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Remains of EgyptAir plane crash contain explosives

Clues finally emerging on suspicions of terrorism onboard EgyptAir Flight 804.
On May 19, 2016, Egyptair Flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea unexpectedly. The crash killed all 66 people onboard including the pilots and crew. The investigation into why the Airbus 380...
2 January 2017 -
D. Riales

Christmas tree lighting in Aleppo marred with explosion

The tragedy in the Syrian town represents a dilemma for the Christian community
Aleppo, even more than Baghdad, would be considered the last place that the Christmas spirit would prevail. The city, recently recaptured from rebels by Russian-backed Syrian government troops, has...
21 December 2016 -
M. Whittington

Iraqi Muslim businessman erects Christmas tree in Baghdad

Gesture meant as a symbol of peace and love in solidarity with Iraqi Christians
Baghdad, Iraq may be the last place where one might find the Christmas spirit, but it is now the scene of an 85 foot Christmas tree, thanks to Yassir Saad, a Muslim businessman. The symbol of...
20 December 2016 -
M. Whittington
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