Assyrians in Iraq to Set Up Museum With Manuscripts Saved From ISIS

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Chaldean bishops in Iraq have decided to set up a Christian museum, collecting old manuscripts and books saved from destruction during the Islamic State occupation. The bishops under the presidency of Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, the Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon, made that decision during their meeting of October 23 in Erbil, capital of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan.

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.

Archaeologists in Iraq Find Ancient Assyrian Wine Press, Carvings

(AFP) -- Archaeologists in Iraq revealed Sunday their discovery of a large-scale wine factory from the rule of the Assyrian kings 2,700 years ago, along with stunning monumental rock-carved royal reliefs. The stone bas-reliefs, showing kings praying to the gods, were cut into the walls of a nearly nine-kilometre-long (5.

Assyrian Patriarchs Meet in North Iraq

The condition of the indigenous Christian communities in the delicate historical phase crossed by Iraq and the future that awaits them in the lands of their millenary roots were at the center of the visit made on Thursday, October 21 by Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako to Mar Awa III, newly elected Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.

The Jazzy Assyrian

She relishes in the vibrant artistic community of Brunswick, Fitzroy and Collingwood -- "then there's little old me trying to soak up as much of it as possible" -- she feels privileged to be living the career she has always wanted. Albazi is daughter of an Assyrian refugee, who was conscripted into the Iraq War under Saddam Hussein before fleeing to Australia.

Inside the Assyrian Citadel

By Goran Sabah Ghafour

Once a site of synagogues, churches, and now a grand mosque, Kirkuk Citadel is the city's oldest building. It was first built back in 858 BC during the reign of Ashurnasirpal II, an Assyrian king, for defensive purposes. The citadel boasts many unique structures, one of which is its famous 'red church' built in the pre-Islamic period.

Faith and Resilience in Middle East's Imperiled Christian Communities

By Mike Cummings

Janine di Giovanni was reporting from Iraq in the months before the U.S. invasion in 2003 when she traveled to the northern city of Mosul. There, she discovered an ancient community of Christians who prayed in Aramaic, the language of Jesus. The people she met were frightened by the prospect of the coming war, but also committed to staying in their homeland despite the hardships to come.

Status and Relations of Iraqi Ethnic-Religious Groups

By Farzad Bonesh

Iraq has been home to various ethnic and religious groups since the ancient times. The situation in Iraq and the circumstances of the past few decades have also changed the population of Iraqi ethnic religious groups. The complexity and diversity of Iraq's demographic composition and structure have created dense and overlapping gaps in ethnic and religious dimensions.

Assyrians and Kurds in Northeastern Syria: More Coexistence Than Togetherness

By Abdulmesih BarAbraham

The 24th annual conference of the Initiative Christian Orient (ICO) was held on September 20-21,2021 in Salzburg under the title “Dis-ORIENTation -- Life worlds between Orient and Diaspora.” The first day focused on the massive migration of Christians from the countries of Middle East.

History in All Justice Must Save the Assyrians

By Francesco Fimiani

I'm deeply honored to have had the opportunity to interview Father George Bet-Rasho of St Mary Assyrian Church of the East in Tarzana, CA. Father George gave me a tour of the Church grounds and he explained each biblical reference painted on the walls of the church inside as well as the Assyrian scripture peppered throughout the structure.

Iraq's Ankawa, Home of Assyrians, Comes of Age

The creation of "the biggest district of Christians in the Middle East" has been warmly welcomed by a bishop from the area who sees the development as critical for securing the future of the Church in the country.

News

Assyrians in Iraq to Set Up Museum With Manuscripts Saved From ISIS
Parties Meet in UN-led Constitution Drafting Meetings for Syria
Archaeologists in Iraq Find Ancient Assyrian Wine Press, Carvings
Assyrian Patriarchs Meet in North Iraq
Post-election Controversy Over Seats Reserved for Christian Candidates in Iraq
The Jazzy Assyrian
Inside the Assyrian Citadel
Faith and Resilience in Middle East's Imperiled Christian Communities
Status and Relations of Iraqi Ethnic-Religious Groups
Assyrians and Kurds in Northeastern Syria: More Coexistence Than Togetherness

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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The Origin of the Armenian Alphabet
The Assyrian Comedian
Housewives, Weavers and Businesswomen: Assyrian Women From Assur and Kanesh
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The King's Library
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God of Scribes and Wisdom
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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.

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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
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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

The Jazzy Assyrian

She relishes in the vibrant artistic community of Brunswick, Fitzroy and Collingwood -- "then there's little old me trying to soak up as much of it as possible" -- she feels privileged to be living the career she has always wanted. Albazi is daughter of an Assyrian refugee, who was conscripted into the Iraq War under Saddam Hussein before fleeing to Australia.

Inside the Assyrian Citadel

By Goran Sabah Ghafour

Once a site of synagogues, churches, and now a grand mosque, Kirkuk Citadel is the city's oldest building. It was first built back in 858 BC during the reign of Ashurnasirpal II, an Assyrian king, for defensive purposes. The citadel boasts many unique structures, one of which is its famous 'red church' built in the pre-Islamic period.

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