New Assyrian Patriarch Found a Home At Chicago Seminary

By Michelle Martin

Chicago -- The University of St. Mary of the Lake counts plenty of Catholic prelates among the men who studied there. Now, it can count the leader of the Assyrian Church of the East. Mar Awa Royel, born in Chicago, was elected patriarch in Erbil, Iraq, in September.

Assyrians and the Birth of Iraqi Soccer

By Hassanin Mubarak

In 2001, exactly 50 years after the Iraqi national team was formed, I made a discovery. I was reading a comment on the old sports forum about a player named Saeed Easho. It was the start to unearthing the story of Iraq's first national team. Many years later I contacted the ex-footballer, and through him it seemed as if everything fell into place.

Bombs Hurled At Assyrian Store in Iraq

Baghdad -- On Sunday, the home of a Christian shop keeper who sold alcohol was targeted in an attack. The incident took place in al-Amarah, a city in central-eastern Iraq on the Tigris River, capital of Maysan governorate. Reacting to the event, the Chaldean primate, Card Louis Raphael Sako, said he was full of "sadness and sorrow" at the news.

Toward a New Vision for the Middle East

By Robert Nicholson

The Middle East lies in the throes of a full-scale civilizational crisis. Scores of Sunnis and Shiites have declared war on the West in the name of Islam; in the meantime, they are slaughtering each other without shame. The simultaneous draw-down of U.S.

India's Forgotten Assyrian Bishop

By Arvind Kurian Abraham

In St. Mary's Orthodox Church or 'Cheriyapally' in Kerala's Kottayam town, the recent deciphering of a nearly 300-year-old inscription on a wooden plank, has shed light on the long forgotten connection between Kerala and a Persian Bishop from the early 1700s known as Mar Gabriel.

Turkish Parliament Rejects Budget Proposal for Minority Schools

By Uzay Bulut

The 22 remaining schools run by minority communities of Armenians, Jews and Greeks in Turkey are suffering -- both financially and due to the declining number of students. Garo Paylan, an Armenian MP of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), came up with a policy idea at Turkey’s parliament to help the minority schools in the country to survive.

New Chaldean Bishop Has Firsthand Experience of ISIS' Campaign of Genocide

By Edward Pentin

Karemlesh, Iraq -- An Iraqi priest whose family home was destroyed by ISIS has been consecrated bishop in a church he has spent the past four years restoring. Chaldean Bishop Thabet Habib Yousif Al Mekko, a popular priest who for many years has dedicated himself to serving the faithful in his native Nineveh Plain town of Karemlash, was consecrated Bishop of Alqosh on Oct.

Armenian, Greek and Assyrian Communities Condemn Australian Ambassador to Turkey

By Siranush Ghazanchyan

The peak advocacy bodies of the Armenian-Australian, Assyrian-Australian, and Greek-Australian communities have expressed their deep concern and dismay at comments made by Australia's Ambassador to Turkey, H.E. Miles Armitage praising genocidal dictator Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as a humanitarian. In a letter addressed to Australia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon.

From the Homeland to the Diaspora: An Assyrian Outlook

By Barseen Oshana

Australia consists of a multitude of ethnic groups who have made their way into the diaspora for various reasons, whether it be escaping persecution or attempting to improve their livelihoods abroad. For many of these expatriate groups, they have the privilege to maintain a tangible connection with their homeland.

US Finances the Restoration of Assyrian Church in Mosul

The reopening ceremony of the main church of the monastery of Mar Korkis, in the Iraqi city of Mosul, seriously damaged by the militiamen of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (Daesh) during the time of the jihadist occupation, is scheduled by the end of November.

News

New Assyrian Patriarch Found a Home At Chicago Seminary
Assyrians and the Birth of Iraqi Soccer
Bombs Hurled At Assyrian Store in Iraq
Australian Parliament to Debate Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian, Greek Genocide
Toward a New Vision for the Middle East
India's Forgotten Assyrian Bishop
KRG Begins Documenting Illegal Expropriations Suffered By Assyrians
Turkish Parliament Rejects Budget Proposal for Minority Schools
New Chaldean Bishop Has Firsthand Experience of ISIS' Campaign of Genocide
Armenian, Greek and Assyrian Communities Condemn Australian Ambassador to Turkey

Reports

•  Assyrians and The Turkey-PKK Conflict In Iraq
•  Turkish-Backed Militants Target Assyrian Towns in Syria
•  The Future of Security in Iraq's Nineveh Plain
•  The Destruction of Assyrian Cultural Heritage in Syria
•  Turkish Human Rights Commission Report on Assyrian Nun, Villages
•  Assyrian Genocide in Modern History
•  Recognition of the Simele Massacre of 1933
•  The Systematic Repression of Assyrians
•  Iraq’s Stolen Election: How Assyrian Representation Became Assyrian Repression
•  Brutality Against Christian Clerics in Syria
•  Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2015–17
•  Erasing Assyrians: Kurdish Abuses of Human Rights
•  Assyrians and Yazidis in Northern Iraq 2017
•  Understanding Recent Movements of Christians from Syria and Iraq

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

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India's Forgotten Assyrian Bishop
A Legendary Assyrian Siege Ramp
The Jazzy Assyrian
Inside the Assyrian Citadel
The Origin of the Armenian Alphabet
The Assyrian Comedian
Housewives, Weavers and Businesswomen: Assyrian Women From Assur and Kanesh
The King's Parasol
Enlightenment On Middle Eastern History And Culture Through Artwork
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Parties Meet in UN-led Constitution Drafting Meetings for Syria

By Abdulmesih Barbraham

Geneva, Switzerland (AINA) -- The sixth round of the UN-led constitutional meetings between the delegations of the Syrian Government and Syrian Opposition and civil society representatives belonging to NGOs started Monday, October 18 in Geneva. The meetings are chaired by the UN Special Envoy Geir O. Pederson, with co-chairs from the Syrian Government and Opposition.

AINA News

Parties Meet in UN-led Constitution Drafting Meetings for Syria
Assyrian Journalist Speaks on His Abduction By Kurdish Security in Northeastern Syria
Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide
Municipality in Turkey Building Parking Lot on Syriac Catholic Monastery Land
Assyrian Organization in the UN-led Constitutional Committee for Syria
How Computers Learned to Speak Assyrian
Documentary on the Remains of Assyrian Churches in Turkey to Be Released
Assyrian Artist Exhibits Paintings in Detroit
Storyteller: Stories of My Assyrian Ancestors
Remembering the 1933 Massacre of Assyrians in Iraq
Greek, Assyrian, Armenian Genocide Memorial Erected in Berlin
100 Years of Assyrian Genocides
Missing Elderly Assyrian Woman Found Dead in Turkey
Assyrian Genocide Resolution Read in Arizona Assembly
Iranian General Soleimani Did Not Help Free Assyrian Hostages Held By ISIS

Conference Expropriates Assyrian Christian History, Denies Assyrian Identity

(AINA) -- On May 4-5 the Salahaddin University in Erbil, Iraq and the French Institute of the Near East (IFPO) organized a workshop titled Christianity in Iraq at the turn of Islam. Its aim was to discuss important institutional changes for Christians in areas of the collapsed Persian Empire and retreated Byzantine Empire which were conquered by Muslims.

Editorials

US Attorneys May Have Violated Constitutional Rights, Immigration Law in Prosecuting Assyrian Lawyer
Conference Expropriates Assyrian Christian History, Denies Assyrian Identity
The Unethical Prosecution of an Assyrian Attorney
German Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian Genocide: History and Politics
Senator McCain Sends Letter on Assyrians to Kurdish President
Turkey Attempted to Stop Broadcast of Assyrian Genocide Documentary
Australia's Assyrians in Focus
US Government Must Designate ISIS Attacks As Genocide for All Groups
Assyrians Should Leave the Middle East
Reflections on the Assyrian Genocide and the Next 100 Years

Turkey's National Pride is Based on Genocide Denial

By Sabri Atman

During the years of World War I 75% (750,000) of the Assyrian population in the Ottoman Empire was systematically murdered. That genocide of Assyrians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 is a fact, but it has largely been forgotten by the world.

Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged

By Sabri Atman

(AINA) -- When speaking about the Ottoman Empire and Turkey today, it is not their contribution to civilization that comes to mind. Instead it is human rights violations, confiscation of land and property, genocide and genocide denials that are most frequently discussed in the public discourse. Today's Turkey is still far from being ruled by democratic principles.

Opinion Editorials

Turkey's National Pride is Based on Genocide Denial
Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged
EU Conference on Nineveh Plains Favors Kurds, Marginalizes Assyrians
Trump's Immigration Order and Christianity
The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe
Erdoğan's Gambit for Mosul
The Genocide of Assyrians and Yazidis and the Next American President
Is Obama Fast-tracking Mosul Offensive to Save His Legacy?
Why France? It's in the Math
Terrorist Strikes and the Blame Game

Assyrians and the Birth of Iraqi Soccer

By Hassanin Mubarak

In 2001, exactly 50 years after the Iraqi national team was formed, I made a discovery. I was reading a comment on the old sports forum about a player named Saeed Easho. It was the start to unearthing the story of Iraq's first national team. Many years later I contacted the ex-footballer, and through him it seemed as if everything fell into place.

India's Forgotten Assyrian Bishop

By Arvind Kurian Abraham

In St. Mary's Orthodox Church or 'Cheriyapally' in Kerala's Kottayam town, the recent deciphering of a nearly 300-year-old inscription on a wooden plank, has shed light on the long forgotten connection between Kerala and a Persian Bishop from the early 1700s known as Mar Gabriel.

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