For centuries, angels have graced works of art with their ethereal presence. Appearing as ancient statues and adorning modern murals, these winged figures have become a fixture in art history spanning medium, culture, and time. While our contemporary idea of what an angel looks like emerged in the 4th century, the existence of angel-like figures in art can be traced back thousands of years.
By Sinan Salaheddin
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group's deliberate destruction of agriculture in northern Iraq has hindered the return of hundreds of thousands of residents, Amnesty International said in a report released Thursday. The New York-based rights group said IS fighters burnt or chopped down orchards and sabotaged wells by filling them with rubble, oil or other materials.
By Ghassan Adnan and Isabel Coles
BAGHDAD -- Syrian forces have unearthed mass graves near the border with Iraq containing the remains of several hundred people executed by Islamic State, providing more evidence of the militants' reign of terror as they are driven out of territory they once controlled.
Iraqis who fled the Islamic State group's iron grip and the US-led coalition's bombing campaigns have all but lost hope in the future. Their story is testament to the fact that, while the Islamic State group appears to have been defeated militarily, peace and prosperity remain a distant dream for many Iraqis.
By Ewelina U. Ochab
On November 29, 2018, the U.S. Congress unanimously passed House Resolution 390 (H.R. 390) titled "Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2018" (the Act). Days after passing the U.S. Congress, the document was presented to the President and ultimately, on December 11, 2018, H.R. 390 was signed into law. H.R.
By Raymond Ibrahim
A Muslim policeman charged with guarding a Coptic Christian church shot and killed two Copts--a father, 49, and his son, 21--Wednesday in Minya, Egypt.Eyewitnesses say a verbal quarrel had ensued before the officer pulled out his gun and opened fire on the two men.
By Malo Tresca
Religious leaders took over from politicians in the meeting chamber of the Ile de France Regional Council in Paris early on the morning of Dec. 11. Maronites, Syrian Orthodox, Chaldeans, Druze, Armenians, Shiites, Sunni and Evangelicals filled the seats of the “Simone Veil” council chamber in Paris' 7th District.
By Ezel Sahinkaya and Rikar Hussein
(VOA) -- Turkish police have detained dozens of people, mostly women, in multiple raids on the local headquarters of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) since Monday, targeting party members and supporters who were on a hunger strike in support of the imprisoned HDP lawmaker Leyla Guven.
By Christine Rousselle
Washington D.C., Dec 11, 2018 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Donald Trump signed into law Tuesday the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, which seeks to ensure US aid reaches Christian and Yazidi genocide victims. The bill was passed unanimously in the House Nov. 27, and in the Senate Oct. 11. This bill was introduced by Rep.
Heavy rainfall has left three dams in Duhok province on the brink of collapse, according to local officials, who say the government is ignoring their pleas for help. Meanwhile, Darbandikhan's hydroelectric dam near Halabja has vastly increased its power generating capacity.
In Syria's northeastern provinces such as al-Hasakah and Qamishli, the Assyrians face all forms of oppression by the PKK-affiliate YPG, including the confiscation of their properties, the shutdown of their schools, the forceful indoctrination of the terror-loaded ideologies and more The PKK-affiliated People's Protection Units (YPG), which the U.S.
DAMASCUS (AFP) -- Syria's government on Monday accused US, French and Turkish forces in the north of the country of carrying out "illegal archaeological digs", but offered no evidence to back up the allegation. "Information we have received indicates an acceleration in the pace of excavation work, pillaging and theft," a foreign ministry official was quoted as saying by state-run SANA news agency.