California Recognizes Assyrian Genocide

By Carmen Morad

(AINA) -- Sabri Atman, the founder and the director of the Assyrian Genocide and Research Center, was invited to attend the 103rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Remembrance at the California State Assembly in Sacramento California on April 23, 2018. Assembly Joint Resolution No.

EU Commission's Turkey Report Touches on Property Rights As Well

By Bar Daisan

Brussels (AINA) -- In its new report on accession, the European Commission in Brussels has given Turkey the worst testimonial yet, attesting that the country is facing serious regressions in the rule of law, freedom of expression and the independence of the judiciary. Related: The Case of the St.

The Systematic Persecution of Christians is an International Tragedy

By Chris Philp

In April last year, a young Nigerian woman, Dorkas Zakka, was murdered along with 12 others in Kafanchan state simply for attending an Easter mass. Local priest Father Alexander Yeycock said that Nigerian military units stood by and did nothing while these murders took place.

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 "...

30,000 Shiites in Iraq Voted for Christian Babylon List

By Nasr Ali

A Christian list backed by Fatih Coalition leader Hadi al-Amiri managed to win two quota seats, as other Christian parties say the Babylon Movement List was systematically propped up the votes of Shiite Arabs. "A huge injustice was done to the Christians this time.

Nearly a Year Since Fall of Iraq's Mosul, Hunt for Bodies Goes on

(AFP) -- Atop an enormous mound of rubble under blistering sun in Iraq's second city Mosul, fire crews and police chip away at a grim but vital task. Some 10 months after dislodging the Islamic State group, they are still extracting bodies from the ruins of the shattered Old City.

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.

Ancient Middle Eastern Luxury

By Enid Tsui

A touring British Museum exhibition on the wealthy ruling classes of ancient Middle Eastern empires offers a splendid display of objects found at historic sites such as Nimrud and Nineveh.

Assyrian Tablets and the Lost City

Translations of Assyrian writings found by archaeologists from the University of Tübingen have yielded a secret lost to history: The place where the clay tablets were found -- Bassetki, in Autonomous Region of Kurdistan in Iraq -- appears to be the ancient royal city of Mardaman.


AINA News

Assyrian Confederation Participates in UN Conference on Role of Diasporas
Assyrians in Sweden Critical of Government's Position on Genocide Bill
California Recognizes Assyrian Genocide
EU Commission's Turkey Report Touches on Property Rights As Well
Cologne Orders Armenian Genocide Memorial Removed
Church Leaders Condemn Attack on Syria By the US, France and Britain
Assyrian Organization Opens Office in Brussels
Assyrians Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Patriarch's Assassination
Assyrian Woman Speaks At Syria Peace Conference in Sochi
Assyrians Establish National Federation in France
Turkey Arrests Assyrian for Rebuilding His Village
The Unethical Prosecution of an Assyrian Attorney
Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged
Assyrian Umbrella Organization Granted NGO Status in EU
Christmas Around the World in Pictures

Reports

•  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
•  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

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

Archbishop: Naming Chaldean As Cardinal is Gift to Struggling Church
Syrian Military Retakes Full Control Of Damascus
U.S. and Israel Should Recognize the Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide
The Systematic Persecution of Christians is an International Tragedy
Turkmen, Arabs in Kirkuk Give 48-hour Ultimatum to Iraq Electoral Commission
Iraqi Electoral Commission Cancels Ballots of 103 Polling Stations Over Irregularities
30,000 Shiites in Iraq Voted for Christian Babylon List
Nearly a Year Since Fall of Iraq's Mosul, Hunt for Bodies Goes on
Iraq's Challenge is Unity for the Good of the Country
Pope Francis Names Embattled Iraqi Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako As Cardinal

Editorials

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
Teaching People to Commit Genocide
'Don't Cry, Sandra' -- Immortal Words of Faith and Hope From an Assyrian Refugee Girl

Opinion Editorials

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
Refugees, Radicals and the Assaults on German Women

All Things Assyrian

Ancient Middle Eastern Luxury
Assyrian Tablets and the Lost City
Sydney and the Assyrian Refugee Writer
Iron and War
The Assyrian Monastery in Iraq
The Assyrian March Against Judah
The World's Oldest Monastery
The Assyrian Poet and the Kurdish Boy
The Church of Many Voices
Galen and the Ancient Assyrian Manuscript
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