The Endangered Assyrians and the Language of Jesus Seek International Support

By Uzay Bulut

The Assyrian people, who suffered from many crimes including a genocide in their ancestral lands in the Middle East, won a significant victory in the United States regarding their linguistic rights. Beginning with the 2023-24 school year, Niles North High School and Niles West High School in Illinois will add Assyrian as an accredited option to fulfill the "World Language" requirements for...

Assyrian Archaeologist Tells of Her Trip to Northern Iraq

By Ninos Emmanuel

These are the words of Assyrian activist, archaeologist and executive member of the Assyrian Aid Society, June Jako, who recently returned from a visit to Nohadra-Northern Iraq. Mrs Jako says she didn't go there as her official capacity, but her visit was a family and friends visit. However, Mrs. Jako says, "I can't be in our homeland and not inspect our artefacts and the ancient city".

European Parliament Addresses Christian Persecution

By Willy Fautre

The persecution of Christians in Iran was the focus of the presentation of the 2023 World Watch List of the Protestant NGO Open Doors yesterday, Thursday 25 January, at the European Parliament (EP). According to their report, 360 million Christians around the world suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith, 5621 Christians were murdered and 2110 church buildings were...

Stop Giving Iraqi Kurds a Free Pass on Religious Freedom

By Michael Rubin

Masrour Barzani, prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, describes himself as protector of religious minorities. Under his watch, the Kurdish government's official website states, "some of the most vulnerable communities in the Middle East have been sheltered and protected.

New Iraq Convent is a Milestone in Return of Assyrians

By John Newton

A Catholic charity has hailed the re-opening of a convent in a village devastated by extremists as a sign that Christianity can once more flourish in Iraq's Nineveh Plains. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) helped rebuild the Dominican Sisters' new convent and kindergarten in Batnaya which replaces buildings razed by Daesh (ISIS) during the jihadists' occupation of the village from 2014 to 2016.

Assyrians in Iran Asked to Be Discreet

The mullahs' regime in Tehran seems to be in dire straits: according to the Christian information site Mohabat News, the priests of the Chaldean Catholic Church have been warned against participating in, or even supporting, the protest movement that is currently shaking the country.

Assyrian Priest Who Was Tortured in ISIS Captivity Elected Bishop in Syria

By John Burger

A Syrian priest who spent five months in captivity by the Islamic State jihadist group has been elected archbishop of a Syriac Catholic archdiocese. The Synod of Bishops of the Syriac Catholic Church elected Fr. Jacques Mourad as Archbishop of Homs, Syria, it was reported Saturday. Pope Francis has given his assent to the election.

Turkey Plans to Open Its First-ever Newly-built Assyrian Church

The last shortcomings of the opening of the first church in the history of the Republic of Türkiye are being fixed. The Mor Efrem Syriac Ancient Orthodox Church, which is being built in Istanbul's Yeşilköy district is planned to be opened within two months.

10 Days of Christmas in India

By Shabnam Samuel

This time of the year. Makes me happy and sad. This is about the time when I start missing home in India, acutely! The frenzy of Christmas. It was never about material gifts. It was about family, food, and fun. Happy, because every Christmas I remember the joy I saw on everyone's face, particularly my mother.

Assyrian MP in Armenia Calls for Action on Blockade of Lachin Corridor

Member of Parliament Zemfira Mirzoyeva from the Hayastan faction of the Armenian Parliament called on Assyrians around the world to raise their voice against Azerbaijan's criminal policy and genocidal actions. Mirzoyeva, who represents the Assyrian community of Armenia in parliament, made the remarks in the Armenian parliament while speaking about the Azeri blockade of the Lachin Corridor.

Nineveh Was the Most Dazzling City in The world

By Martin Worthington

Archaeologists in northern Iraq, working on the Mashki and Adad gate sites in Mosul that were destroyed by Islamic State in 2016, recently uncovered 2,700-year-old Assyrian reliefs. Featuring war scenes and trees, these rock carvings add to the bounty of detailed stone panels excavated from the 1840s onwards, many of which are currently held in the British Museum.

News

The Endangered Assyrians and the Language of Jesus Seek International Support
Assyrian Archaeologist Tells of Her Trip to Northern Iraq
European Parliament Addresses Christian Persecution
Stop Giving Iraqi Kurds a Free Pass on Religious Freedom
New Iraq Convent is a Milestone in Return of Assyrians
Assyrians in Iran Asked to Be Discreet
Assyrian Priest Who Was Tortured in ISIS Captivity Elected Bishop in Syria
Turkey Plans to Open Its First-ever Newly-built Assyrian Church
10 Days of Christmas in India
Assyrian MP in Armenia Calls for Action on Blockade of Lachin Corridor

Reports

•  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
•  Erasing Assyrians: Kurdish Abuses of Human Rights
•  Assyrians and Yazidis in Northern Iraq 2017

Articles

•  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

3,200 Year-Old Assyrian Perfume Recreated
The First Ever Menu In History Was Carved On A Stone Tablet
Ancient Stone Marks China's First Encounter With Christianity
The Assyrian and the Drone
The Assyrian Ivory Plates in Jerusalem
The Assyrian Fathers of Christianity in Georgia
100 Years Since the Catastrophe of Smyrna
The Assyrian Priest, Ghandi and Nehru
The Story of Assyrian Wine in Turkey
The 3,000-year-old Assyrian Lens
Brief History of Assyrians Assyrians in History Assyrians: Frequently Asked Questions The Assyrian Genocide The 1933 Simmele Massacre Attacks on Assyrians in Syria Timeline of ISIS in Iraq Incipient Genocide: The Ethnic Cleansing of the Assyrians of Iraq Assyrian Holocausts

Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq

Stockholm (AINA) -- The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), founded and co-financed by the Swedish Government and known for scholarly work on issues of conflict and cooperation in the context of global peace and security developments, has released a recent report titled Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq: Agriculture, Cultural Practices and Social...

The Assyrian Church of the East and the Principle of Oikonomia

By Benjamin Martin

(AINA) -- Last month, His Beatitude Patriarch Sako of Chaldean Catholic Church reiterated his position that he sees no obstacle to "the merging of the Chaldean Church and the Assyrian Church of the East under the name of the Church of the East." He presented this as his opinion.

AINA News

Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq
The Assyrian Church of the East and the Principle of Oikonomia
Christian Unity and the Syriac Churches
Assyrian Christianity Asserts Its Renewal in Erbil
Assyrian Simmele Massacre Still Not Recognized By Iraq
Assyrian Organization Condemns Confiscation of Assyrian Property in Syria
The Assyrian Genocide and Its Antecedents
The First Assyrian Workers From Turkey in Germany
The Pizza Puff: an Assyrian Invention
Parties Meet in UN-led Constitution Drafting Meetings for Syria
Assyrian Journalist Speaks on His Abduction By Kurdish Security in Northeastern Syria
Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide
Municipality in Turkey Building Parking Lot on Syriac Catholic Monastery Land
Assyrian Organization in the UN-led Constitutional Committee for Syria
How Computers Learned to Speak Assyrian

The First Assyrian Workers From Turkey in Germany

By Abdulmesih Barbraham

Wurzburg, Germany (AINA) -- The 60th anniversary of the German-Turkish recruitment agreement (German: Anwerbeabkommen) was officially celebrated in many cities across the country end of October 2021. In his speech at the state commemoration event in Berlin, Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, addressed the invited guests, stating that "You helped building up Germany -- You have enriched...

Editorials

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
Australia's Assyrians in Focus
US Government Must Designate ISIS Attacks As Genocide for All Groups
Assyrians Should Leave the Middle East

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.

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. Today's Turkey is still far from being ruled by democratic principles.

Opinion Editorials

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
Terrorist Strikes and the Blame Game

3,200 Year-Old Assyrian Perfume Recreated

By James Ssengendo

A 3,200-year-old Mesopotamian fragrance has been recreated in Diyarbakır, Turkey based on a formula left on an ancient clay tablet by a renowned female perfume maker of the time named Tapputi. The perfume formula was discovered by archaeologists on a cuneiform tablet during excavations in Assur, the capital of the Old Assyrian city-state in what is modern-day Iraq.

The First Ever Menu In History Was Carved On A Stone Tablet

By Nico Danilovich

The concept of dining in formal settings goes back to the earliest civilizations. This includes Mesopotamia and its Assyrian Empire, according to the American Society of Overseas Research. The Assyrian Empire, as explained by National Geographic, was a conglomerate of city-states located in what is now the northern Middle East. Although ancient Assyria had been around since the second millennium B.

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