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Iraq , Friday 23 February 2018

News Iraq » Religion: Will Iraq's Sunnis get own political-religious authority?

News channel or source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/02/iraq-sunni-marja-kubaisi-humim.html
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

Some Sunni groups are seeking to establish a unified religious leadership, setting Sunnis up to play a stronger role in the upcoming elections. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily Sunni Muslims attend prayers at a mosque during Eid al-Fitr as they mark the end of ...

News Iraq » Religion: Joseph Yacoub: In Iraq and Syria, “one of the oldest Christian communities is dying”

News channel or source: https://aleteia.org/2018/02/23/joseph-yacoub-in-iraq-and-syria-one-of-the-oldest-christian-communities-is-dying/
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

We can say that the year 1992-1993 was a turning point for the country. The embargo imposed on Iraq has been ruthless, especially for children. It made no distinction of religion and the entire Iraqi people suffered. Put to the test by great difficulties ...

News Iraq » Religion: Defeated in Iraq, ISIS still haunts dreams of Yazidi children

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/02/19/defeated-in-iraq-isis-still-haunts-dreams-yazidi-children.html
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

ISIS views the Yazidis, a non-Muslim group whose homeland is in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq, as devil worshipers whose religion is not among the Abrahamic faiths. ISIS thus considers Yazidis outside the protections of Islamic law, and deserving of ...

News Iraq » Religion: Archbishop of Erbil: Christians in Iraq are ‘scourged, wounded, but still there’

News channel or source: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/archbishop-of-erbil-christians-in-iraq-are-scourged-wounded-but-still-there-62878
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2018 / 04:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “Without an end to this persecution and violence, there is no future for religious pluralism in Iraq or anywhere else in the Middle East for that matter,” said Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda of ...

News Iraq » Religion: Reconstruction of Iraq: The menace of Iran and corruption

News channel or source: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2018/02/20/Reconstruction-of-Iraq-The-menace-of-Iran-and-corruption.html
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

These groups are only loyal to their skewed religious understanding or ideology, not to their countries. Mohammed Al Shaikh Since the time former US President Barack Obama allowed Iran to take control of Iraq easily, Tehran was supported by the notorious ...

News Iraq » Religion: Iraq: An Election of Conflicting Interests

News channel or source: https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1184651/amir-taheri/iraq-election-conflicting-interests
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

In that context the fact that since 2003 Iraq has held several free and fair elections and ... Another problem concerns the presence of numerous armed groups of different religions, sects and ethnic background in eight of the 18 provinces.

News Iraq » Religion: We rescued nurses from Iraq. They were all Christians: PM Modi in Meghalaya

News channel or source: https://www.thestatesman.com/india/we-rescued-nurses-from-iraq-they-were-all-christians-pm-modi-in-meghalaya-1502590026.html
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

“It was the BJP government which rescued nurses from Iraq and brought them safe to Kerala ... by Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons for the beautification of churches and religious institutions of Meghalaya under the larger Swadesh Darshan Scheme.

News Iraq » Religion: The Militias In Iraq: From Popular Mobilization To Political Interference

News channel or source: http://www.eurasiareview.com/14022018-the-militias-in-iraq-from-popular-mobilization-to-political-interference/
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

They also share a “Khomeinist” ideology due to their allegiance to the Iranian religious authorities and their ambition to impose the Iranian political system in Iraq. In doing so, they draw their inspiration from Twelver Shia jurisprudence and the ...

News Iraq » Religion: How to Push Back On Iran: The Key Role Iraq Plays

News channel or source: http://www.newsweek.com/how-push-back-iran-key-role-iraq-plays-808105
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Their annual trade exceeds $12 billion, and Iran sends nearly 15 percent of its non-oil exports to Iraq. Millions of Iranians travel to the Shi’a holy cities of Karbala and Najaf for religious pilgrimages each year. And in the 1980s, the two countries ...

News Iraq » Religion: A New Cooperation Between Turkey, Iraq and US After Extradition of a Top ISIS Leader

News channel or source: https://www.albawaba.com/news/new-cooperation-between-turkey-iraq-and-us-after-extradition-top-isis-leader-1090846
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

The capture and extradition of a top ISIS leader from Iraq to Turkey has revealed a new level of intelligence ... the head of what the extremist group described as its Ministry of Religious Edicts. He also oversaw a committee that appointed leaders of ...