News

After Defeat in Iraq, Daesh Fights on in Last Enclave in Syria
Prince Charles Praises Assyrian Nun Who Helped Christians Escape ISIS
Bishop Says Iraqi Assyrians Want to Stay, Contribute to Country
Study: Terrorism Deaths Declining Globally
Assyrian College Graduate Aims to Serve Persecuted Minorities
Egypt's Silent Epidemic of Kidnapped Christian Girls
Iraqis Still Languishing One Year Since Announced Defeat of Islamic State Group
ISIS Signals Re-Emergence in Parts of Iraq
UN Team to Begin Probe of ISIS Crimes in Iraq
Helping Assyrians in the Homeland
Archbishop of Basra: an Advent of Crises, Fleeing Families and Fears of Violence
Prince Charles Highlights Christian Plight in Mideast, Pleads for Peace
Assyrian Village in North Iraq Closes School After Turkish Shelling
The Vanishing: The Plight of Christians in an Age of Intolerance
Iraqi Assyrian Family Ordered to Leave Refugee Camp But Have Nowhere to Go
Millions of Christians Face 'Imminent Extinction' in Middle East
US Has Made a Genuine Response to the Plight of Iraq's Persecuted Religious Minorities
Church Rebuilding Lifts Spirits of Iraqis Post-ISIS
Mosul's Destruction Haunts the Nineveh Plains
US Congress Passes Bill to Relieve Assyrians, Yazidis in Iraq and Syria
Putin Eyes Visit to Baghdad Amid Growing Russian-Iraqi Contacts
Turkey Wipes Out the Christian Culture of Occupied Cyprus
Three Bundles of Good News in Bill to Aid Iraqi Assyrians, Yazidis
U.S. Judge Releases Over 100 Iraqi Assyrians Detained By Immigration Officials
Eastern Patriarchs Meet in Baghdad, United Against Persecution, Extremism and Migration
ISIS Destroyed Thousands of Assyrian Homes, Ruined 120 Religious Sites in Mosul
Sectarianism, Governance, and Iraq's Future
Kurds Reconcile With Baghdad After Independence Fails
Assyrian Bakers From Baghdad Who Fled Violence Pursue a Sweet Dream
Turkey Continues Crackdown, Arrests Kurdish Film Director
Memorial Unveiled for WWI Soldiers Who Fought Against Armenian, Assyrian Genocide
In Iraq, A Race To Protect The Crumbling Bricks Of Ancient Babylon
ISIS May Be Gone, But Iraq's Yazidis Are Still Suffering
Even in Exile, Assyrians Remain Divided
Iraq to Launch Reconstruction Agency
Is the 'Islamic State' Making a Comeback in Iraq?
After Years of Silence, Music Fills Streets of Iraq's Mosul
European Court Urges Turkey to Free Pro-Kurdish Leader
Judge Orders Release of Iraqi Nationals Detained At Michigan Jail
Hundreds of Assyrian Homes Stolen in Iraq
Syrian Army Advances Against Islamic State in Southeastern Desert
Turkey Arrests High-profile Activists and Academics in Crackdown
Damascus Archbishop Describes Syrian Catholics' Plight
Pope and Assyrian Patriarch Condemn Persecution of Christians
We Must Open Eyes to Anti-Christian Bigotry
Syriac Orthodox Church Opens University in Syria
International Conference Explores Assyrian Christianity
UN Envoy: New Iraq Government Plans to Uproot IS Extremists
Turkish Air Strikes Kill 19 Kurdish Militants in Northern Iraq
'Next Time We Will Not Survive' -- Middle East Christian Refugee
Northern Iraq May Be Free, But the South Is Seething
Assyrian Militia Sends Reinforcements to Aid in SDF Offensive in Syria
Summaries

After Defeat in Iraq, Daesh Fights on in Last Enclave in Syria

By Qassim Abdul-zahra and Bassem Mroue

BAGHDAD (AP) -- A year after it was routed from Iraq in a devastating war that left entire neighbourhoods and towns in ruins, the Daesh is fighting to hang on to its last enclave in eastern Syria, engaging in deadly battles with U.S.-backed forces.

Bishop Says Iraqi Assyrians Want to Stay, Contribute to Country

By Charles Collins

LEICESTER, United Kingdom -- Bishop Paul McAleenan said he was "shocked" by what he saw during a recent trip to northern Iraq to visit with Christians returning to their homes four years after being driven out by the Islamic State. The Westminster auxiliary is the Lead Bishop for Migrants and Asylum Seekers at the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

Study: Terrorism Deaths Declining Globally

By Sirwan Kajjo

(VOA) -- Deaths caused by terrorism have fallen in the past three years worldwide, a new global study found. The sixth annual Global Terrorism Index, published by the Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), said terrorism deaths decreased globally by 27 percent in 2017, which is the third consecutive year of declining death tolls.

Assyrian College Graduate Aims to Serve Persecuted Minorities

Ileen Younan is carrying the weight of history on her shoulders. Originally from Midland, Texas, she is inspired by her Assyrian roots to serve her community. The Assyrian genocide during World War I devastated and scattered the remaining community away from their homeland of northern Iraq.

Egypt's Silent Epidemic of Kidnapped Christian Girls

By Lela Gilbert

Egypt's Christian community faces dangers that most other Egyptians needn't fear. Threats of violence during church services, attacks on buses filled with innocent pilgrims and their children, and assaults on successful Christian businesses happen all too frequently. But only occasionally do they appear in the Western media.


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