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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.