Who Are the Groups Fighting in Syria?

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Since Syria's civil war began six years ago, dozens of forces have been fighting to hold sway. Now many have united in eastern Syria against Islamic State with U.S. backing as the Syrian Democratic Forces, but they still wear the signature badges and insignia of their militias.

Territorial Setbacks in Syria and Iraq Devastating for ISIS

By Simon Cottee

Now that Mosul, the seat of the so-called "caliphate" in Iraq, has fallen, ISIS has a problem: It is a self-avowedly Islamic State without a state. And although the group retains its hold on Raqqa in Syria, where it's currently encircled by U.S.

Assyrian Man Kidnapped, Killed in Syria

Hasaka, Syria (AINA) -- The body of an Assyrian man, Dr. Basil Isaac, was found two days ago in a village eight kilometers west of Hasaka, three days after he was kidnapped. He died from a gun shot to the head. He was buried in his home village of Tel Shamiram. Dr.

Assyrians Protest Removal of Mayor By Kurdish Government

Alqosh, North Iraq (AINA) -- A large demonstration was held yesterday in the Assyrian town of Alqosh, situated in Iraq's Nineveh Plains, to protest the ouster of the Assyrian mayor, Fayez Abed Jawahreh, who was voted into office in 2014.

Assyrian Man Kidnapped, Killed in Syria

Hasaka, Syria (AINA) -- The body of an Assyrian man, Dr. Basil Isaac, was found two days ago in a village eight kilometers west of Hasaka, three days after he was kidnapped. He died from a gun shot to the head. He was buried in his home village of Tel Shamiram. Dr.

Senator McCain Sends Letter on Assyrians to Kurdish President

(AINA) -- Former Republican presidential candidate and current Senator from Arizona, John McCain, sent a letter to Kurdish President Massoud Barzani regarding Assyrians in the Kurdish region in north Iraq. In the letter, dated May 25, McCain expresses "...

Australia's Assyrians in Focus

By Peter Ahern

Fairfield, Australia (AINA) -- On Sunday 27 March the Australian Broadcasting Commission presented a special documentary on Australia's Assyrian community as part of the long-running and popular "Compass" series. The Assyrian community is not widely known in Australia.

Iraqi Kurds Forcing Yazidis Who Oppose Independence to Move

By Edwin Mora

Some activists claim northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region is removing members of the Yazidi minority group for joining the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) or publicly opposing the upcoming independence referendum.

Turkey's Parliament Bans the Use of the Term 'Armenian Genocide'

ANKARA -- As part of a package of measures aimed to change internal procedural rules of the Turkish parliament, the legislature's constitutional committee on Thursday approved a provision banning the use of the word "Armenian Genocide" from being used in legislative body.

Trump's Immigration Order and Christianity

By Peter Ahern

Debate has raged since President Donald Trump announced his executive order temporarily banning entry to the United States of residents from seven Muslim-majority countries. This involves a temporary halt in the United States refugee program.

The Forgotten Assyrian Queen

By Traci Watson

In a crumbling Middle Eastern palace, a woman's coffin lay undisturbed for millennia, her remains surrounded by treasure and protected by an ancient curse. Now scientific sleuthing has revealed her identity: she was Hama, queen of an empire.


AINA News

Assyrian Man Kidnapped, Killed in Syria
Assyrians Protest Removal of Mayor By Kurdish Government
Swedish EU Parliamentarian Accuses Kurds of Treason Against Assyrians
Assyrian Organizations Condemn Turkey's Seizure of Assyrian Properties
Assyrian Football Teams in Sweden Tell of a Changing Community
Turkey Says it Cancelled Decision to Seize Assyrian Churches and Monasteries
Assyrian Confederation of Europe Rejects Brussels Conference
Assyrian Church of the East to Boycott EU Conference on Future of Nineveh Plains
EU Conference on Nineveh Plains Favors Kurds, Marginalizes Assyrians
Assyrian Groups to Boycott EU Conference on Future of Nineveh Plains
3 Year-old Assyrian Girl Kidnapped By ISIS Reunited With Her Mother
Assyrian Leader Voices Concern At EU-parliament Conference on Future of Nineveh Plain
New Bar Association to Serve Assyrian-Americans Elects Officers
Assyrian Flag Acknowledged By Australian City Council
New Book About the Assyrian Genocide Published

Reports

•  Understanding Recent Movements of Christians from Syria and Iraq
•  The Hopes And Fears Of Religious Minorities In Northern Iraq
•  Assyrians Under Kurdish Rule: The Situation in Northeastern Syria
•  Untying the Knots of Religious Diversity in Iraqi Kurdistan
•  The Protection Needs Of Minorities From Syria and Iraq
•  ISIS Genocide of Middle Eastern Christians and Its Jizya Propaganda Ploy
•  Impact and Significance of the Christian Presence in Syria and Iraq during the Current Crisis
•  Genocide Against Christians in the Middle East
•  ISIS Genocide in North Iraq
•  The Assyrian Property Issue In Turkey
•  The State of Iraq's Minorities Since the Fall of Mosul
•  The Eradication of Religious and Ethnic Miinorities in 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

News

Who Are the Groups Fighting in Syria?
Victory In Raqqa Would Not Be End Of Fight Against ISIS: British General
Territorial Setbacks in Syria and Iraq Devastating for ISIS
PKK Terrorists Kill Civilian in Turkey's Hakkari Province
French Charity Replaces Virgin Mother Statues Destroyed By ISIS in Iraq
Interpol Circulates List of 173 Suspected Members of ISIS Suicide Brigade
Iraqi Kurds Forcing Yazidis Who Oppose Independence to Move
Turkey's Parliament Bans the Use of the Term 'Armenian Genocide'
Turkey Tries to Sabotage Raqqa Operation By Disclosing Coalition Bases
After Mosul, Islamic State Digs in for Guerrilla Warfare

Editorials

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
Teaching People to Commit Genocide
'Don't Cry, Sandra' -- Immortal Words of Faith and Hope From an Assyrian Refugee Girl
The Genocide of Assyrians That Started in Iraq Continues in Syria

Opinion Editorials

EU Conference on Nineveh Plains Favors Kurds, Marginalizes Assyrians
Trump's Immigration Order and Christianity
The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe
Erdo─čan'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
Refugees, Radicals and the Assaults on German Women
Refugees: It's Time to Be Discriminating

All Things Assyrian

2,700-year-old Assyrian-era Reservoir Unearthed in Israel
The Forgotten Assyrian Queen
Get Soaked At Assyrian Water Festival
Saint Thaddeus and the Assyrians
Eclipses and Fire-eating Dragons
Assyrian Writer Honored in Iran
Toronto and the Assyrian Film Producer
Preserving the History of the Assyrian Empire
Puerto Rican-Assyrian Humor
The Early Assyrian Settlers in Western Canada
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