Islam -- Can it Ever Be 'Assimilated'?

By Daniel Gallington

Recently, President Obama said that European countries needed to better assimilate Muslim immigrants, communities and minorities, and Secretary of State Kerry said the "lack of integration" of Muslims in Europe was like the American civil rights struggles of the 1960s.

The West: Desensitized to Islamic Violence

By Raymond Ibrahim

Following the January 7 massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, where Islamic gunmen killed a dozen people because the satirical magazine had mocked the prophet of Islam, one thing has become clear: the amount of atrocities committed in the name of Islam all around the world have become...

Genocide, 100 Years Ago, Still Goes On?

By Nuri Kino

Today, on the 25th of January, thousands of people in Sweden and other countries around the world will light their torches and walk the streets of European cities to remind the world of the genocide that happened in the shadow of World War I.

Iraq 'Sleeper Cells' Fight Islamic State Group

By Sameer N. Yacoub

(AP) -- "Sleeper cells" made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to Islamic State group positions in the northern city of Mosul, a prominent lawmaker has told The Associated Press.

Piece By Piece, Monks Scramble To Preserve Iraq's Christian History

By Alice Fordham

In an unfinished building in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, displaced Christian children sing a little song about returning to their village. "We're going back," they sing, "to our houses, our land, our church." Right now, they're living in an open concrete structure.

Turkey Opens Its Biggest Ever Camp for Syrian Refugees

By Yusuf Ziya Durmus

Turkey's state-run Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) opened the country's biggest-ever tent camp for refugees from Syria yesterday in Suruç, a town in the southeastern province of ?anl?urfa that was flooded with Syrian Kurds from the town of Kobani besieged by the Islamic State of...

The Significance of President El-Sisi's Greetings

By Raymond Ibrahim

On January 6, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi became the first Egyptian president ever to visit the St. Mark Cathedral during Coptic Christmas Eve Mass and offer his good wishes to the nation's Christian minority.

Assyrians in Sweden March for Genocide Recognition

Stockholm (AINA) -- More than two thousand Assyrians marched for genocide recognition on Sunday in six cities in Sweden. The marchers held torches and Assyrian flags as they walked silently in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Norrkoping, Linkoping, Jonköping and Orebro.

Two Assyrians Killed in Syria

Homs, Syria (AINA) -- Two Assyrians have been killed in Syria, one in a suicide car bombing in the New Sabri neighborhood in Homs, Syria, the other in fighting between Kurdish and government forces in Hassaka.

ISIS Threatens to Blow Up the Historical Walls of Nineveh

(AINA) -- According to the Assyrian website www.ankawa.com, ISIS is planning to destroy the walls of Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian Empire and one of the most important archaeological sites in Iraq. Nineveh was sacked in 612 B.C. when the Assyrian Empire was overthrown.

Photos of Christmas in Iraq

(AINA) -- 2014 was a bad year for the Assyrians of Iraq, who comprise 95% of the country's Christian population. ISIS drove nearly 200,000 Assyrians from their homes and villages in the Nineveh Plain, forcing them to flee further north. They have been living as refugees since August 7.

Chicago Assyrian Community Rallies for Immigration Attorney

(AINA) -- Over 1,500 Assyrian-Americans gathered at the Assyrian National Council of Illinois (ANCI) Building in Skokie, Illinois this past Sunday in support of two community members recently indicted on federal immigration fraud charges.

Assyrians Need Autonomous Region, Says Advisor to Mosul's Governor

By Nahren Anweya

(AINA) -- On June 10 ISIS captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city. The house of Dr. Duraid Tobiya Zoma was the first house to be occupied by ISIS and was marked with the letter "N" for Nazarene (Christian). Dr. Zoma, who is an advisor to the governor of Mosul and an Assyrian, lived in north Mosul.

The Historic Visit of Five Patriarchs to North Iraq

By Peter BetBasoo

(AINA) -- On Wednesday, August 20 five Patriarchs from the Middle East visited Arbel in north Iraq to show support for the beleaguered Assyrian Christian community (AINA 2014-08-21) and to call attention to the cultural genocide that is being committed against it by the Islamic State (ISIS).

Post-traumatic Stress 'Evident in 1300BC'

By James Gallagher

(BBC) -- Evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder can be traced back to 1300BC - much earlier than previously thought - say researchers. The team at Anglia Ruskin University analysed translations from ancient Iraq or Mesopotamia.

Sleep and Empire

By Mark J. Molldrem

How many times have parents said to their children, "Go to bed now; sweet dreams." How many times have children tried to stay up late (an adult proclivity also), squeeze more into the day and end up worrying about tomorrow? Getting a good night's sleep is important; having dreams is important.


AINA News »

Assyrians in Sweden March for Genocide Recognition
Multiculturalism and the Overturning of Traditional Loyalties
Two Assyrians Killed in Syria
Citizenship or Residency? The Muslim Immigration Dilemma Facing the West
ISIS Threatens to Blow Up the Historical Walls of Nineveh
Photos of Christmas in Iraq
Sweden to Help Displaced Iraqis Face Winter
Terror in Australia: the Question No One Wants to Ask
Chicago Assyrian Community Rallies for Immigration Attorney
Assyrians Need Autonomous Region, Says Advisor to Mosul's Governor
Turkey's Duplicitous Game With Assyrians
Documentary on Assyrian Refugees in Iraq Wins Vimeo Award
Iraq's Governor of Nineveh Meets Assyrian Leaders in Chicago
The Assyrian Fighters in North Iraq
European Assyrian Federations in Talks With EU Commission

Reports »

•  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
•  Religious Minorities in Syria: Caught in the Middle
•  The Status of Christian Minorities in the Middle East
•  Between the Barbed Wire: Syrian Christian Refugees in Lebanon
•  Human Rights Report on Assyrians in Iraq, 2011

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 »

Islam -- Can it Ever Be 'Assimilated'?
The West: Desensitized to Islamic Violence
Genocide, 100 Years Ago, Still Goes On?
Iraq 'Sleeper Cells' Fight Islamic State Group
Piece By Piece, Monks Scramble To Preserve Iraq's Christian History
Turkey Opens Its Biggest Ever Camp for Syrian Refugees
New Law to Further Tighten Turkey's Internet Control
ISIS Accuses Kurdish Peshmerga Soldiers of Using 'Poison Gas' on Civilians in Mosul
The Significance of President El-Sisi's Greetings
Dutch Opposition Party Has Documents Proving Turkey Sent Arms to Al Qaeda

Editorials »

Turkey's Duplicitous Game With Assyrians
The Historic Visit of Five Patriarchs to North Iraq
Increasing Calls for Military Intervention to Save Assyrians and Yazidis
US, Europe Must Arm the Assyrians, Provide Immediate Humanitarian Aid
Assyrians Commemorate Martyrs Day As History Repeats Itself
Islamic State in Iraq Part of Larger Sunni Insurgency; Assyrians, Minorities Need Safe Haven
For Assyrians in Iraq it is a Genocide
Newly Elected Assyrian Patriarch Wants to Commemorate Genocide Centennial
99 Years of Turkish Genocide
Will the Assyrian Orthodox Church Split After the Death of the Patriarch?

Opinion Editorials »

Multiculturalism and the Overturning of Traditional Loyalties
Citizenship or Residency? The Muslim Immigration Dilemma Facing the West
Terror in Australia: the Question No One Wants to Ask
Assyrians in Iraq Should Go for Self-Determination
Further Arming the Kurds Could Prove Dangerous
The Kurds Must Support the Assyrians and Yazidis Militarily and Politically
Does the American Government Care About the Assyrians of Iraq?
The Origin and Meaning of Assyrian Martyrs Day
Erdogan Exploits Rivalry Between Kurdish Leaders
The West Must Not Ignore the Plight of Christians in the Muslim World

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Sleep and Empire
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Christmas in Baghdad -- 100 Years Ago
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Assyrian Christian College Students Fill Food Hampers
Great Aspirations of the Iron Age
Film About Apostle Thaddeus Planned
Assyrian Artifact Sold At Auction
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