– Convert, pay or die: Iraqi Christians flee Mosul after Islamic State ultimatum (RT, July 19, 2014):
The Islamic State has issued an ultimatum to the Christians in the town of Mosul in northern Iraq, urging them to convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or face death.
The statement by the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, warned that the Christians had until Saturday to “leave the borders of the Islamic Caliphate.”
“After this date, there is nothing between us and them but the sword,” the statement said. Continue reading »
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Armenia declares emergency ruleA state of emergency has been declared in Armenia’s capital on the 11the consecutive day of protests against an allegedly rigged presidential election.
The measure, signed by President Robert Kocharian, bans public gatherings and imposes restrictions on media reports.
It came after police fired in the air to disperse demonstrators. Some reports suggest a number of casualties.
Police in riot gear were out in large numbers
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