Turkey Arrests Assyrian for Rebuilding His Village

By Bar Daisan

Midyat, Turkey (AINA) -- A Few days ago Petrus Karatay, an Assyrian Chaldean Christian who returned from Paris to Herbol (Turkish Aksu), his acnestral víllage in the Turkish province of Şirnak, was detained for unknown reasons.

Turkey Arrests Assyrian for Rebuilding His Village

By Bar Daisan

Midyat, Turkey (AINA) -- A Few days ago Petrus Karatay, an Assyrian Chaldean Christian who returned from Paris to Herbol (Turkish Aksu), his acnestral víllage in the Turkish province of Şirnak, was detained for unknown reasons.

Assyrian Umbrella Organization Granted NGO Status in EU

Brussels (AINA) -- The Assyrian Confederation of Europe (ACE) has been granted official status as an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) by the Belgian Ministry of Justice. The status was granted after a six month review by officials in Brussels, home to numerous NGOs.

Christmas Around the World in Pictures

(AINA) -- Two billion Christians celebrated Christmas yesterday and today around the world. It is a joyous time for all, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and his message of love and charity, but for some the times have not been well, as many Christians around the world face persecution...

ISIS Still Poses Threat to Iraq After Liberation

By Mohammad Salim

Barely a month after Baghdad declared victory over Daesh (ISIS), the jihadis could still recapture areas of Iraq, especially near the border with Syria, experts and officials say.

Turkey Deploys More Tanks to Syrian Border

ANKARA (Xinhua) -- Turkish army dispatched nine reinforcement tanks to its southern border province Hatay on Thursday as preparation of a possible military action into Syria's Afrin, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Can Turkey Be Part of the Solution in Iraq?

By Gonul Tol

Tensions between the central government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) soared after the latter held an independence referendum at the end of September.

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 "...

Syria Threatens to Down Turkish Jets Over Its Kurdish Region

By Philip Issa and Suzan Fraser

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria said on Thursday its air defense would shoot down any Turkish jets that carry out attacks within Syria, a stark warning as tensions soar over apparent preparations by the Turkish military to invade a northern Syrian Kurdish enclave.

Kurds Appeal to U.N. Over Turkish Threats

By Sarah El Deeb and Suzan Fraser

(AP) -- Syria's dominant Kurdish party on Wednesday called on the U.N. Security Council to act quickly to ensure the safety of Kurdish-controlled territories in the country's north, including an enclave that Turkey has threatened to attack.

Syrian Government: U.S. Military Presence in Syria Is Act of Aggression

BEIRUT (Reuters) -- The Syrian government said on Thursday that a U.S. military presence in Syria represented an "aggression" against Syrian sovereignty, and vowed to free the country from any "illegitimate" foreign presence. The Syrian Foreign Ministry statement was a response to a speech by U.S.

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.

Iraqi Assyrian Makes Faith-based Films

Pete Shilaimon was not making movies in Hollywood, his current job, when he fled Iraq. Shilaimon was only 5 years old when his family -- mother, father, brother and sister -- left pretty much everything and everybody that they knew behind and headed to Greece.

Jonah's Assyrian King

By Marc Madrigal

Adad-Nirari III was king of the Assyrian Empire and reigning roughly from 805-782 BCE. The Saba'a Stele of Adad-Nirari III recording some of Adad-Nirari's campaigns was discovered in 1905 in the Sinjar Mountains of Syria.


AINA News

Turkey Arrests Assyrian for Rebuilding His Village
The Unethical Prosecution of an Assyrian Attorney
Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged
Assyrian Umbrella Organization Granted NGO Status in EU
Christmas Around the World in Pictures
Unrecognized Genocides Conference Held At Adelphi University
Assyrian Member of Iran's Parliament Discussed Safety of Assyrians With Iraqi PM
Assyrian Americans Call for Iraqi Government Control of Nineveh Plains
European Assyrians Conclude Second Convention in Brussels
Assyrian Leader Meets New Head of Syrian Parliament
Assyrian Umbrella Organization Asks UN to Support Assyrians in North Iraq
Assyrian Leader Raises Concern At UN Human Rights Council
Second Assyrian Mayor Illegally Removed By Kurdish Authorities
Assyrians in North Iraq Reject Second Mayor Appointed By Kurds
Yazidis Proclaim the Establishment of a Provisional Government

Reports

•  Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2015–17
•  Erasing Assyrians: Kurdish Abuses of Human Rights
•  Assyrians and Yazidis in Northern Iraq 2017
•  Understanding Recent Movements of Christians from Syria and Iraq
•  The Hopes And Fears Of Religious Minorities In Northern Iraq
•  Assyrians Under Kurdish Rule: The Situation in Northeastern Syria
•  Untying the Knots of Religious Diversity in Iraqi Kurdistan
•  The Protection Needs Of Minorities From Syria and Iraq
•  ISIS Genocide of Middle Eastern Christians and Its Jizya Propaganda Ploy
•  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

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

Why is Foreign Policy Magazine Grumpy About U.S. Aid Going to Assyrians in Iraq?
U.S. Criticizes Turkey Over Military Offensive in Kurdish-held Northern Syria
ISIS Still Poses Threat to Iraq After Liberation
Turkey Deploys More Tanks to Syrian Border
Can Turkey Be Part of the Solution in Iraq?
Syria Threatens to Down Turkish Jets Over Its Kurdish Region
Kurds Appeal to U.N. Over Turkish Threats
Syrian Government: U.S. Military Presence in Syria Is Act of Aggression
Massive Turkish Army Convoy Heads to Syrian Border
Pentagon Says it is Not Creating Conventional 'Border Guard' in Syria

Editorials

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
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

Opinion Editorials

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
Refugees, Radicals and the Assaults on German Women

All Things Assyrian

Iraqi Assyrian Makes Faith-based Films
Jonah's Assyrian King
The Assyrian Poet
The Sneaker Speaker
City of Merchants
Edible Cuneiform
Assyrian Ghostbusters
The Baklava Wars
Archaeologists Unearth Record of Ancient Assyria's Demise
The Assyrian Artist From Iraq
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