Iraqi Army Launches Fresh Assault Toward Mosul Center

By Ahmed Rasheed and Patrick Markey

(Reuters) -- Iraqi army units surged toward the center of Mosul on Tuesday in an attack from the city's southeastern edges that could give fresh impetus to the seven-week-old battle for Islamic State's Iraqi stronghold.

New Book on Assyrian Genocide Published

(AINA) -- A new English book titled 'Year of the Sword - The Assyrian Genocide, A History' has been published by Prof. Joseph Yacoub, an emeritus Professor at the Catholic University of Lyon, France.

Iraq's Assyrians Under Fire

(AINA) -- The population of Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) in Iraq has plummeted from 1.5 million in 2004 to 300,000 today.

Ransomed: The Freeing of 226 Assyrians From Islamic State

By Lori Hinnant

SAARLOUIS, Germany (AP) -- The millions in ransom money came in dollar by dollar, euro by euro from around the world. The donations, raised from church offerings, a Christmas concert, and the diaspora of Assyrian Christians on Facebook, landed in a bank account in Iraq.

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.

Erdogan's Syria Policy Hits Dead End in Aleppo

Cengiz Candar writes, "The fate of Aleppo has the potential to seal the fate of [President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan's regime in Turkey. Too many of Erdogan's eggs are placed in the basket of northern Syrian geopolitics, and most of them are likely to crack.

Erdoğan's Gambit for Mosul

By Scott Morgan

(AINA) -- Earlier this week it was revealed that U.S. President Obama held a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The topic of the conversation was the Operation to liberate Mosul and a role that Turkey wants to play. Let's ponder this for a second.

Home Sweet Hummus

By Nohra Murad

My Atta Joann bought her house in Skokie, Illinois the same year that I was born. My parents had been living in Michigan for quite some time after moving from Chicago, but even with a toddler and a full-time job, my mother would still come with the same frequency as if she were still a bachelorette...

Eight Legendary Ancient Libraries

By Evan Andrews

Even before there were bound books, there were libraries. In cities across the world, these temples of knowledge served not only as storehouses for clay tablets and scrolls, but also as centers of culture and learning.


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Erdoğan's Gambit for Mosul
Assyrians in Iraq to Unify Their Militias
Kurdish Forces in Syria Arrest Assyrian, Kurdish Parents in School
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•  The Assyrian Property Issue In Turkey
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•  The Eradication of Religious and Ethnic Miinorities in Iraq
•  The Assyrians: a People without Rights
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Ransomed: The Freeing of 226 Assyrians From Islamic State
Erdogan's Syria Policy Hits Dead End in Aleppo
Kurdish Government Responds to US Allegations of Rights Violations
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Iraq's Abandoned Schools Speak of a Lost Generation
The Race for ISIS Intelligence

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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

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Erdoğan's Gambit for Mosul
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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?
U.S. Government Should Stop Prosecution of Assyrian Attorney
The Middle East and Its Grim Near-Future Development

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