Assyrian Church in Dubai to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

By Mohan Vadayar

Metropolitan of India and UAE (Patriarchal Vicar) His Beatitude Dr Mar Aprem will open the 10th anniversary in the UAE of the Mart Mariam Parish of Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, in Dubai on Friday.

ISIS Destroys Churches, Loots Houses in Syria

By John Burger

Aleteia has obtained this photo of St. Mary's Assyrian Church in the northeastern Syrian village of Tal Nasri. "The church was exploded and damaged by IS as they controlled the village," said Father Emanuel Youkhana, who heads the humanitarian aid group in Iraq called CAPNI--Christian Aid Program.

Iraqi Government: Us Airstrike Kills Isis Governor of Mosul

By Frances Martel

While the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) has made major inroads in the city of Ramadi and territories increasingly close to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Kurdish forces backed by American airstrikes have reported major progress in the north of the country, with the Iraqi government reporting that an...

Iraq Exhumes 470 Bodies From Tikrit Mass Grave

Iraq has exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been executed by militants near Tikrit last year in what is known as the Speicher massacre, the health minister said Thursday.

Iraqi Forces Take Positions on Ramadi Outskirts

Baghdad -- Iraqi forces seized two districts of Ramadi yesterday as they prepared to retake the city from ISIL. The extremist group also came under pressure in neighbouring Syria, where Kurdish fighters expelled the extremists from more than a dozen Christian villages in the north-east.

Assyrian Priest, Deacon Kidnapped in Homs, Syria

(AINA) -- An Assyrian priest and deacon were kidnapped yesterday in Homs, Syria. According to witnesses, two armed men riding a motorcycle entered the grounds of the Mar Ilyan al-Sharqi monastery of the Assyrian Catholic Church at about 3 PM.

Indicted Assyrian Attorney Faces Trial

Chicago (AINA) -- Hundreds of supporters are expected to attend the trial of Assyrian-American attorney Robert DeKelaita. DeKelaita faces federal immigration fraud charges alleging that the long-time activist has falsified accounts of Christian persecution in Iraq.

Assyrian Girl Kidnapped in Baghdad Released

(AINA) -- Juliana George, a 16 year-old Assyrian girl who was kidnapped from her home in Baghdad 9 days ago (AINA 2015-05-12), was released yesterday after a $55,000 ransom was paid. According to her father, George, Juliana was badly frightened by the experience but was not apparently mistreated.

Reflections on the Assyrian Genocide and the Next 100 Years

By Robert W. DeKelaita

(AINA) -- As a child I sat and listened to my grandfather Benjamin recount how he, as an orphaned child, had to carefully step over the dead bodies of his relatives and friends, as he made his escape from the Assyrian village of Mar Bishu in 1915.

Teaching People to Commit Genocide

By Hannibal Travis

(AINA) -- The United Nations often pays lip service to the need to stop educational instruction that could motivate genocidal attacks on national or religious groups.

The Middle East and Its Grim Near-Future Development

By Markus Tozman

(AINA) -- O my dear, they are making such a horrible muddle of the Near East, I confidently anticipate that it will be much worse than it was before the war … It's like a nightmare in which you foresee all the horrible things which are going to happen and can't stretch out your hand to prevent...

Hamilton's Assyrians Have Youngest Church Reader in World

By Carmela Fragomeni

Hamilton, Ontario -- At Hamilton's St. Mari Assyrian Church, parishioners endearingly call George Hashimoto, 13, their "small deacon." "We're proud of him," says Evette Haddad. "He's unique, so we gave him that little title." George is the church's "Old Testament Reader.


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Indicted Assyrian Attorney Faces Trial
Assyrian Girl Kidnapped in Baghdad Released
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Assyrian Church in Dubai to Celebrate 10th Anniversary
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ISIS Destroys Churches, Loots Houses in Syria
Iraqi Government: Us Airstrike Kills Isis Governor of Mosul
Yazidi Victims of Mass Rape Threatened With Death Upon Release From Isis Captivity
Iraq Exhumes 470 Bodies From Tikrit Mass Grave
EU Extends Syria Sanctions By 1 Year Over Rights Abuses
Iraqi Forces Take Positions on Ramadi Outskirts
Syria's Al-Qaida Chief Says No Plans to Attack the West
White House: US Won't Be 'Responsible' for 'Security Situation' in Iraq

Editorials »

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
Why the Western Diagnosis of the Syrian Conflict Is Wrong
Turkey's Duplicitous Game With Assyrians
The Historic Visit of Five Patriarchs to North Iraq
Increasing Calls for Military Intervention to Save Assyrians and Yazidis
US, Europe Must Arm the Assyrians, Provide Immediate Humanitarian Aid
Assyrians Commemorate Martyrs Day As History Repeats Itself

Opinion Editorials »

The Middle East and Its Grim Near-Future Development
From Iraq to Syria: the Genocidal Ordeal of the Assyrians
ISIS Undiminished As Assyrian and Yazidi Refugees Suffer
Multiculturalism and the Overturning of Traditional Loyalties
Citizenship or Residency? The Muslim Immigration Dilemma Facing the West
Terror in Australia: the Question No One Wants to Ask
Assyrians in Iraq Should Go for Self-Determination
Further Arming the Kurds Could Prove Dangerous
The Kurds Must Support the Assyrians and Yazidis Militarily and Politically
Does the American Government Care About the Assyrians of Iraq?

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