By Inés San Martín
As Iraqis sort through the rubble of the latest terrorist attack Tuesday, an attack on a busy market in downtown Baghdad that left at least 30 people dead, one Catholic priest in Iraq says it's important not just to focus on the horror of life in the country but also the hope.
By Uzay Bulut
A viral social media video showed a group of young Turkish men dancing on top of the Saint Takavor Armenian Church in Istanbul on July 11. Turkish media reported that while some individuals played music and partied on the pedestrian road in front of the church, three people from the group climbed over the entrance gate of the church and started dancing next to the cross there.
By Sura Ali
Chaldean Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako said on Friday that Christians will not vote in Iraqi parliamentary elections because of concerns over militias and possible fraud, the latest boycott that could cast doubts on the legitimacy of the election. "I doubt that there will be transparent and fair elections as the ground is not prepared for that.
By Joe Snell
A Turkish airstrike July 6 ignited agricultural fields of Assyrian villages in the Nahla Valley of the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq. As flames burned for hours at night and well into the next day, authorities never arrived to help extinguish the blaze. The fire and lack of emergency response is endemic in the region as Turkish attacks routinely impact communities in Iraq's north.
By Alex Svenson
On June 14, President Joe Biden held a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, following the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Brussels. The meeting was part of Biden's eight-week trip across Europe, the president's first trip abroad since he was inaugurated in January.
Turkish authorities have raided several locations in the Beytüşşebap district of the southeastern Şırnak province and detained three people in relation to the case of a Syriac Christian couple, Mezopotamya agency reported on Sunday. Hürmüz and Şimoni Diril went missing in January 2020, and Şimoni Diril's body was discovered by a river 70 days later.
By Uzay Bulut
Tuesday, June 15 marked the 106th anniversary of the beginning of the Assyrian Genocide by Ottoman Turkey committed between 1915 and 1923. During this period, Assyrians — alongside Greeks and Armenians — were exposed to genocide, in which around 300,000 Assyrians perished.
By Cécile Michel
The harvest season is now! Send silver so we can store barley for you before your arrival. The beer bread I made for you has become too old. This is urgent! When you read this letter, come, look to Assur, your god, and your home hearth, and let me see you in person while I am still alive! Misery has entered our minds. A wife expresses familiar concerns to her husband.
By Abdulmesih BarAbraham
Derike, Syria (AINA) -- On Thursday, June 3rd, 2021, Husam Alkass, a journalist and member of the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO), was abducted by a group of masked men on the open street during the afternoon hours in the city of Derike (Al-Malikiye), northeastern Syria.
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 25, residents of Miska, a small Christian community in the Kurdistan region of Northern Iraq, were awakened by deafening blasts as Turkish rockets struck the ground a mere 100 yards from their homes.
By Siranush Ghazanchyan
Following the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's statement falling short of accurately characterising the events of 1915, the Arab Council of Australia has joined a growing number of community organisations in calling for the Federal Government to recognise the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides, reported the Armenian National Committee of...
When Father Ammar Yako, a Syriac Catholic priest in the majority-Assyrian Christian town of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq, returned to his church in 2016 he found its floors covered in rubble and its artwork pillaged.