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Iraq invasion ‘sounded death knell for Iraqi Christians’
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Iraq invasion 'sounded death knell for Iraqi Christians' James Macintyre, Christian Today  7 July 2016 Image: Displaced Iraqi Christians who fled from ISIS militants in Mosul, pray at a school serving as a refugee camp in Erbil on Sept. 6, 2014. Amid the flood of Chilcot report coverage focusing on the build-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, there has been little attention on Iraqi Christians, whose perilous plight echoes that of displaced and persecuted

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Istanbul Ataturk Airport Attack: Deaths Rise to 41, with 239 Hurt
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Istanbul Ataturk Airport Attack: Deaths Rise to 41, with 239 Hurt BBC News  29 June 2016 Image: BBC News  The death toll in a gun and suicide bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport has risen to 41, 13 of them foreign nationals, with 239 injured, the Turkish city's governor says. Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday. They blew themselves up after police fired back. PM Binali Yildirim said

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Fallujah, a Military Success but Humanitarian Failure, Could Signal Catastrophe in Mosul
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Fallujah, a Military Success but Humanitarian Failure, Could Signal Catastrophe in Mosul Image: Displaced Iraqis at a camp near Fallujah, June 22, 2016. (Osamah Waheeb/Reuters) Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437174/isis-mosul-fallujah-iraq-united-states-religious-minorities-refugees-humanitarian-aid BY NINA SHEA,    June 27, 2016 www.nationalreview.com In an unexpectedly short offensive, Iraqi forces, bolstered by U.S. air

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ISIS and the Culture of Narcissism
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ISIS and the Culture of Narcissism Robert Pape and Walker Gunning, The Wall Street Journal 27 June 2016 Image: Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people in Orlando, Fla., and praised Islamic State. The transcript of Omar Mateen’s call to 911 during the Orlando nightclub shooting paints a man on an unshakable mission of terror in the name of Islamic State, or ISIS. While the call is a chilling reminder of Mateen’s horrible act, it is not the only window

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Joint NGO Statement Ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 NGOs Strongly Condemn New EU policies to Contain Migration
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Joint NGO Statement Ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 NGOs Strongly Condemn New EU policies to Contain Migration Human Rights Watch  27 June 2016  Image: greens.scot At the upcoming European Council, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the EuropeanCommission’s Communication on a new Partnership Framework with third countries. The Communication proposes an approach which aims to leverage existing EU and Member States' external

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Get Ready for Another Iraq War
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Get Ready for Another Iraq War Seth Moulton, The Washington Post  23 June 2016 Iraqi soldiers patrol the streets of Saqlawiyah, northwest of Fallujah, on June 8, during an operation to regain territory from the Islamic State. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) Losing a friend in war is always hard. Losing a friend to a battle we already fought and won is worse. That’s how my close friend Lt. Col. Ehab Hashem Moshen was

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Here’s How To Confront the Terrorist Threat
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Here’s How To Confront the Terrorist Threat Michael B. Mukasey and Jamil N. Jaffer, The Washington Post  23 June 2016  Image: Members of the “Lei of Aloha for Orlando” group place a portion of a 100-foot lei — a ceremonial garland made of tea leaves — outside the Orlando Regional Medical Center to honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre. (Joe Burbank/Associated Press) Omar Mateen may have acted alone, but, sadly, his is

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Pope Prays at Armenia Memorial after Denouncing Genocide
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Pope Prays at Armenia Memorial after Denouncing Genocide Tom Kington, Los Angeles Times  25 June 2016  Image: Pope Francis leads an open-air Mass in Vartanants Square in Gyumri, Armenia's second-largest city. (Osservatore Romano) On Saturday, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli called the pope’s speech a "great disgrace" that contained  "all the reflexes of the Crusades.” "It is not compatible with reality," he said. "We all know

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Prevent and Punish ISIS’s Genocide and Syria’s Crimes Against Humanity and Rescue and Protect the Victims

    Prevent and Punish ISIS’s Genocide and Syria’s Crimes Against Humanity and Rescue and Protect the Victims         Professor Gregory Stanton (Genocide Watch) Professor Elihu Richter (Jerusalem Center for Genocide Prevention) Professor Irwin Cotler (Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights) Lisa Miari (Springs of Hope Foundation) Professor Muhammed Dajani (Wasatia)       March 21, 2016       A Call From Genocide Watch (Washington

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Israel and Turkey Announce Agreement to Restore Diplomatic Ties
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Israel and Turkey Announce Agreement to Restore Diplomatic Ties J. Dana Stuster, Foreign Policy  27 June 2016  Image: Israel and Turkey Announce Agreement to Restore Diplomatic Ties, Foreign Policy  Israel and Turkey formally announced an agreement to normalize diplomatic relations today. The agreement, which was finalized yesterday and has been hinted at by diplomats for weeks, will renew official diplomatic ties, including the exchange of

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