Islamic State Group Becomes Target of Arab Satire

By Vivian Salama

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town -- not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader.

Captured IS Suicide Bomber Reveals Threat

By Stuart Ramsay

A wing of Sulaymaniah's military hospital has been sealed off and 24-hour security has been posted at the door of a ward. Inside lies an injured young man; a very special patient and prisoner. He is 23-year-old Horr Jaffer, from Chechnya, and he is an Islamic State (IS) suicide bomber.

Amid Escalating ISIS Threat In Syria, President Assad Swears In New Government

By Erin Banco

Syrian President Bashsar Assad swore in his new government in Damascus Sunday amid an increasingly violent uprising from the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, in the areas north of Aleppo. The new government will take office as the death toll of the 3-year-old war death toll surpasses 190,000.

US Gives New Priority to Foreign Fighters in Syria

US President Barack Obama will convene a heads of state meeting at the UN Security Council in September to address the threat of foreign fighters in Syria, according to US deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes. Speaking at a press briefing on Aug.

Anti-jihadist Fight Forges Fragile Kurdish Unity

ARBIL (AFP) -- Kurdish groups from Iraq and three neighbouring countries are putting aside old rivalries to battle jihadist militants, but there are cracks in this newly-forged unity and it may not last.

Has Turkey Helped ISIL?

By Emre Uslu

Turkish authorities and pro-government academics have been busy in recent days, visiting world capitals in an effort to convince them that Turkey has not provided assistance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces.

Iraq Breaks Islamic State Siege of Amerli

Government forces mainly composed of Kurdish peshmerga fighters and armed volunteers have broken through the Islamic State group siege on the town of Amerli located between Baghdad, and the northern city of Kirkuk, sources have told Al Jazeera.

ISIS Forced Elderly Assyrian Couple to March Out of Baghdede

By Leah Sorith

(AINA) -- 75 year-old Najib and his wife Dalal (Delilah), 72, were too old and ill to leave their town Baghdede when it fell to ISIS on August 7, when the majority of the population fled the town of over 50,000 Christians, the largest Christian city in Iraq.

Assyrians Demonstrate Outside British Embassy in Stockholm

Stockholm (AINA) -- A group of Assyrians from the Assyrian Federation of Sweden held a silent rally outside the British embassy in Stockholm on Wednesday, August 27 to call attention to the cultural genocide that is being committed against the Assyrians in north Iraq by the Islamic State (ISIS).

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).

The Kurds Must Support the Assyrians and Yazidis Militarily and Politically

By James Rayis

(AINA) -- Today, in the midst of the greatest threat to a 6764 year old community's existence in Iraq, the Aramaic-speaking Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs), both Iraqi and expatriate, must look to the Kurdish Regional Government for immediate aid for those in the Nineveh and Kirkuk...

Toronto Based Researcher Works to Preserve Ancient Syriac Inscriptions

By Anqi Shen

More than a decade ago, Amir Harrak spent three sweltering summers in his native Iraq, photographing inscriptions written in the Classical Syriac language. The University of Toronto researcher had set out to document the centuries-old engravings, knowing many would eventually be lost.

Safe At Last, After a Century of Conflict

By Kim Arlington

She was born before the outbreak of World War I and has spent much of her life in war zones or fleeing conflict. But Yasmi Houmi, who turned 102 this month, has finally found safety.


AINA News »

August 30 Report on North Iraq -- Suicides, Squatters, Escapes
ISIS Forced Elderly Assyrian Couple to March Out of Baghdede
Mother of 3 Year-old Assyrian Girl Kidnapped By ISIS: 'She Will Die If She Does Not See Me'
Assyrians Demonstrate Outside British Embassy in Stockholm
August 28 Report on North Iraq -- Looting, Homeless Children and Epidemics
Hundreds Rally in Canberra for Save Haven for Assyrians in Iraq
The Historic Visit of Five Patriarchs to North Iraq
ISIS Abduct 3 Year-old Assyrian Girl From Fleeing Family; 3 Starve to Death
Assyrian Man Begins Feeding Refugees in Ankawa, Iraq
Iraq Voids Real Estate Sales in ISIS Controlled Areas
August 24 Report on North Iraq -- Religious Shrines Destroyed
Dutch MP Visits Assyrian Refugees in North Iraq
Assyrian Woman Returns to Mosul, is Expelled Again By ISIS
1200 Assyrian Refugees Living on One Floor in a Mall in Arbel
August 21 Report on North Iraq -- 5 Refugees Dying Per Day

Reports »

•  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
•  The Situation of Assyrians in Northern Iraq

Articles »

•  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 »

Islamic State Group Becomes Target of Arab Satire
Captured IS Suicide Bomber Reveals Threat
Amid Escalating ISIS Threat In Syria, President Assad Swears In New Government
US Gives New Priority to Foreign Fighters in Syria
Anti-jihadist Fight Forges Fragile Kurdish Unity
Has Turkey Helped ISIL?
12,000 Militants From 81 Nationalities Fighting in Syria: Report
Iraq Breaks Islamic State Siege of Amerli
ISIL Building Bastion in Syrian City of Raqqa
Iraqi Christians Report a Decade of Blood

Editorials »

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?
Turkey's Role in the Kidnapping of the Syrian Bishops

Opinion Editorials »

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
The Kurds: Victims and Oppressors
Barzani Calls Assyrian Massacre Victims 'Kurds'
Assyrian Girl Escapes Muslim Death Threats in Iraq, Fights Cancer in Lebanon
Assyrians Don't Want to Be a Part of a Part of Iraq
Abrogation in Islam and The Persecution of Christians

All Things Assyrian »

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Safe At Last, After a Century of Conflict
'Assyria to Iberia' Exhibition Opening in New York This September
Fist Bumps and the Zombie Apocalypse
Arundel's Link to One of the Oldest Cities in the Great Assyrian Empire
She's Israeli. He's Assyrian. They're Putting on a Comedy Show Together
Melons for Summer and Soup
Prehistoric 'Bookkeeping' Continued Long After Invention of Writing
Voice of Syrian Assyrian Art
A Chaldean American Success Story
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