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.
By Simon Caldwell
The heir to the British throne has said he was deeply moved by the testimony of an Iraqi sister who fled Islamic State militants but returned to the Ninevah Plain to help re-establish a Christian presence there.
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.
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.
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.
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.