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Iraq Forces Remove Kurdish Flag From Kirkuk
Assyrian Snipers in Syria -- a Pain in the Neck for ISIS
When Will the U.S. Act for Assyrians in Iraq?
The History of Kirkuk, Iraq
Iraqi Forces Enter Kirkuk As Kurds Flee
Assyrian Priest Caring for Vulnerable Christians Issues Prayer Appeal
Hungary Hosts First Ever Government Conference for Persecuted Christians
Turkey Halts Flights to Iraq's Kurdish Region
Kurds Block Iraqi Forces' Access to Kirkuk Oil Fields; Iran Shuts Border Crossings
Iraqi Forces Begin Assault Near Kurdish-Held City of Kirkuk
Iraq Accuses Kurds of 'Declaration of War' in Kirkuk
Syria Demands Turkey Withdraw From Idlib
Kurds 'Reject' Baghdad's Demand to Nullify Referendum Results
Turkey Uncensored: A History of Censorship and Bans
Ending Syria's War May Be Easier Than Rebuilding Christian/Muslim Trust
Congress Clashes With Trump Administration Over Aid for Iraqi Assyrians
Turkmen Militia, Peshmerga Clash in Northern Iraq
Egypt Detains Suspect in Coptic Priest Murder
Deal to Evacuate Civilians From Raqqa Has Been Accepted
U.S.-Backed Forces In Syria Say 'Final' Battle For Raqqa Is On
UN Under Fire Over Christian Persecution
Russia Questions Validity Of UN Syrian Gas Attack Investigation
Iraq Forces Retake Positions From Kurds in Disputed Kirkuk
Russia Raises Doubts About UN Probe of Syria Gas Attack
Can Christians Stay in the Middle East Despite Persecution?
Christians in Middle East Feel 'Abandoned, Betrayed' By the West
Thousands of Kurdish Troops Sent to Kirkuk to Face 'Iraqi Threat'
Turkey's Relationship With the West Crumbles
Three Syrian Rebel Groups Agree to Damascus Truce
EU Steps Up Its Assistance for the Stabilisation of Iraq
Iraqi Militias Spokesman Says Kurdish Leader 'Worse' Than ISIS
Top US Ground Commander All But Declares Victory Over ISIS in Iraq
Assad Better Than Islamists: Syriac Patriarch
International Community Looks on While Christian Persecution Worsens
Syriac Catholic Bishops Lament Threat to Christian Presence in Middle East
Coptic Priest Killed By a Muslim in Cairo Outskirts
Kurds in Iraq Briefly Block Roads to Mosul
Iraq PM Denies Attack Plan As Tensions Rise With Kurds
Muslims Target Egyptian Christians Through Abductions, Forced Marriages and Conversions
Speaker of Parliament Says Iraq's Unity is a Fundamental Issue
The Americans Detained in Turkey
Civilians Trapped in Raqqa As 'Islamic State' Makes Last Stand
Iraqi-Kurdish War Could Be Deadly for Assyrians, Warns U.S. Adviser
Minorities and the Kurdish Referendum
Iraqi Assyrian Women Visit Historic Monastery After Its Recapture From Islamic State
Assyrians Face Religious Persecution and Possible Death If Deported to Iraq
Iraq Orders Arrest of Organizers of Kurdish Referendum
Russian Air Force Destroys IS Economic Infrastructure in Syria
The Downfall of the American-Turkish Alliance
Wall Street Journal Reporter Sentenced in Absentia By Turkish Court
Baghdad Responsible for 'disputed' Parts of Iraq: PM
Turkey, Iran Could Unite to Overcome Their Kurdish Worries
The Assyrians Fighting for Freedom in Syria
Hundreds of Suspected Islamic State Militants Surrender in Iraq
Iraq Plan to Fix Oil Pipeline to Turkey Bypasses, Isolates Kurds
Chaldean Synod Issues Statement on Iraq
Nearly a Dozen Mass Graves Tied to Islamic State Found in Iraq
U.S.-Turkey Tensions Boil Over After Arrest of Consulate Employee
UN Concerned for Safety of More Than Five Million Displaced in Northern Iraq
The Future of Iraq's Minorities: What's Next After ISIS?
Summaries

When Will the U.S. Act for Assyrians in Iraq?

It's called The Nineveh Plain. It is a cradle of our faith and for two thousand years Christians have lived, and sometimes flourished in this area, keeping the faith strong and vibrant.

The History of Kirkuk, Iraq

By Sargon Yousip Potros

Kirkuk is located in North-East of Iraq, about 250 kilometers north east of the capital Baghdad, near the foot of Zaqaros Mountains. The city is built on the Khasa River, on an area with Assyrian archeological remains of over 5000years old. The origin of the name Kirkuk is Assyrian.

Iraqi Forces Enter Kirkuk As Kurds Flee

(BBC) -- Iraqi government forces have entered central Kirkuk after taking key installations outside the disputed city from Kurdish fighters. Thousands of people fled the city ahead of the Iraqi advance.


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