Trump signs legislation to help religious minorities in Iraq, Syria

Trump signs legislation to help religious minorities in Iraq, Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, December 13, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump on Dec. 11 signed legislation to direct U.S. humanitarian assistance to persecuted religious minorities in Iraq and Syria who were targeted for genocide by Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists. “In recent years, ISIS has committed horrifying atrocities against religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq, […]

Christians face extinction in Middle East from where they sprang — Archbishop of Canterbury

Christians face extinction in Middle East from where they sprang — Archbishop of Canterbury

by WorldTribune Staff, December 2, 2018 The situation for Christians in the Middle East is the worst “since the Mongol invasions of the 13th century,” the Archbishop of Canterbury warned. Meanwhile, the U.S. House of Representatives last week passed the “Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act”, which seeks to assist with the rebuilding […]

Media silence as gang rape survivor from northern Iraq wins Nobel Peace Prize

Media silence as gang rape survivor from northern Iraq wins Nobel Peace Prize

by WorldTribune Staff, October 17, 2018 News that Yazidi sex slave survivor Nadia Murad has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war barely registered on the American media radar screen. Murad was abducted in northern Iraq in August 2014, when Islamic State […]

Nightmare in Germany: Former Yazidi sex slave confronted by captor in supermarket

Nightmare in Germany: Former Yazidi sex slave confronted by captor in supermarket

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2018 A Yazidi teenager who was kidnapped at age 15 by Islamic State (ISIS) and held for three months as a sex slave said she now feels safer in an Iraqi refugee camp than in Germany, where she was confronted earlier this year by her ISIS captor. Ashwaq Ta’lo, 19, […]

Jewish wife of formerly secular Muslim husband tells of escape from Iraq

Jewish wife of formerly secular Muslim husband tells of escape from Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, August 18, 2016 A Jewish woman who refused to convert to radical Islam managed to escape from Iraq after her husband threatened to sell her as a slave to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The woman was reunited this week with her family in the town of Patish in southern […]