Iraq's 2018 Elections Aftermath: a Critical Situation for Assyrians

By Adad Alan Shmuel and Joanne Patti Munisteri

The May 2018 election results shocked Iraq. Officially, it was the lowest voter turnout recorded since the first freely held elections after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2005. According to the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) Iraq recorded a 79.63% voter turnout in 2005.

Assyriology Conference Held At the University of Innsbruck

By Abdulmesih BarAbraham

Innsbruck (AINA) -- The 64th annual conference Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (RAI'64) organized by the International Association for Assyriology (IAA), along with the 12th Melammu Symposium, was hosted this year by the department of Ancient History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, in...

Iraq Protests Reveal an Inconvenient Truth About Sectarian Politics

By Tallha Abdulrazaq

Iraqis took to the streets of the oil-rich south, calling on the government to end corruption, institute effective policies to ensure Iraqis had gainful employment and end foreign interference, primarily from Iraq's ever-troublesome neighbour to the east, Iran.

Life in Egypt Is 'Hell' for Christian Women

By Thomas D. Williams

Egyptian Muslim men routinely treat Christian women as "whores," which makes life in Egyptian society a living hell, a female Coptic journalist wrote in a revealing op-ed this week.

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 "...

New Book on Assyrian Christianity in Iraq

By Fr Terry Tastard

In recent years writers like William Dalrymple (From the Holy Mountain) and Diarmid MacCulloch (A History of Christianity) have made us aware of the vibrancy through the ages of Middle Eastern Christianity.

Australia Presses Turkey for Return of ISIL Suspect

(AP) -- Australia will not give up its quest to prosecute an Australian Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) suspect despite a Turkish court rejecting an extradition application, the Australian prime minister said on July 20.

Assyriology Conference Held At the University of Innsbruck

By Abdulmesih BarAbraham

Innsbruck (AINA) -- The 64th annual conference Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (RAI'64) organized by the International Association for Assyriology (IAA), along with the 12th Melammu Symposium, was hosted this year by the department of Ancient History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, in...

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 Water Balloons

Hamilton, Canada -- The highlight of the Bet Nahrain Assyrian Heritage Centre's third annual Assyrian Water Festival of Nusardil at T.B. McQuesten Park was a massive water balloon fight using 15,000 water balloons. The event was open to the public.


AINA News

Assyriology Conference Held At the University of Innsbruck
Assyrian Organizations Ask Iraq to Recognize 1933 Massacre of Assyrians
Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights Issues Report on Christian Persecution in Syria
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

Reports

•  Brutality Against Christian Clerics in Syria
•  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

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

15 ISIS Militants Killed in Airstrike in Eastern Iraq
Mass Protests in Iraq Left 831 People Killed, Wounded
Iraq's 2018 Elections Aftermath: a Critical Situation for Assyrians
Iraq Protests Reveal an Inconvenient Truth About Sectarian Politics
Life in Egypt Is 'Hell' for Christian Women
Turkey Removes Rental Fees for Places of Worship
New Book on Assyrian Christianity in Iraq
Australia Presses Turkey for Return of ISIL Suspect
Sadr Calls for Delay in Forming Iraq Government Until Protests' Demands Met
Iraqi Protests Over Dire Living Conditions Resume in Baghdad and the South

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

The British School of Archaeology in Iraq
Assyrian Water Balloons
The Assyrian Tablets and the Lost City
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
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