Iraq's top Shia Cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani underwent surgery Thursday at the Kafeel hospital in Karbala and was sent home Friday. The cleric has been critical in calming tensions in recent months as the country faced crisis after crisis
Despite some progress in the rehabilitation of ancient sites of worship in Mosul, more funding is required to finish restoring the city's rich tapestry of religious heritage in the aftermath of ISIS' defeat.
Egypt - Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ordered the creation of a committee to tackle sectarian incidents following a string of militant attacks that targetted the country’s Coptic Christian minority. El-Sisi’s decision takes effect Monday, ahead of Egypt’s Coptic Christmas celebrations on January 7.
An Assyrian Church in the city of Bartella in Mosul host a mass iftar banquet for Muslims in the city. The attendees expressed their delight at the efforts put in by the Christian Iraqis to sow the seeds of unity and patriotism after the removal of ISIS.