Church Restored in Bartella Near Mosul, Efforts On to Clean Up Town
Oct 26, 2016 A Christian town about nine miles from Mosul was freed from ISIS on October 20 by Iraqi forces after its two-year captivity under the militant control. Before the militant invasion in 2015, the town had a population of 15,000.
Iraqi Troops Assemble Around Mosul to Prepare for Likely Assault on City
Oct 15, 2016 Hundreds of Iraqi Special Forces assembled near the ISIS-held Mosul in preparation for an anticipated confrontation with the militant group to uproot them from their stronghold city.
Syrian Ceasefire: US and Russia Negotiate Peace Deal to Attempt Long-Term Solution to Syria Crisis, Fight Against ISIS
Sep 12, 2016 The US and Russia agreed upon a ceasefire plan for Syria, which will be effective from the evening of September 12. The deal proposes a 48-hour truce, which can then be extended for the whole week.
Turkey: Wedding Site Bombing Claims 54 Lives, Including 22 Children
Aug 24, 2016 About 54 people were killed and over 70 injured when a suspected ISIS suicide bomber blew himself up at a Kurdish wedding celebration in Gaziantep province, Turkey. At least 22 of the victims in the attack were under the age of 14.
Christians and Minorities in Iraq Face Threat of Extinction, Says Rights Group
Jul 06, 2016 Christians and other minorities in Iraq are facing persecution at unprecedented levels and are at the verge of extinction, as they are suppressed and abused by Islamic State [ISIS] which gained prominence in the area two years ago.
Multiple Suicide Bombings Target Mosques, US Consulate in Saudi Arabia
Jul 05, 2016 Suicide bombers blew themselves up in three different cities of Saudi Arabia on Monday, as the season of Ramadan nears its completion.
Iraq: Baghdad Bombing Killed At Least 125, Wounded Over 200
Jul 04, 2016 A truck packed with explosives in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood killed at least 125 and wounded over 200 on Saturday night when residents were celebrating Ramadan.
UK Parliament Declares ISIS Atrocities in Middle East as Genocide
Apr 24, 2016 The UK Parliament declared Islamic State violence against ethnic and religious minorities in Syria and Iraq as genocide, and urged the government to approach the UN Security Council for this issue.
ISIS No. 2 Leader and Finance Minister Killed in Airstrike, Pentagon Says
Mar 28, 2016 ISIS finance minister and no. 2 leader of the self-proclaimed caliphate was killed by American Special Forces working with a coalition of local groups in eastern Syria.
Bangladesh Supreme Court to Hear Petition to Drop Islam as Official Religion Amid Rise in Extremist Violence
Mar 25, 2016 Bangladesh is considering its decision to formally keep Islam as the country’s official religion or to revert back to its pre-1988 secular status.
Senior Georgian ISIS Commander 'Omar the Chechen' Dies in US Airstrike
Mar 16, 2016 One of the Islamic State’s senior commanders Abu Omar has died of his wounds last week. He was injured by US airstrikes in Syria earlier this month, according to latest reports from Pentagon. Twelve other ISIS militants are assumed to be killed in the strikes.
US Lawmakers Pass Resolution Calling ISIS Aggression Against Christians 'Genocide'
Mar 16, 2016 The House of Representatives passed a resolution to declare atrocities committed by ISIS against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria as genocide.
Hundreds of Christian Books and Manuscripts Burned by ISIS in Northern Iraq
Mar 15, 2016 The Islamic State (ISIS) released a video on social media showing militants burning a pile of Christians books, pamphlets and manuscripts in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which they took over about two years ago.
Churches Commemorate Anniversary of 21 Coptic Christians Beheaded for Their Faith by ISIS
Feb 18, 2016 The week of February 15 is being remembered as the first anniversary of beheading of 21 Coptic Christians, who were marched on the beach and decapitated by Islamic State militants.