International Institute for Religious Freedom

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USCIRF Daily News Digest

Syria: Civilians brave dangers to wait out IS exit from Syria's Raqa

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest August 17, 2017

Syria: Humanitarian groups fear aid is being diverted to terrorist group after militant takeover of Syrian province

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest August 17, 2017

Syria: Life returns to northern Aleppo region

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest August 17, 2017

Switzerland: Swiss lawmakers to vote on banning import of kosher, halal meat

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest August 17, 2017

Saudi Arabia: First group of Qatari pilgrims enter Saudi Arabia by land: Saudi TV

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest August 17, 2017

Russia: Russia bans Jehovah's Witnesses as 'extremist'

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest August 17, 2017

Russia: Russian Orthodox Church will discuss Ukraine during Vatican diplomat’s visit

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest August 17, 2017

Russia: Growing list of Christians charged under Russia’s ‘anti-missionary law’

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest August 17, 2017

North Korea: North Korea loses its faith in Kim: Fewer citizens in the hermit state worship Jong-Un as a God, despite the dictator EXECUTING those who defy him

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest August 17, 2017

Nigeria: Nigerian bishops call for ailing president’s resignation

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest August 17, 2017

Iraq: Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest August 17, 2017

Iraq: New life amid the ruins of Mosul's maternity hospital

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest August 17, 2017

Iraq: Christians in Iraq are ‘on the brink of extinction.’ Here’s what faith groups are doing to fix that

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest August 17, 2017

Iraq: Iraq seeks international help to investigate Islamic State crimes

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest August 17, 2017

India: Modi accused of hypocrisy after BJP bulldozes through India’s latest ‘anti-conversion law’

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest August 17, 2017