(AINA) -- The 47th National Conference of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) was held between June 24 -- 26 in Melbourne, Victoria. The gathering of the ALP's highest representative body and decision-making forum meets every three years to decide official party policy.
(AINA) -- A Franciscan priest who was fear kidnapped three days ago in northeast Syria has been released, according to a report by the Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights. Fr. Dhiya Aziz, 41, is from Iraq and is affiliated with the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.
By Bar Daisan
Qamishli, Syria (AINA) -- The Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Ignatius Aphrem II, arrived on Saturday, June 27th in Qamishli to receive and encourage the thousands of Assyrians who have fled from Hasaka.
Sydney (AINA) -- The 2015 Assyria Day Conference, dedicated to helping Assyrians through advocacy, education and communication, concluded on Sunday, June 28.
By Bar Daisan
Qamishle, Syria (AINA) -- After some fighting close to the Syrian city of Hasaka in northern Syria, ISIS entered some neighborhoods of the city on June 25. More than 2,000 Assyrian Christian families are among those who escaped to Qamishle via the Turkish border town Nusaybin.
(AINA) -- A video posted on youtube by the Syriac Military Council (NFS), an Assyrian militia that has been fighting ISIS in Syria, shows members of MFS entering the Assyrian village of Tel Shamiram after it has been liberated from ISIS. The video shows massive destruction in the village.
(AINA) -- AINA's website was the target of a massive distributed denial of service attack (DDOS) which made the site unavailable for more than one week. The attack was launched on June 8 and continued until yesterday. The source of the attack is unknown.