(The Christian Science Monitor) Waza National Park used to brim with tourists this time of year, with the dry season driving elephants, giraffes, gazelles, and hyenas to the few remaining watering holes to drink water and shade themselves from the sun.
With the growing strength and number of extremist Islamic groups, Libya has become a dangerous place for Christians, who are the targets of kidnapping and murder at the hands of extremists who now control most of the country.
Assyrian Christians in the Nineveh plains, with the help of a group of Americans, are building a battalion to combat the so-called Islamic State.
The Nineveh Plain Protection Units, or NPU, is composed of 350 to 500 men trained by Sons of Liberty International, an American-led nonprofit organization aimed at “stepping in where governments in the international community have failed.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Jews and Muslims are part of the fabric of French society, despite recent terror attacks in Paris that shined a light on long-running discrimination and attacks aimed at both groups, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said last week.
“Without Jews Paris would not be the city that it is,” Hidalgo said in an interview.