Water levels of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Iraq — the headwaters of which originate in Turkey — have plunged 30 per cent in recent days, according to Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources.
Looming over the deserted village of Sararo in northern Iraq, three Turkish military outposts break the skyline, part of an incursion that forced the residents to flee last year after days of shelling.
The Chaldean Patriarchate has issued a statement attesting that Iraqi Christians are leaving their country in droves due to compelling sociological and political factors, which include discrimination, Agenzia Fides reports. The Christians of Iraq make up one of the oldest continuous Christian communities in the world; there are an estimated 500,000 Christians still in the country.
Israel was accused Wednesday of carrying out a series of overnight airstrikes on a convoy near the Syria-Iraq border that left at least 10 people dead, including a number of Iranian fighters.
Hungary says persecuted Christians “need help to be given in their homelands,” while those who have fled “must receive help to return.”
An American citizen was killed on Wednesday during a series of Iran-orchestrated missile strikes in Iraq, the State Department confirmed on Thursday.
A tense calm returned to Baghdad where in recent days at least a dozen people have been shot dead in Baghdad’s Green Zone amid religious and political tensions in Iraq, where minority Christians face persecution, several sources say.
At least a dozen people have been shot dead in Baghdad’s Green Zone amid religious and political tensions in Iraq, where minority Christians face persecution, several sources say.
Thousands of protesters have breached Iraq’s parliament for a second time this week.
It has become a kind of mantra in Washington and Jerusalem: Integrate much of the Middle East, including Israel, into a single security system to keep Iran in its place.
The United States and Israel are seeking to lay the groundwork for a security alliance with Arab states that would connect air defense systems to combat Iranian drone and missile attacks in the Middle East, four sources familiar with the plan said.
Six ancient Christian stone reliquaries and several manuscripts in Syriac and Aramaic languages have been discovered under a historic church in Mosul, Iraq, the Jerusalem Post reports.
A Christian advocacy organization has reported that Iran is using proxy militias to force Christian communities out of Middle Eastern countries and develop Islamic supremacy in the region, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
A group of bipartisan US lawmakers from both houses of Congress introduced legislation on Thursday aimed at integrating the air defense systems of Israel and neighboring Arab states.
Iran’s proxy militias are engaged in an “invisible jihad” against Christians in the Middle East and are having success in their efforts to push out and reduce the numbers of Christians, according to a new report.
A French Christian has published a book recounting his abduction and tortuous captivity by Islamic terrorists while on a humanitarian trip in Iraq, the Christian Post reports. The author of the new book ‘Kidnapped in Iraq: A Christian Humanitarian Tells His Story,’ Alexandre Goodarzy recently spoke of his work and captivity with the Christian Post (CP).
Peace activist Mient Jan Faber, who became the voice of Dutch churches opposed to nuclear weapons, has died at age 81, peace group Pax confirmed Sunday.
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel against continuing its “aggression against the Iranian presence in the region,” saying Iran may “attack Israel directly” during a video address delivered at a ceremony in Beirut on Friday as Iran and its proxies marked Quds Day.
A leading Christian charity warns that a report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) “may do more harm than good” for persecuted Christians.
A British court ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks website founder Julian Assange to the United States to face trial over the publication of secret files relating to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.