His Holiness Karekin II extends condolences to Pope Benedict XVI
His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, sent a letter of condolence to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for innocent victims of the terrorist attack on the Syriac Catholic cathedral in Baghdad committed on November 1.
According to the Information Services of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the letter, in particular, said:
“Calling on Iraqi authorities to maintain rights and freedoms of Christian minorities we harshly condemn this unacceptable act as a deliberate step towards kindling inter-religious hatred in the country where for centuries, Moslems and Christians have lived in peace and consent.”
Following the reports in the media about corruption in the Chief in Military Inspection of the Ministry of Defense, the management of the Ministry conducted an investigation and found serious violations in the actions of the Inspection, contact.az reported.
The main Kurdish militia in Rojava is the Democratic Union Party (PYD), an offshoot of the Turkish-Kurdish rebel movement known as the PKK. According to news reports, the PKK has sent several hundred fighters from Turkey to Syria to help the PYD against the jihadists.
Eurotunnel - which manages and operates Channel Tunnel services - says migrant incursions are now "an almost nightly occurrence" - in addition to Tuesday night's incident, some 2,000 migrants had tried to get into the terminal on Monday night.