Organization Seeks Funds to Help 200 Christian Refugee Families

San Diego -- Hope for Iraqi Christians, a La Mesa based organization that assists Iraqi Christian refugees fleeing genocide in the Middle East, has received a pledge from the Anahid Oram Memorial Refugee Fund to match $10,000 in monthly donations, sponsoring 100 families per month, but only if they...

Assyrian Group Sues Turkish-Kuwaiti Bank for Funding Terrorism

By Dikran Ego

(AINA) -- Assyrians who fled the war in Syria filed a lawsuit against a bank which is largely owned by Kuwait Finance House and the Turkish Authority for Foundations, based in Turkey. The lawsuit accuses the bank, Kuveyt Turk Katilim Bankasi A.S.

Shiite Cleric Sadr Calls on Iraq Government to Resign

Iraq's firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has renewed calls for Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi's government to resign. "I call on the current Iraqi government to tender its resignation," al-Sadr said in a statement on Saturday.

Iraq Declares Battle for Fallujah is 'Over'

By Sinan Salaheddin

BAGHDAD (AP) -- A senior Iraqi commander said the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from Islamic State militants on Sunday, after a more than monthlong military operation.

Vatican Hits Back At Turkey for Calling Pope 'Crusader'

By Philip Pullella and Margarita Antidze

(Reuters) -- The Vatican hit back on Sunday at Turkey's depiction of Pope Francis as having a "crusader mentality" after he used the word genocide to describe the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians a century ago. "The pope is on no crusade.

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 "...

Australia's Assyrians in Focus

By Peter Ahern

Fairfield, Australia (AINA) -- On Sunday 27 March the Australian Broadcasting Commission presented a special documentary on Australia's Assyrian community as part of the long-running and popular "Compass" series. The Assyrian community is not widely known in Australia.

Pope Genocide Comments Show 'Crusader Mentality' -- Turkey

(BBC) -- Turkey says Pope Francis' description of the WW1 mass killing of Armenians as genocide shows "the mentality of the Crusades". The pontiff's remarks have "no relation to reality", Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said. Armenia and many historians say up to 1.

Hundreds of Syrian Kurds Flee IS-held Areas Amid Abductions

By Bassem Mroue

BEIRUT (AP) -- Hundreds of Kurds fleeing Islamic State-held villages in northern Syria amid a wave of mass abductions have come under fire, with several killed or wounded, opposition activists and a Kurdish official said Saturday.

Terrorist Strikes and the Blame Game

By Peter Ahern

(AINA) -- Europe is counting the cost of the latest Islamist terrorist strikes. Two explosions at Zaventem airport in Brussels, with an accompanying explosion at Maelbeek metro station in the heart of the city, have left over 30 dead and dozens seriously injured.

UCLA Library to Offer Digital Images of Rare Ancient Manuscripts in Egypt

By Dawn Setzer

St. Catherine's Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site that's located on rugged terrain at the foot of Mount Sinai in Egypt, houses the oldest continually operating library in the world, containing ancient and medieval manuscripts second only to those held by the Vatican Library.


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Vatican Hits Back At Turkey for Calling Pope 'Crusader'
Pope Genocide Comments Show 'Crusader Mentality' -- Turkey
Hundreds of Syrian Kurds Flee IS-held Areas Amid Abductions
Pope Francis Condemns 1915 Massacre Of Armenians As Genocide
Unidentified Gunmen Kill Senior ISIS Leader in Central Mosul
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German Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian Genocide: History and Politics
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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
The Genocide of Assyrians That Started in Iraq Continues in Syria

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A Future for Minorities in the Middle East?
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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

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