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Basra welcomes Muslim-Christian coexistence

The Iraqi Ministry of Education issued a permit Nov. 4 for the establishment of a private, mixed Christian school, which will teach Christians, Muslims and students from other communities. After spending a year and a half working on the official procedures, the school will officially open next year as the first interfaith school in Iraq since the 1970s.

Archbishop Habib Jajou, the Chaldean archbishop of Basra and southern Iraq, told Al-Monitor about the project. “We have successfully experimented with Christian nurseries and kindergartens, " he said, "and now we want to open a primary school as an expansion to offer successful education to both Muslim and Christian citizens more


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The UK embassy in Iraq called upon the Iraqi parliament on Thursday to reject amendments to the Personal Status law approved in principle by the parliament earlier this month.

“The UK is calling on Iraqi parliamentarians to reject proposed changes to the Personal Status law that would have the effect of more


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