Harsh Exchanges on First Day of Syria Talks in Kazakhstan

By Nabih Bulos

Syria's government envoy and a rebel leader traded barbs as talks between the Mideast country's warring sides got underway in Kazakhstan on Monday in the first face-to-face meeting between the Damascus government and rebel factions fighting to overthrow it.

Turkey Removed Assyrian Sculpture From Public Square

Diyarbakir (AINA) -- Turkish authorities removed an Assyrian sculpture from a public square on January 8. The sculpture, an Assyrian winged bull known as a Lamassu, was in front of the local council building in Diyarbakir. No explanation has been provided by the Turkish government.

Understanding the Christian Crisis in the Middle East

(AINA) -- Elizabeth Kendal, an international religious liberty analyst and advocate, has published a book titled After Saturday Comes Sunday: Understanding the Christian Crisis in the Middle East. The book explores the state and future of the Christians of the Middle East. Dr.

Legendary Assyrian American's Works Published

By Svante Lundgren

(AINA) -- David B. Perley was one of the 20th century's most influential figures among America's Assyrians. Perley was born in 1901 in Harput but fled during the genocide and came to the US in 1918 where he resided for the rest of his life.

Syria Peace Talks Begin in Astana

The first talks in a year between the two waring sides in the Syria conflict begin today (Jan 23) in the Kazakh capital of Astana. Russia, Turkey and Iran are sponsoring the two day meeting. Russia faces a new set of challenges as it attempts to move from participant in the conflict to peace broker.

Why Trump Should Recognize the Armenian Genocide

By Areg Galstyan

This past week, a report on how Donald Trump's administration should build a political dialogue with Turkey was published at the website of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The authors of this work are James F. Jeffrey, the former U.S.

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 "...

Australia's Assyrians in Focus

By Peter Ahern

Fairfield, Australia (AINA) -- On Sunday 27 March the Australian Broadcasting Commission presented a special documentary on Australia's Assyrian community as part of the long-running and popular "Compass" series. The Assyrian community is not widely known in Australia.

Is Turkey's Shift on Assad Beginning of the End of Syria's War?

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said Jan. 20 that the "facts on the ground have changed dramatically, and so Turkey can no longer insist on, you know, a settlement without [Syrian President Bashar al-] Assad, and it's not, you know, realistic. We just have to work with what we have.

Syrian Rebels Bitterly Divided Before New Peace Talks

By Tom Perry and Suleiman Al-Khalidi

(Reuters) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's opponents appear more divided than ever as they prepare for peace talks next week, demoralised by their defeat in Aleppo and unable to unite into a single force to defend their remaining territory.

The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe

By Peter Ahern

(AINA) -- If 2015 in Europe was most memorable for the hundreds of thousands of refugees who traipsed across the continent, 2016 will be marked by the dramatic increase in terrorist attacks at different European locations. Sadly, these two developments are not unconnected.

Erdoğan's Gambit for Mosul

By Scott Morgan

(AINA) -- Earlier this week it was revealed that U.S. President Obama held a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The topic of the conversation was the Operation to liberate Mosul and a role that Turkey wants to play. Let's ponder this for a second.

An Assyrian Guardian Angel in London

By James Pickford

A surveillance drone sitting on a dollop of whipped cream, an Assyrian winged bull guarding the gates of Nineveh, and an invisible figure robed in ermine were among the ideas put forward on Thursday by artists bidding for the next place on Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth.

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Kurdish Authorities Preventing Assyrian Soldiers From Returning to Their Posts
New Book on Assyrian Genocide Published
First Assyrian Elected to Local Government in Victoria, Australia
Iraq's Assyrians Under Fire
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Assyrian Organization Congratulates Trump, Calls Attention to ISIS Genocide
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Erdoğan's Gambit for Mosul
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•  ISIS Genocide in North Iraq
•  The Assyrian Property Issue In Turkey
•  The State of Iraq's Minorities Since the Fall of Mosul
•  The Eradication of Religious and Ethnic Miinorities in Iraq
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•  Assyrians In Iraq
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Syria Peace Talks Begin in Astana
Why Trump Should Recognize the Armenian Genocide
Is Turkey's Shift on Assad Beginning of the End of Syria's War?
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Turkey Seizes Administration of Another Pro-Kurdish Municipality
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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
Reflections on the Assyrian Genocide and the Next 100 Years
Teaching People to Commit Genocide
'Don't Cry, Sandra' -- Immortal Words of Faith and Hope From an Assyrian Refugee Girl
The Genocide of Assyrians That Started in Iraq Continues in Syria

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Why France? It's in the Math
Terrorist Strikes and the Blame Game
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A Future for Minorities in the Middle East?
U.S. Government Should Stop Prosecution of Assyrian Attorney

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