Lebanon Likely to Play Defense Role in ISIS Fight

By Kareem Shaheen

Beirut -- Lebanon's contribution to the global coalition against ISIS will likely center on closing the porous border with Syria and cracking down on cells within the country, analysts said.

ISIL Launches Offensive Against Kurd Region in North Syria

An offensive by the ISIL terrorists is underway against the Kurdish enclave of Kobane near Syria's northern border. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told dpa on Tuesday that the Takfiris attacked the enclave, located just south of the country's border with Turkey in Aleppo province.

Iraq's Progress Overshadowed By War With Islamic State

By Terry Atlas

While world attention remains fixed on battles with Islamic State in the deserts of western Iraq, the war against the jihadists may be won or lost in Baghdad. Although the country is threatened by Islamic extremists, ethnic resentments and sectarian schisms, U.S.

Kurdish Peshmerga Kill Top IS Military Commander

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- Kurdish security officials said that Peshmerga forces had killed senior Islamic State (IS) commander Yasin Ali Suleiman Shlash known as Abu Abdullah near Khazir on Tuesday.

Obama Needs Peace in Syria to Defeat IS

By Khaled Atallah

DAMASCUS, Syria -- After three and half years of war in Syria, Damascenes have become indifferent to the statements issued by local and international politicians and decision makers. But this was not the case in regard to US President Barack Obama's speech last week.

12 Assyrians Who Were Held By ISIS Escape By Faking Conversion

(AINA) -- 12 Assyrians from the town of Bartella who had been held by ISIS escaped by falsely converting to Islam, which allowed them to leave the town. The Assyrians had accidentally remained in Bartella after everyone else had fled when ISIS captured the town.

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).

Further Arming the Kurds Could Prove Dangerous

By Konstantin Sabo

(AINA) -- Almost on a daily basis we are hear unthinkable and heartbreaking news about the cruelties that the Islamic State (ISIS) is committing in North Iraq, particularly against Assyrians and Yazidis. The Nineveh Plain is an area north of Mosul.

The Kurds Must Support the Assyrians and Yazidis Militarily and Politically

By James Rayis

(AINA) -- Today, in the midst of the greatest threat to a 6764 year old community's existence in Iraq, the Aramaic-speaking Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs), both Iraqi and expatriate, must look to the Kurdish Regional Government for immediate aid for those in the Nineveh and Kirkuk...

The First Assyrian Settlers in Canada

By Jennifer Higgs

The story of a small town and congregation in rural Saskatchewan begins halfway around the world and more than 100 years ago, when settlers from Persia came to North Battleford to build their future on Canadian soil.

475 Families to Bring Out Handwritten Bible

Kochi, India -- After the Catholic Church, now it is the turn of the Chaldean Syrian Church, one of the four archbishoprics in the Assyrian Church of the East, to transcribe the Bible.


AINA News »

City of Yonkers Passes Resolution Supporting Assyrians of Iraq
75% of Assyrians Return to Their Town in North Iraq
Chaldean Bishop: ISIS Wants to Rip Christians From Their Roots
ISIS Orders All Christian, Shiite Business Assets to Be Delivered to the Islamic State
ISIS Using Christian Homes in Mosul As Factories for Explosive Devices
Assyrian Delegate Calls for Safe Haven, UN Protection for Assyrians and Other Minorities in Iraq
12 Assyrians Who Were Held By ISIS Escape By Faking Conversion
Yazidi Member of Iraq's Parliament Calls for Arming Yazidis and Assyrians
Some Assyrians Who Fled Their Town Say They Wish to Leave Iraq
Tens of Thousands of Assyrian and Yazidi Children At Risk in North Iraq
Assyrian Orthodox Patriarch Delivers Keynote Speech At in Defense of Christians Summit
Assyrian Bishop on Why Christianity is Vital to the Middle East
Assyrian Bishop Testifies At Senate Human Rights Caucus
US House Hearing Focuses on Christian Persecution in Iraq
Senator Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage At In Defense of Christians Summit

Reports »

•  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
•  The Situation of Assyrians in Northern Iraq

Articles »

•  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 »

Australian Military Advisers in Iraq Will Be Armed and Able to Return Fire
Lebanon Likely to Play Defense Role in ISIS Fight
ISIL Launches Offensive Against Kurd Region in North Syria
Iraq's Progress Overshadowed By War With Islamic State
Islamism vs. the Weak Arab Nation
Kurdish Peshmerga Kill Top IS Military Commander
ISIL Want to Assassinate the Pope, Says Iraq's Ambassador to Vatican
Obama Needs Peace in Syria to Defeat IS
Islamic State Fighters Drawing on Oil Assets for Funding and Fuel
US General: Ground Troops Option If Anti-IS Strategy Fails

Editorials »

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?
Turkey's Role in the Kidnapping of the Syrian Bishops

Opinion Editorials »

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'
Assyrian Girl Escapes Muslim Death Threats in Iraq, Fights Cancer in Lebanon
Assyrians Don't Want to Be a Part of a Part of Iraq

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From the Mountains of the Servants of God
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Fist Bumps and the Zombie Apocalypse
Arundel's Link to One of the Oldest Cities in the Great Assyrian Empire
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