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Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
No country can be safe from the coronavirus as long as any nation is unable to resist it with all the resources it can muster or all the resources that, in mercy, can be shared with it.
A street scene in Bartella. Photo by Rami Esa Saqat and Fadi Esa Saqat.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Xavier Bisits
With the liberation of parts of Iraq from ISIS in 2017, Iraq’s Christians returned home to two unwelcome developments. Their homes had been burned, looted or destroyed by ISIS and Iran-backed groups who helped defeat ISIS—known as Popular Mobilization Forces—now controlled their towns.
Politics & SocietyNews
Ryan Di Corpo
John O. Brennan, former C.I.A. director and a vociferous critic of President Trump, said at Fordham Law on Jan. 30 that the U.S. drone strike against Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani had no clear legal basis.
A Shiite Muslim girl points at a portrait of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. attack, during a protest against the United States in Mumbai, India, on Jan. 9. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Margot Patterson
The long-term objective of the Trump administration’s campaign against Iran is unclear, writes Margot Patterson, raising comparisons to U.S. failures in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Politics & SocietyNews
Andrew Ehrkamp - Catholic News Service
The Edmonton victims were of Iranian descent, and their lives were recalled by family and friends at the memorial, which included Persian poetry and song.
Politics & SocietyExplainer
Ryan Di Corpo
In response to the U.S. attack that killed Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, Iran has announced it will enrich uranium beyond the restrictions of the 2015 nuclear deal.