Hope Amid Suffering and Grief in Syria

By Doreen Abi Raad

His Beatitude Ignatius Youssef III Younan, patriarch of Antioch and All the East for Syriac Catholics, regularly visits his beleaguered faithful in Syria and Iraq to offer them support and to share in their suffering.

Can Egyptian President Protect Endangered Christians?

By Albaraa Abdullah

CAIRO -- Two weeks after suicide bombers killed at least 48 people and wounded more than 100 in twin bombings at cathedrals in Egypt, Christian support for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appears to be wavering. The April 9 blasts targeted St. George's Cathedral in Tanta and St.

Iraq Captures Mosul's Al-Tenek District From Islamic State

By Andrew V. Pestano

(UPI) -- The Iraqi military said security forces captured Mosul's al-Tenek district from the Islamic State as part of ongoing efforts to free the city. Iraqi military officials said the elite Counter Terrorism Service fully freed the al-Tenek district on Tuesday.

Assyrians, Armenians, Greeks Commemorate Genocide in Los Angeles

Los Angeles (AINA) -- "We have made a clean sweep of the Armenians and Assyrians of Azerbaijan" -- Those were the words of Djevdet Bey, the governor of Van Province in Ottoman Turkey, who on April 24, 1915 lead 20,000 Turkish soldiers and 10,000 Kurdish irregulars in the opening act of the genocide...

Beirut Bishop Says Two Bishops Abducted in Syria in 2013 Are Still Alive

Beirut -- The two bishops of Aleppo abducted in 2013 in Syria are still alive, said Mgr Daniel Kourie, Syriac Orthodox bishop of Beirut, who spoke on Saturday at the ceremony marking the 47th anniversary of the Virgin Mary's apparitions over the dome of the cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in...

Council of Europe Assembly Wants to Monitor Turkey Again

By Dominique Soguel

(AP) -- Legislators representing Europe's top human rights body on Tuesday voted in favor of re-opening monitoring procedures in Turkey in a move that reflects its strong concern over the functioning of democratic institutions in the country.

Why Egypt's Coptic Christians Face Rising Sectarianism

By Eric Schewe

Since the 2011 revolution, the politics of religion in Egypt has become more polarized than at any point in its recent history. In the past six months, Egypt's Coptic Christians have faced a brazen terrorist campaign on churches that killed 28 in Cairo in February and 44 in Tanta on Palm Sunday.

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.

Turkey Hits Kurdish Areas in Iraq's Sinjar, Northeast Syria

By Suzan Fraser

(AP) -- Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes on Tuesday against suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and in northeastern Syria, the military said, in a bid to prevent militants from smuggling fighters and weapons into Turkey. The attack killed at least 18 U.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

Assyrians, Armenians, Greeks Commemorate Genocide in Los Angeles
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

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

Hope Amid Suffering and Grief in Syria
Can Egyptian President Protect Endangered Christians?
Iraq Captures Mosul's Al-Tenek District From Islamic State
Beirut Bishop Says Two Bishops Abducted in Syria in 2013 Are Still Alive
Council of Europe Assembly Wants to Monitor Turkey Again
Why Egypt's Coptic Christians Face Rising Sectarianism
Iraq Forces in Push to Retake UNESCO-listed Hatra
Turkey Hits Kurdish Areas in Iraq's Sinjar, Northeast Syria
Michigan Museum to Focus on History, Culture of Assyrians
Trump Fails to Mention Turkish Genocide

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
Erdo─čan'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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