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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
Modern Martyrs Show Unity in Christ, Pope and Assyrian Catholicos Say
Pope Prays for Peace in Middle East With Head of Assyrian Church
Assyrians Lament $31 Million Sale of Nimrud Artifact
Mosul and the True Face of Islam
200 Mass Graves Containing the Remains of 12,000 ISIS Victims Are Discovered in Iraq
Record-Setting Sale Of An Ancient Assyrian Stone Relief Sparks Looting Fears In Iraq
Sale of Assyrian Sculpture Sparks Controversy
Money Moves Again in Iraq's Mosul, But Not Via Banks
Appointments Perpetuate Iraq's Corrupt System
Assyrian Parties Denounce Turkish Encroachments in Northern Syria
Seven Christians Killed in Egypt in Assault Near Coptic Monastery
The Assyrian King of the World
Scholar Speaks on the Assyrian, Armenian, Greek, and Yezidi Genocides
Life After ISIS for Assyrians in Iraq
Iraq Begins Restoration of ISIS-wrecked Mosul Churches
Assyrian Sculpture Claimed By Iraq Sells for $31 Million in New York
Ancient Assyrian Sculpture Up for Sale At Christie's -- But Should it Ever Have Left Iraq?
Assyrians Rebuild in Iraq Post-ISIS Genocide
Trump Administration Redoubles Its Efforts to Get Aid to Iraq's Assyrians
The Annihilation of Iraq's Assyrians
ISIS Retakes Syrian Territory Near Iraq Border
Assyrian Journalist Betrayed By the Indifference of the West Over Syria
France to Take in 100 Yazidi Women Stranded in Iraqi Kurdistan
Iraqi Parliament Confirms Government, But Some Posts Left Unfilled
Iraq Tries to Stop New York Sale of 3,000-year-old Assyrian Artifact
Thousands of Christians Leaving Homs: Vatican Envoy
The End of Multiculturalism Turkey's Kurdish Region
Opposition Parties Reject Election Results in Iraq's Kurdish Region
KDP Wins Most Seats in Iraq's Kurdish Parliamentary Polls
Summaries

Judge Orders Release of Iraqi Nationals Detained At Michigan Jail

By Ken Haddad

DETROIT -- A judge has granted the release of Iraqi nationals detained at a Michigan jail by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). U.S. District Judge Mark A. Goldsmith issued the ruling on Tuesday afternoon. The detainees must be released within 30 days.

Hundreds of Assyrian Homes Stolen in Iraq

At least 350 homes belonging to Christians who fled IS/Daish have been illegally occupied by new residents, taking advantage of their absence and using false legal documents, which make their recovery very difficult. This was reported by an investigation by Iraqi television network al Sumaria.

Syrian Army Advances Against Islamic State in Southeastern Desert

AMMAN (Reuters) -- Hundreds of Islamic State militants withdrew from the heart of a rugged area in southeastern Syria after holding up for over three months against a major campaign by the Syrian army and its allies to crush them, rebels and residents said on Sunday.

Turkey Arrests High-profile Activists and Academics in Crackdown

By Ayla Jean Yackley

Turkey has arrested more than a dozen high-profile activists and academics as part of its investigation into a jailed philanthropist accused of seeking to topple the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a case that has drawn criticism from the EU.

Damascus Archbishop Describes Syrian Catholics' Plight

By Matthew Davis

On Jan. 8, a bomb exploded in the bedroom of Archbishop Samir Nassar, who leads the Archeparchy of Damascus, Syria. He was in a nearby room and wasn't hurt. The incident illustrated the point Archbishop Samir emphasized during a Nov. 9-15 visit to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis: "We are living in a very dangerous area because of the [Syrian Civil] war," he said.

Pope and Assyrian Patriarch Condemn Persecution of Christians

By Devin Watkins

Pope Francis signed a Common Statement on Friday with Mar Gewargis III, Catholicos Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East. The two religious leaders signed the statement at the end of their meeting in the Vatican, following a moment of prayer for persecuted Christians in the Middle East.


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