Category - Iraq

  • July 26, 2014

    ‘It looks as if the end could be very near.’ This was the emotional response of Canon Andrew White, the Vicar of Baghdad this morning, when asked about the prospects for Christianity in Iraq. He was at pains to stress that Christians and Muslims in Iraq have lived and worked together peacefully for centuries: it is terrorism, not Islam that is the problem.

  • July 23, 2014

    The General Secrestary of the World Council of Churches has expressed deep concern over the exodus of the Christian community from the Iraqi city of Mosul following threats from ISIS.

  • June 30, 2014

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his grave concern at the deepening crisis in Iraq and the rising number of civilian deaths and injuries.

  • June 17, 2014

    The UN human rights chief has condemned the recently reported “cold-blooded” mass executions in Iraq and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged that those responsible be brought to justice.

  • May 16, 2014

    Following his capture by UK forces and rendition to Afghanistan, the US has released Yunus Rahmatullah, a Pakistani citizen held for ten years without charge, trial, or access to a lawyer.

  • December 30, 2013

    The UN has called on Iraqi to ensure maximum security for 3,200 Iranian exiles in a camp near Baghdad airport.

  • December 25, 2013

    Two bombs have killed at least 35 people in Christian areas of the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Christmas Day.

  • August 4, 2013

    The latest Middle East Analysis podcasts from Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian feature a comprehensive four-part analysis of some of the key developments in the region.

  • February 15, 2013

    Ten years ago today, he joined millions of other people around the world in marching against the planned invasion of Iraq. This week, Symon Hill was effectively banned from his local branch of Costcutter for trying to buy newspapers. It’s been a strange decade, he writes.

  • February 2, 2013

    Archbishop Louis Sako was elected the new Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon yesterday (1 February 2013).