Assyrians in Iraq Struggle to Return to Their Homes

Christians from the Nineveh Plains celebrated Easter like this... in churches still burned by the Islamic State, like this one in Qaraqosh. They also celebrated like this... without fear of walking once again along the streets they had to flee when the terrorist group came to kill them.

US Shift Tactics to Target Last ISIS Pockets in Eastern Syria

By Eric Schmitt

The United States-led air campaign to hunt down the last pockets of Islamic State militants in eastern Syria has effectively ground to a halt in the past two months after the allies lost their most effective battleground partner, stalling a critical phase of the offensive.

EU Commission's Turkey Report Touches on Property Rights As Well

By Bar Daisan

Brussels (AINA) -- In its new report on accession, the European Commission in Brussels has given Turkey the worst testimonial yet, attesting that the country is facing serious regressions in the rule of law, freedom of expression and the independence of the judiciary. Related: The Case of the St.

The Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide: 'Turkey's Denial Defines Its Present'

By Taner Akçam

The Armenian Genocide: 'Turkey's denial defines its present' This is the text of a speech to mark the anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide that was delivered to the Swedish parliament on Tuesday by Turkish historian Taner Akçam, chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at the Strassler Center for...

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 "...

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.

The Assyrian March Against Judah

By Philip Stern

In 705 BC, the brilliant warrior King Sargon II of Assyria died far from home, fighting against forces led by the otherwise-obscure Eshpai the Kullumaean. He was the only Assyrian king to be slain in the field, and his death in battle represented a serious blow to Assyrian prestige.

The World's Oldest Monastery

Christians traveled to the oldest monastery in existence, Mar Mattai, or St. Matthews' monastery, to celebrate Orthodox Easter with a midnight mass on Saturday night followed by a feast with the resident monks.


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Assyrian Umbrella Organization Granted NGO Status in EU
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Assyrians in Iraq Struggle to Return to Their Homes
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Brussels Conference to Seek More Than $6 Billion for Syrian Aid
The Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide: 'Turkey's Denial Defines Its Present'
France Reportedly Favors Islamist-Related NGOs in Syria Over Christian Charity
In Turkey, Remembrance of 1915 Mass Killings of Armenians Amid Genocide Debate
Turkey Complains About 'Islamophobia' in Europe, Persecutes Its Own Christian Community
Germany Wants to Facilitate Repatriation of Thousands of Iraqis


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US Government Must Designate ISIS Attacks As Genocide for All Groups
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Rossini and the Assyrian Queen
Isaac of Nineveh
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