Armenia's Deputy Speaker Receives Assyrian Delegation

On April 25 the RA NA Deputy Speaker Eduard Sharmazanov received the Foreign Assyrian Delegation members Vasily Shumanov, Norman Solkha, Shiba Mandu, Sabri Atman, Arsen Mikhailov, Edvard Nadirshah and the representative of the Assyrian community in Armenia Anahit Khosroeva.

Faith Turns Christians Into Terrorist Targets

By Greg Botelho,

(CNN) -- Several of the world's worst terrorist groups, like ISIS and Al-Shabaab, aim to create societies governed by strict, distorted versions of Sharia law. That means anyone who doesn't subscribe to such extremist views are enemies and in danger -- Christians included.

German Parliament Discusses Armenian, Assyrian Genocide

Bundestag President Norbert Lammert opened the debate to mark the centenary of the killings by himself directly referring to the mass killings as genocide. "What happened before the eyes of the world in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War was a genocide," said Lammert.

A Heritage of Genocide

By Rakel Chukri

My grandpa's name was Gabriel. His parents -- Karmo and Birje -- were murdered. Grandpa had more than ten aunts and uncles. Only one survived the massacres. My grandma's name was Rakel. Her parents -- Yusuf and Manje -- were abducted before the genocide. Their further whereabouts are not known.

U.N. Refugee Official Calls Situation in Syria and Iraq 'Unsustainable'

By Rick Gladstone

The war that has engulfed Syria and spread into Iraq has displaced 14 million people, including four million Syrian refugees scattered to neighboring countries, and it has created "host fatigue," which has further aggravated the crisis, United Nations officials said Friday.

Pictures of Genocide Centennial Rallies Throughout the World

(AINA) -- "We have made a clean sweep of the Armenians and Assyrians of Azerbaijan" -- Those were the words of Djevdet Bey, the governor of Van Province in Ottoman Turkey, who on April 24, 1915 lead 20,000 Turkish soldiers and 10,000 Kurdish irregulars in the opening act of the genocide of...

The Assyrian Genocide: 100 Years of Denial

By Hermiz Shahen

(AINA) -- The World War I genocide of Assyrians of all Christian denominations has become an integral part of the life and collective consciousness of the Assyrian nation until the present day.

German President Recognizes Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide

Berlin (AINA) -- In a speech given at an ecumenical Church service of the Catholic and Evangelical Churches at the Cathedral in Berlin on Thursday 23rd April, German president Joachim Gauck described the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago as genocide, marking a shift in his...

The Assyrian Genocide: Turkey's Wholesale Slaughter and Extermination

By Nicholas Al-Jeloo

(AINA) -- The Assyrian Genocide was a premeditated and systematic extermination campaign, characterised by forced relocation and massacre of ethnic Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) within the Ottoman and Persian Empires and later the Republic of Turkey.

Assyrian Military Leader Killed in Syria

Hasaka, Syria (AINA) -- David Gindo, the commander of the Assyrian guards in the Khabur area, has been killed in an apparent assassination. Elias Naser, who was with Mr. Gindo in the car, was critically injured. Mr.

Reflections on the Assyrian Genocide and the Next 100 Years

By Robert W. DeKelaita

(AINA) -- As a child I sat and listened to my grandfather Benjamin recount how he, as an orphaned child, had to carefully step over the dead bodies of his relatives and friends, as he made his escape from the Assyrian village of Mar Bishu in 1915.

Teaching People to Commit Genocide

By Hannibal Travis

(AINA) -- The United Nations often pays lip service to the need to stop educational instruction that could motivate genocidal attacks on national or religious groups.

The Middle East and Its Grim Near-Future Development

By Markus Tozman

(AINA) -- O my dear, they are making such a horrible muddle of the Near East, I confidently anticipate that it will be much worse than it was before the war … It's like a nightmare in which you foresee all the horrible things which are going to happen and can't stretch out your hand to prevent...

Assyrian Stories From the Caucasus

By Maxim Edwards

'We had a saying in those days. To shine shoes like an Assyrian,' begins Valery. 'There's a reason why that profession was so popular among Assyrians -- when you live dispersed, all over the world, and nobody speaks your language, you need a job where you can be mute. Where you have no voice.

The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period

By John Bartlett

Rewriting history can be a rewarding endeavor. Professor Grant Frame of Penn's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations recently received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant of $250,000 to continue his work with his project, The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period.


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The Assyrian Genocide: 100 Years of Denial
German President Recognizes Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide
The Assyrian Genocide: Turkey's Wholesale Slaughter and Extermination
Assyrian Military Leader Killed in Syria
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Austrian Parliament Recognizes Armenian, Assyrian, Greek Genocide
Teaching People to Commit Genocide
Austrian Parliament to Condemn Genocide, Call on Turkey to Face Its Past
100 Years of Turkish Genocide
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A Heritage of Genocide
U.N. Refugee Official Calls Situation in Syria and Iraq 'Unsustainable'
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The Genocide of Assyrians That Started in Iraq Continues in Syria
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Turkey's Duplicitous Game With Assyrians
The Historic Visit of Five Patriarchs to North Iraq
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Terror in Australia: the Question No One Wants to Ask
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