TBILISI, Aug. 1, 2017 -- Visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence attends a ceremony of the ongoing 'Noble Partner 2017' multinational military drill in Alekseevka Air Base at Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, Aug. 1, 2017. The two-week-long multinational military drill kicked off at the Vaziani base near Tbilisi on July 30, 2017. Pence arrived here on July 31, 2017 for a two-day official visit. (Xinhua/Tamuna Kulumbegashvili via Getty Images)
An Easter celebration in Baghdad last year. Candidates from the Babylon Brigade won two of the five seats reserved for Iraq’s Christians in the country’s parliamentary elections in May, and the group’s ties to an Iranian-backed armed group has some Iraqi Christians concerned.
US Vice President Mike Pence (R) speaks while standing next to US President Donald Trump during a ceremony before the signing of an Executive Order on Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 4, 2017 in WashingtoTrump issued an executive order on Thursday making it easier for churches and religious groups to take part in politics without risk of losing their tax-exempt status, a senior White House official said. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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