral Walks,
Bridget and Caroline with Fr Philip Conner at Lancaster University Catholic Chaplaincy
By: John Newton
Staff from the North West Office of Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need are Continue reading
By Voices Contributor Bill Devlin | (Photo: Bill Devlin)Church destroyed by ISIS, Baghdida, Iraq.
Imagine a city of 50,000 people that was totally destroyed — everyone left four years ago in August 2014 due to the city’s invasion of the Islamic State. Now imagine that same city being restored and rebuilt? That would be the ancient city of Baghdida in The Continue reading
By Amy Fallas
On April 13, a U.S.-led coalition launched airstrikes on strategic targets in Syria. The attacks were a response to growing evidence that Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against civilians in Eastern Ghouta, a rebel stronghold east of Damascus. A Continue reading
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“Arab devil” and “terrorist” are only some of the insults Jimmy Durmaz of the Sweden national team had to endure, as many supporters blamed the midfielder, who has Syrian roots, for Sweden’s bitter defeat to Germany during the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. Continue reading
Lawrence Machado, Fairfield Advance
Ryleigh’s big strides to success
NOOR Hanteia is living his football dream, two years after arriving in Australia after fleeing war-torn Iraq with his family. Continue reading
Translator: Hassan Hegazy (Egypt)
Our names carried us to the depths of unknown reproducing..
We; an idea of a certain creation formed in the womb of the hope?!
We look carefully at the shadows of God that are covering the seas of senses; Continue reading
Alia Malek’s memoir on Syria addresses the upheavals the country went through, from the Ottomans to the French and after.
By Adil Bhat
Syria’s civil war has entered its eighth year. The future of the conflict lies in its past: the Continue reading
Pope Francis salutes as he boards the airplane for the ecumenical pilgrimage to Geneva, at the ‘Leonardo Da Vinci’ airport in Fiumicino, in the outskirts of Rome, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The visit is part of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches. (Telenews/ANSA via AP) Continue reading
Sarah Rahal The Detroit News
People carry signs protesting the deportation of Iraqi-American immigrants as members of the Chaldean community rallied at the McNamara Federal building in Detroit in June 2017.
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