The First Ever Menu In History Was Carved On A Stone Tablet

By Nico Danilovich

The concept of dining in formal settings goes back to the earliest civilizations. This includes Mesopotamia and its Assyrian Empire, according to the American Society of Overseas Research. The Assyrian Empire, as explained by National Geographic, was a conglomerate of city-states located in what is now the northern Middle East. Although ancient Assyria had been around since the second millennium B.

Eighteen-thousand Smuggled Iraqi Artifacts Recovered

By Amr Salem

On the sidelines of the Ancient Civilizations Forum held in Baghdad, the Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Hussein, announced on Sunday that 18,000 smuggled Iraqi artifacts were recovered, according to the Iraqi News Agency (INA).

Interview With the Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East

By Gianni Valente

A synodal ecclesial program is fruitful if "it helps everyone to walk in the faith of the Apostles cherished by Tradition". For this reason, references to synodal dynamics "cannot be used to open fractures among members of the Church on questions of faith or morals".

UN: Assyrians in Iraq Were Victims of Islamic State War Crimes

By Edith M. Lederer

(AP) -- Evidence collected in Iraq strengthens preliminary findings that Islamic State extremists committed crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Christian community after it seized about a third of the country in 2014, a UN investigative team said in a report circulated Thursday.

Armenia's Opposition Bloc Dissolves, Assyrian MP Suspended

The opposition Reborn Armenia party has announced it is leaving parliament, causing the country's last remaining opposition bloc to collapse. The party had been allied with Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF), forming the country's second-largest parliamentary force.

Syriac Military Council: We Will Stop the Turkish Invaders

By Kahraman Di̇lsoz

The attacks on northern and eastern Syria are aimed at destroying the project of democratic coexistence of the different ethnic and religious identities in the region. Members of the Syriac population, who are predominantly Christian, are particularly threatened by the Turkish state and its mercenary allies.

Iraq's Kurdish PM Voices Support for 'Legitimate Christian Demands' in Disputed Territories

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Monday expressed his government's support for the legitimate Christian demands in the areas outside the authority of Iraq's Kurdistan regional government. Barzani's remarks came during his meeting with a delegation of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and Chaldean Community Foundation in Erbil, according to a government statement.

Patriarch Sako Laments the Emigration of Iraqi Assyrians

Iraqi Christians, living mainly in the cities of the Nineveh Plains and other areas of northern Iraq, continue to leave the country. This is happening "at a rate of around 20 families a month," said Iraqi Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Church, in a reflection on the situation of Christians in Iraq.

Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq

Stockholm (AINA) -- The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), founded and co-financed by the Swedish Government and known for scholarly work on issues of conflict and cooperation in the context of global peace and security developments, has released a recent report titled Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq: Agriculture, Cultural Practices and Social...

The Assyrian Church of the East and the Principle of Oikonomia

By Benjamin Martin

(AINA) -- Last month, His Beatitude Patriarch Sako of Chaldean Catholic Church reiterated his position that he sees no obstacle to "the merging of the Chaldean Church and the Assyrian Church of the East under the name of the Church of the East." He presented this as his opinion.

Iran's Christians Say Officials Are Pressuring Them To Stay Out Of Protests

By Ardeshir Tayebi

A senior member of the Iranian Christian community says that security officials are pressuring religious minorities to remain silent and not participate in anti-government protests. The semiofficial ISNA news agency quoted Yonathan Betkolia, the head of Assyrian Society of Tehran, as saying that the intelligence and security authorities of the Islamic republic have asked the representatives of...

Fourth-century Assyrian Monastery Still Serves Worshippers

By Kurmanj Nhili

Noohadra/Dohuk, Iraq -- Saint Odisho Monastery, dating back to the fourth century, still stands tall serving Christians in the small village of Dere just four kilometers east of the historic town of Amedi in Duhok province. To get there, one needs to take the road that turns around on the side of the mountain and runs along the cliffs, three km after getting through the Sulav gorge.

News

The First Ever Menu In History Was Carved On A Stone Tablet
Eighteen-thousand Smuggled Iraqi Artifacts Recovered
Interview With the Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East
UN: Assyrians in Iraq Were Victims of Islamic State War Crimes
Armenia's Opposition Bloc Dissolves, Assyrian MP Suspended
Syriac Military Council: We Will Stop the Turkish Invaders
Iraq's Kurdish PM Voices Support for 'Legitimate Christian Demands' in Disputed Territories
Patriarch Sako Laments the Emigration of Iraqi Assyrians
Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq
The Assyrian Church of the East and the Principle of Oikonomia

Reports

•  Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq
•  Assyrians and The Turkey-PKK Conflict In Iraq
•  Turkish-Backed Militants Target Assyrian Towns in Syria
•  The Future of Security in Iraq's Nineveh Plain
•  The Destruction of Assyrian Cultural Heritage in Syria
•  Turkish Human Rights Commission Report on Assyrian Nun, Villages
•  Assyrian Genocide in Modern History
•  Recognition of the Simele Massacre of 1933
•  The Systematic Repression of Assyrians
•  Iraq’s Stolen Election: How Assyrian Representation Became Assyrian Repression
•  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

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

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Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq

Stockholm (AINA) -- The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), founded and co-financed by the Swedish Government and known for scholarly work on issues of conflict and cooperation in the context of global peace and security developments, has released a recent report titled Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq: Agriculture, Cultural Practices and Social...

The Assyrian Church of the East and the Principle of Oikonomia

By Benjamin Martin

(AINA) -- Last month, His Beatitude Patriarch Sako of Chaldean Catholic Church reiterated his position that he sees no obstacle to "the merging of the Chaldean Church and the Assyrian Church of the East under the name of the Church of the East." He presented this as his opinion.

AINA News

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The Assyrian Church of the East and the Principle of Oikonomia
Christian Unity and the Syriac Churches
Assyrian Christianity Asserts Its Renewal in Erbil
Assyrian Simmele Massacre Still Not Recognized By Iraq
Assyrian Organization Condemns Confiscation of Assyrian Property in Syria
The Assyrian Genocide and Its Antecedents
The First Assyrian Workers From Turkey in Germany
The Pizza Puff: an Assyrian Invention
Parties Meet in UN-led Constitution Drafting Meetings for Syria
Assyrian Journalist Speaks on His Abduction By Kurdish Security in Northeastern Syria
Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide
Municipality in Turkey Building Parking Lot on Syriac Catholic Monastery Land
Assyrian Organization in the UN-led Constitutional Committee for Syria
How Computers Learned to Speak Assyrian

The First Assyrian Workers From Turkey in Germany

By Abdulmesih Barbraham

Wurzburg, Germany (AINA) -- The 60th anniversary of the German-Turkish recruitment agreement (German: Anwerbeabkommen) was officially celebrated in many cities across the country end of October 2021. In his speech at the state commemoration event in Berlin, Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, addressed the invited guests, stating that "You helped building up Germany -- You have enriched...

Editorials

The First Assyrian Workers From Turkey in Germany
US Attorneys May Have Violated Constitutional Rights, Immigration Law in Prosecuting Assyrian Lawyer
Conference Expropriates Assyrian Christian History, Denies Assyrian Identity
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

Turkey's National Pride is Based on Genocide Denial

By Sabri Atman

During the years of World War I 75% (750,000) of the Assyrian population in the Ottoman Empire was systematically murdered. That genocide of Assyrians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 is a fact, but it has largely been forgotten by the world.

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. Today's Turkey is still far from being ruled by democratic principles.

Opinion Editorials

Turkey's National Pride is Based on Genocide Denial
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

The First Ever Menu In History Was Carved On A Stone Tablet

By Nico Danilovich

The concept of dining in formal settings goes back to the earliest civilizations. This includes Mesopotamia and its Assyrian Empire, according to the American Society of Overseas Research. The Assyrian Empire, as explained by National Geographic, was a conglomerate of city-states located in what is now the northern Middle East. Although ancient Assyria had been around since the second millennium B.

Ancient Stone Marks China's First Encounter With Christianity

By T. N. Ho

Earlier this year, scientists announced that the Black Death had originated in the Tian Shan mountain ranges that pass through Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Xinjiang (China), and Uzbekistan. Evidence for this revelation came after studying DNA from human remains in two 14th-century cemeteries in Kyrgyzstan.

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