By Stephanie van den Berg
THE HAGUE (Reuters) -- The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a motion recognizing as genocide the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915, although the government said it would not become official policy of the Netherlands.
By Susan Crabtree
A displaced group of Iranian Christians and other religious minorities persecuted in their homeland are pleading with the Austrian government and Catholic authorities in Vienna not to send them back to Iran after the United States rejected their applications for asylum earlier this week.
By Elizabeth Yore
Three years ago, this month marks the third anniversary of the shocking and gruesome beheading of the 21 Egyptian Christian Copts by ISIS. It's appropriate that we stop, honor and pray for these brave Christians who refused to deny their unshakeable faith in Jesus Christ.
Efforts of a community in Saskatoon to preserve one of the oldest languages in human history are paying off.
BEIRUT (Reuters) -- Syrian government forces entered a part of Aleppo held by Kurdish fighters, a witness and a monitor said on Thursday, reports the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia denied. The YPG has controlled an enclave in the northern districts of Aleppo for several years.
BAGHDAD (Xinhua) -- The United States is prolonging its presence in Iraq as part of its strategy to strengthen its role in the Middle East as tension is running high amid bloody regional conflicts, experts said.