Tag Archive: Iraq

Iraq’s Christians told to convert or leave as church leader fears for future

So many Christians have left Iraq that the country’s many historic sites of Christian interest will be little more than tourist attractions, says one church leader. The Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil, Bashar M… Continue reading


When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, there were at least 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. Over the last ten years, significantly in the last few months with the emergence of ISIS, that figure… Continue reading

This Is The Militant Islamic Group Taking Over Iraq

The militant Islamic group known as ISIS has taken control of the Iraqi cities of Mosul of Tikrit this week, moving closer to its goal of creating a unified Islamic state that straddles the… Continue reading

Attack shuts Iraq’s largest oil refinery, kills 1

BAGHDAD— Gunmen attacked Iraq’s largest oil refinery before dawn Saturday, killing a guard and forcing a shutdown that threatened to exacerbate acute electricity shortages that have prompted violent protests. The gunmen detonated bombs… Continue reading

Unrest in the Middle East and North Africa – country by country

(CNN) – Two months ago, a Tunisian fruit vendor struck a match that started a fire that has spread throughout the much of North Africa and the Middle East. Muhammad Bouazizi’s self-immolation prompted… Continue reading