ISIS Beheads Japanese Hostage

By Steve Almasy

(CNN) -- A newly distributed ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, after an English-language lecture is given by masked ISIS member "Jihadi John" to the people of Japan.

Kurds Retake Oil Facility in Kirkuk

Kurdish peshmerga forces retook a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk which Islamic State insurgents seized earlier on Saturday, but the fate of 15 employees remained unclear.

ISIS Admits Kobani Defeat After U.S.-led Airstrike Campaign in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again. In a video released by the pro-ISIS Aamaq News Agency late Friday, two fighters said the airstrikes by the U.S.

China Sees Jihad Risk

By Jeremy Page and Emre Peker

KAYSERI, Turkey -- In hindsight, it was a soccer match that kindled Mehmet's hatred of Chinese rule and set him on the path to exile.

Assyrians in Sweden March for Genocide Recognition

Stockholm (AINA) -- More than two thousand Assyrians marched for genocide recognition on Sunday in six cities in Sweden. The marchers held torches and Assyrian flags as they walked silently in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Norrkoping, Linkoping, Jonköping and Orebro.

Two Assyrians Killed in Syria

Homs, Syria (AINA) -- Two Assyrians have been killed in Syria, one in a suicide car bombing in the New Sabri neighborhood in Homs, Syria, the other in fighting between Kurdish and government forces in Hassaka.

ISIS Threatens to Blow Up the Historical Walls of Nineveh

(AINA) -- According to the Assyrian website www.ankawa.com, ISIS is planning to destroy the walls of Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian Empire and one of the most important archaeological sites in Iraq. Nineveh was sacked in 612 B.C. when the Assyrian Empire was overthrown.

Photos of Christmas in Iraq

(AINA) -- 2014 was a bad year for the Assyrians of Iraq, who comprise 95% of the country's Christian population. ISIS drove nearly 200,000 Assyrians from their homes and villages in the Nineveh Plain, forcing them to flee further north. They have been living as refugees since August 7.

Chicago Assyrian Community Rallies for Immigration Attorney

(AINA) -- Over 1,500 Assyrian-Americans gathered at the Assyrian National Council of Illinois (ANCI) Building in Skokie, Illinois this past Sunday in support of two community members recently indicted on federal immigration fraud charges.

The Historic Visit of Five Patriarchs to North Iraq

By Peter BetBasoo

(AINA) -- On Wednesday, August 20 five Patriarchs from the Middle East visited Arbel in north Iraq to show support for the beleaguered Assyrian Christian community (AINA 2014-08-21) and to call attention to the cultural genocide that is being committed against it by the Islamic State (ISIS).

ISIS Undiminished As Assyrian and Yazidi Refugees Suffer

By Nahren Anweya

(AINA) -- We have been witnessing the most horrendous and catastrophic events that have taken place in the Middle East since the Turks and Kurds conducted the genocide in World War One against the Assyrians, Armenians, and Greeks.

Post-traumatic Stress 'Evident in 1300BC'

By James Gallagher

(BBC) -- Evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder can be traced back to 1300BC - much earlier than previously thought - say researchers. The team at Anglia Ruskin University analysed translations from ancient Iraq or Mesopotamia.


AINA News »

ISIS Enters Assyrian Town in Syria, Removes Church Cross
ISIS Undiminished As Assyrian and Yazidi Refugees Suffer
Assyrians in Sweden March for Genocide Recognition
Multiculturalism and the Overturning of Traditional Loyalties
Two Assyrians Killed in Syria
Citizenship or Residency? The Muslim Immigration Dilemma Facing the West
ISIS Threatens to Blow Up the Historical Walls of Nineveh
Photos of Christmas in Iraq
Sweden to Help Displaced Iraqis Face Winter
Terror in Australia: the Question No One Wants to Ask
Chicago Assyrian Community Rallies for Immigration Attorney
Assyrians Need Autonomous Region, Says Advisor to Mosul's Governor
Turkey's Duplicitous Game With Assyrians
Documentary on Assyrian Refugees in Iraq Wins Vimeo Award
Iraq's Governor of Nineveh Meets Assyrian Leaders in Chicago

Reports »

•  The Assyrians: a People without Rights
•  Minorities of Nineveh Plain and the Demand for a Safe Haven
•  Facing Annihilation: Innocent Assyrian victims of an unfolding Genocide
•  50 Thousand Assyrians: Report On The Flight From Al Hamdaniya
•  Human Rights Report on Assyrians in Iraq, 2013
•  Religious Minorities in Syria: Caught in the Middle
•  The Status of Christian Minorities in the Middle East
•  Between the Barbed Wire: Syrian Christian Refugees in Lebanon
•  Human Rights Report on Assyrians in Iraq, 2011

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

News »

ISIS Beheads Japanese Hostage
Kurds Retake Oil Facility in Kirkuk
Iraq's PM Pledges Hard Line Against Alleged Militia Abuses
U.S. Congressmen Urge Turkey to Stop Passage of ISIL Terrorists to Europe
ISIS Targets Iraq's Libraries in War on Culture, Learning in Mosul
ISIS Admits Kobani Defeat After U.S.-led Airstrike Campaign in Syria
How Militias Doomed an Iraqi's Attempt to Replicate Paris's 'love Locks' Bridge
China Sees Jihad Risk
Turkey Ready 'To Pay Price' If Found Guilty of Armenian Killings
EU Announces $42 Million for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Editorials »

Turkey's Duplicitous Game With Assyrians
The Historic Visit of Five Patriarchs to North Iraq
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?

Opinion Editorials »

ISIS Undiminished As Assyrian and Yazidi Refugees Suffer
Multiculturalism and the Overturning of Traditional Loyalties
Citizenship or Residency? The Muslim Immigration Dilemma Facing the West
Terror in Australia: the Question No One Wants to Ask
Assyrians in Iraq Should Go for Self-Determination
Further Arming the Kurds Could Prove Dangerous
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

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Sleep and Empire
Assyrian School Celebrates 40 Years of Teaching
Assyrian Christian Influences on Early Japanese Buddhism
Christmas in Baghdad -- 100 Years Ago
Diane Pathieu Featured in 'Assyrian Stars' Magazine
Assyrian Christian College Students Fill Food Hampers
Great Aspirations of the Iron Age
Film About Apostle Thaddeus Planned
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