Assyrians Founded Anatolia's First Company 4000 Years Ago

A 4,000-year-old tablet found in Kültepe shows that the first company in Anatolia was established by 12 people with 15 kilograms of gold. The excavations carried out in Kültepe Kaniş-Karum Ruins on the Kayseri-Sivas highway shed light on the commercial past of Anatolia. In the initial years of the 2nd millennium, the Assyrians founded multiple trading settlements in Anatolia.

Iraq Receives Assyrian Artifacts From Switzerland

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today, Friday, that Iraq had received artifacts dating back to the Assyrian civilization from Switzerland. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "Within the framework of the diplomacy to recover smuggled Iraqi antiquities launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign...

Ancient Assyrian Armor in China

By Mihai Andrei

In the remote Yanghai cemetery near Turfan, Northwest China, a team of archaeologists unearthed an extraordinary artifact in 2013: a nearly complete piece of leather scale armor dating back to the 7th century BCE. The armor came from the tomb of a 30-year-old male warrior.

Kurdistan Rights Commission Criticizes Seat Allocation

The head of the Kurdistan Human Rights Independent Commission has criticized the Iraqi Federal Court's decision to allocate Community Seats in the Kurdistan Region Parliament to Sulaymaniyah province, given that the province doesn't have as many different minorities compared to Erbil and Duhok.

An Assyrian Bard Weaving Tales in Hollywood

By Jorge Lucena

Hollywood, a glittering labyrinth of dreams and ambition, is constantly on the lookout for fresh voices. Enter Dustin Kahia, a filmmaker on the rise, ready to challenge conventions with his unique cultural heritage and captivating stories. Kahia's culture is the lifeblood of his art.

Assyrian From San Diego to Make Pro Boxing Debut

By John Howard

EL CAJON, Calif. -- San Diego County has a large Chaldean community. One of them is boxer Jonny "Magic" Mansour. After a successful amateur career, capped by winning a Golden Gloves national title last year, Jonny will make his professional debut on Saturday, May 18 at Pechanga Arena. Mansour fights in the lightweight division at 135 pounds.

Crisis in India-based Church: Pope Francis Again Warns of Schism

Pope Francis once again warned the Syro-Malabar Church against the risk of a "schism," welcoming a delegation from this Indian community to the Vatican on May 13, 2024. In the morning, the Pope also received the new head of this Church. The Church is currently grappling with a serious liturgical quarrel, with some priests refusing to comply with a reform.

Alliance Formed to Advocate for Assyrian Rights in Iraq

In a meeting covened at the headquarters of the International Chaldean League in Ankawa, the Kurdistan Region's Armenian community has joint with the political council of the Hammurabi Coalition in order to establish a new political alliance called "The Christian Alliance".

The Invisible Inhabitants of the Arab World

The Arab world is ethnically extremely diverse, as many non-Arab communities also live in it. The region encompasses many ethnic groups and religious communities. In addition to the Arabs, there are Kurds, Assyrians, Copts, and many other smaller and larger groups. Religious communities such as Christians, Jews, Sabaeans, Yazidis, and Bahai also reside in the region.

Assyriologist Solves Archaeological Mystery From 700 BC

Ancient symbols on a 2,700-year-old temple which have baffled experts for over a century have been explained by Trinity Assyriologist Dr Martin Worthington. The sequence of 'mystery symbols' were on view on temples at various locations in ancient city of Dūr-Šarrukīn, present day Khorsabad, Iraq, which was ruled by Sargon II, king of Assyria (721-704 BC).

News

Assyrians Founded Anatolia's First Company 4000 Years Ago
Iraq Receives Assyrian Artifacts From Switzerland
Ancient Assyrian Armor in China
Assyrian Parties in Kurdistan Reject Election Court's Decision, Threaten Protests
Kurdistan Rights Commission Criticizes Seat Allocation
Stone Sculpture Depicting Assyrian Goddess of Love and War Found in Iraq
An Assyrian Bard Weaving Tales in Hollywood
Assyrian From San Diego to Make Pro Boxing Debut
Crisis in India-based Church: Pope Francis Again Warns of Schism
Alliance Formed to Advocate for Assyrian Rights in Iraq

Reports

•  Assyrian-European Fieldwork Delegation to Iraq
•  ISIS and the Assyrians: Intergenerational Trauma
•  Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq
•  Assyrians and The Turkey-PKK Conflict In Iraq
•  Turkish-Backed Militants Target Assyrian Towns in Syria
•  The Future of Security in Iraq's Nineveh Plain
•  The Destruction of Assyrian Cultural Heritage in Syria
•  Turkish Human Rights Commission Report on Assyrian Nun, Villages
•  Assyrian Genocide in Modern History
•  Recognition of the Simele Massacre of 1933
•  The Systematic Repression of Assyrians
•  Iraq’s Stolen Election: How Assyrian Representation Became Assyrian Repression
•  Brutality Against Christian Clerics in Syria
•  Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2015–17

Articles

•  Paternal lineages of the Northern Iraqi Arabs, Kurds, Syriacs, Turkmens and Yazidis
•  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

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French Senate Recognizes Assyrian Genocide

(AINA) -- The Senate of France passed a resolution on Monday recognizing the Turkish genocide of Assyrians in World War 1, which killed 750,000 Assyrians (75%), as well as one million Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians. The vote was 300 in favor and 2 against. Turkey condemned the resolution, calling it "null and void.

Assyrian Bishop Stabbed While Live Streaming

Fairfield (AINA) -- Assyrian Bishop Mari Emmanuel of Christ the Good Shepherd Church in Sydney was stabbed while live-streaming his sermon. Video shows the yet attacker stabbing the bishop multiple times before he is subdued by parishioners. Screams are heard from the parishioners as the attack unfolds. Another video posted on X shows the Bishop on a stretcher being wheeled to an ambulance.

AINA News

French Senate Recognizes Assyrian Genocide
Assyrian Bishop Stabbed While Live Streaming
Iran is Hijacking Assyrian Politics in Iraq
Genocide Awareness Week Will Discuss Assyrian Genocides
New Online Assyrian Dictionary Launched
Film Explores Assyrian Diaspora in Chicago
New Book on Assyrian and Armenian Genocide
Testing Opens for New Assyrian Word Processor
Chicago Suburban High School Adds Assyrian Language Course
Feud Between Chaldean Patriarch and Iraq's President Reinforces Islamic Status of Minority Groups
Assyrians and Yazidis Pledge to Forge Stronger Ties
Kurdish Regional Government Eases Restrictions on Checkpoints Around Assyrian Villages
Kurds Are Blockading Assyrian Villages Again
Assyrian Studies Symposium to Be Held At Stanford
Report of the Assyrian-European Delegation to Iraq

Assyrian Churches: Unity in Faith

By Benjamin Martin

(AINA) -- In early December, Patriarch Awa spoke on the possible reunification of the Assyrian and Chaldean Churches, expressing opposition to any form of "uniatism" in the process. Patriarch Sako responded first on December 31 and then more fully on February 28.

Editorials

Feud Between Chaldean Patriarch and Iraq's President Reinforces Islamic Status of Minority Groups
Assyrian Churches: Unity in Faith
Obstacles in the Unification of Assyrian Churches
The First Assyrian Workers From Turkey in Germany
US Attorneys May Have Violated Constitutional Rights, Immigration Law in Prosecuting Assyrian Lawyer
Conference Expropriates Assyrian Christian History, Denies Assyrian Identity
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

Iran is Hijacking Assyrian Politics in Iraq

By Gregory Kruczek

(AINA) -- On February 21, the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq ruled on a set of cases pertaining to the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) electoral law. The Court declared that the 11 parliamentary reserved seats for minorities were unconstitutional. So too was the KRG's single electoral district model.

Turkey's National Pride is Based on Genocide Denial

By Sabri Atman

During the years of World War I 75% (750,000) of the Assyrian population in the Ottoman Empire was systematically murdered. That genocide of Assyrians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 is a fact, but it has largely been forgotten by the world.

Opinion Editorials

Iran is Hijacking Assyrian Politics in Iraq
Turkey's National Pride is Based on Genocide Denial
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

Ancient Assyrian Armor in China

By Mihai Andrei

In the remote Yanghai cemetery near Turfan, Northwest China, a team of archaeologists unearthed an extraordinary artifact in 2013: a nearly complete piece of leather scale armor dating back to the 7th century BCE. The armor came from the tomb of a 30-year-old male warrior.

Assyrian From San Diego to Make Pro Boxing Debut

By John Howard

EL CAJON, Calif. -- San Diego County has a large Chaldean community. One of them is boxer Jonny "Magic" Mansour. After a successful amateur career, capped by winning a Golden Gloves national title last year, Jonny will make his professional debut on Saturday, May 18 at Pechanga Arena. Mansour fights in the lightweight division at 135 pounds.

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