By Amir Harrak
The so-called Islamic State invaded Mosul and the Plain of Nineveh in the north of Iraq in August 2014, destroying people, especially minorities, centuries-old religious and civil buildings, and cultural heritages, including collections of manuscripts owned privately or by institutions.
Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin on Sunday told Sputnik that during his visit to Russia, due to start Monday, he would touch upon the situation in the Middle East, Ukraine and South Caucasus when meeting senior Russian officials and Orthodox Church clergy members.
The central government in Baghdad could convince a Kurdish senior delegation there to consider the possibility of postponing a planned Sept.
An Iranian Assyrian Christian lawmaker denounced an annual report by the US government on religious freedom in Iran for its falsification of facts, saying religious minorities in Iran are treated with much more respect than those in the US.
By Kirsten Grieshaber
BERLIN (AP) -- The Turkish judge sits in a busy cafe in a big German city. Thirteen months ago, he was a respected public servant in his homeland. Now he is heartbroken and angry over the nightmarish turn of events that brought him here.
(AFP) -- Syriac Orthodox Christians in Syria's northeastern city of Hasakeh celebrated the inauguration of the community's new bishop on Saturday, four years after the last one left the country.