Will Iraq's Constitution Be Amended?

By Omar Sattar

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri suddenly announced July 17 the formation of a parliamentary committee tasked with amending the country's constitution.

Assyrian-Swedish Scholar Selected to Pro Futura Scientia Fellowship Program

By Bar Daisan

Stockholm (AINA) -- An Assyrian scholar in Sweden is one of five researchers selected to the Pro Futura Scientia Fellowship program of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies (SCAS). Dr. Aryo Makko, who is lecturer at the History Department at Stockholm University, was nominated by his university.

For Many Christians in Middle East, Intimidation or Worse

By Maria Abi-Habib

Coptic Christians walking outside St. Markos Church in Minya, south of Cairo, last year. ( ROGER ANIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS)BEIRUT -- The attack on a French church signals the arrival in Europe of a type of intimidation long familiar to Christians in the Middle East, whether from religious extremists,...

Twin Bombing Kills 44 in Northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) -- At least 44 people were killed and dozens wounded when a twin bombing struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria on Wednesday, the country's state-run news agency reported. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

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.

Turkey Is Not the Country It Once Was

By Christopher Torchia

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey was riding high in 2010, casting its brand of Islamic piety, Western-style democracy and economic growth as a regional model amid popular upheavals in the Mideast and North Africa.

Is the Iran-Saudi Cold War Heating Up?

By Ellie Geranmayeh

LONDON -- Throughout decades of ferocious rivalry, Iran and Saudi Arabia have, even while backing competing forces across the Middle East, generally maintained one red line: They wouldn't interfere directly in each other's domestic security.

Why France? It's in the Math

By Peter Ahern

(AINA) -- As France reels from yet another terrorist attack on its citizens, many commentators are asking why that particular country has borne the brunt of recent terrorist attacks on the West.

Terrorist Strikes and the Blame Game

By Peter Ahern

(AINA) -- Europe is counting the cost of the latest Islamist terrorist strikes. Two explosions at Zaventem airport in Brussels, with an accompanying explosion at Maelbeek metro station in the heart of the city, have left over 30 dead and dozens seriously injured.

New Research Resolves Long-debated Mesopotamia Timeline

By Daniel Aloi

Dendrochronological and radiocarbon research by an international team led by Cornell archaeologist Sturt Manning has established an absolute timeline for the archaeological, historical and environmental record in Mesopotamia from the early second millennium B.C.


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Assyrian Group Sues Turkish-Kuwaiti Bank for Funding Terrorism
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Suicide Bomber Targets Assyrian Event in Syria, 3 Killed
Patriarchs Issue Statement on Two Year Anniversary of ISIS Occupation
German Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian Genocide: History and Politics
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Assyrian Professor and His Wife Awarded Academic Book Prize
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•  The Eradication of Religious and Ethnic Miinorities in Iraq
•  The Assyrians: a People without Rights
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Syriac Catholic Patriarch Urges US Bishops to Defend Human Rights, Religious Freedom
Turkey Is Not the Country It Once Was
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Iraq's War On Terror

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

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Why France? It's in the Math
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Refugees, Radicals and the Assaults on German Women
Refugees: It's Time to Be Discriminating
A Future for Minorities in the Middle East?
U.S. Government Should Stop Prosecution of Assyrian Attorney
The Middle East and Its Grim Near-Future Development
From Iraq to Syria: the Genocidal Ordeal of the Assyrians
ISIS Undiminished As Assyrian and Yazidi Refugees Suffer
Multiculturalism and the Overturning of Traditional Loyalties

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