Will Turkey Succeed in Turning the Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque?

By Uzay Bulut

The Islamist Felicity Party (Turkish: Saadet Partisi) organized the "Great Jerusalem demonstration" on July 30 in Istanbul. This event attended by thousands of people who condemned Israel following the recent incidents on the Temple Mount.

Understanding The Assyrian Militias Of Iraq And Syria

By Mark Chamoun

The threat of ISIS and current crises in the region led to the emergence of several Christian militia groups in Syria and Iraq, but what are these groups exactly? The plight of Christians in the Middle East has been one made up of ongoing violence, displacement, and devastation.

Iraq Seeks International Help to Investigate Islamic State Crimes

By Riham Alkousaa

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -- Iraq asked for international help on Wednesday to collect and preserve evidence of crimes by Islamic State militants and said it is working with Britain to draft a United Nations Security Council resolution to establish the investigation.

Second Assyrian Mayor Illegally Removed By Kurdish Authorities

Tel Kepe, North Iraq (AINA) -- The mayor of Tel Kepe, Basim Bello, was removed from his office on August 3 by the Nineveh Provincial Council. Mr. Bello is the second Assyrian mayor in three weeks to be illegally removed from his office by the Kurdish authorities.

Assyrians in North Iraq Reject Second Mayor Appointed By Kurds

Alqosh, North Iraq (AINA) -- The residents of Alqosh, an Assyrian town in north Iraq, have again rejected the new mayor appointed by the Nineveh Province Council, an entity controlled by the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).

Yazidis Proclaim the Establishment of a Provisional Government

(AINA) -- Baba Sheikh Khurto Hajji Ismail, the head of the Supreme Spiritual Council of Ezidikhan, has declared the establishment of a provisional Yazidi government. In a proclamation published on July 25, he calls for Yazidis who were displaced by the ISIS genocide to return to their homelands.

Armed Disputes Reveal Iraqi Assyrians' Discord

By Saad Salloum

BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Christians will have to unite under one banner and work past their various political affiliations and differing doctrines to heal the division that threatens the religion from within, the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq said after two armed Christian factions clashed in...

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.

Corruption, Nepotism Obvious Under Erdogan

By Pinar Tremblay

Turkey recently appointed 37 new ambassadors, and this lineup has some atypical players: Five of them are not career diplomats and two are headscarved women. The latter caught the public's attention.

Aleppo Residents Return to Rebuild Syria's Shattered City

By Frederik Pleitgen

Aleppo, Syria (CNN) -- Standing on the highest point in Aleppo, the calm and the quiet are humbling. We climbed to the top of the minaret of the mosque inside Aleppo's ancient citadel, where you get an amazing view of the entire city.

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 Unknown Motherland

By Emmanuel Jacob

Near the Old Teacher's College and Women's Sports Centre, facing the front of the Charles Perkins Building, stands a gargantuan statue of Gilgamesh -- the king of Uruk who terrorised his people, battled demons, and sought immortality.

Jonah and the Eclipse in Ancient Nineveh

By Tom Hobson

As we await the eclipse of 2017 AD, this post examines the possibility that the dramatic repentance of Nineveh in Jonah 3:1-10 may have been galvanized by a total solar eclipse there that dates to June 15, 763 BC, during the probable lifetime of Jonah.


AINA News

Second Assyrian Mayor Illegally Removed By Kurdish Authorities
Assyrians in North Iraq Reject Second Mayor Appointed By Kurds
Yazidis Proclaim the Establishment of a Provisional Government
Dutch Parliament Members Express Concern About Kurds Marginalizing Assyrians
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

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

Will Turkey Succeed in Turning the Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque?
Understanding The Assyrian Militias Of Iraq And Syria
Iraq Seeks International Help to Investigate Islamic State Crimes
Iraq's Yazidis and Assyrians Remain Unconvinced By Kurdistan Referendum
Armed Disputes Reveal Iraqi Assyrians' Discord
Assyrian Leaders Welcome Support From Trump, Congress to Rebuild Homeland in Iraq
Corruption, Nepotism Obvious Under Erdogan
Iraqi Kurdish Independence Referendum Will Fuel Instability, Turkey Says
Aleppo Residents Return to Rebuild Syria's Shattered City
Turkey Faces Kurdish Quandary in Iraq, Syria

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

The Unknown Motherland
Jonah and the Eclipse in Ancient Nineveh
Sacred Music From Syria
First Baptism in 150 Years At Turkish Church
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
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