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Assyrian Democratic Movement’s Director of the Office of Civil Society Organizations meets with Dr. Ibtisam Aziz Ali, Director General of the Iraqi Women Empowerment Department.

Ms. Shemiran Denkha, Director of the Office of Civil Society Organizations of the Assyrian Democratic Movement met Mrs. Ibtisam Aziz Ali, Director General of the Iraqi Women’s Empowerment Department in her office at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The meeting discussed the general situation in Iraqi society, as well as challenges facing women in all areas of life. The focus was on what can be provided to women who suffered from the conditions of displacement and migration, and assist survivors of ISIS and integrate them into society. During the meeting, Ms. Shemiran gave a detailed explanation of the Assyrian Women’s Union since its establishment, and the difficulties facing the organization. Dr. Ibtisam…

THREE LEBANESE KIDNAPPED IN IRAQ FREED: MINISTRY

BEIRUT – Three Lebanese nationals kidnapped in the Iraqi capital Baghdad last week have been freed and were expected to arrive in Beirut later on Sunday (October 29), Lebanon’s interior ministry said. The three men, named as Imad al-Khatib, Nader Hmadeh and George Batrouni, were kidnapped on arrival in Baghdad on October 22. A statement from the interior ministry said Sunday the men were freed in an operation coordinated between Lebanese and Iraqi authorities. It said the men had been kidnapped by a “gang”, adding that one kidnapper had been killed in the rescue operation and others arrested. The statement said additional kidnappers were still being pursued, without specifying the suspected motives for the abduction. Kidnappings for ransom or for…