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Deal Gives Ownership of Istanbul Church to Assyrian Community
Thousands Evacuated From Pro-Assad Syrian Villages Beseiged By Rebels
In Iraq, Old Grievances Fuel Deadly Protests
What Happened to the Assyrian Women Kidnapped By Islamic State?
Iraq Struggles With Economic, Energy Crises As Protests Spread
Turkey's State of Emergency Ends But Crackdown Continues
US Pastor Denied Release in Latest Trial Hearing in Turkey
Muslim Mob Attack on Church in Egypt Encouraged By Police
Iraq Completes Recount of May 12 Assembly Poll Results
Intense Government Bombing of Syria Opposition Holdout
Iraq Struggles to Provide War Orphans With Identities
ISIS Still Holding Nearly 3,100 Yazidi Slaves
Thousands to Leave Besieged Towns in Northwestern Syria Under New Deal
Iraq in Downward Spiral
Protesters in Southern Iraq Are Right to Be Angry
Assyrian Mayor in Iraq Detained and Beaten By Kurdish Security Forces
Consequences of Southern Protests Felt Across Iraq's Nineveh Plains
At Least Five Dead As Basra Protests Spread Across Southern Iraq
Kurd-Arab Council Readies for Talks With Syria Regime
Formation of New Lebanese Cabinet Blocked By Opposing Christian Parties
Iraq's State of Emergency
We've Resettled 26,000 Assyrians in Ex-Islamic State City, Iraqi Priest Claims
Why Turkey's Kurdish Problem is About to Explode
Five Years After Syrian Archbishops' Abduction, Christians Need Help Finding Answers
Manual Vote Recount Begins in Assyrian Town in North Iraq
Rebuilding With US Funds, Iraq's Minority Religious Communities Still Await Security
Sainthood Process Begins for Young Iraqi Assyrian Priest Killed in 2007
High Level U.S. Visit to Persecuted Assyrians in Iraq
An 'Other Syria'
'We Would Be Lost Without Our Fellow Christians in the West' -- Say Iraq's Assyrians
ISIS Reduced to a Handful of Holdouts in Syria
Turkey Has Made a Quagmire for Itself in Syria
Iraq Protests Spread in Fifth Day of Unrest Over Services, Corruption
Muslims in Egypt Attack Copts After Facebook Post Showing 'Contempt of Islam'
Jordan Rethinks Support for Syrian Rebels
Iraqi Judges Begin Vote Recount for Erbil
Patriarch Calls for Lifting of West's Sanctions Against Syria
Iraqis Protest At Oilfields to Call for Jobs and Basic Services
NATO Approves Training Mission in Iraq, New Command Structure
Are Iraq's Assyrians Facing a Critical Juncture Post-Election?
Is Europe Awakening to the Threat?
An Emerging Populism is Sweeping the Middle East
Syrian Army Raises Flag Over Hasakah District Formerly Controlled By Kurdish Forces
Turkish Airstrikes Hit 28 PKK Targets in North Iraq
Rebels Agree to Surrender Weapons in 4 Towns in Syria
Sadr Urges Russian Authorities to Play Role in Upgrading Iraq's Services
Learn From the Past to Bring Peaceful Future to Middle East, Pope Says
Russia's Strategy in Syria Shows How to Win a Middle East War
ISIS Remnants Fight On, Despite U.S. Campaign
ISIS is Putting Up a Stronger Fight Than the US Anticipated
Iraq's Mosul Faces Years of Difficult Reconciliation
Danger Amid Mosul's Ruins
Iraq Expands Manual Recount to 7 Provinces
Faith Matters Panel Discusses Syria Crisis
US Military Delivers New Supplies to Kurdish Forces Despite Turkey's Disapproval
European Turks Vote for Erdogan Back Home, and for Leftists in Europe
Middle East's Christians Are Dwindling Despite Deep Roots
Turkey Fires More Than 18,000 State Employees In New Decree
Vatican: Catholic, Orthodox Solidarity Key to Minority Groups' Survival in Iraq
Kurdish Forces Slowly Advance Against ISIS in Eastern Syria
Summaries

Deal Gives Ownership of Istanbul Church to Assyrian Community

The Syriac Catholic community received a free lease for 49 years on Sacre Coeur, a church in Istanbul's waterfront district of Bebek. Officials from the state-run Directorate General of Foundations signed a protocol with a foundation representing the community.

In Iraq, Old Grievances Fuel Deadly Protests

(AFP) -- In the heat of battle against Daesh (ISIS), Iraqis united against a common enemy. But just a few months after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the militants, social grievances that once simmered on the back burner have boiled over in a series of protests that have spread...

What Happened to the Assyrian Women Kidnapped By Islamic State?

The release and return of a number of Christian women taken as slaves by Islamic State in Iraq has prompted questions about those still being held. In August 2014, Isis militants swept through a cluster of Christian towns near Mosul, taking control and forcing thousands to flee.

Turkey's State of Emergency Ends But Crackdown Continues

By Kareem Shaheen

Turkey's two-year state of emergency came to an end at midnight on Wednesday, but as trials of dissidents and journalists continue human rights campaigners have said Ankara must do more to reverse a "suffocating" crackdown on free speech.


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