Iraq

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WORLD has published a list of aid agencies assisting displaced Christians in Iraq.

Globe Trot: Iraq recalls turmoil on 25th anniversary of the First Gulf War

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAQ: Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of a ceasefire in the 1991 Gulf War. Even as President George H. W. Bush announced to the American people,

Midday Roundup: Pastor’s brother under arrest in Sunday morning shooting

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Church tragedy. Police have arrested the brother of an Ohio pastor gunned down in his office Sunday morning as services were winding down. The Rev. William B.

Migrants clash with police in Macedonia as France clears Calais camp

By Julia A. Seymour
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Immigration | Iraqi and Syrian migrants stuck in Greece clashed with Macedonian police today as they attempted to storm the border between the two countries. Police used…

Desperate times

By Mindy Belz
Posted

ISIS | Beneath the bad news headlines, good news is at work

Cities under siege

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Cities | For the Middle East’s urban war zones, caught now for years under bombardments and deprivation, survival amid the ruins often means living in the hell…

Globe Trot: ISIS now using chemical weapons in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAQ: Islamic State used chemical weapons in an attack on Kurdish forces near Sinjar—the city once the center of Yazidi life—on Feb. 11, firing 30 mortar…

Midday Roundup: Russia begins blame game for Syrian hospital bombings

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Finger pointing. Russia denies its warplanes struck a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders in northern Syria on Monday. The Britain-based Syrian…

Globe Trot: Iranian-backed militias taking Christian property in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Reports surfaced this week of Iranian-backed militias in Baghdad—not ISIS affiliates but those supporting the Iraqi government—seizing Christian…

Weighing atrocities

By Mindy Belz
Posted

ISIS | European resolutions on ISIS genocide put pressure on a reluctant Washington

Staying power

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | Yes, the ISIS threat is existential

Midday Roundup: ISIS razes Iraq’s oldest Christian monastery

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Sacrilege. Satellite images show Islamic State (ISIS) has leveled Iraq’s oldest monastery. St. Elijah’s Monastery of Mosul, also known as Dair Mar Elia,

Iranian-backed Shiite militias behind abduction of Americans in Baghdad

By Anna K. Poole
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Iraq | Iraqi security forces are conducting an intensive search for three Americans who went missing over the weekend, reportedly abducted from a seedy apartment…

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