What Federalism Would Mean for Northern Syria

By Sardar Mlla Drwish

The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), which is mainly comprised of Arab and Kurdish political forces along with others from the Kurdish region in northern Syria, concluded Feb.

Archeologists Plan Post-Islamic State Future in Iraq

The military campaign in Iraq against Islamic State, better known as Da'esh, is still in progress, but in the parts of the country reclaimed by the national government, archeologists have already begun work on assessing the damage the radical group caused to important ancient sites.

Assyrian Genocide Documentary to Be Aired in Cyprus

Stockholm (AINA) -- Cypriotic state broadcaster CYBY has announced it will air the documentary film "Seyfo 1915 - The Assyrian Genocide" on March 8 on the RIK2 channel. The documentary had its premiere in 2015, marking the centennial commemoration of the Assyrian genocide.

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.

Kurdish Soldiers Continue to Abandon Iraqi Army

By Mewan Dolamari

The number of Kurdish personals abandoning Iraqi army has largely increased since 2007 in general and following the emergence of the Islamic State (IS) in 2014 in particular, according to a source from Defense Ministry of Iraq.

Islam and the Jihad in London

By Andrew C. McCarthy

It was a careful choice of words, Bernard Lewis being nothing if not careful. In 2004, the West audibly gasped when its preeminent scholar of Islam famously told the German newspaper Die Welt,"Europe will be Islamic by the end of the century," if not sooner. Listen carefully.

The Future of Militias in Post-ISIL Iraq

By Ibrahim al-Marashi

This week Iraqi prime-minister Haider al-Abadi concluded his first meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC, with Trump praising the "unprecedented cooperation" between the two countries in combating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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.

Referendum This Year for Kurdish Independence in Iraq: Barzani

By Paul Antonopoulos

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani says the Kurdistan Region will hold a referendum on independence this year when asked by Trudy Rubin from the American Philly website. "There will be a referendum this year.

Turkey Kills 6 PKK Militants in Northern Iraq

The Turkish Armed Forces killed six members of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Iraq's northern Derecik region, media reported Saturday citing a statement by the military. The Anadolu news agency reported that two other militants were captured in Turkey's southeastern Hakkari and Batman provinces.

Trump's Immigration Order and Christianity

By Peter Ahern

Debate has raged since President Donald Trump announced his executive order temporarily banning entry to the United States of residents from seven Muslim-majority countries. This involves a temporary halt in the United States refugee program.

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.

Inside the Assyrian Palace Revealed in Fight for Mosul

By Anthony Loyd

The sunlight was swallowed in an instant a few steps into the tunnel's narrow mouth, after which the world was of purest black. So pitch and pressing was this darkness that it required a small effort of the mind to ward off the sense of suffocation as we descended.


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Understanding the Christian Crisis in the Middle East
Legendary Assyrian American's Works Published
The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe
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
In Continuing Purge, Turkey Removes Only Assyrian Mayor
Assyrian Organization Congratulates Trump, Calls Attention to ISIS Genocide
Battle of Mosul is Historic, Says Assyrian MP in Iran

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•  Assyrians Under Kurdish Rule: The Situation in Northeastern Syria
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•  Impact and Significance of the Christian Presence in Syria and Iraq during the Current Crisis
•  Genocide Against Christians in the Middle East
•  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
•  The Assyrians: a People without Rights
•  Minorities of Nineveh Plain and the Demand for a Safe Haven

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•  The Assyrian Genocide As A Part Of The Christian Genocide In The Ottoman Empire
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•  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

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Archeologists Plan Post-Islamic State Future in Iraq
Kurdish Soldiers Continue to Abandon Iraqi Army
Islam and the Jihad in London
The Future of Militias in Post-ISIL Iraq
'Convert, Leave, or Die:' Iraqi Assyrians and the Dream to Return to Mosul
Referendum This Year for Kurdish Independence in Iraq: Barzani
Turkey Kills 6 PKK Militants in Northern Iraq
US Command: Mosul Airstrikes Were At the Request of Iraq

Editorials »

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
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

Opinion Editorials »

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
Refugees, Radicals and the Assaults on German Women
Refugees: It's Time to Be Discriminating
A Future for Minorities in the Middle East?

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Assyrian Appointed As New Police Chief for Turlock
When Turkish Was Written in the Greek, Armenian and Assyrian Script
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Astounding Ancient Assyria: The Grand Palace of Assurnasirpal
The Ancient Place Where History Began
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