Auroral Observations in Assyrian Astrological Reports

(AINA) -- A paper published in 2019 in The Astrophysical Journal Letters shows the earliest known record of auroral observations were made by Assyrians circa 660 BC. According to the abstract of the paper: Auroral records found in historical archives and cosmogenic isotopes found in natural archives have served as sound proxies of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and solar energetic particles...

From Homeland to Diaspora: Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Survivors of Genocide

By Themistocles Kritikakos

In 1998 the Hellenic Parliament recognised 14 September as a day of national mourning for the Genocide of the Greeks of Asia Minor. The past two decades the Armenian genocide has been extended by scholars to include the lesser-known genocide cases of the Greeks of Asia Minor (including Pontos) and Eastern Thrace as well as Assyrians in the period of 1914-1923 with an estimate of up to 3 million...

Spanish Journalist Held for One Month Warns of Kurdish Government Repression

(AINA) -- Freelance journalist Ferran Barber was warned by the Kurdish authorities that any foreigner who enters the Assyrian valley of Nahla without permission will be imprisoned for months or years. The Spanish researcher was informed about this new regulation after being imprisoned for one month by the Kurdish Internal Security, Asayish.

Armed Shia Groups Threatening Assyrian Areas in Iraq

Baghdad -- The Government and people of Iraq have a "humanitarian, moral and national" duty for to support the survival and permanence of Christians in the Nineveh Plain as an "integral part" of the local and national social fabric, this according to Card Louis Raphael Sako.

ISIS Legacy in Iraq Has an Enduring Effect on Yazidi Survivors

By Zainab Mehdi

Two years ago, the Islamic State was defeated in Iraq. Whether it was the US-led strikes or Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani's support to Iraqi forces that played a key role in defeating the militant group, it still poses a threat to Iraq's stability. A report written by Glenn A.

California Recognizes Two Assyrian Genocides

Sacramento, California (AINA) -- The State of California recognized the Assyrian Genocide of 1915 in the Ottoman Empire and the Simmele massacre of 1933 in Iraq in a binding resolution passed on September 9, 2019. The resolution was backed by both Democratic and Republican assembly members and it passed unanimously.

How an Assyrian American Brought the Pentagon Memorial to Life

By Alexsandra Davood

The Pentagon Memorial, located just southwest of The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, is a permanent outdoor memorial honoring the 184 victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the five-sided building on September 11, 2001. The unique design was selected from 1,126 memorial proposals from around the world.

Assyrian Library Destroyed By ISIS Reopens in Iraq

By Heather Preston

A Christian library in Iraq that was set on fire during an invasion by Islamic has been reopened to the public. IS militants invaded the city of Qaraqosh in 2014, destroying homes, churches and libraries and displacing tens of thousands of Christians in the area. Qaraqosh has the largest Christian population in the Nineveh Plains, Northern Iraq.

British Museum to Loan Assyrian Collection to Getty

By Martin Bailey

The British Museum is to lend an "important group" of Assyrian sculpted reliefs to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles for three years because it lacks the funds to create an adequate display space for all of its outstanding collection. The loan will include the Banquet Scene, which is widely regarded as the world's finest single relief panel from Assyria.

Over 120 Churches Damaged By War in Syria Since 2011

(AP) -- A Syrian war monitor associated with the opposition said Monday that over 120 Christian places of worship have been damaged or destroyed by all sides in the country's eight-year conflict. Some of the attacks were deliberate, such as the Islamic State group using bulldozers to destroy the ancient Saint Elian Monastery in Homs province in 2015.

News

Auroral Observations in Assyrian Astrological Reports
From Homeland to Diaspora: Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Survivors of Genocide
Spanish Journalist Held for One Month Warns of Kurdish Government Repression
Armed Shia Groups Threatening Assyrian Areas in Iraq
ISIS Legacy in Iraq Has an Enduring Effect on Yazidi Survivors
California Recognizes Two Assyrian Genocides
How an Assyrian American Brought the Pentagon Memorial to Life
Assyrian Library Destroyed By ISIS Reopens in Iraq
Spanish Reporter Detained for Weeks Without Charge, Deported From Iraqi Kurdistan
British Museum to Loan Assyrian Collection to Getty

Reports

•  Assyrian Genocide in Modern History
•  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
•  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

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

All Things Assyrian

Syrian Pastry Chef Earns Living By Mixing Region's Flavors
The Assyrian War Dog
Ancient Babylonian Astronomers Were Way Ahead of Their Time
The Assyrian Internet Marketer
Ancient Mesopotamia and The Rise of Civilization
Australian Beauty Pageants Driven By Migrant Communities
Meet the World's First Emperor
Art After the End of Civilization
Conversations in Syriac
Comedy and TV
Brief History of Assyrians Assyrians: Frequently Asked Questions The Assyrian Genocide Attacks on Assyrians in Syria Timeline of ISIS in Iraq Incipient Genocide: The Ethnic Cleansing of the Assyrians of Iraq Assyrian Holocausts

Auroral Observations in Assyrian Astrological Reports

(AINA) -- A paper published in 2019 in The Astrophysical Journal Letters shows the earliest known record of auroral observations were made by Assyrians circa 660 BC. According to the abstract of the paper: Auroral records found in historical archives and cosmogenic isotopes found in natural archives have served as sound proxies of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and solar energetic particles...

Spanish Journalist Held for One Month Warns of Kurdish Government Repression

(AINA) -- Freelance journalist Ferran Barber was warned by the Kurdish authorities that any foreigner who enters the Assyrian valley of Nahla without permission will be imprisoned for months or years. The Spanish researcher was informed about this new regulation after being imprisoned for one month by the Kurdish Internal Security, Asayish.

AINA News

Auroral Observations in Assyrian Astrological Reports
Spanish Journalist Held for One Month Warns of Kurdish Government Repression
California Recognizes Two Assyrian Genocides
Assyrian Genocide in Modern History
Several Large Fires Broke Out in Assyrian Areas in Southeast Turkey
The French Press and the Assyro-Chaldeans
Assyrian Delegation Meets Members of Dutch Parliament
15 Assyrian Children Kidnapped By Kurdish Affiliated Militia in Syria
A Dialogue on the Assyrian Homeland and Diaspora
The Systematic Repression of Assyrians: Report
Assyrian Federation of Germany Meets With Chairman of Parliamentary Group
European Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed By Assyrian Monastery Against Turkey
New Zealand Primary School Adds Assyrian New Year to Curriculum
Four Christian Children and Woman Killed in Syria
Conference Expropriates Assyrian Christian History, Denies Assyrian Identity

Conference Expropriates Assyrian Christian History, Denies Assyrian Identity

(AINA) -- On May 4-5 the Salahaddin University in Erbil, Iraq and the French Institute of the Near East (IFPO) organized a workshop titled Christianity in Iraq at the turn of Islam. Its aim was to discuss important institutional changes for Christians in areas of the collapsed Persian Empire and retreated Byzantine Empire which were conquered by Muslims.

The Unethical Prosecution of an Assyrian Attorney

On January 2, 2018, Judge Goldsmith from the federal court in Michigan ordered the release of Assyrian (also known as Chaldean or Syriac) Christian detainees who had been held for deportation. In his decision, the judge cited that the country conditions in Iraq precluded the possibility of returning the refugees to their homes safely.

Editorials

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
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

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.

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. Today's Turkey is still far from being ruled by democratic principles.

Opinion Editorials

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
Terrorist Strikes and the Blame Game

The Assyrian War Dog

The Aksaray Malaklısı -- the largest of the Anatolian sheep dogs, also known as the Turkish mastiff or Anatolian Lion -- was used a war dog by the Assyrians 2,000 years ago, according to a Turkish breeders association. The Aksaray Malaklısı Breed Improvement Association (AKMID) said Sunday that the dog breed is one of the oldest in the world, and has a 3,500-year-long history in Anatolia.

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