In Iraq, the Mosul Offensive is Off to a Slow and Shaky Start

By David Ignatius

WADI MASHAR, Iraq -- From a sandbagged hilltop outpost here, you can see the front line of the Islamic State in the muddy brown houses of Al-Nasr, a village on the next ridgeline, about a mile-and-a-half west. The Iraqi army was supposed to have captured this target a month ago.

With Iraq Mired in Turmoil, Some Call for Partitioning the Country

By Tim Arango

With tens of thousands of protesters marching in the streets of Baghdad to demand changes in government, Iraq's Shiite prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, appeared before Parliament this week hoping to speed the process by introducing a slate of new ministers.

EU Criticizes Turkey Rights, Media Abuses

By Lorne Cook

(AP) -- Turkey's crackdown on the media and reported human rights abuses are pushing the country further away from Europe even as it hopes to join the European Union, a senior EU official said Thursday.

UN Says Iraq Faces Volatile Humanitarian Crisis

By Sharon Behn

IRBIL, IRAQ (VOA) -- Iraq is trying to cope with one of the most volatile humanitarian crises in the world as well as battling the vicious extremist Islamic State group while buckling under the low price of oil, its chief export, and growing political instability.

Silence of the Churches

By Nina Shea

At 8 p.m. today, Rome's white marble Trevi Fountain--its swirling waters and the charging baroque statues of Oceanus, his sea shell chariot and attendant tritons and horses--will all be turned blood red in a campaign to raise awareness about modern day Christian martyrs.

Assyrian Genocide Documentary to Premiere in US Theaters

(AINA) -- Silence After The Storm, a 25-minute reflective documentary about the current Assyrian Genocide, will premiere in Chicago at the Logan Theater on May 7th, In Phoenix at the Super Saver Cinemas on May 14th, and in Beverly Hills at the Laemmle's Music Hall on May 22nd.

Memorial Garden Opened in France for Assyrian Genocide Victims

Sarcelles, France (AINA) -- A memorial garden for the Assyrian victims of the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians was opened on April 23. The event was organized by the Assyro-Chaldeens Association of France, in cooperation with city officials.

Kurdish Forces Blockade Assyrian Villages in Iraq

(AINA) -- Kurdish security forces (Asayish) imposed a blockade on four Assyrian villages in the Nahla district in North Iraq to prevent Assyrians from going to Arbel to participate in a demonstration.

ISIS Release Assyrian Girl in Syria

(AINA) -- An Assyrian girl who was captured by ISIS on February 23 last year was released yesterday by ISIS. The girl, Miriam David Talya, was among the 253 Assyrians who were captured by ISIS last year when it attacked the 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river, in Hasaka, Syria.

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.

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.

City Honors Assyrian-American Veteran

The village of Niles Board of Trustee recently presented Niles veteran Edmon Akhteebo with a key to the city. According to the village proclamation, Akhteebo joined the Marines in 1996, serving for almost 20 years.


AINA News »

Turkey Attempted to Stop Broadcast of Assyrian Genocide Documentary
Assyrian Genocide Documentary to Premiere in US Theaters
Assyrian Confederation of Europe Established in Brussels
Memorial Garden Opened in France for Assyrian Genocide Victims
Church Publishes Names of 21 Assyrians Killed By ISIS in Qaryatain
Kurdish Forces Blockade Assyrian Villages in Iraq
Assyrian Organizations Send Open Letter to U.S. Presidential Candidates
Australia's Assyrians in Focus
ISIS Release Assyrian Girl in Syria
Terrorist Strikes and the Blame Game
Kurdish Flag Spray-painted on 7th Century BC Assyrian Relief
ISIS Release 43 Assyrian Hostages in Syria
Coalition Urges Obama to Designate ISIS Actions As Genocide for All Groups
Kurdish YPG Forces Setup Training Camps in 3 Assyrian Villages in Syria
European Parliament Designates ISIS Atrocities As Genocide

Reports »

•  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

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 »

In Iraq, the Mosul Offensive is Off to a Slow and Shaky Start
Muslims Persecute Christians in Swedish Asylum Centers
With Iraq Mired in Turmoil, Some Call for Partitioning the Country
Biden Arrives for Unannounced Visit to Iraq to Help Shore Up Wobbly Government
EU Criticizes Turkey Rights, Media Abuses
UN Says Iraq Faces Volatile Humanitarian Crisis
Airstrikes, Shelling Kill At Least 60 in Syria's Aleppo City
Silence of the Churches
US-backed SDF Forces Clash With Islamist Rebels Northern Syria
Kurds, Shi'ites Agree to Withdraw Forces From North Iraq Town After Clashes

Editorials »

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
Why the Western Diagnosis of the Syrian Conflict Is Wrong
Turkey's Duplicitous Game With Assyrians

Opinion Editorials »

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
Citizenship or Residency? The Muslim Immigration Dilemma Facing the West

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The Genie of Nimrud
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10 Assyrian Churches From Around the World
Twins Aren't a Rarity At Assyrian Christian College
The Mythical Lamassu
Fleeing Syrian War, Assyrian Student Violinist Finds Haven in Illinois
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