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.

NEWS ALERT: Up To 6 Christians Killed In Iraq

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service Iraq2BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Up to six Christians have been killed in a new wave of anti-Christian violence rocking the northern city of Mosul and nearby areas, an advocacy group said.

New Movie Spotlights Christian Persecution – Too Late for Mideast (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist movie TOKYO, JAPAN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- A forthcoming film from famed director Martin Scorsese is set  to confront the movie-going public with the persecution of Christians. It's “Silence,” based on the celebrated 1966 historical novel by Japanese Christian writer Shusaku Endo, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize.

BREAKING NEWS: Anglican Leader Urges Biblical Calm As Dozens Are Killed In Syria, Iraq

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service andrewwhite BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- An influential Anglican leader in Iraq said Saturday, August 24, he was thinking of the Bible's warning not to be alarmed amid warfare as dozens of people were killed nearby in the capital Baghdad, while neighboring Syria was rocked by apparently new chemical weapons attack revelations.

NEWS ALERT: Iraq Christians Face More Bloodshed As Bombings Kill 118

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iq-mosul-11262009-asianew-12BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians were among those reminded of bloodshed Tuesday, December 8, as a wave of car bombings rocked the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least 118 people and wounding over 200 others. It was the worst violence to hit Baghdad, since October, when two massive car-bombs killed 155 people.

Group: ‘Iraq Christians Face Harder Times After U.S. Withdrawal’

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By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- An organization dedicated to reportedly persecuted Christians worldwide warned Thursday, September 9, that life for minority Christians in Iraq will get worse as American troops are redeployed back to the United States

NEWS ALERT: More Christians Killed In Iraq

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service IraqichristianZiaTomagunneddownatbusstoponhiswaytouniversityinMosulBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Iraq were mourning Thursday, February 25, members of two christian families who were killed in the northern city of Mosul.

BREAKING NEWS: Gunmen Kidnap Christian Female Doctor

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service ap_iraq_christians_081031_mn1BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Gunmen have kidnapped a Christian doctor from her home near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul overnight in front of her four children, police said on Sunday, September 27.

Prayers Near White House For Iraqi Christians Amid Deadly Violence

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By BosNewsLife Amercas and Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi diplomats, Christians and religious groups were among those expected to attend a prayer vigil Monday, February 14, in front of the White House to support "persecuted Christians and religious freedom for all in Iraq," organizers said.

Putting a Face to Suffering (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist Martin Roth BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As Assyrian Christians continue to suffer at the hands of the barbaric Islamic State, a newly published book of images is set to raise awareness in the West of their plight.