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Some 1,400 wives and children of Daesh fighters held near Mosul
Most of the women and children come Turkey and former Soviet republics, and stayed behind after the Islamic State was expelled from the city. Now, they are in a camp under tight security, but their presence has raised concerns about tensions with displaced Iraqis. Many wives were tricked into coming to Iraq.
05/10/2012 VIETNAM - UNITED STATES
Death of "hell’s poet": from Hanoi’s death camp to the grace of Baptism
In his verses Nguyen Chi Thien, who died Oct. 2 at age 73 in the United States, described 27 years spent in prison in Vietnam. Banned pen and paper, he memorized all his poems, later collected in two volumes entitled "The Flowers of Hell." The discovery of Catholicism in his friendship with the priests imprisoned in communists labor camps.
Lahore: ‘Youhanabad Project,’ a summer camp for children victimised by church attacks
Promoted by Christian associations, the initiative is aimed at alleviating the psychological suffering of children. It began on 12 June and will end on 14 August with a grand finale. Activities include group theatre, music, outings, educational visits, meetings and discussions. For Michelle Chaudhry, this will give children back their confidence and hope.
Baghdad, 24 alleged Islamic State members sentenced to death
Judges maintain they were involved in the June 2014 massacre at Camp Speicher, where about 1,700 soldiers (mostly Shiite) were killed. The defendants plead not guilty and speak of torture in prison to extract confessions.
Nuncio in Damascus calls Yarmouk, a disgrace unfolding amid a silent international community
Shelled by government forces, the Palestinian refugee camp has fallen to the Islamic State group. Long ignored, this was a tragedy “for all to see,” said Mgr Zenari. “Poor civilians have paid the price of factional fighting,” he added. Despite difficulties, the Church has tried to help. Not only Syria, but the whole Middle East “is burning.”
Pyongyang arrests "accomplices" of South Korean missionary: they risk being shot
The Stalinist regime interns "tens of people" in a labor camp for political prisoners, guilty of having helped Kim Jeong- wook, a Christian missionary accused of “spying”, who illegally entered the country. Exiles from the North: "They will be shot. Or, if things go well, they will end locked up in the state camps”
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