Top German Politicians Call for End to EU-Turkey Talks

Bavaria's interior minister, Joachim Herrmann, has said talks on Ankara's accession to the EU should be immediately put to an end, not just paused. "We have to stop kidding ourselves: There are no common perspectives with the Turkey of Erdogan," he said.

Assyrian Genocide Documentary to Be Aired in Cyprus

Stockholm (AINA) -- Cypriotic state broadcaster CYBY has announced it will air the documentary film "Seyfo 1915 - The Assyrian Genocide" on March 8 on the RIK2 channel. The documentary had its premiere in 2015, marking the centennial commemoration of the Assyrian genocide.

Turkey Hits PKK Targets in Northern Iraq

Turkish warplanes have carried out airstrikes against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) targets in the Avaşin-Basyan and Zap regions of northern 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 "...

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.

Iraq Accuses ISIS of Using Chemical Weapons in Mosul

By Madeline Patrick

The assault on Mosul began in October 2016 with two special forces -- the Counter-Terrorism Service and Rapid Response Division -- advancing to the city's south, west and north before overrunning the eastern side earlier this year.

Chinese Jihadis' Rise in Syria Raises Concerns

By Bassem Mroue and Gerry Shih

(AP) -- Many don't speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have been instrumental in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad's forces in the country's...

Trump's Immigration Order and Christianity

By Peter Ahern

Debate has raged since President Donald Trump announced his executive order temporarily banning entry to the United States of residents from seven Muslim-majority countries. This involves a temporary halt in the United States refugee program.

The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe

By Peter Ahern

(AINA) -- If 2015 in Europe was most memorable for the hundreds of thousands of refugees who traipsed across the continent, 2016 will be marked by the dramatic increase in terrorist attacks at different European locations. Sadly, these two developments are not unconnected.

Inside the Assyrian Palace Revealed in Fight for Mosul

By Anthony Loyd

The sunlight was swallowed in an instant a few steps into the tunnel's narrow mouth, after which the world was of purest black. So pitch and pressing was this darkness that it required a small effort of the mind to ward off the sense of suffocation as we descended.


AINA News

Assyrian, Armenian, Greek Genocide Commemoration Held in Glendale, California
New Book on Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide Published
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Speaks on the Future of Christians in the Middle East
Assyrian Genocide Documentary to Be Aired in Cyprus
Trump's Immigration Order and Christianity
Turkey Removed Assyrian Sculpture From Public Square
Persecution and Civil War: The Life of Syria's Christians
Understanding the Christian Crisis in the Middle East
Legendary Assyrian American's Works Published
The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe
Kurdish Authorities Preventing Assyrian Soldiers From Returning to Their Posts
New Book on Assyrian Genocide Published
First Assyrian Elected to Local Government in Victoria, Australia
Iraq's Assyrians Under Fire
In Continuing Purge, Turkey Removes Only Assyrian Mayor

Reports

•  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
•  The Assyrian Property Issue In Turkey
•  The State of Iraq's Minorities Since the Fall of Mosul
•  The Eradication of Religious and Ethnic Miinorities in Iraq
•  The Assyrians: a People without Rights
•  Minorities of Nineveh Plain and the Demand for a Safe Haven

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

Dolls, Teddy Bears Return to Eastern Mosul After Islamic State
Top German Politicians Call for End to EU-Turkey Talks
New Report Finds ISIS' Caliphate 'Is on a Path to Collapse'
Western Powers 'Give Up On Diplomatic Resolution'
Overnight Russian, Syrian Airstrikes Hammer Islamist Rebels West of Aleppo
Turkey Hits PKK Targets in Northern Iraq
Iraq Accuses ISIS of Using Chemical Weapons in Mosul
ISIS Killed 15 Civilians in Mosul Who Refused to Host Snipers At Home
Chinese Jihadis' Rise in Syria Raises Concerns
Assad: Chemical Weapons Reached Syria Via Turkey

Editorials

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
The Genocide of Assyrians That Started in Iraq Continues in Syria

Opinion Editorials

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
Refugees: It's Time to Be Discriminating
A Future for Minorities in the Middle East?

All Things Assyrian

Why You Should Eat Like the Ancient Assyrians Ate
Inside the Assyrian Palace Revealed in Fight for Mosul
Anatolian Borders of Assyrian Empire Revealed
Diplomacy and Warfare in the Neo-Assyrian Empire
An Assyrian Guardian Angel in London
Assyrian Appointed As New Police Chief for Turlock
When Turkish Was Written in the Greek, Armenian and Assyrian Script
Agatha Christie Had Little-known Role in Ancient Nimrud
Astounding Ancient Assyria: The Grand Palace of Assurnasirpal
The Ancient Place Where History Began
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