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Poor Security in Iraq Prevents IPDs from Returning: Christian LeaderBAS News - 2019-06-10 00:06
ERBIL - The leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II has argued that the poor security situation in Iraq has prevented the displaced Christians from returning to their places of origin. The Patriarch made the comments during a pr ...
Syriac Orthodox Christians in Turkey: ''This Is Simply Our Home'' - Qantara.deQantara - 2019-05-31 06:30
Burkina Faso's war against militant IslamistsBBC - 2019-05-30 02:21
Attacks on Christians by armed groups in Burkina Faso signals a worrying new shift, experts say. ...
This country has used us up - Turkey’s Christians | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-05-25 23:31
Pence's Efforts to Help Iraqi Christians Faces New Threat | RealClearPoliticsRealclearpolitics - 2019-05-25 14:36
Erbil Archbishop calls on UK Government to help prevent Iraqi Christians dying outThetablet - 2019-05-25 09:02
Iraqi Christians Face an Impossible Choice - The AtlanticTheatlantic - 2019-05-23 14:33
Archbishop of Erbil Concerned Over Christians' "Plight" in IraqBAS News - 2019-05-22 01:10
ERBIL - Bashar Warda, the archbishop of Erbil's Chaldean Catholic Church, in the Kurdistan Region, has expressed deep concerns over the "plight of Christians in Iraq," as the number of the minority group's members in the country has drastically decreased ...
Christians and Muslims ‘inseparable brothers’ in Kurdistan villageKurdistan24 - 2019-05-21 14:16
At Least 19 Christians from Nineveh Still Missing after IS Abduction: MPBAS News - 2019-05-20 16:25
ERBIL — A member of Kurdistan Region Parliament said at least 19 Christians whom were abducted by the Islamic State (IS) in Nineveh province of Iraq, remain missing. MP Robina Tiyari told BasNews that they are concerned with the fate of the people abduct ...
Israeli Scholars Say Turkish Genocides Wiped Out Armenians, Greeks, Christians - The National HeraldThenationalherald - 2019-05-20 15:55
Interview with Father Tobias Zimmermann: "Islam confronts us Christians with long-overdue debates" - Qantara.deQantara - 2019-05-19 08:48
When Turkey Destroyed Its Christians - WSJWSJ - 2019-05-18 00:13
Syriac Christians see Turkey’s safe zone plans an existential threat | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-05-17 22:12
Christians Displaced From Afrin Rebuild Lives, ChurchVoanews - 2019-05-15 06:57
Iraq’s Christians Grapple With New Threat From Iran-Backed MilitiasNcregister - 2019-05-08 09:29
Celebrating 7th century monastery, Nineveh’s Christians cherishRûdaw - 2019-05-07 18:44
Persecution driving Christians out of Middle East – report | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-05-03 00:44
People smile in Tabqa in third year of freedomANF - 2019-05-01 18:01
Arabs, Kurds and Christians are happy and smiling in Tabqa as the city prepares to celebrate the third year of freedom. ...
KRG Council of Ministers congratulates Christians on EasterKurdistan Regional Government - 2019-04-29 23:07
Christians Seek Postponement to Iraq’s Provincial ElectionBAS News - 2019-04-29 11:21
ERBIL — Christians in Iraq are calling for the postponement of the provincial elections in the country, arguing that the situation is not favorable. Since the eruption of Islamic State (IS) crisis, the majority of Christians, especially in the areas of M ...
Christians celebrate festival at Marbena Qadisha shrine in Iraqi KurdistanE-Kurd - 2019-04-26 20:52
KOYA, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Christians held a festival at the Marbena Qadisha Shrine near Koya city in Iraqi Kurdistan on Friday and were joined in the celebrations by a number of local residents from other faiths. One of the participants, Hawzhin Sl ...
KRG Council of Ministers congratulates Christians on EasterKRG-Spain - 2019-04-24 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – The Kurdistan Regional Government Council of Ministers congratulates all Christians on the occasion of Easter. Following is the text of the statement: On the occasion of Easter, we extend our warmest congr ...
Sri Lanka attacks bring together Muslims, ChristiansKurdiu - 2019-04-23 21:46
Sri Lanka attacks and the strategy of terrorismRûdaw - 2019-04-22 23:15
Targeting local Christians and foreigners involves a clear, defined goal ...
Christians and Muslims celebrate Easter together in Duhok villagRûdaw - 2019-04-22 21:05
KRG Council of Ministers congratulates Christians on EasterGulan Media - 2019-04-22 14:50
PM Barzani Hails Christians' Contributions to Making a Better KurdistanGulan Media - 2019-04-21 03:55
PM Barzani Hails Christians' Contributions to Making a Better KurdistanBAS News - 2019-04-20 19:04
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has extended his gratitude to Christians for their contribution to establishing a safer and better region. "I thank our Christian community for their contributions to making Kurdistan a better and ...
Donald Trump to help Iraq Christians punish Islamic State - Washington TimesWashingtontimes - 2019-04-19 20:24
Gazan Christians waiting for permits to enter Israel over Easter | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-04-18 00:13
More Syrians Are Becoming Christians After ISIS | Al BawabaAlbawaba - 2019-04-17 18:15
Christians in Kurdistan observe Palm SundayRûdaw - 2019-04-14 10:42
The Next Big Threat to Iraq’s Christians - WSJWSJ - 2019-04-12 12:38
Patriarch Mesrob II, leader of Armenian Christians in Turkey, dies at 62 - Portland Press HeraldPressherald - 2019-04-09 01:10
Welcoming First Armenian Church in ErbilDr. Widad Akreyi - 2019-04-08 15:01
Dr. Widad issued a press release today to welcome the opening of the first Armenian Orthodox Church in Erbil and ask regional leaders to respect the rights of MENA-region-Christians and protect them from religious persecution. “We are pleased to see the C ...
Church for Armenian Orthodox Christians opens to worshippers inRûdaw - 2019-04-07 01:51
Christians to Join and Support New Cabinet in KurdistanBAS News - 2019-04-01 14:22
ERBIL — The Christian factions in the Kurdistan Region will join the new government and they will contribute to the development of the region through a strong government, said a Christian lawmaker. The Kurdistan Region has been known as the safe haven fo ...
Barzani to Christians: Kurdistan is Your HomeBAS News - 2019-03-31 17:09
ERBIL — Former president of Kurdistan Region and the current president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, congratulated Assyrians, Chaldean and Syriac Christians on their New Year’s Eve, known as Akitu. The prominent Kurdish leader emph ...
Turkey: hate speech incites violence against Christians Mission Network News Mission Network NewsMnnonline - 2019-03-25 08:49
Jack Lopresti: The UK must support the Kurdistan Region in creating a safe haven for Christians in the Middle East | PoliticsHome.comPoliticshome - 2019-03-18 22:03
Archbishop of Erbil: Iraq's Christians need to thrive, not just surviveRûdaw - 2019-03-13 23:07
Thriving means jobs, schools, hospitals, infrastructure: Archbishop Warda ...
Aid may finally reach Nineveh Christians, but time is running out | America MagazineAmericamagazine - 2019-03-11 14:53
Like the Time of Queen Esther: Christians Call for Fasting and Praying Following Syria Pullout Decision | CBN NewsCBN - 2019-02-26 13:10
Christians Feel Unsafe under Hashd al-Shaabi Rule in KirkukBAS News - 2019-02-19 10:58
ERBIL — Kirkuk has always been highlighted by Kurds as the symbol of peaceful coexistence between different ethnic groups and religious communities. However, the situation has changed since October 2017 when the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd a ...
MPs' call to protect Syrian Christians | Shropshire StarShropshirestar - 2019-02-16 12:46
MPs' call to protect Syrian Christians | Express & StarExpressandstar - 2019-02-15 19:24
Syrian archbishop: There are plans to oust Christians from the regionPremier - 2019-02-13 17:42
Even after being liberated from ISIS control, Iraqi Christians fear for their safety - CSMonitor.comCsmonitor - 2019-02-13 10:32
Christians in Syria's Qamishli celebrate Christmas amid rising tensionsKurdistan24 - 2019-02-13 03:34
KDP Delegation Meets Turkmens and Christians on the New Cabinet FormationWaar Media - 2019-02-11 16:37
WAAR_DUHOK A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met with Turkmen and Christians parties in Erbil on Monday to discuss the formation of the new cabinet. “A high-level delegation from met with Turkmen and Christian parties to d ...
Iraqi Christians fear returning home, wary of Shiite militiaGulan Media - 2019-02-11 14:42
Amid holiday season, Middle East Christians face despair and threat of extinction | JNS.orgJNS - 2019-02-07 09:20
Kurdish YPG Forces ‘Routinely Terrorize’ Assyrian ChristiansBreitbart - 2019-02-07 07:20
[PICTURES]: Yezidis’ Mir Tahsin Beg Buried During Official CeremonyBAS News - 2019-02-05 08:50
ERBIL — The top Yezidi leader Mir Tahsin Beg was buried in his hometown on Tuesday during a religious ceremony. Over 40,000 people, including Muslims and Christians also, attended the burial in Shekhan district near Duhok. Mir Tahsin Beg died at the at o ...
Erdogan Zeroes in on Northeast Syria, Threatens Safety of Christians and Other Minorities | CBN NewsCBN - 2019-02-04 21:21
Attack on buses of Coptic Christians in Egypt leaves 7 dead - UPI.comUPI - 2019-02-01 14:01
Christian IDPs Unwilling to Return to Mosul Plains without PeshmergaBAS News - 2019-01-28 11:51
ERBIL — The Christians who have been displaced from Mosul Plains in northern Iraq are unwilling to return to their homes without Peshmerga’s protection in their areas, said a former lawmaker. Millions of Iraqis, including religious minorities, escaped th ...
Christians Integral Part of Kurdistan: Masrour BarzaniBAS News - 2019-01-27 13:23
ERBIL — The Christians, who have lived in Kurdistan for centuries in peace, are an integral part of the society, said Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani. The top Kurdish security official, while receiving a high-level ...
Mosul Christians open chapel in Erbil as home churches lay in ruinsRûdaw - 2019-01-27 10:11
'All the churches in Mosul have been destroyed ...
Kurdish leaders call on Christians to remain in region after meeting with patriarchKurdistan24 - 2019-01-26 14:49
Barzani Encourages Christians Not to Leave Ancestral HomeBAS News - 2019-01-26 11:39
ERBIL — The former president of Kurdistan Region, who is also known as the prominent leader of the Kurds, Masoud Barzani, has once again encouraged Christians and other religious minorities to not migrate from their ancestral home in Kurdistan and Iraq. ...
Christians concerned about religious freedom if Turkey enters Syria. Published 1/8/2019. World.Thebostonpilot - 2019-01-26 06:29
Syrian Orthodox Church in Iraq Hails Coexistence in KurdistanBAS News - 2019-01-25 20:58
ERBIL - The Syrian Orthodox Church in Iraq has extended gratitudes to the Kurdistan Region and Peshmerga forces to have protected and hosted the Christians in the hard times, hailing the coexistence in the region. The minority group made the remarks duri ...
PM Barzani hopes Christians in Iraq and Kurdistan won't migrateRûdaw - 2019-01-25 18:45
Turkey warns of IS terror threat to Jews, Christians this weekend | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-01-25 13:37
24. January 2019 – Northern Iraq: Christians in distressThe Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-01-24 20:39
Over 30% of Sinjar Christians Already Left Iraq: OfficialBAS News - 2019-01-24 12:21
ERBIL — More than 30% of the Christian population of Sinjar have already migrated to other countries, said a local official. Sinjar, home to Yezidis, Christians and Muslims, was overran by the Islamic State (IS) in August 2014. The jihadists group killed ...
Duhok: Majority of Christians Evacuated in Last Two DecadesBAS News - 2019-01-22 17:39
ERBIL - At least 75% of the Christians have evacuated the Kurdistan Region's district of Sheikhan, in Duhok province, in the past two decades, an official said on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, Anweya Dawood, a representative to the Christians in the regio ...
KRG: Thousands of displaced Christians celebrate Christmas in KurdistanKurdistan24 - 2019-01-21 11:07
Shi’ite Militias Razed Houses of 10 Kurdish Families in West of MosulBAS News - 2019-01-21 10:25
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have recently demolished ten houses belonging to Kurdish families in Bartella subdistrict of Nineveh province, a source said. The town, populated by Kurds and Christians, was evacuated in 2014 after the I ...
Iraqi Christians are target of land grab | The Kingston Whig-StandardThewhig - 2019-01-18 03:58
Mosul: Shi'ite Militias Exhume Christian Graveyard in Search for TreasuresBAS News - 2019-01-16 18:35
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces and pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias are looting the ancient objects belonging to Christians in the province of Ninevah, a Sunni official revealed on Wednesday. Atheel al-Nujaifi, who previously served as the Governor of Nine ...
Egypt says police kill two gunmen behind November attack on Christians | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-01-16 09:15
If Turkey enters Syria, religious freedom at risk, Christians sayCatholicregister - 2019-01-16 06:16
'McJesus' art sculpture at Israeli museum upsets Christians, sparks calls for removalGulan Media - 2019-01-15 20:50
Christians concerned about religious freedom if Turkey enters Syria - Angelus News - Multimedia Catholic NewsAngelusnews - 2019-01-15 08:01
Egypt says 19 perpetrators of attack against Christians killed | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-01-15 03:36
Christians concerned about religious freedom if Turkey enters SyriaCruxnow - 2019-01-14 22:56
Jerry Falwell Jr.: Conservatives, Christians ‘need to stop electing nice guys’Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-14 18:35
Christians concerned about religious freedom if Turkey enters Syria – Catholic PhillyCatholicphilly - 2019-01-14 16:21
Why do Christians love Trump, despite his sins? It's simpleWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-14 09:24
Christians concerned about religious freedom if Turkey enters Syria - Catholic Standard - Multimedia Catholic NewsCathstan - 2019-01-14 01:56
Iraqi Archbishop Praises Trump for Aid to Persecuted ChristiansBreitbart - 2019-01-12 07:11
What a US Troop Pullout Means for Syria’s ChristiansNcregister - 2019-01-10 17:40
Christians fear Turkish attack could end Christianity in northeast SyriaKurdistan24 - 2019-01-05 14:00
Stay in Syria, set up no-fly-zone: Christians, Yezidis appeal to USRûdaw - 2019-01-04 21:37
Christians, Yezidis say will face existential threat if US leaves Syria now ...
The 7 People Christians Trust More Than Their Pastors...... | News & Reporting | Christianity TodayChristianitytoday - 2019-01-04 21:16
Iraq’s ambassador to Vatican: We must quit discrimination mentalityRûdaw - 2019-01-04 12:01
“We all have to look after the Christians,” ...
A New Year’s Day Showdown: Will Thousands of Christians and Kurds Be Caught in the Crossfire of Turkey, Iran and Russia? | CBN NewsCBN - 2019-01-03 00:50
Trump Orders 'Slowdown' in Syria Troop Pullout, but Christians Still Alarmed by Deadly Dangers | CBN NewsCBN - 2018-12-31 19:24
Autonomous Administration sent New Year MessageANF - 2018-12-31 11:31
“We wish a happy new year to all Syrian peoples and all peoples of the world. A special happy new year to the Syrian Christians.” ...
In search of Leonard, my martyred ancestorBBC - 2018-12-31 02:29
Eli Melki looks for traces of a relative who was killed at 33 during a wave of attacks against eastern Turkey's Christians. ...
Open letter from Syria Christians to US Christians: Do NOT allow Turkey to destroy us!Christianpost - 2018-12-30 06:10
Syria's Christians are begging Trump not to withdraw US troops | Christian News on Christian TodayChristiantoday - 2018-12-29 21:28
Masrour Barzani: Kurdistan Remains Safe Haven for ChristiansJewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-12-28 23:13
Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council has reiterated that Christians will always be safe in the Kurdistan Region as peaceful coexistence has historic roots in the Kurdish culture. ...
Vatican Secretary of State discusses situation of Christians in Iraq, Kurdistan with senior Kurdish officialsKurdistan24 - 2018-12-28 16:55
Christians in Syria 'at Risk of Extinction' from Turkey Invasion, Warns SMCPjmedia - 2018-12-28 15:30
Vatican minister discusses plight of Christians with Kurdish leadersJewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-12-28 13:52
Kurdish leaders received in Erbil a delegation of Christian leaders led by Vatican State Secretary Pietro Parolin. ...