Nigel Neville

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'IS' releases group of Assyrian Christians as rebels reject Aleppo peace bid | DW | 01.03.2015

An official with the Assyrian Democratic Organization said the group of 19 people - 16 men and three women - had arrived at a church in the city of …

Pope Francis Blesses Middle East Christians Forced to Flee Islamic State: ‘You’re Like Jesus on This Night’

Pope Francis placed a Christmas Eve phone call to Iraqi Christian refugees who escaped the Islamic State group, telling them they are in his heart and that, like Jesus, they were forced to flee because there was no place for them in their hometowns.<p>In a letter to Middle East Christians earlier this …

‘Genocide’: Jerusalem Post Correspondent Says Christians Are Being ‘Eliminated’ in the Middle East

Benjamin Weinthal, a European correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, said Monday that “there is a genocide unfolding in the Middle East” and Christians are being “eliminated.”<p>“I’ve been reporting on Christians in the Middle East for many years now, and the persecution has increased dramatically,” …

Activists warn of end of Christian presence in Middle East as Isis seizes 90 Assyrians

Islamic State militants kidnapped 90 Christians in north-east Syria as the jihadis retreated in the face of a Kurdish counter-offensive, a monitoring group has said.<p>The reported kidnappings are the latest blow to the ancient Christian presence in the region, heightening insecurity after a video was …

Middle East

Amid killings and kidnappings, can Christianity survive in the Middle East?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Christianity was born in Bethlehem, in what's now the West Bank. It took root among people like the Assyrians, who flourished in ancient Mesopotamia. It soon found a home in places like modern-day Turkey.<p>In other words, Christianity traces its past squarely to the Middle East.<p>But do …

Islam