BREAKING NEWS: Thousands Of Iraq Christians Flee After Islamic Takeover (Update)

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iraq-christiansBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians and other residents began fleeing Mosul on Tuesday, May 10, after Islamic militants overran much of Iraq's second largest city, "killing hundreds" while seizing churches and government buildings.

Iraq Christians Fear More Violence After Church Attacks, Killings

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iraq-christiansBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Iraq feared more violence Saturday, June 29, after several Assyrian Christian shops and one church were attacked, killing two people and injuring a dozen others, church representatives said.

Modern Day Exodus Of Iraqi Christians Amid Violence, IOM Says

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By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- A modern day exodus of Christians into the autonomous Kurdish regions of Iraq have greatly increased after a series of attacks against them, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Iraq Christians In Czech Republic Amid EU Tensions Over Refugees

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Officials say the first of a total of more 153 Iraqi Christians who have been offered asylum in the Czech Republic have arrived in the capital Prague, after neighboring Slovakia also agreed to host Christians. It comes amid European Union concerns however that it is being overwhelmed by migrants fleeing war and poverty, most of them Muslims.

BREAKING NEWS: Islamic State Ruins Iraq’s Oldest Christian Monastery

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service monasteryBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraq's oldest Christian monastery has been reduced to rubble as part of the Islamic State group's crackdown on Christianity and relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers contrary to Islam, according to satellite images released Wednesday. January 20.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Iraq Christians Ask Prayers As Scores Are Killed In Bombings And...

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi Christians asked for prayers Tuesday, November 2 as a series of explosions killed at least 50 people across Baghdad, shortly after nearly 60 people this weekend in a gun battle at a Syrian Orthodox Church.

Hungary Urges EU, NATO To Protect Iraq Christians

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife iraq-christiansBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary has urged the European Union and the NATO military alliance to help protect the Christian community in Iraq as hundreds of thousands of believers are fleeing Islamic State militants.

Author: ‘Mideast Christians Pathologically anti-Semitic’; Secret Sin Revealed (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnistlumasimms BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- It is “the secret sin” that no one wants to talk about, according to one Iraq-raised Christian. It's, she says, “the elephant in the room in the Arab Christian sub-culture.”

Christian Twitterstorm: Why Every Christian Should Be Grieving (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist twitterMELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I found myself in a mild Twitterstorm the other day, if Christians politely disagreeing with one another can be called a Twitterstorm on social networking service Twitter...

BREAKING NEWS: Four Iraq Christians Killed In Bombings

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
Iraqi+Christians+Celebrate+Christmas+Baghdad+OvXhjZdp_d_lBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi Christians "requested prayers" Wednesday, December 16, after at least four people were killed in bombings targeting churches and a Christian school in Iraq's troubled northern city of Mosul, a Christian advocacy group confirmed.

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