January 4, 2017 Featured News
255914-b – 4/1/17 2016 was a deadly year for being a Christian. According to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, which monitors worldwide demographic trends in Christianity, around 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith throughout the year, reports ABC News. Another 500 to 600 million are hindered from practicing their faith freely, […]

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A DAVID & GOLIATH STORY IN IRAQ: An Interview with Filmmaker David Ritter

December 21, 2016 Featured News
Aslan Murad Vartanian (left) with members of the Havresc militia.

Lucine Kasbarian – OCP News Service – 20/12/16 The Iraqi village of Havresc (originally called “Hay Vrej,” the Armenian words for “revenge through survival”) was once populated with Armenian Genocide survivors and their descendants. Circa 1970, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s military destroyed villages, such as Havresc, that were minority strongholds, and pushed their inhabitants into […]

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Relief for Assyrian Town Liberated From ISIS

December 10, 2016 Featured News
20140626144252 – 10/12/16 On August 6, 2014, the Islamic State overran Iraq’s largest Christian city, the city of Qaraqosh. The advance forced thousands of Christians to leave the city after it had been the target of jihadist attacks for weeks. One month before, the Islamic State took over the city of Mosul and many Christian residents […]

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December 8, 2016 Featured News
miriam-david-talya-released-isis-550x310 – 8/12/16 More than 200 abducted Assyrian Christians taken hostage by ISIS in February 2015 were saved by a Syrian priest who managed to raise their ransom money, reports RIA-Novosti. Simultaneous militant attacks in thirty-five Christian settlements on February 23, 2015 resulted in the abduction of 226 people, one of the largest in the […]

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December 1, 2016 Featured News

Lucine Kasbarian – OCP News Service – 12/1/16 Website –  Trailer – Facebook – ‘Havresc: Stand on Courage’ is a documentary about the struggles of Armenian and Assyrian Christian Iraqis and the village of Havresc they have formed on the edge of ISIS-controlled territory. Standing in the face of adversity, bigotry, hatred […]

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Al Azhar Rejects Reforming ‘Religious Discourse’

November 30, 2016 Featured News

Coptic Solidarity -Raymonibrahim – 30/11/16 Much of the curriculum of Al Azhar—the Islamic world’s most prestigious university, located in Cairo—is based on Islamic books written in the medieval era or earlier.  These books—histories, biographies of Muhammad, hadith (words and deeds of the latter), tafsirs (Koran exegeses), etc.—are often criticized by more reform-minded Muslims for being too […]

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November 11, 2016 Featured News
251138-b – 11/11/16 On October 30, 2016, several Christians gathered inside a church in the town of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq. The church walls are now blackened from fire. The first service was celebrated here after the events of 2014 when the “Islamic State” terrorist group occupied the town. In the large-scale operation to liberate Mosul […]

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The emotional moment: a girl is saved from the clutches of ISIS fighters in Iraq

October 26, 2016 Featured News

WATCHTOWER – 25/10/16 TV cameramen captured the moment when little Aysha, wearing a sparkly T-shirt and pink leggings, was rescued by an armed military police unit that has been fighting alongside the Iraqi Army. Source:

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Here’s What Iraqi Forces Found After Liberating Assyrian Town

October 25, 2016 Featured News

By Bridget Johnson – 25/10/16 PJ Media Iraqi and Kurdish forces are going town-by-town in the multi-front advance on Mosul, liberating villages as they go and finding varying degrees of ISIS resistance along the way. Bartella is an Assyrian town less than half an hour east of Mosul on Iraq’s Highway 2. Once home to […]

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Hungary Opens Office for Persecuted Christians

October 15, 2016 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – Frontpage Magazine – 15/10/16 The nation of Hungary recently did something that is as unprecedented as it is commonsensical and humanitarian: it “has become the first government to open an office specifically to address the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Europe.” Zoltan Balog, Hungary’s Minister for Human Resources, explained: Today, Christianity […]

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The Genocide of Assyrians and Yazidis and the Next American President

October 12, 2016 Featured News

AINA –  Nahren Anweya – 12/10/16 (AINA) — In November Americans will head to the polls to vote for his or her preferred presidential candidate. Meanwhile, the persecuted Assyrian Christians and Yazidis both here and in Iraq will be trembling at the mere thought of another four years of a silent administration allowing a modern […]

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ISIS demolishes Assyrian church in culture-rich Nineveh, Iraq

October 12, 2016 Featured News

RT.Com – 12/10/16 Also Read: ISIS Destroy Assyrian Church in Iraq Islamic State has demolished an Assyrian church in Karmlis, a town outside Mosul, Iraq. The group used multiple charges inside the building, which joins dozens of other Assyrian churches and prized archaeological heritage sites in Nineveh Governorate. The terrorists “detonated a number of explosive […]

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ISIS Destroy Assyrian Church in Iraq

October 10, 2016 Featured News
St. Barbara Assyrian church in Karemlis, Iraq was bombed by ISIS on Sunday, October 10.

By Raman Yousef – ARA News – 10/10/16 Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) bombed an Assyrian Church in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh governorate on Sunday. The radical group has bombed the Barbara Fouq Attal Church in the Assyrian town of Karemlis near Mosul city. “Daesh [ISIS] jihadis detonated a number of explosive devices inside the church on […]

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Dutch Parliament Holds Hearing on Assyrians in Iraq

October 8, 2016 Featured News

AINA – 8/10/16 The Hague (AINA) — A hearing on the situation of Assyrians in Iraq was held at the Dutch Parliament on Thursday. Participants included representatives from seven Dutch political parties and three Assyrian representatives from Iraq, Ashur Sargon Eskrya, Yacoub Gewargis and Dr. Srood Maqdasi. The Assyrian representatives called attention to the continuing […]

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The Last Supper: The Plight of Christians in Arab Lands

September 17, 2016 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – September 2016 Note: The following is a book review of The Last Supper: The Plight of Christians in Arab Lands, by Klaus Wivel. A shorter version of the review first appeared in the Middle East Quarterly (Fall, 2016, vol. 23, no. 4). Danish journalist Klaus Wivel is to be commended for shedding light […]

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Stop the Cancer of Islamic State – Urges Iraq’s Chaldean Patriarch

August 30, 2016 Featured News

Catholic News Service – August 2016 BAGHDAD — Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad called for a united and strong stance — by Muslims and non-Muslims alike — to stop the spread of the “cancer” of Islamic State and other terrorist groups. In an Aug. 27 statement, the patriarch said it’s about time “for Muslims and […]

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Assyrian Delegation Attends Conference on Religious Freedom in Washington – D.C.

August 22, 2016 Featured News

Assyrian Church News – August 2016 At the invitation of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, and with the express blessing of His Holiness Mar Gewargis III, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, a delegation of the Assyrian Church attended the Conference: “Threats to Religious and Ethnic Minorities under the Islamic […]

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Iraqi Assyrian Bishop: ISIS Drove Us to Unity

May 28, 2016 Featured News

  AINA- 28/5/16 (AINA) — Archbishop Nicodemus Sharaf Daoud, the Syriac-Orthodox Bishop of Mosul, visited France and Belgium from May 19-24. The visit was organized by SOS Chretiens d’Orient. The Archbishop gave a series of lectures on the situation of Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) in Iraq. He and his congregation were forced […]

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Senator McCain Sends Letter on Assyrians to Kurdish President

May 28, 2016 Featured News

AINA – 28/5/16 (AINA) — Former Republican presidential candidate and current Senator from Arizona, John McCain, sent a letter to Kurdish President Massoud Barzani regarding Assyrians in the Kurdish region in north Iraq. In the letter, dated May 25, McCain expresses “…concerns regarding alarming new reports that allege the mistreatment of the Christian Assyrian community […]

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Chaldean Patriarch Criticized for Opposition to Assyrian Military Forces

May 27, 2016 Featured News

Assyrian Confederation of Europe – May 2016 (AINA) — The Assyrian Confederation of Europe is concerned by recent statements made by Mar Louis Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, concerning Assyrian security forces in Iraq.In a widely quoted interview with the Vatican Radio on May 20th, Patriarch Sako stated his opposition to the existence of […]

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May 25, 2016 Featured News

Dmitry Lapa 25/5/16 The last words of a Christian girl who was burned alive by ISIS bandits were: “Forgive them!” She whispered them before her death to her mother. The girl received severe burns and lived just a day after the ISIS militants had stormed into her family’s house in the Iraqi city of Mosul […]

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