ISIS Fights Back After Iraqi Forces Surround Falluja, Military Says

By Euan McKirdy and Joshua Berlinger

(CNN) -- Fierce clashes erupted between Iraqi security forces and ISIS militants on Tuesday at the southern edge of the Iraqi city of Falluja. The U.S.-led coalition and Iraqi forces are battling to retake the city from the terror group.

Iraqi Assyrian Bishop: ISIS Drove Us to Unity

(AINA) -- Archbishop Nicodemus Sharaf Daoud, the Syriac-Orthodox Bishop of Mosul, visited France and Belgium from May 19-24. The visit was organized by SOS Chretiens d'Orient. The Archbishop gave a series of lectures on the situation of Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) in Iraq.

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.

US Government Must Designate ISIS Attacks As Genocide for All Groups

(AINA) -- There are reports in the media that state the Obama Administration will designate ISIS's attacks on Yazidis in Iraq as genocide, without giving the same designation to ISIS's attacks on Assyrians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, even though these attacks targeted both groups and...

U.N. Agency Says Syria Kurds Block Civilians Fleeing Near Aleppo

BEIRUT (Reuters) -- Civilians fleeing an Islamic State offensive in northwestern Syria have been prevented by Syrian Kurdish authorities from entering areas under their control in response to rebel shelling of a Kurdish-held area of Aleppo, the United Nations said.

Turkey Warns Germany Against Recognizing Armenian Genocide

Turkey has warned Germany against the adoption of a parliamentary resolution recognizing the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as "genocide." The German lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, is set to vote this week on the resolution.

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.

Assyrian Doctor Honored By Chamber

By Alex Tekip

WEST BLOOMFIELD -- Pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha has garnered national and international recognition for her role in exposing the link between Flint river water and lead poisoning, and advocating for the children and families of Flint affected by the water crisis.


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Chaldean Patriarch Criticized for Opposition to Assyrian Military Forces
PYD Impose Kurdish Education Curricula on Assyrians, Arabs in Syria
ISIS Attack Assyrian District in Syria, Five Killed
Assyrian Delegation in Washington to Press for Aid
How Americans, Kurds and Assyrians Fought Off ISIS
Assyrians in North Iraq Pressured to Sign Petition for Kurdish Independence
Dutch Delegation Visits North Iraq, Raises Issue of Kurdish Encroachment on Assyrian Lands
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

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•  The Eradication of Religious and Ethnic Miinorities in Iraq
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ISIS Fights Back After Iraqi Forces Surround Falluja, Military Says
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In Void Left By Iraqi State, Turf War Partitions Northern Town
ISIL Loses Ground to Kurd-led Fighters in Syria
U.N. Agency Says Syria Kurds Block Civilians Fleeing Near Aleppo
Turkish Security Forces Kill 12 PKK Terrorists
Turkey Warns Germany Against Recognizing Armenian Genocide
From Bosnia to Iraq: The Failure of Forced Coexistence

Editorials »

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
Why the Western Diagnosis of the Syrian Conflict Is Wrong

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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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