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2010-03-04 13:25:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA) urged President Obama to respond to continuing targeted violence against Iraq's ancient Christian community. The appeal - conveyed in a letter from CSI-USA's CEO, Dr. John Eibner - comes in the wake of the murder of eight Christians in Mosul since mid-February and the consequent flight of over 4,300 terrorized Christians from the city. Since the commencement of the U.S.-led Operation Iraqi...

2009-12-24 14:47:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has called on President Barack Obama to deliver a Christmas message of hope to Iraq's Christians and other persecuted religious minorities. Writing today to President Obama, the CEO of CSI's U.S. affiliate, Dr. John Eibner stated: "This Christmas, many Iraqi churches will yet again stand empty and forlorn because church attendance carries with it the risk of losing one's life. The inability of the...

2008-10-13 09:00:15

By MARY BETH SHERIDAN By Mary Beth Sheridan The Washington Post BAGHDAD The Iraqi government on Sunday ordered security forces to increase protection of Christians in northern Iraq, where hundreds have fled their homes in recent days after a wave of killings and threats. At least a dozen Christians have been slain in the past few weeks in the city of Mosul, which has remained violent even as attacks have dropped in other parts of the country. Fighters from al-Qaida in Iraq have...

2008-10-13 09:00:15

The Associated Press BAGHDAD Suicide car bombers struck twice Sunday in the northern city of Mosul, killing at least six people and wounding dozens of others, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. A car bomb killed seven other people in Baghdad. Two Iraqi soldiers were killed by snipers in separate attacks Sunday in the capital's Yarmouk district, police said. The first attack in Mosul occurred when a suicide car bomber attacked a U.S. patrol, the U.S. military said. There were no...

2008-10-12 00:00:02

NEWS IN BRIEF :: IRAQ At least 3,000 Christians have fled the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in the past week, after shootings, evictions and kidnap attempts by Sunni Muslim extremists. Provincial governor Duraid Mohammed Kashmoula accused al-Qaida of orchestrating a campaign of major displacement, and called for the launch of a new US and Iraqi military offensive to chase the insurgents out. Police have found the bullet-ridden bodies of seven Christians so far this month. (c) 2008...

2008-10-06 09:00:14

11 family members killed during U.S. raid in northern Iraq MOSUL, Iraq, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Up to 11 people of one family were killed on Sunday when U.S. troops raided a suspected insurgent house in the city of Mosul, said the U.S. military and a local security source. A U.S. military statement said that five "terrorists", three women and three children were killed during a U.S. raid on a house believed to be holding a suspect insurgent. During the raid, the U.S. soldiers came under...

2008-10-06 09:00:14

By Sinan Salaheddin Associated Press BAGHDAD -- Eleven Iraqis, including women and children, were killed Sunday after U.S. forces came under attack by gunfire and a suicide bomber during a raid in Mosul, the military said. There were no casualties among American forces. Elsewhere in the northern city, gunmen opened fire on mourners in a funeral tent, killing four people and wounding three others, according to Iraqi officials. Violence has declined drastically throughout Iraq, but Mosul...

2008-09-15 12:00:30

An armed group has attacked the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline that transfers Kirkuk crude oil to the Turkey's Mediterranean port, the privately-owned Sbay media website reported on 15 September. An official from North Oil Company has said that a group of armed men exploded the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline near Mosul; accordingly Iraqi oil export via Cehyan will be suspended for three days, Sbay said. Originally published by Sbay media website, in Sorani Kurdish 15 Sep 08. (c) 2008 BBC...

2008-09-15 00:00:10

By The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - Gunmen on Saturday abducted and killed four employees of an Iraqi television station who were filming a program about the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, one of a series of attacks in Iraq that left at least 18 people dead. A bomb concealed in a kiosk used to sell ice killed four security personnel and wounded nine people at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraqi officials said. Northeast of the capital, eight Kurdish soldiers died in a roadside bombing that...

2008-09-14 09:00:13

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA By Christopher Torchia The Associated Press BAGHDAD Gunmen abducted and killed four employees of an Iraqi television station who were filming a program Saturday about the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. It was one of a series of attacks in Iraq that left at least 18 people dead. A bomb concealed in a kiosk used to sell ice killed four security personnel and wounded nine people at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraqi officials said. Northeast of the capital, eight...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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