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Iraq's Christians: Nowhere to Run?

The world's been getting distressing tales of slaughter and destruction from Iraq in recent weeks. This time it is one of the world's oldest Christian communities that's being targeted. Ancient monasteries and churches have been razed to the ground, and tens of thousands of Iraqis have been forced to flee their ancestral homes. France has publicly pledged humanitarian assistance to take in those Christians. But is that an open invitation to settle in the country? And why only Christians?

By François PICARD

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Christelle YALAP

CSCI France (Committee for the Support of Iraqi Christians)

Ardavan AMIR ASLANI

International lawyer and author of several books on Islam and Iran

Alissa Johannsen RUBIN

New York Times Bureau Chief in Paris

Nathalie GOULET

President, Commission on jihadist networks, French Senate

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2017-08-16 Donald Trump

US racial tension - How far should freedom of speech be allowed to go?

US President Donald Trump has backtracked from statements he made when he denounced neo-Nazis and white supremacists as repugnant, blaming once again the racist protestors and...

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2017-08-14 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso attack: How to restore security in the Sahel region?

At least 18 people were killed in a terror attack in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Sunday night. Last month, the idea of setting up a five-nation African task force was...

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2017-08-15 India

India and Pakistan mark 70 years of independence: Can the two countries ever reconcile?

Will India and Pakistan ever be friends? As the two countries celebrate 70 years since they gained their independence, India's prime minister has accused Kashmir separatists of...

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2017-08-09 France

Security in France: Is France's "Opération Sentinelle" still working?

A man is currently under arrest after a car drove into a group of soldiers in a western Paris suburb on Wednesday morning. Six soldiers have been injured. All of them were a week...

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2017-08-10 North Korea

US-North Korea tensions: War of words escalates

There's considerable concern in many parts of the world as North Korea and the United States appear engaged in the highest-stakes game of chicken possible, one where the ultimate...

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