In "a clear signal" that the Islamic State (formerly Isis) is targeting Christians, the group claimed yesterday's twin attack in the north-east of Syria that caused several victims and injuries within the Christian community. In recent weeks the Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo of the Latins, Msgr. Georges Abou Khazen, has warned of this clear and present danger.
By Fr John Waters
The Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq has called for 3 days of fasting and prayer for peace in the country. Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako, the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, has invited "all sons and daughters of the Chaldean church to fast and pray from 11 to 13 November.
A plot of land in Turkey's southeastern Mardin province containing Assyrian and Armenian graves has been transformed into a park, left-wing news site Duvar reported on Monday. The newly-landscaped park in Mardin's town of Dargeçit, part of the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) "nation parks" project, hosts a recreational facility and a wedding hall, Duvar said.
By Seth J. Frantzman
Christian communities have been threatened over the last month of Turkey's invasion of northeast Syria. Ankara claims it is fighting "terrorism," however Turkish-backed Syrian rebel extremist groups have allegedly vandalized a church and have continually fired on the Christian community of Tell Tamer.
By Dr. Marina Mkhitaryan
The latest developments in the Middle East recalled the memories from 2015 when the Armenians were marking the 1915 Genocide and I was doing my documentary photography project on the three genocides -- Armenian, Greek and Assyrian. Can we quantify suffering? The only quantitative expression of suffering is time passed after the Armenian Genocide and the number of victims.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) clashed with the Turkish-backed militants in northeastern Syria on Sunday, as the latter attempted to push towards the predominately Kurdish and Assyrian town of Tal Tamr in northwestern Al-Hasakah.