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ISIS/ISIL obviously doesn't care if someone is a journalist with nothing to do with the conflict or who they are trying to help, as in the case of David Haines, the British man killed last weekend....
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International help came too little, and “a bit late” for Iraq’s Christians and Yazidi minorities being targeted by Islamic State militants in their campaign to create an Islamic caliphate in the...
Some 40,000 grandparents from 20 different countries, including two elderly people who have fled Iraqi Kurdistan. The President of the Pontifical Council for the Family Mgr. Vincenzo Paglia,...
Christian religious education in Mosul and the Nineveh Plain has been abolished, and Christian-named schools will also be changed to Islamic ones. The teaching of the Syriac language and culture will...
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