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Lebanon set to elect president after 2 years’ stalemate

The 81-year-old Christian leader has won the support of two of his greatest rivals: Samir Geagea, leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces, and Sunni former premier Saad Hariri.

October 31st, 2016 | Posted in Middle East | Read More »

Iranian pastor Behnam Irani released from prison

Pastor Irani was initially arrested in December 2006. He was released the following year, but was given a five-year suspended sentence in 2008.

October 20th, 2016 | Posted in Middle East | Read More »

Displaced Christians celebrate after Iraqi army enters Mosul

Kurdish peshmerga and Iraqi federal forces on Monday launched a major offensive aimed at retaking Mosul, the second city and last major remaining IS stronghold in the country.

October 19th, 2016 | Posted in Middle East | Read More »

In violence-racked Baghdad, Christians still there struggle to cope

“Most Christians in the city are there because they have no other choice. They are too poor to leave or not physically able due to sickness or old age,” added the source, requesting anonymity for security reasons.

September 6th, 2016 | Posted in Middle East | Read More »

Christian women arm themselves against ISIS in Lebanon

“Jihadists think they go to hell if they are killed by women, we will send them straight to hell,” the unnamed woman declared.

July 4th, 2016 | Posted in Middle East | Read More »

Muslim turned Christian pastor shares his story

“My neighborhood was mixed, Christians and Muslims,” he said. “My grandpa rented out to Christians, mainly Greek Orthodox, and that neighborhood was cosmopolitan.”

March 28th, 2016 | Posted in Middle East | Read More »

Russian jets pound militants, drive Islamic State out of Palmyra

Russian jets carried out 40 air sorties near Palmyra in a 24-hour period, hitting 158 targets and killing more than 100 militants, Russia’s defense minister said Saturday.

March 28th, 2016 | Posted in Middle East | Read More »

Set Christian prisoners free: Release urges Iran

Christians make up just half of one per cent of the population in Iran. Most are discriminated against in education, employment and property ownership.

March 1st, 2016 | Posted in Middle East | Read More »

Christian refugees worse off than Muslim refugees?

“If the Christians stay in Syria and Iraq, they risk being eliminated by Islamic extremists and if they seek sanctuary abroad in the main refugee camps, they suffer abuse from those already there,” the priest continued.

December 6th, 2015 | Posted in Middle East | Read More »

Muslim convert to Christianity released from Iranian jail

A jail in Saudi Arabia

Alireza Seyyedian converted from Islam to Christianity in 2006, was sentenced to six years in prison for being baptized in Turkey.

August 10th, 2015 | Posted in Middle East | Read More »

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