As US Airstrikes in Iraq Grow, Details Stay Thin

By Robert Burns

(AP) -- America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no reported U.S. ground combat, are thin.

Yazidis Haunted By Cries for Help As Militants Bury Victims Alive

By Humeyra Pamuk

(Reuters) -- Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can't focus on the future because the sounds of women and children crying out for help while being buried alive by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq often consume his mind.

The Islamic State's Treatment Of Christians

By M. Khayat

(MEMRI) -- Since its seizure of large areas in Iraq and its proclamation of a caliphate, the Islamic State (IS) has stepped up its efforts to enforce the Islamic shari'a in the areas under its control.

World Jewish Congress Chief: 'Slaughter' of Christians Must Stop

By Sandy Fitzgerald

While the deaths of Palestinians who were used as human shields in Gaza are being mourned, the world is meeting the "barbarous slaughter" of Christians with "relative indifference," World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder writes in an op-ed in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.

Pictures Show Aftermath of ISIS Looting, Plundering Assyrian Town

(AINA) -- On August 7 Assyrians fled from their villages in the Nineveh Plain for fear of ISIS. One of these villages, Telesqof, located north of Mosul was completely deserted. ISIS moved into the village, and all other villages, and began looting and plundering.

A Wedding in the Midst of the Assyrian Tragedy in Iraq

(AINA) -- The Islamic State (ISIS) has driven 200,000 Assyrians from their homes and villages in north Iraq. They are sleeping in open fields and abandoned structures, lacking food, water, shelter, clothing and medicine. They have lost their homes and their property.

Kurdish Leader: We Support Assyrians Defending Themselves

(AINA) -- Massoud Barzani, the President of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in North Iraq, announced the KRG is ready to accept Assyrian Christian volunteers for the Kurdish forces, so that they may protect their homes and villages from the Islamic State (ISIS).

Lebanese FM Visits Assyrian Leaders in North Iraq

(AINA) -- Lebanon's Foreign Minister, Gibran Basil, met with Assyrian leaders in North Iraq yesterday during a one day visit. The meeting was held at the headquarters of the Assyrian Democratic Movement in Ankawa, north of Arbel.

US, Europe Must Arm the Assyrians, Provide Immediate Humanitarian Aid

By The Editorial Board

(AINA) -- The stunning advance of the Islamic State (ISIS) into Iraq, where it has captured large swathes of territory, including Mosul, has created a massive humanitarian crisis. The two groups who have been hit the hardest are the Assyrians and the Yazidis.

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...

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.


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Report on Assyrians in Iraq Calls for Humanitarian, Military Aid
Kurdish Leader: We Support Assyrians Defending Themselves
Lebanese FM Visits Assyrian Leaders in North Iraq
Lebanese MPs Meet With Assyrian Leaders in Beirut
International Scholars Issue Joint Statement on ISIS in Iraq
ISIS Forcefully Circumcised Assyrian Christian Men in Mosul, Sold 700 Yazidi Women
August 18 Report on North Iraq -- Refugees At Great Risk
Assyrian Minister in Kurdish Government Resigns in Protest
Increasing Calls for Military Intervention to Save Assyrians and Yazidis
Assyrians in Holland on Hunger Strike to Protest ISIS
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Patriarchs of the Orient Urge International Protection for Iraq's Christians
As US Airstrikes in Iraq Grow, Details Stay Thin
Yazidis Haunted By Cries for Help As Militants Bury Victims Alive
The Islamic State's Treatment Of Christians
The Christian Exodus From Historic Land
Christians, Yazidis Need More Than Escape: Catholic Relief Official in Iraq
World Jewish Congress Chief: 'Slaughter' of Christians Must Stop
Pope Benedict Was Right About Islam At Regensburg
Calls for Iran to Join West in Fight Against Islamic State
U.S. Military Mulling More Troops to Iraq, Officials Say

Editorials »

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
Will a Province for Assyrians Stop Their Exodus From Iraq?

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

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