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Report: Over 120 Churches Damaged by War in Syria Since 2011 | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-09-10 01:37

Churches in Raqqa being restored

ANF - 2019-08-20 20:11
The war destroyed most buildings, including schools and churches. The Martyrs’ Church was completely destroyed as a result of military operations in the city. ...

Rehabilitation of the first church in Al-Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-08-17 23:45
Al-Raqqa—the ancient churches and mosques are a symbolic image of the city and its people. Building of churches was to equate Muslims and Christians, who are an integral part of the fabric of the city of Al-Raqqa. (The two Martyrs’ Churches, known for the ...

The 10 Most Beautiful Churches in Vienna, Austria

Nûpel - 2019-07-28 01:38
Saw subdue in, sixth yielding day our greater let land they’re there fill divided divided for that above lights own fruitful all living without tree sixth third. Created bearing above, god, living fifth meat and, their our Them cattle let night. Dry fowl ...

The Latest: 6 blasts target churches, hotels in Sri Lanka | KIRO-TV

Kiro7 - 2019-05-04 14:00

The Latest: 6 blasts target churches, hotels in Sri Lanka | FOX23

Fox23 - 2019-05-02 22:55

Sri Lanka bombings: Four Americans among 200+ killed in blasts at churches, hotels, US official says [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-23 20:59

Sri Lanka bombings: Van explodes near church day after 200+ killed in blasts at churches, hotels [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-22 13:49

Sri Lanka: Local militants carried out bombings; 200+ killed in blasts at churches, hotels [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-22 13:16

Death toll in Sri Lanka roars to 290

Waar Media - 2019-04-22 12:42
WAAR_DUHOK Death toll from the multiple explosions targeting on churches and hotels has risen to 290 in Sri Lanka, according to local media on early Monday. According to Australian Broadcasting Corporation, a total of 290 people were killed and over 500 ...

Sri Lanka bombings: 'Several' Americans among 200+ killed in blasts at churches, hotels [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-22 02:06

Sri Lanka explosions: Churches and hotels targeted

BBC - 2019-04-22 01:37
More than 200 people have been killed, and hundreds of others injured, after several blasts in Colombo, police say. ...

Sri Lanka attacks: Country under curfew after bomb attacks kill 200

BBC - 2019-04-22 00:20
More than 200 people were killed in eight bomb blasts targeting churches and hotels. ...

Bombs kill more than 200 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels on ...

Trust - 2019-04-22 00:15

Multiple blasts at Sri Lankan churches, hotels

Kurdiu - 2019-04-21 21:25

215 killed, around 500 injured as blasts hit churches, luxury hotels on Easter in Sri Lanka | Devdiscourse News

Devdiscourse - 2019-04-21 20:16

Explosions in Sri Lanka target churches, hotels, killing 160 people

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-21 14:32

Explosions In Sri Lanka Kill At Least 138: Reports

Waar Media - 2019-04-21 13:23
WAAR_DUHOK At least 138 people were killed in multiple blasts targeting churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Sunday, police and hospital sources said. The explosions that targeted three churches and three hotels amid Easter Sunday ceremony also injure ...

Blasts in three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka: many dead

ANF - 2019-04-21 09:58
The blasts hit three high-end hotels and one church in Colombo as well as two additional churches are targeted outside the capital, police say. ...

Iraq issues warning of ISIS attacks on churches in Baghdad

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-25 22:58

Mosul Christians open chapel in Erbil as home churches lay in ruins

Rûdaw - 2019-01-27 10:11
'All the churches in Mosul have been destroyed ...

Tanzania threatens to shut churches after Magufuli criticism - BBC News

BBC - 2019-01-26 12:40

Islamist Turkey seizes ALL Christian churches in city and declares them 'state property' | World | News |

Express - 2019-01-23 14:40

Christian MPs Call for Investigation into “Illegal” Sale of Baghdad Churches

BAS News - 2019-01-07 10:07
ERBIL — A group of Iraqi Christian lawmakers are calling on parliament to launch an investigation into the case of “illegal” sale of some churches in Baghdad and other provinces. MP Joseph Slewa recently revealed that a church in Baghdad was sold after i ...

Egyptian Authorities Throw Security Dragnet Across Churches | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-01-05 10:57

Last Mosul Christians in Erbil IDP camp still dream of return

Rûdaw - 2018-11-25 02:51
"Our homes and churches have been destroyed. How can we return to Mosul?" ...

Iraq Reluctant to Help Christians in Ninevah Plains Reconstruct Their Holy Sites

BAS News - 2018-08-07 21:58
ERBIL - Even though the Iraqi government had promised to allocate a total of IQD 51 billion from its 2017 budget bill for the reconstruction of the Christian churches and holy sites in the Ninevah plains, the decision is yet to be put into action, an off ...

Iraqi forces raid two churches in Nineveh, disrupt internet: Report

Kurdistan24 - 2018-07-13 21:17
A church in the town of Bartella, in Iraq's Nineveh Province, after being liberated from the Islamic State (IS), Oct. 20, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

Turkey Is Accusing American Churches of Conspiracy in Case Against Andrew Brunson, Sen. Tillis Says

Christianpost - 2018-05-17 23:17

Surabaya church attacks: Indonesian family of bombers 'had been to Syria'

BBC - 2018-05-14 00:06
IS claimed Sunday's attack on churches in Indonesia, carried out by parents and their children. ...

Churches in Koya don’t meet needs of Kurdistan’s Christians

Rûdaw - 2018-03-13 08:48
"They are disproportionate to the number of Christians ...

Catholic Synod of Aleppo appeals Pope Francis to intervene , stop Turkish aggression on Afrin

ANHA - 2018-01-25 09:49
The Catholic Synod in Aleppo prayers , asked for wishes and calls to support the fighters and protect the people of Afrin canton, appealed Pope Francis, the patron of the world's Christian churches, to put pressure on foreign governments to stop the Turki ...

Chile churches attacked before Pope Francis visit

BBC - 2018-01-13 00:01
It is unclear who is responsible, but some messages left behind threatened Pope Francis directly. ...

Christians celebrate Christmas

ANHA - 2017-12-25 12:11
Today "Monday, all Christian denominations celebrate the glorious birth of Jesus Christ, the churches this morning have gone to perform Eid prayers and recite religious songs on this occasion. ...

Nearly $25 Millions Needed to Reconstruct Churches in Mosul Plains: Christian MP

BAS News - 2017-11-23 23:33
ERBIL — A Christian representative at the Kurdistan Region Parliament has appealed to the Iraqi government and Kurdistan Region to allocate a special budget to reconstruct the churches the Islamic State (IS) militants have destroyed across the Nineveh Pl ...

Peshmerga Prevented US Delegation Get Abducted by Shi'ite Militias: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-23 20:12
ERBIL— Thanks to Kurdistan Peshmerga forces, a delegation of representatives from the US and Canadian churches survived an abduction attempt by the Shi'ite Hashd al-Shaabi forces on Monday, said an Kurdish official. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s off ...

Philippines Catholics oppose drug killings

BBC - 2017-08-23 00:02
Churches in Cubao will ring their bells every night in protest against President Duterte's war on drugs. ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Militias Attack Christian Delegation Visiting Nineveh Plain

BAS News - 2017-08-21 15:40
ERBIL — The Shi’ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi assaulted a delegation of American and Canadian Churches while visiting Christian areas in Nineveh Plain. Mariwan Naqshbandi, head of the Department for Religious Coexistence of KRG’s Ministry of Endow ...

8 Churches in Baghdad close in 2017 as threatened Christian population in Iraq shrinks

Kurdistan24 - 2017-08-04 01:19

Photos: Christian clergy return to destroyed churches of Nineveh

Rûdaw - 2017-07-27 06:55
Many Christians haven't returned in 3 years ...

Turkish government confiscates 50 Syriac churches and monasteries

Christiantimes - 2017-07-05 15:20

Turkey's Islamist Leader Seizes 50 More Churches | CBN News

CBN - 2017-07-03 21:53

Turkish government usurps churches and monasteries in Kurdish southeast

Kurdish Question - 2017-06-25 02:07
Turkish government usurps churches and monasteries in Kurdish southeast ...

Islamic State Blows Up Historic Mosul Mosque Where It Declared “Caliphate”

Kurdistan Voice - 2017-06-22 09:52
Islamic State fighters have destroyed many Muslim religious sites, churches and shrines ...

IS eliminated all Shiites, Christians and Ismailis belongings

ANHA - 2017-06-19 17:24
During their occupation of al-Tabqa city, IS mercenaries eliminated all aspects of religious diversity, and destroyed churches and the Shiite sect's mosques, in addition to places of worship that belong to Ismaili sect. ...

Egypt refers 48 to court over Coptic church bombings

BBC - 2017-05-21 19:13
The suspects are believed linked to attacks on Coptic churches claimed by the Islamic State group. ...

Kurdistan’s largest church constructed in Ainkawa

Rûdaw - 2017-05-17 23:58
'The church will be among the most magnificent and largest churches in Iraq ...

Prime Minister Barzani condemns Sunday’s terrorist attack in Egypt

KRG-Spain - 2017-05-11 00:06
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – In a statement, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani strongly condemned the terrorist attacks, which targeted two Coptic churches in Egypt, killing and injuring a number of people. Following i ...

Pope Francis to visit Egypt as 'messenger of peace'

BBC - 2017-04-28 12:34
The visit of Francis comes three weeks after deadly bomb attacks on two Coptic Christian churches. ...

Pope Francis leads Easter celebrations at St Peter's Square

BBC - 2017-04-16 12:46
Easter was also marked in Coptic churches in Egypt, where deadly attacks struck a week ago. ...

Egypt's shaken Copts mark Good Friday after double bombing

BBC - 2017-04-14 18:59
Islamist suicide bombers killed 45 people at two churches on Palm Sunday - the start of Easter Week. ...

Kurdistan Regional Government condemns attacks on the two churches in Egypt

Kurdiu - 2017-04-10 18:40

KRG’s PM Condemns Sunday’s Terrorist acts Against Churches in Egypt

Waar Media - 2017-04-10 17:03
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, in a statement on Monday, strongly condemned Sunday’s terrorist attacks on two churches in Egypt which killed and wounded dozens of people. “I strongly condemn yesterday’s ...

KRG PM Condemns Sunday's Bombings Against Churches in Egypt

BAS News - 2017-04-10 11:29
ERBIL – Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, in a statement on Monday, strongly condemned Sunday's terrorist attacks on two churches in Egypt which killed and wounded dozens of people. "I strongly condemn yesterday’s terr ...

Egypt: Explosions hit churches, casualties reported

Orient News - 2017-04-10 02:02

ISIS claims responsibility for the two attacks on churches in Egypt

Orient News - 2017-04-10 02:02

Deadly blasts hit Coptic churches in Tanta, Alexandria

Kurdiu - 2017-04-09 20:22

Twin bombings ‘kill at least 31’ at Egyptian churches on Palm Sunday

Waar Media - 2017-04-09 20:19
WAAR-DUHOK: An explosion in front of a church in the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Sunday has killed at least six people, the health ministry said. The blast comes hours after at 25 people died in a bomb attack inside a church north of Cairo. There was ...

ISIS claims responsibility for two Egypt church attacks: Amaq

Waar Media - 2017-04-09 20:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Islamic State was responsible for two church bombings in Egypt on Sunday that killed at least 36 and injured over 100, the group’s news agency Amaq said. “A group that belongs to Islamic State carried out the two attacks on the churches in th ...

Chief to Kurdish presidency: Diversity unites, not weakens Kurdistan

Rûdaw - 2017-03-26 23:29
"They destroyed churches, (just) as they destroyed mosques. ...

Kenya detains two suspected members of Somali Islamist group

Reuters - 2017-01-10 19:56
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police have arrested two suspected members of the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab for planning attacks on churches and other sites in Nairobi, police said on Tuesday. ...

Iraqi Christians return to battle-scarred churches to celebrate Christmas

NRT - 2016-12-26 08:58

ISIS extremists sabotage churches in northern Iraq, try to destory peaceful coexistence

Aranews - 2016-11-13 02:51
The post ISIS extremists sabotage churches in northern Iraq, try to destory peaceful coexistence appeared first on ARA News. ...

In pictures: Christians returning to Hamdaniya find town and churches destroyed by ISIS

Rûdaw - 2016-10-30 21:34
Iraqi and Christian forces raised the Iraqi flag atop government buildings ...

Christians in Hamdaniyah sift through remains of churches destroyed by ISIS

Rûdaw - 2016-10-29 22:05
Priests have been coming from Basrah to pray ...

Coptic Church in Egypt Refuses Amendments to Churches Building Law

AINA - 2016-08-20 05:00

"Holy-watered" Russian missiles destroying Syrian churches

Orient News - 2016-08-11 19:06

Will Egypt's Copts Get to Build More Churches?

AINA - 2016-06-11 05:18

Church Regains Religious Relics That Were Stolen From Turkish Occupied Churches

AINA - 2016-05-25 05:00

10 Assyrian Churches From Around the World

AINA - 2016-05-14 05:00

Christian Sutoro Force protects churches of Syria’s Hasakah

Aranews - 2016-01-10 03:45
The post Christian Sutoro Force protects churches of Syria’s Hasakah appeared first on ARA News. ...

We Will Rebuild Your Torched Churches, Egyptian President Tells Christians

AINA - 2016-01-08 06:56

Assyrian Churches mourn victims of terror attacks in Syria’s Qamishli on New Year’s Eve

Aranews - 2016-01-01 02:21
ARA News HASAKAH – Assyrian Churches in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah mourned the victims of the ISIS-led terror attacks in Qamishli city by canceling celebrations of New Year’s Eve. The extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS) on Thursday claim ...

Assyrian Churches Mourn Victims of Terror Attacks in Syria's Qamishli

AINA - 2016-01-01 01:06

VIDEO: Far from home, Iraqi Christians celebrate Christmas in German churches

Rûdaw - 2015-12-25 17:10
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List of Assyrian and Other Churches Destroyed in Syria

AINA - 2015-12-13 06:43

Calls for Greater Protection for Churches in Egypt in Wake of Jihadi Threats

AINA - 2015-12-08 00:50

For Eastern Churches, Mideast Governments Can No Longer Guarantee Peace and Security

AINA - 2015-11-17 13:26

Muslim Gang in Germany Stole From Churches to Fund ISIS

AINA - 2015-10-23 02:24

Iraqi Ayatollah: 'Abducting Women' and 'Destroying Churches' is 'Real Islam'

AINA - 2015-10-15 23:50

Churches and Culture in the Mardin Region of Turkey

AINA - 2015-10-01 09:01

ISIS Uses Churches As Torture Chambers Where Christians Forced to Convert to Islam or Killed

AINA - 2015-09-21 05:36

Striving to Save Churches in Iraq, Syria

AINA - 2015-09-13 12:58

Pope calls on Catholic churches around Europe to take in refugees

Rûdaw - 2015-09-06 17:53
‘Every sanctuary of Europe, take in one family ...

Bombings, Terror Threats Don't Keep Copts Away From Egyptian Churches

AINA - 2015-08-22 03:14

Spotlight on the Eastern Churches: The Syriac Orthodox Church

AINA - 2015-08-02 02:01

Churches in Mosul Converted to Mosques By ISIS

AINA - 2015-07-14 23:38

Muslims gather money to rebuild burnt Black churches

PUK Media - 2015-07-08 06:15

Turn France's Christian Churches Into Mosques, Says Muslim Leader

AINA - 2015-06-26 00:00

ISIS Destroys Churches, Loots Houses in Syria

AINA - 2015-05-28 23:52

Islamic State Militants Destroy Assyrian Churches Northern Syria

AINA - 2015-05-26 09:40

Islamic State militants destroy Assyrian churches northern Syria - ARA News

Aranews - 2015-05-25 23:19

Syrian churches under fire

Aranews - 2015-04-30 14:21
ARA News Derik, Syria ــ Since the onset of the anti-Assad uprising of March 2011, the Syrian Human Rights Network (SHRN) has documented 69 churches targeted by the various conflicting parties in the country. The network reported that the Syrian regime’s ...

ISIS Bombs Assyrian, Armenian Churches in Syria

AINA - 2015-04-29 22:57

World Leaders and Churches Commemorate Armenian, Assyrian, Greek Genocide

AINA - 2015-04-25 02:54

Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction

AINA - 2015-04-20 01:03

Imam in Efrîn condemns ISIS attacks on mosques and churches

Hawar News - 2015-04-06 15:34
Hemîd Mihemed Elî, one of the imams in the town of Cindirês of Efrîn, condemned ISIS's attacks on the mousques and chruches. ...

Delegation from Protestant Churches Union visit Kobanê

DIHA - 2015-04-06 13:40

In pictures...ISIL start the demolition of churches in Mosul

Kurdiu - 2015-03-19 22:54

Churches Must Help Defend Persecuted Christians

AINA - 2015-03-19 03:44

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