By Nico Danilovich
The concept of dining in formal settings goes back to the earliest civilizations. This includes Mesopotamia and its Assyrian Empire, according to the American Society of Overseas Research. The Assyrian Empire, as explained by National Geographic, was a conglomerate of city-states located in what is now the northern Middle East. Although ancient Assyria had been around since the second millennium B.
By Amr Salem
On the sidelines of the Ancient Civilizations Forum held in Baghdad, the Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Hussein, announced on Sunday that 18,000 smuggled Iraqi artifacts were recovered, according to the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
By Gianni Valente
A synodal ecclesial program is fruitful if "it helps everyone to walk in the faith of the Apostles cherished by Tradition". For this reason, references to synodal dynamics "cannot be used to open fractures among members of the Church on questions of faith or morals".
By Edith M. Lederer
(AP) -- Evidence collected in Iraq strengthens preliminary findings that Islamic State extremists committed crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Christian community after it seized about a third of the country in 2014, a UN investigative team said in a report circulated Thursday.
The opposition Reborn Armenia party has announced it is leaving parliament, causing the country's last remaining opposition bloc to collapse. The party had been allied with Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF), forming the country's second-largest parliamentary force.
By Kahraman Di̇lsoz
The attacks on northern and eastern Syria are aimed at destroying the project of democratic coexistence of the different ethnic and religious identities in the region. Members of the Syriac population, who are predominantly Christian, are particularly threatened by the Turkish state and its mercenary allies.
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Monday expressed his government's support for the legitimate Christian demands in the areas outside the authority of Iraq's Kurdistan regional government. Barzani's remarks came during his meeting with a delegation of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and Chaldean Community Foundation in Erbil, according to a government statement.
Iraqi Christians, living mainly in the cities of the Nineveh Plains and other areas of northern Iraq, continue to leave the country. This is happening "at a rate of around 20 families a month," said Iraqi Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Church, in a reflection on the situation of Christians in Iraq.
Stockholm (AINA) -- The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), founded and co-financed by the Swedish Government and known for scholarly work on issues of conflict and cooperation in the context of global peace and security developments, has released a recent report titled Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq: Agriculture, Cultural Practices and Social...
By Benjamin Martin
(AINA) -- Last month, His Beatitude Patriarch Sako of Chaldean Catholic Church reiterated his position that he sees no obstacle to "the merging of the Chaldean Church and the Assyrian Church of the East under the name of the Church of the East." He presented this as his opinion.
By Ardeshir Tayebi
A senior member of the Iranian Christian community says that security officials are pressuring religious minorities to remain silent and not participate in anti-government protests. The semiofficial ISNA news agency quoted Yonathan Betkolia, the head of Assyrian Society of Tehran, as saying that the intelligence and security authorities of the Islamic republic have asked the representatives of...
By Kurmanj Nhili
Noohadra/Dohuk, Iraq -- Saint Odisho Monastery, dating back to the fourth century, still stands tall serving Christians in the small village of Dere just four kilometers east of the historic town of Amedi in Duhok province. To get there, one needs to take the road that turns around on the side of the mountain and runs along the cliffs, three km after getting through the Sulav gorge.