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Al Qaeda Quietly Gaining Territory in Syria Amid ISIS Fight
Russian, Turkish Tensions Reopen Over Syria
Turkey Refuses to Join US-led Offensive on ISIS-held Raqqa If Kurds Involved
Is Time Running Out for Iraq's Assyrians?
Iconic Chaldean Church Liberated in Mosul
Turkey: A Sunni Iran in the Making?
Russia Deals Major Blow to Turkey's Syria Policy
U.S.-led Coalition Airdrops Forces in Raqqa Province
U.S. Supports Daring Raid in Syria Against ISIS
ISIS Shells Recaptured Areas in West Mosul
Thousands of Wounded and Sick Coming From Western Mosul
Tillerson's Push for Safe Zones in Iraq and Syria Faces Questions, Obstacles
Egyptian Christians Say Government Is 'Apathetic' About Protecting Them From ISIS
Christianity in Iraq is Finished, Says Canon Andrew White
Yazidis Who Suffered Genocide Are Now Fleeing From Kurds
HRW Urges Turkey to Release Kurdish Politicians
Will Iraq Survive Victory Over ISIS in Mosul?
Kurd Militia Says Russian Army Will Train Them, Moscow Stays Elusive
3,000 Year Old Assyrian Tombs Unearthed At Erbil Construction Site
Assyrians May Never Be Able to Return to Mosul
Chaldean Catholic Patriarchate Says it Cannot Supply Priests for Diaspora
Iraq's Assyrian Refugees Face Double Discrimination
Conflict Over Kirkuk Oil Returns
Turkey Cracks Down on Kurdish Opposition
U.S. Base Rises From the Rubble for Mosul Push
UN Incapable of Receiving People Fleeing Mosul
Human Rights Watch Calls on Syrian Kurds and KRG to Release Political Prisoners
Iraq Forces Near Mosul Mosque Where IS Declared 'Caliphate'
'Sharp Escalation in Violence' Against Egypt's Christians Under President Sisi
Genocide Coalition Says Religious Minorities Need Protection From ISIS
Turkey Widens War of Words to Include All of EU
Kurdish Militia Says Raqqa Offensive Will Start in Early April
Iraqi Minorities Move Forward With Autonomy Plan
Iraq's Assyrians, Yizidis Need Our Help Now More Than Ever
Syria Government Urges U.N. Chief to Avert 'Looming Dam Catastrophe'
Why the War in Syria May Not Be About Demographic Change
Kurdish Police Close Assyrian Opposition Group's Headquarters in Syria
Al Qaeda Is Starting to Swallow the Syrian Opposition
Assyrians Are Splintered in Iraq: Assyrian Political Leader
Iraqi Forces Besiege Islamic State Around Mosul Old City
The Defeat of ISIS Won't End the Sunni Insurgency in Iraq
Turkish Minister Claims 'Holy Wars Will Soon Begin in Europe'
Chaldeans in Michigan File Counter-lawsuit Against Obama-mosque Deal
Many Assyrians, Kurds in Iraq 'Openly Pro-Trump' As Protest Against Radical Islam
Self-immolations on the Rise Among Iraqi Kurdish Women
The West's Obsession With ISIS Has Not Helped Syria After 6 Years of War
Kurdish Internal Disputes Escalate Across Syria and Iraq
Iraq Forces Retake Mosul Train Station
The Situation in Syria is Disastrous
Calls for Boycott of Turkish Film That Denies Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide
Iraqi Assyrian City Still in Ruins Long After Liberation
Is Turkey Still a Democracy?
Iraqi Assyrians Ask EU to Support the Creation of a Nineveh Plain Province
Five Kurdish Militants Killed Fighting ISIS in Northern Syria
Turkey's Erdogan Renews War of Words on Netherlands
Iraq Forces Face Tough Resistance in Advance on Mosul's Old City
Egypt's Christians Flee ISIS Violence
Understanding ISIL's Sexual Attacks Against the Yazidis
US Special Envoy Meets With Kurdish President Barzani
Egyptian Christians Beaten for Demanding Release of Girl Kidnapped By Muslims
Summaries

Russian, Turkish Tensions Reopen Over Syria

By Dorian Jones

ISTANBUL (VOA) -- The Turkish foreign ministry says it has summoned Russia's top diplomat in Turkey over the killing of one of its soldiers that has been blamed on a Syrian Kurdish group that Moscow is supporting.

Is Time Running Out for Iraq's Assyrians?

By John Pontifex

Iraq's oldest Christian community is at immediate risk of a sudden slide towards extinction unless multi-agency action is taken to safeguard their future --the co-ordinator of aid for displaced faithful forced from their ancestral homes by jihadi terror group Daesh (ISIS) told parliamentarians.

Iconic Chaldean Church Liberated in Mosul

A Chaldean Catholic church whose image announced the fall of Mosul in 2014 has been liberated. When so-called Islamic State (ISIS) swept through Iraq in June 2014, a 'before-and-after' picture of the Church of Our Mother of Perpetual help in Mosul emerged showing the crucifix topping the building...

Turkey: A Sunni Iran in the Making?

By Burak Bekdil

In theory, Shiite Iran and Sunni Turkey (both Ottoman and modern) have been at peace for nearly 400 years, with their shared border unchanged since the signing of the Treaty of Zuhab in 1639.


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