The Churches Burned After Egypt's Coup Last Year Are Still in Ruins

By Laura Dean

MINYA, Egypt -- It's early, just before 7 a.m. Elderly ladies with elegantly coiffed hair shuffle toward the Amir Tadros church. The towers are ringed with scaffolding, and a makeshift fence of wooden boards seals off the church entrance except when it's prayer time.

Lebanon's Christians Take Up Arms in the Face of ISIL Threat

By Fernande van Tets

Rifaat Nasrallah peers through his night-vision goggles and into the mist that shrouds Lebanon's mountainous border. They are hiding up there, he says as he points into the darkness towards what he claims are 5,000 Islamist militants waiting to pounce. "We are living on a volcano.

Assyrian Official: Iraqi State Failed to Protect Us

By Khalid Hussein

MOSCOW -- A leading member of the Assyrian community in Iraq says the failure of the Iraqi government to protect Christians has led to the mass migration of the religious minority out of the country or to the northern parts of Iraq controlled by Kurdish Peshmarga forces.

Remaining Christians in Syria Fight to Save Their Land

By Sophie Cousins

DERIKE, Syria -- Unlit Christmas lights adorn this small but largely isolated Christian town in northeastern Syria. But with only a few hours of electricity every day and most Christians gone the dark lights are a grim reminder of what used to be.

Turkmen Flee Iraq's Tel Afar After Intense Clashes

A large number of Turkmen are fleeing the Telafer district in Mosul due to the clashes and fresh airstrikes by U.S.-led coalition forces, Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITC) deputy chief said Saturday. "Turkmen in Tel Afar are fleeing into Mosul due to the clashes.

Chicago Assyrian Community Rallies for Immigration Attorney

(AINA) -- Over 1,500 Assyrian-Americans gathered at the Assyrian National Council of Illinois (ANCI) Building in Skokie, Illinois this past Sunday in support of two community members recently indicted on federal immigration fraud charges.

Assyrians Need Autonomous Region, Says Advisor to Mosul's Governor

By Nahren Anweya

(AINA) -- On June 10 ISIS captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city. The house of Dr. Duraid Tobiya Zoma was the first house to be occupied by ISIS and was marked with the letter "N" for Nazarene (Christian). Dr. Zoma, who is an advisor to the governor of Mosul and an Assyrian, lived in north Mosul.

Iraq's Governor of Nineveh Meets Assyrian Leaders in Chicago

(AINA) -- Atheel Al Nujaifi, the Sunni governor of Iraq's Nineveh province, met with Assyrian leaders in Chicago yesterday. The meeting was sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the Assyrian Democratic Movement (ADM) and was a discussion and question and answer session. Mr.

The Assyrian Fighters in North Iraq

By Peter Henderson

(AINA) -- Since the formation of Dwekh Nawsha, an Assyrian Christian paramilitary force operating in the Ninawa Plains area of northern Iraq, on 11 August 2014, there have been a number of news articles about the group: in the National Geographic on 27 August, from the AFP on 27 September, in...

The Historic Visit of Five Patriarchs to North Iraq

By Peter BetBasoo

(AINA) -- On Wednesday, August 20 five Patriarchs from the Middle East visited Arbel in north Iraq to show support for the beleaguered Assyrian Christian community (AINA 2014-08-21) and to call attention to the cultural genocide that is being committed against it by the Islamic State (ISIS).

Terror in Australia: the Question No One Wants to Ask

By Peter Ahern

(AINA) -- Australia, the self-styled lucky country, is joining the rest of the world in having to face up to Islamist terrorism. On Monday an ex-Shia-turned-Sunni Muslim, Man Haron Monis, took seventeen hostages in a cafe in Sydney.

Assyrians in Iraq Should Go for Self-Determination

By Yeghig Tashjian

(AINA) -- As World War I broke out, the Turkish government implemented the plan to destroy the Christian communities within its empire. Around 2 million (1,500,000 Armenians, 750,000 Assyrians and 500,000 Pontic Greeks) were massacred and others deported from their ancestral lands.

Assyrian Christian College Students Fill Food Hampers

By Kirstie Chlopicki

Fairfield, Australia -- Students from Narsai Assyrian Christian College are reaching out to lend a hand during the Christmas season. Members of the student representative council have led the charge in gathering donated food items from students to create hampers for those less fortunate.

Great Aspirations of the Iron Age

By James Romm

Renaissance philosophers, musing on European voyages to the New World, speculated that the dispersal of gold deposits throughout the globe was part of God's plan to spur travel, exploration, and communication between continents.


AINA News »

Sweden to Help Displaced Iraqis Face Winter
Terror in Australia: the Question No One Wants to Ask
Chicago Assyrian Community Rallies for Immigration Attorney
Assyrians Need Autonomous Region, Says Advisor to Mosul's Governor
Turkey's Duplicitous Game With Assyrians
Documentary on Assyrian Refugees in Iraq Wins Vimeo Award
Iraq's Governor of Nineveh Meets Assyrian Leaders in Chicago
The Assyrian Fighters in North Iraq
European Assyrian Federations in Talks With EU Commission
Assyrian Homes Being Looted By Kurdish Forces
Assyrian Genocide Exhibition to Open in New York
Assyrian Federation of Sweden Visits Assyrian Refugees in North Iraq
Assyrian Monastery Saved From Kurdish Vandal
ISIS Attacks on Yazidis on Mount Sinjar, 1,000 Families Trapped
Assyrian Describes ISIS Takeover of His City in North Iraq

Reports »

•  The Assyrians: a People without Rights
•  Minorities of Nineveh Plain and the Demand for a Safe Haven
•  Facing Annihilation: Innocent Assyrian victims of an unfolding Genocide
•  50 Thousand Assyrians: Report On The Flight From Al Hamdaniya
•  Human Rights Report on Assyrians in Iraq, 2013
•  Religious Minorities in Syria: Caught in the Middle
•  The Status of Christian Minorities in the Middle East
•  Between the Barbed Wire: Syrian Christian Refugees in Lebanon
•  Human Rights Report on Assyrians in Iraq, 2011

Articles »

•  The Assyrian Genocide As A Part Of The Christian Genocide In The Ottoman Empire
•  Demographic and Climatic Factors in the Decline of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
•  The U.S. Legal Regime Governing Iraqi Refugee Resettlement
•  Theater, Language and Inter-Ethnic Exchange: Assyrian Performance Before WWI
•  Assyrians In Iraq
•  Description and Significance of the Nestorian Stele in China
•  The Cross and the Lotus

News »

The Churches Burned After Egypt's Coup Last Year Are Still in Ruins
Australian Assyrian, Greek and Jewish Communities Inaugurate 'Season of Peace' Gathering
Lebanon's Christians Take Up Arms in the Face of ISIL Threat
Assyrian Official: Iraqi State Failed to Protect Us
Remaining Christians in Syria Fight to Save Their Land
US Planes Hit 'Islamic State' in Iraq, Syria After Big Kurdish Victory
Al-Qaida Militants Capture Large Quantity of Fuel in Northern Syria
US Congressional Caucus Condemns Turkey's Media Crackdown
Turkmen Flee Iraq's Tel Afar After Intense Clashes
Iraqi Kurds Claim More Territory After Breaking Siege of Sinjar

Editorials »

Turkey's Duplicitous Game With Assyrians
The Historic Visit of Five Patriarchs to North Iraq
Increasing Calls for Military Intervention to Save Assyrians and Yazidis
US, Europe Must Arm the Assyrians, Provide Immediate Humanitarian Aid
Assyrians Commemorate Martyrs Day As History Repeats Itself
Islamic State in Iraq Part of Larger Sunni Insurgency; Assyrians, Minorities Need Safe Haven
For Assyrians in Iraq it is a Genocide
Newly Elected Assyrian Patriarch Wants to Commemorate Genocide Centennial
99 Years of Turkish Genocide
Will the Assyrian Orthodox Church Split After the Death of the Patriarch?

Opinion Editorials »

Terror in Australia: the Question No One Wants to Ask
Assyrians in Iraq Should Go for Self-Determination
Further Arming the Kurds Could Prove Dangerous
The Kurds Must Support the Assyrians and Yazidis Militarily and Politically
Does the American Government Care About the Assyrians of Iraq?
The Origin and Meaning of Assyrian Martyrs Day
Erdogan Exploits Rivalry Between Kurdish Leaders
The West Must Not Ignore the Plight of Christians in the Muslim World
The Kurds: Victims and Oppressors
Barzani Calls Assyrian Massacre Victims 'Kurds'

All Things Assyrian »

Assyrian Christian College Students Fill Food Hampers
Great Aspirations of the Iron Age
Film About Apostle Thaddeus Planned
Assyrian Artifact Sold At Auction
Students Honored for Language Skills
Drought, Population Growth Led to Decline of Neo-Assyrian Empire
The Language of Jesus: A Religious Journey Through Chicago
Getting to Know a Proud Minority Community
Digital Reconstruction of the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II
Meet the Iraqi Assyrian Couple Attending Pope Francis' Synod
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