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The 47 Yezidi candidates will be running on seven lists: 20 of them in Nineveh province are KDP candidates, 16 are candidates of the Yezidi Democratic party led by Haider Shasho, 6 are with other Yezidi parties, 2 are with the PUK, and 1 is with the Iraqi Communist Party. The KDP and PUK have each ...
Deep inside looters' tunnels dug beneath the Tomb of Jonah in the ancient Iraq city of Nineveh, archaeologists have uncovered 2,700-year-old inscriptions that describe the rule of an Assyrian king named Esarhaddon. The seven inscriptions were discovered in four tunnels beneath the biblical prophet's ...

At least 11 Daesh terrorists were captured by Iraqi forces on Wednesday while trying to infiltrate into Iraq's northern Nineveh province, according to a local security source. "The 11 gunmen fled Iraq's northeastern Tuz Khurmatu district, where large-scale military operations remain underway," Federal police ...
Greene County Regional police Chief Michael Natale pulls a loose brick out of the foundation of the Morris Township Community Center in Nineveh. ... Carol Patton owns a home in Nineveh just a few doors down from the community center and remembers attending grade school in the building in her youth.
Nineveh ( Security troops have managed to kill five suicide attackers in south of Nineveh, a security source was quoted saying. "While troops were passing near a house in a village in Hammam al-Alil region within an inspection campaign, the personnel noticed presence of a mobile phone ...
At least 17 militants were killed on Monday in airstrikes carried out by the Iraqi Air Force in the desert region of Iraq's northern Nineveh's province, according to an Iraqi military source. "intelligence obtained by the air force revealed significant military activity in a village located in Nineveh's Baaj district ...

Saad Maan said, "Federal police arrested an IS militant, who escaped from Nineveh after its liberation from terrorism and headed for Baghdad, where he worked at a popular restaurant." "the suspect admitted carrying out several terrorist attacks in Nineveh and escaping to Baghdad to work there," Maan ...
Vele eeuwen, duizenden jaren lang werd Nineveh een legende, een soort archetype van een weelderige rijke stad uit de oudheid, zoals Babylon. Bij het begin van de archeologie werd dan ook naarstig gezocht naar de stad. Boeken, bijbelse verhalen en legendes werden naast elkaar gelegd om de ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - Iraqi security forces discovered a mass grave in Nineveh Province containing the bodies of dozens of Yezidi (Ezidi) Kurds who were believed to be executed by the Islamic State (IS), a security source said on Saturday. An unnamed security source told Iraqi media al-Etejah that ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - Former Governor of the Nineveh Province and head of the Nineveh Guards Atheel al-Nujaifi on Thursday warned the Iraqi government that remnants of the Islamic State (IS) plan to carry out "massive attacks" in cities across the country. The Iraqi official claimed the operation's first ...
"The LORD gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai: 'Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgement against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.' But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the LORD. He went down to the port of Joppa, where ...
Four groups of sisters have returned to two of the larger communities on the Plains of Nineveh and are involved in pastoral and educational ministry, according to the sisters' Christmas communication. "Two kindergartens and one school have been open in the Plain of Nineveh," they wrote. "We trust that our ...
Nineveh was real. Its location was near what later became Mosul in Iraq, on the banks of the Tigris River. We've read quite a lot in the news about Mosul in recent months. Then, we have trouble picturing the Great Flood with docile lions and lambs and hyenas and Democrats and Republicans obediently ...
Jonah was a stubborn guy. In order to avoid being the messenger to the people of Nineveh, he booked a cruise heading the opposite direction of the place where God called him. When a storm kicked up, and the cruise staff were convinced that there was someone on their three-hour tour that was ...
Nineveh ( Islamic State militants have brought down the biggest Iraqi flag that was raised by Iraqi troops in a region in south of Mosul after liberation, a source from Nineveh police said on Monday. Speaking on condition of anonymity to BasNews, the source said the militants removed the ...
So, speaking of fishermen, let's talk about Jonah! God called Jonah to go to that great city of Nineveh to fish for people. You remember the story: God told Jonah to "Go!" and Jonah said, "No!" So, Jonah booked passage on the first boat he could find headed west - the exact OPPOSITE direction he should ...
In both readings, God is calling people to follow. The responses of those called are entirely opposite. The book of Jonah tells the story of the prophet Jonah. Briefly put, God calls Jonah to preach to the people of Nineveh, a town approximately 500 miles away. Jonah, deeply hating the people of Nineveh, ...

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - An Iraqi court sentenced in absentia the former Governor of Nineveh Province, Atheel al-Nujaifi, to three years of imprisonment and banned him from traveling abroad as well as seized his assets. Iraqi judicial authorities issued an arrest warrant against Nujaifi, the ...
The word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Ammitai, and instructed him to go to Nineveh to cry out against it. Nineveh is a great city, the capital of the Assyrian empire. Assyria is the rising power in Jonah's day, and it is a cruel empire, known for the brutal treatment of conquered peoples. Its wickedness ...
At least 450,000 displaced persons have returned to their homes in the northern Nineveh province following the expulsion of the Daesh terrorist group from the region, the Iraqi government said Tuesday. "The Ministry of Immigration and Displaced Persons' Affairs has managed to repatriate roughly 450,000 ...
Nineveh ( Iraq's military command has denied the withdrawal of paramilitary forces from Nineveh province, noting that the the troops were only redeploying. Nineveh Operations commander, Maj. Gen. Najm al-Jubouri, said in press statements that Popular Mobilization Forces were ...
Nineveh ( Iraqi Army forces are launching a clearing operation against Islamic State militants in Nineveh, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday as efforts continue to eliminate remnant militants. In a brief statement, the ministry said it launched an operation against Islamic State vestiges in ...
Baghdad ( Nearly half million Iraqi refugees have been repatriated to their home regions in Nineveh province, the Iraqi government declared on Tuesday. Migration and Displacement Minister Jassem al-Jaff said in a statement that his ministry had managed to repatriate nearly 450.000 ...
God commanded Jonah to go to Nineveh to preach repentance to the Ninevites. Jonah didn't want to go there because the Ninevites were wicked people (see Jonah 1:2), and Jonah knew that when he came there to preach to the people, they'd repent and be spared from God's impending wrath (see Jonah ...
Ten-year old Helda Khalid Jacob Hindi, a fifth-grader, is not at a loss for words. She is passionate about her life, her future, and that of her loved ones. Helda and her family--mom, dad and a younger brother--recently moved back to Qaraqosh on Iraq's Nineveh Plains after spending three years in exile in ...
A number of Arab tribes demanded on Saturday that US troops be deployed in the Iraqi province of Nineveh, reported the German news agency (dpa). ... A spokesman for the tribes in Nineveh, Mzahem al-Hweit, told dpa: "We welcome the deployment of the American forces in all regions, especially ...
Three lawyers were gunned down Tuesday by attackers believed to be linked to the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq's northern Nineveh province, according to a local police source. "gunmen stopped the car of lawyer Mohamed Ahmad al-Khalidi, who was accompanied at the time by two other lawyers," ...
Knights thinks the situation in Nineveh is less likely to resemble the one in Diyala. Hashd groups loyal first and foremost to Iran covet that area for strategic purposes. Therefore, keeping communities pacified by taking control over their local armed groups, a classical colonial model for effectively controlling ...
The US-based rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), has accused Yazidi fighters in Iraq of forcibly kidnapping and killing 52 civilians from the Imteywit tribe earlier in June. It said in a report on Wednesday that it has information from relatives of the victims that on June 4 Yazidi forces detained and then ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - Following the no-confidence vote by the Nineveh Provincial Council against the governor, and the Iraqi Prime Minister's decision to freeze his duties, a Kurd was appointed the acting governor. On November 1, the Nineveh Provincial Council in majority vote decided to sack the ...
Nineveh ( Iraqi forces and relief teams feel they are worked out by efforts to remove leftover explosives and retrieve civilians' corpses in Nineveh, commanders and officials were quoted saying. Alghad Press website quoted Abu Gaafar al-Shabaki, commander of the 30th brigade of the ...
A Christian from the Nineveh Plains town of Qaraqosh and the silver-haired patriarch of a family of 10 spread across three generations, Mr Khno wanted their first Christmas at home in four years to feel special. But after three years of ISIL occupation and a year of rebuilding efforts, Qaraqosh still looked like ...
Nineveh ( war remnants at the Iraqi province of Nineveh are mysteriously transferred to Kurdistan Region, a local official was quoted saying. Alghad Press quoted Mohamed al-Bayati, chairman of the security committee of Nineveh council, saying that "truck owners have been transferring ...
Driving in to Baghdad from its fortress airport a few weeks ago, I was greeted by innumerable Santa Clauses and, ironically in this desert land, by forests of plastic Christmas trees. Sometimes my Dominican brethren gather with Shia Muslim friends around the trees and together remember the birth of Christ.
Baghdad ( Nineveh Operations Command has denied news circulated over releasing Islamic State mufti in Mosul in return for bribe. "Newspapers and news agencies circulate every now and then fabricated news on sensitive cases in order to destabilize security," the command said in a ...
Nineveh ( Nineveh provincial council has denied finishing 50 percent of the rehabilitation works in the western side of Mosul, saying that reconstruction had not started yet, but just removal of the rubble. In remarks on Tuesday, Mohamed Ibrahim, member of the council, said, "talks about ...
Nineveh ( Iraqi troops have run into 12 mass graves in west of Nineveh, security source was quoted saying on Wednesday. "The graves were found in Kojar region, Sinjar. They include bodies of Yazidi civilians who were executed by Islamic State since its control on the town in 2014," the ...
Alghad Press website quoted Abu Gaafar al-Shabaki, commander of the 30th brigade of the Popular Mobilization Forces, saying Tuesday that PMFs are "exhausted on a daily basis" due to explosives left over by Islamic State militants in the eastern areas of Nineveh. "Some had to leave work (with the ...
Nineveh ( Five Christians were wounded as the Shia-led paramilitary forces opened fire against demonstrators who were protesting against assaults by the troops in Nineveh, a security source was quoted saying on Saturday. "Tens of Christians gathered today at Bartala village, east of ...
Nineveh ( At least a child was wounded as suicide bombers launched an attack against house of a local official early on Sunday in Nineveh, a police source was quoted saying. "Three suicide bombers attacked house of the former chief of Qayyarah town," the source from the town police ...
Nineveh ( Security troops ran into two mass graves in west of Nineveh, a local source from the province said on Saturday. Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, "Iraqi troops, the Yazidi mobilization forces and local residents confiscated in Sinjar two mass graves including relics of 90 ...
"The three wives were arrested at a security checkpoint at Tal Afar district west of Mosul, while trying to move to another area using fake IDs," Captain Ahmed al-Obeidi from Nineveh police told the semi-official Al-Sabah newspaper on Tuesday. "They were remanded into custody for interrogation on crimes ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - As a result of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi's attacks on peshmerga forces in the Nineveh Plain, many Christians who had returned to their liberated areas have been displaced once again, according to an Assyrian parliament member. Wahida Yaqo Hurmiz, an MP from the ...
workers remove rubble during the rebuilding of a building destroyed during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State fighters, eastern Mosul, Iraq, April 21, 2017. Reuters/ Muhammad Hamed. Nineveh ( The civil defense department in Nineveh has announced concluding the ...
Time is running out for the Christian communities of Iraq's Nineveh plains. Deeply shattered by years of dislocation and violence at the hands of Daesh, as ISIS militants are known in the region, thousands of Christian families have begun the costly and difficult task of rebuilding their homes, churches and ...
Nineveh ( Four hundred displaced people have returned to their homes in Tal Afar district in Nineveh, a local official said. "One hundred families, made up of 400 people, have returned to their homes in Tal Afar district in Nineveh," Haitham Ajamai, the director of migration department in ...
(Nineveh) - A Nineveh man was arrested Monday night after police found he was driving a stolen scooter. A Johnson County Sheriff's deputy stopped 34-year-old Jason Sanders just before 6:30 p.m. on County Road 200 East as he was pulling in a driveway. When confronted by Deputy Brett Davis, ...
Most of the NGOs that were assisting Yezidi communities in Shingal and Nineveh have left. "They have withdrawn due to instabilities and ...
Iraqi forces have cleared roughly five square kilometers of territory in Iraq's northern Nineveh province of Daesh terrorists, an Iraqi police source ...
Baghdad ( Iraqi joint troops have managed to comb over 100 villages, declaring the end of the first part of second phase of the ...


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