Kurdish YPG Shuts 2 More Armenian, Assyrian Schools in Syria

The U.S.-backed People's Protection Units (YPG), the armed wing of the PKK terrorist group's Syrian offshoot the Democratic Union Party (PYD), shut down two more minority schools in northeastern Syria for refusing to implement the curriculum forced on them by the terrorist group.

Iraqi Leader Offers to Help Family of Spy Who Infiltrated ISIS

By Margaret Coker

BAGHDAD -- The father of the Iraqi spy who spent 16 months undercover inside the Islamic State said Tuesday that his family's long struggle to receive his son's pension and death benefits has finally borne some fruit. Iraqis have been abuzz with the story of Capt.

Kurds Meet With Syrian Government to Discuss Self-rule

By Philip Issa

BEIRUT (AP) -- Representatives from Syria's Kurdish-run northeastern region met with the government in Damascus last week to discuss self-administration in a postwar Syria, a leading Kurdish official said Tuesday.

20,000-30,000 ISIL Fighters Left in Iraq and Syria: UN

Between 20,000 and 30,000 members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group, remain in Iraq and Syria despite its defeat and a halt in the flow of foreigners joining its ranks, according to a new United Nations report.

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 "...

Young Iraqi Assyrians Ponder: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By Elise Harris

ERBIL, Iraq-- For any nation, no matter where or what the political climate, it's always young people who hold the future in their hands, determining the course the country will take as they navigate the complexities of a rapidly changing global climate.

Turkey Rejects 'Impositions' As Standoff With U.S. Rattles Markets

ANKARA -- Turkey's central bank announced a series of measures on Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's economic policies and a trade and diplomatic dispute with the United States.

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.

Assyrian Water Balloons

Hamilton, Canada -- The highlight of the Bet Nahrain Assyrian Heritage Centre's third annual Assyrian Water Festival of Nusardil at T.B. McQuesten Park was a massive water balloon fight using 15,000 water balloons. The event was open to the public.


AINA News

Assyrians Walk Across Golden Gate Bridge for Genocide Awareness
Kurds in Syria Shutdown Assyrian School for Refusing Kurdish Curriculum
Assyrian Mayor in Iraq Who Was Illegally Removed Reinstated
Assyrians Commemorate Martyrs Day Amid Strife and Exodus From Middle East
Assyriology Conference Held At the University of Innsbruck
Assyrian Organizations Ask Iraq to Recognize 1933 Massacre of Assyrians
Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights Issues Report on Christian Persecution in Syria
Swedish Foreign Minister Addresses Assyrian Community on Genocide Recognition
Assyrian MP From Iran Delivers Opening Speech At Conference in Berlin
US State Department 2017 Report on Religious Freedom
Assyrian Confederation Participates in UN Conference on Role of Diasporas
Assyrians in Sweden Critical of Government's Position on Genocide Bill
California Recognizes Assyrian Genocide
EU Commission's Turkey Report Touches on Property Rights As Well
Cologne Orders Armenian Genocide Memorial Removed

Reports

•  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
•  Understanding Recent Movements of Christians from Syria and Iraq
•  The Hopes And Fears Of Religious Minorities In Northern Iraq
•  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

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

Kurdish YPG Shuts 2 More Armenian, Assyrian Schools in Syria
Iraqi Leader Offers to Help Family of Spy Who Infiltrated ISIS
Kurds Meet With Syrian Government to Discuss Self-rule
More Than 130 People Killed in NW Syria Violence Spike: UN
20,000-30,000 ISIL Fighters Left in Iraq and Syria: UN
Young Iraqi Assyrians Ponder: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Chaldean Bishops Call for Peace in Syria and Dialogue Between Iran and the United States
Turkey Rejects 'Impositions' As Standoff With U.S. Rattles Markets
The Iraqi Spy Who Infiltrated ISIS
Wikileaks Release Emails Showing Turkey Working With ISIS

Editorials

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
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

Opinion Editorials

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
Refugees, Radicals and the Assaults on German Women

All Things Assyrian

The British School of Archaeology in Iraq
Assyrian Water Balloons
The Assyrian Tablets and the Lost City
Assyrian Iconographer Honors His Roots
The Greatest King You've Never Heard of
Noah's Ark and the Assyrian Relief
Picture Perfect Art Program Recognizes Assyrian Youth
Is the Lost Language of Iraqi Jews Really Lost?
An Old Language in the New World
Ancient Middle Eastern Luxury
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