First-Ever Discovery of Ancient Assyrian Military Camps Includes Biblical Site

By Stephen C. Compton

A peer-reviewed paper in the prestigious journal Near Eastern Archaeology reports the first-ever discoveries of ancient Assyrian military camps. Created circa 700 BC during military conquests across the Middle East, they mark the expansion of the Assyrian Empire, which became the prototype for the subsequent Persian, Greek, and Roman empires.

Turkey Attacked North Iraq Over 800 Times This Year

Turkish armed forces carried out over 800 attacks on the Kurdistan Region and Nineveh province so far in 2024, a conflict monitor told Rudaw on Sunday. Eight civilians were killed in the attacks. "Since the beginning of the year until June 2024, the Turkish army has carried out 833 attacks and bombardments on Kurdistan Region's territory, and eight civilians were killed in the attacks," Kamaran...

10 Years After Mosul's Destruction, Will Assyrians Come Back?

The fall of Mosul, Iraq, to ISIS in 2014 wasn't the beginning of the struggle for the city's Christians. Killings, abductions, and threats from armed groups had plagued the community since the 2003 invasion by U.S. military. Clergy and laypeople alike bore the brunt of the violence, with bombings targeting churches as well.

Teen Charged With Attempted Murder in Assyrian Bishop Stabbing

Fresh charges have been levelled against a 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing a bishop during a live-streamed sermon. A court was told today the teen will face charges of wounding with intent to murder and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, in addition to an existing charge of committing a terrorist act.

Cardinal Sako Reinstated As Chaldean Patriarch in Iraq

(AFP) -- Iraq's prime minister reinstated Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako as the patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic church, paving the way for his return to Baghdad a year after a dispute with the president. Sako, Iraq's top Christian leader and the architect of Pope Francis' historic visit to the country in 2021, is a key interlocutor between the Iraqi government and its Christian minority.

Inequalities in Wealth Distribution Within Imperial Assyrian Graves

By Petra M. Creamer

It is often said, in many colloquial variations, that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. If monumental depictions are to be believed, then death (via the war machine) and taxes (along with the extraction of other resources) appear to be mainly what the Assyrian Empire (c. 1350--600 BC) dealt in.

St. Catherine's Church -- Assyrian Monks in Vilnius

St. Catherine's Church is waiting for the extraordinary concert - heavenly music in Jesus' native Aramaic language will be performed by Assyrian monks from the Monastery of the Thirteen Holy Fathers of Assyria, led by Archimandrite Seraphim Bit-Kharibi. Located near Tbilisi, in the Dzveli-Kanda area, the monastery is named in honor of 13 monk preachers.

Ten years after ISIS: less than 50 assyrian families have returned to Mosul

By Gianni Valente

Mosul -- Mosul, ten years later. It was June 10, 2014 when the jihadist militiamen of the Islamic State (IS) managed for the first time to raise their black flags in the second Iraqi city, while government troops withdrew from the metropolis. Before the arrival of the jihadists, at least 1,200 Christian families lived in Mosul. Mosul was conquered by the Islamic State in 2017.

Australia Drops Court Fight With X Over Assyrian Priest Stabbing Video

Australia's online watchdog on Wednesday dropped a legal effort to force Elon Musk's X to remove posts depicting the violent stabbing of a Sydney priest. "I have decided to discontinue the proceedings in the Federal Court against X Corp," eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant said in a statement.

Restoration of 5th Century Assyrian Monastery Under Way in Turkey

By Koray Erdoğan

The entrance door and the burial chamber of the monastery built by Assyrian Christians in the fifth century in the village of Ayranci in Batman have been renovated, while the church and the central courtyard has been restored n Batman's Besiri district, the restoration of the 1600-year-old Mor Kiryakus Monastery, built by Assyrian Christians in the fifth century, is nearing completion.

Turkish Textbooks: Turning History on Its Head

By Uzay Bulut

Turkey's Islamist government under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is preparing to further indoctrinate Turkish schoolchildren in propaganda regarding Israel, Greeks, Armenians, Cyprus and other issues of history and geography.

On the Assyro-Chaldean Genocide Recognition By the French National Assembly

By Abdulmesih BarAbraham

Paris (AINA) -- On April 29, 2024 the French National Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing the 1915 Genocide committed against the Assyro--Chaldean people by the Ottoman Empire. The resolution was adopted with an overwhelming majority of 110 votes in favor and 10 abstentions. None voted against the resolution.

News

First-Ever Discovery of Ancient Assyrian Military Camps Includes Biblical Site
Turkey Attacked North Iraq Over 800 Times This Year
10 Years After Mosul's Destruction, Will Assyrians Come Back?
Teen Charged With Attempted Murder in Assyrian Bishop Stabbing
Cardinal Sako Reinstated As Chaldean Patriarch in Iraq
Inequalities in Wealth Distribution Within Imperial Assyrian Graves
St. Catherine's Church -- Assyrian Monks in Vilnius
Ten years after ISIS: less than 50 assyrian families have returned to Mosul
Australia Drops Court Fight With X Over Assyrian Priest Stabbing Video
Restoration of 5th Century Assyrian Monastery Under Way in Turkey

Reports

•  Assyrian-European Fieldwork Delegation to Iraq
•  ISIS and the Assyrians: Intergenerational Trauma
•  Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq
•  Assyrians and The Turkey-PKK Conflict In Iraq
•  Turkish-Backed Militants Target Assyrian Towns in Syria
•  The Future of Security in Iraq's Nineveh Plain
•  The Destruction of Assyrian Cultural Heritage in Syria
•  Turkish Human Rights Commission Report on Assyrian Nun, Villages
•  Assyrian Genocide in Modern History
•  Recognition of the Simele Massacre of 1933
•  The Systematic Repression of Assyrians
•  Iraq’s Stolen Election: How Assyrian Representation Became Assyrian Repression
•  Brutality Against Christian Clerics in Syria
•  Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2015–17

Articles

•  Paternal lineages of the Northern Iraqi Arabs, Kurds, Syriacs, Turkmens and Yazidis
•  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

All Things Assyrian

Ancient Assyrian Armor in China
Assyrian From San Diego to Make Pro Boxing Debut
Crisis in India-based Church: Pope Francis Again Warns of Schism
Assyrian Student Filmmaker Creates Documentary on Detroit's Chaldeans
Art From Assyrian Civilization Springs Back to Life
Assyrian Graduate Flourishes After Finding Her Unique Voice
How a Solar Eclipse Spelled Trouble for the Assyrian Empire
Jonah, Nineveh and the Great American Eclipse of 2024
In Assyria, Being 'King for a Day' Could Be Deadly
Ancient Assyrian Horses

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On the Assyro-Chaldean Genocide Recognition By the French National Assembly

By Abdulmesih BarAbraham

Paris (AINA) -- On April 29, 2024 the French National Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing the 1915 Genocide committed against the Assyro--Chaldean people by the Ottoman Empire. The resolution was adopted with an overwhelming majority of 110 votes in favor and 10 abstentions. None voted against the resolution.

French Senate Recognizes Assyrian Genocide

(AINA) -- The Senate of France passed a resolution on Monday recognizing the Turkish genocide of Assyrians in World War 1, which killed 750,000 Assyrians (75%), as well as one million Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians. The vote was 300 in favor and 2 against. Turkey condemned the resolution, calling it "null and void.

AINA News

On the Assyro-Chaldean Genocide Recognition By the French National Assembly
French Senate Recognizes Assyrian Genocide
Assyrian Bishop Stabbed While Live Streaming
Iran is Hijacking Assyrian Politics in Iraq
Genocide Awareness Week Will Discuss Assyrian Genocides
New Online Assyrian Dictionary Launched
Film Explores Assyrian Diaspora in Chicago
New Book on Assyrian and Armenian Genocide
Testing Opens for New Assyrian Word Processor
Chicago Suburban High School Adds Assyrian Language Course
Feud Between Chaldean Patriarch and Iraq's President Reinforces Islamic Status of Minority Groups
Assyrians and Yazidis Pledge to Forge Stronger Ties
Kurdish Regional Government Eases Restrictions on Checkpoints Around Assyrian Villages
Kurds Are Blockading Assyrian Villages Again
Assyrian Studies Symposium to Be Held At Stanford

Assyrian Churches: Unity in Faith

By Benjamin Martin

(AINA) -- In early December, Patriarch Awa spoke on the possible reunification of the Assyrian and Chaldean Churches, expressing opposition to any form of "uniatism" in the process. Patriarch Sako responded first on December 31 and then more fully on February 28.

Editorials

Feud Between Chaldean Patriarch and Iraq's President Reinforces Islamic Status of Minority Groups
Assyrian Churches: Unity in Faith
Obstacles in the Unification of Assyrian Churches
The First Assyrian Workers From Turkey in Germany
US Attorneys May Have Violated Constitutional Rights, Immigration Law in Prosecuting Assyrian Lawyer
Conference Expropriates Assyrian Christian History, Denies Assyrian Identity
The Unethical Prosecution of an Assyrian Attorney
German Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian Genocide: History and Politics
Senator McCain Sends Letter on Assyrians to Kurdish President
Turkey Attempted to Stop Broadcast of Assyrian Genocide Documentary

Iran is Hijacking Assyrian Politics in Iraq

By Gregory Kruczek

(AINA) -- On February 21, the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq ruled on a set of cases pertaining to the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) electoral law. The Court declared that the 11 parliamentary reserved seats for minorities were unconstitutional. So too was the KRG's single electoral district model.

Turkey's National Pride is Based on Genocide Denial

By Sabri Atman

During the years of World War I 75% (750,000) of the Assyrian population in the Ottoman Empire was systematically murdered. That genocide of Assyrians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 is a fact, but it has largely been forgotten by the world.

Opinion Editorials

Iran is Hijacking Assyrian Politics in Iraq
Turkey's National Pride is Based on Genocide Denial
Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged
EU Conference on Nineveh Plains Favors Kurds, Marginalizes Assyrians
Trump's Immigration Order and Christianity
The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe
Erdoğan's Gambit for Mosul
The Genocide of Assyrians and Yazidis and the Next American President
Is Obama Fast-tracking Mosul Offensive to Save His Legacy?
Why France? It's in the Math

Ancient Assyrian Armor in China

By Mihai Andrei

In the remote Yanghai cemetery near Turfan, Northwest China, a team of archaeologists unearthed an extraordinary artifact in 2013: a nearly complete piece of leather scale armor dating back to the 7th century BCE. The armor came from the tomb of a 30-year-old male warrior.

Assyrian From San Diego to Make Pro Boxing Debut

By John Howard

EL CAJON, Calif. -- San Diego County has a large Chaldean community. One of them is boxer Jonny "Magic" Mansour. After a successful amateur career, capped by winning a Golden Gloves national title last year, Jonny will make his professional debut on Saturday, May 18 at Pechanga Arena. Mansour fights in the lightweight division at 135 pounds.

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