Trump Administration Neglecting Iraqi Assyrians

By John Stonestreet And Roberto Rivera

For too long the U.S. government has done too little to aid Iraqi Christians. That has to change. It takes courage to be a Christian in Iraq, more courage than I or I'd bet most of us can even imagine.

What About Mosul's Assyrian and Jewish Sites?

By Chris Johannes

Through the three-year military campaign to retake Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul from ISIS, many old Islamic, Jewish, and Christian historical sites were damaged. As the city becomes stabilized, people returning are just unearthing the scale of the damage and cultural loss.

US State Department 2017 Report on Religious Freedom

(AINA) -- The US State Department published its annual International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 on Tuesday. The following are excerpts from the report concerning Assyrians in Turkey, Iran, Syria and Iraq.

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 "...

Iraqi Police Clash With Pro-Iran Militia Fighters In Baghdad

Iraqi police have clashed with pro-Iranian militia fighters near the headquarters of the powerful Hizbullah Brigades in Baghdad, Iraq's Interior Ministry says. The ministry on June 20 said security forces surrounded the headquarters in the capital after a shooting incident.

Despite the Odds, Turkey's Opposition Mounts Tough Challenge

ANKARA (AP) -- Turkey's airwaves and billboards are dominated by speeches and campaign ads for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections, drowning out the opposition candidates in a country where the media is strongly biased in favor of the government.

Glorification of Murder, Martyrdom and Child Soldiers in Turkey

By Uzay Bulut

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz recently announced that the government was shutting down a Turkish nationalist mosque in Vienna and dissolving a group called the Arab Religious Community that runs six mosques, according to the Associated Press.

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.

Assyrian Iconographer Honors His Roots

By Doreen Abi Raad

BEIRUT (CNS) -- When Islamic State fighters overran Qaraqosh, Iraq, in the summer of 2014, Mothana Butres was able to grab only a single volume from his father's collection of thousands of Syriac books and manuscripts.

The Greatest King You've Never Heard of

By Robert Dex

The story of the "greatest king you've never heard" of will be told in a new exhibition that recreates an ancient civilisation whose remains were targeted by Islamic State.


AINA News

Swedish Foreign Minister Addresses Assyrian Community on Genocide Recognition
Assyrian MP From Iran Delivers Opening Speech At Conference in Berlin
US State Department 2017 Report on Religious Freedom
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

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

Trump Administration Neglecting Iraqi Assyrians
What About Mosul's Assyrian and Jewish Sites?
Iraq's Top Court Upholds Election Recount, Reverses Vote Cancellations
Global Metric of Muslim Beliefs and Practices Reveals Intolerance to Non-Muslims
Iraq's Sadr Calls for Disarming Factions After Baghdad Explosion
USAID to Give Aid to Iraqi Assyrians, Yazidis Through Catholic Relief Services
Iraqi Police Clash With Pro-Iran Militia Fighters In Baghdad
Despite the Odds, Turkey's Opposition Mounts Tough Challenge
Glorification of Murder, Martyrdom and Child Soldiers in Turkey
How Muslim Mobs Attack Christian Churches in Egypt With Impunity

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

Assyrian Iconographer Honors His Roots
The Greatest King You've Never Heard of
Noah's Ark and the Assyrian Relief
Picture Perfect Art Program Recognizes Assyrian Youth
Is the Lost Language of Iraqi Jews Really Lost?
An Old Language in the New World
Ancient Middle Eastern Luxury
Assyrian Tablets and the Lost City
Sydney and the Assyrian Refugee Writer
Iron and War
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