Egypt's Coptic Pope Warns of Increased Attacks on Christians

Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros told a parliamentary committee on Sunday that the country's legacy of religious unity is currently being "defaced" in the wake of sectarian attacks against Christians in Upper Egypt. "The incidents we heard about are very painful.

5,000 to 10,000 Islamic State Fighters in Mosul, Iraq

By Ed Adamczyk

MOSUL, Iraq (UPI) -- Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq, number between 5,000 and 10,000 but that number is expected to decline, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said as the coalition advanced on the city.

Turkey Issues Arrest Warrants for 42 Journalists After Failed Coup

By Isil Sariyuce, Euan McKirdy and Angela Dewan

Istanbul (CNN) -- Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 42 journalists, state-run news agency Anadolu reported Monday, as a purge on the country's democratic institutions following a failed military coup intensifies.

Assyrian-Swedish Scholar Selected to Pro Futura Scientia Fellowship Program

By Bar Daisan

Stockholm (AINA) -- An Assyrian scholar in Sweden is one of five researchers selected to the Pro Futura Scientia Fellowship program of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies (SCAS). Dr. Aryo Makko, who is lecturer at the History Department at Stockholm University, was nominated by his university.

Syrian Government Says Ready for Further Peace Talks

(Reuters) -- Syria's government said on Sunday it was ready for further peace talks with the opposition and that it was intent on a political solution to the five-year conflict. "Syria ... is ready to continue the Syrian-Syrian dialogue without any preconditions ...

Kurdish PM Says Independence Issue Will Be Negotiated With Baghdad

The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani said in an interview with the Voice of America (VOA) that the liberation of Mosul and its control is important for the Kurdish region due to its geographical closeness and that Kurdistan's borders must be clearly defined in this war.

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.

Kurdish Militants Kill Policeman in Eastern Turkey

(Reuters) -- Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in the eastern Turkish province of Tunceli overnight, killing one police officer and wounding two others, the provincial governor's office said on Sunday.

'Mere Islam' and the Munich Massacre

By Raymond Ibrahim

A German-born 18-year-old of Iranian descent named Ali Sonboly went on a shooting spree last Friday. He reportedly targeted young children; a number of adolescents were among the nine he murdered.

Why France? It's in the Math

By Peter Ahern

(AINA) -- As France reels from yet another terrorist attack on its citizens, many commentators are asking why that particular country has borne the brunt of recent terrorist attacks on the West.

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.

New Research Resolves Long-debated Mesopotamia Timeline

By Daniel Aloi

Dendrochronological and radiocarbon research by an international team led by Cornell archaeologist Sturt Manning has established an absolute timeline for the archaeological, historical and environmental record in Mesopotamia from the early second millennium B.C.


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Why France? It's in the Math
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Assyrian-Swedish Scholar Selected to Pro Futura Scientia Fellowship Program
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Issues Statement After Assassination Attempt
European Parliament Member Sends Letter on Assyrian Rights to Kurdish Government
Assyrian Group Sues Turkish-Kuwaiti Bank for Funding Terrorism
Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Qamishli, Syria
Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Switzerland
Suicide Bomber Targets Assyrian Event in Syria, 3 Killed
Patriarchs Issue Statement on Two Year Anniversary of ISIS Occupation
German Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian Genocide: History and Politics
Concern for Religious Minorities in Iraq
Assyrian Professor and His Wife Awarded Academic Book Prize
Assyrians Demonstrate in Sweden, Germany Against Kurdish Land Grabs in North Iraq
Iraqi Assyrian Bishop: ISIS Drove Us to Unity

Reports »

•  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
•  Facing Annihilation: Innocent Assyrian victims of an unfolding Genocide
•  50 Thousand Assyrians: Report On The Flight From Al Hamdaniya
•  Human Rights Report on Assyrians in Iraq, 2013

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•  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 »

Egypt's Coptic Pope Warns of Increased Attacks on Christians
5,000 to 10,000 Islamic State Fighters in Mosul, Iraq
Turkey Issues Arrest Warrants for 42 Journalists After Failed Coup
Erdogan Excludes Pro-Kurd Party From First Meeting With Opposition After Coup
Syrian Government Says Ready for Further Peace Talks
Kurdish PM Says Independence Issue Will Be Negotiated With Baghdad
Kurdish Militants Kill Policeman in Eastern Turkey
Russian, US Positions on Defining Terrorist Groups in Syria Narrowing
'Mere Islam' and the Munich Massacre
Syria Welcomes Russian-US Agreement on Counterterrorism

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 »

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?
U.S. Government Should Stop Prosecution of Assyrian Attorney
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

All Things Assyrian »

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Assyrian Doctor Honored By Chamber
Youth in India Learn Dying Language, Preserve It
Ancient Assyrians Buried Their Dead With Turtles
City Honors Assyrian-American Veteran
3D Printing Artist Gives New Life to Artifacts Destroyed By ISIS
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