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View of the 36th session of the Human Rights Council of United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on 15 September 2017. Annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective throughout the work of the Human Rights Council and that of its mechanisms. (Photo by Siavosh Hosseini/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Congo, Pakistan, Afghanistan Elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

The Trump administration slammed the U.N. Human Rights Council Monday after the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, and Afghanistan were among the countries with abysmal human rights records elected to the body in charge of promoting such rights across the globe.

Egyptian women pray Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at Al-Azhar mosque, the highest Islamic Sunni institution, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Lawyer for Iraqi Christians to Congress: UN Resettling Islamic State Families in Christian Town

WASHINGTON, DC — The United States government is “financing the spoils of genocide” committed by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) against Christians and other ethnoreligious minorities in the Middle East through a United Nations program that only benefits Sunni Muslims, argued a lawyer who represents the Chaldean Catholic Archdiocese of Iraqi Kurdistan’s capital Erbil.

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