By Nuri Kino
I was on Swedish Radio the other day, speaking about the importance of creating a safe haven in northern Iraq to protect Assyrians/Chaldeans/Syriacs, Yazidis and the other minorities who are facing ethnic cleansing there. I told listeners stories of rape, murder, and pillage.
East Catholic Patriarchs on Wednesday underscored "the necessity of putting an end to the terrorist and fundamentalist organizations," saying the international community should not remain idle in terms of the existence of "the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant-Daash.
(Reuters) -- Germany will decide on Sunday what specific military aid it will send to Kurdish forces in Iraq to help them fight Islamic State insurgents, with Chancellor Angela Merkel arguing Berlin had to act because hundreds of Germans had joined the insurgents.
By Gokhan Erkus
The security crisis that peaked with the capture of Mosul by the Islamic State (IS) has also negatively affected Turkey's trade, especially with Iraq. Turkey has lost most of its regional market due to the war in Syria, including about 50% of its exports with Iraq.
By Richard Ghazal
In the crosshairs of the burgeoning Caliphate, and its brutal conquest, the Middle East's Christian minority finds itself in the existential balance, facing the all-but-imminent threat of complete annihilation.
By Nicholas Watt, Andrew Sparrow, Daniel Hurst and Helen Davidson
David Cameron is planning to indicate to Barack Obama and other Nato leaders at a summit in Wales next week that Britain is keeping open the option of joining the US in launching air strikes against forces of the Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq.
In seeking to turn back the advance of the barbarous Islamic State forces across Iraq and Syria, it is essential to staunch the flow of foreign jihadists joining the fight, including any more from Australia. Governments, including our own, are trying to do so.
Beirut -- The Patriarchs of the East and the Ambassadors from diverse nations are set to meet today at the Maronite Patriarchate in Bkerke.
By Nick Tattersall
ISTANBUL/BEIRUT -- As ISIS insurgents threaten the Turkish border from Syria, Turkey is struggling to staunch the flow of foreign jihadists to the group, having not so long ago allowed free access to those who would join its neighbor's civil war.