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Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafaari, in a letter to the UN, asks for international help in investigating "crimes against humanity" by Islamic State. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Iraq seeks UN resolution to investigate IS

By Agence France-Presse Iraq has asked the UN to assist it with gathering evidence of crimes committed by the Islamic State group and said it…



Iraqi Christians attend a mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on July 24, 2017, in the predominantly Christian Iraqi town of Qaraqosh (also known as Hamdaniya), some 30 kilometers from Mosul. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was split between “sadness” and “hope”, attended a mass for the “renaissance” in Qaraqosh, which housed one of the largest Christian communities in Iraq before its capture by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group . (AFP | Manila Bulletin)

Cardinal hails ‘rebirth’ of Iraqi Christian town

By Agence France-Presse A French cardinal hailed the "rebirth" of Iraq's devastated main Christian town of Qaraqosh on Monday, where residents are returning following two years…