By Cécile Michel
The harvest season is now! Send silver so we can store barley for you before your arrival. The beer bread I made for you has become too old. This is urgent! When you read this letter, come, look to Assur, your god, and your home hearth, and let me see you in person while I am still alive! Misery has entered our minds. A wife expresses familiar concerns to her husband.
By Abdulmesih BarAbraham
Derike, Syria (AINA) -- On Thursday, June 3rd, 2021, Husam Alkass, a journalist and member of the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO), was abducted by a group of masked men on the open street during the afternoon hours in the city of Derike (Al-Malikiye), northeastern Syria.
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 25, residents of Miska, a small Christian community in the Kurdistan region of Northern Iraq, were awakened by deafening blasts as Turkish rockets struck the ground a mere 100 yards from their homes.
By Siranush Ghazanchyan
Following the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's statement falling short of accurately characterising the events of 1915, the Arab Council of Australia has joined a growing number of community organisations in calling for the Federal Government to recognise the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides, reported the Armenian National Committee of...
When Father Ammar Yako, a Syriac Catholic priest in the majority-Assyrian Christian town of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq, returned to his church in 2016 he found its floors covered in rubble and its artwork pillaged.
Iraq candidates are preparing for the next parliamentary elections in October. By one report, 3,500 candidates have placed their names in the running for 325 seats. Of those, at least 34 Christian candidates are on the electoral lists. A minimum of five quota seats are reserved for Christian minorities, allocated to Baghdad, Kirkuk, Erbil, Dohuk, and Nineveh.
By Seth J. Frantzman
Turkey continued its campaign of bombarding villages in northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region this week, reportedly damaging homes and a church of local Christian minorities. Ankara claims it is fighting "terror" although there have been no major terror attacks in Turkey for many years.
By Ferran Barber
Just over a century ago, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile and Uruguay saved from death thousands of Eastern Christians who managed to escape the massacres organized by the Turks. More recently, Spain has become a host country for Armenians and Assyrians fleeing the difficult conditions in Latin America.
By Abdulmesih BarAbraham
In time for the 106th anniversary of the genocide perpetrated by the late Ottoman Empire during World War I (WWI), a new book by Professor Taner Akçam appeared in Turkish by Aras Publishing in Turkey and titled "Ermeni Soykırımı'nın Kısa Bir Tarihi" (A Short History of the Armenian Genocide).
The Assyrians, whose history reaches the Bronze Age and among the world's first Christians, are often mislabelled as "Syrian Christians," "Iraqi Christians" or "Middle Eastern Christians." Every time the term "Christian" is used to refer to Assyrians, here's what happens according to the Assyrian Policy Institute: 1) Assyrians are dispossessed of their cultural identity.
By Sura Ali
The head of the Chaldean Church, Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, has called for the separation of religion and state in a future constitution for the Kurdistan Region, promoting a "civil constitution" that recognises pluralism and the Region's diversity.
Greek presence in Asia Minor dates as back as 1500 BC, the late Bronze Age, and among those who walked its soils was the epic poet Homer, author of the two central works of the ancient Greek literature, the Iliad and the Odyssey. The age-old presence of Greeks would be brutally interrupted in the early 20thcentury.