Assyrian Representative in Sweden Blasts Kurdish Independence

By Deniz Serinci

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- When Swedish MP Fredrik Malm argued in a newspaper article that Sweden should support the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in its plans to declare independence from Iraq, he probably was not looking for an argument.

Iraq PM Calls on Iraqis to Take Arms Against Insurgents

By Wang Mengzhen

Iraq Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki has put out a new plea for Iraqis living in cities controlled by the Sunni militant group known as the Islamic State to join the army and take part in what he calls the "clearing journey".

Lebanon Cracks Down on Syrian Refugees

By Jamie Dettmer

BEIRUT (VOA) -- Lebanese authorities have started to enforce new measures that would limit the number of Syrians entering Lebanon as part of efforts to reduce the more than one million refugees from the war-shattered nation already within their borders.

Christian Groups to Rally for Protection in Iraq

By Susan Abram

Across the ancient cities and villages of Iraq, an "N" word also is used out of hate. Members of the extremist group known as ISIS spray paint the letter "N" in blazing red on the homes of those they deem different.

A Worldwide Persecution of Christians is Well Underway

By Msgr. M. Francis Mannion

Recently, I picked up in Barnes and Noble a book titled The Global War on Christians. My split-second thought was that this was probably a work of hysteria and exaggeration by a "right-wing" Christian author, but then I saw the author's name: John L. Allen Jr.

Islamic Jizya: 'Protection' From Whom?

By Raymond Ibrahim

Is jizya--the money non-Muslims historically paid their Muslim conquerors--meant to buy them "protection," including from outside enemies, as modern Western academics maintain? Or was it simply extortion money meant to buy non-Muslims their lives, as Islam's scriptures mandate? The word jizya...

The Islamic State's Death TV

By Tom Rogan

Ramadan ended this week, and the video-production team for the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, has just released another video. Here's what it shows. The video begins with a message from the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Assyrians Leaving Hassakah, Syria for Fear of ISIS

(AINA) -- The Assyrian population of Hassakah, Syria is leaving the region because of threats from the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS), according to a report by the Adnkronos News Agency (AKI).

Assyrians in Sweden Show Support for Assyrians of Mosul

Stockholm (AINA) -- The Assyrians of Stockholm showed their support this week for the Assyrians of Mosul, Iraq, who have been driven completely from the city by the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS), which captured the city on June 10 and began to drive Assyrians out of Mosul and destroy...

Archbishop of Lyon Visits North Iraq

(AINA) -- His Eminence The Cardinal Philip Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon, France, visited Baghdede (Qaraqosh/Hamdaniya) on Tuesday and met with clergy and the refugees from Mosul.

Timeline of ISIS in Mosul

(AINA) -- The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured the city of Mosul, Iraq on June 10. Almost immediately thereafter it began to drive Assyrians out of Mosul and destroy Christian and non-Sunni institutions.

All 45 Christian Institutions in Mosul Destroyed or Occupied By ISIS

(AINA) -- Since taking over Mosul on June 10, ISIS has destroyed, occupied, converted to mosques, converted to ISIS headquarters or shuttered all 45 Christian institutions in Mosul. The following is the complete list of the Christian institutions in Mosul, grouped by denomination.

99 Years of Turkish Genocide

(AINA) -- On April 24, 1915 the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians began very simply, without pomp and circumstance. "We have made a clean sweep of the Armenians and Assyrians of Azerbaijan.

Erdogan Exploits Rivalry Between Kurdish Leaders

By Augin Haninke

(AINA) -- Massoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq, recently made a historic visit to Diyarbakir in south-eastern Turkey. It was Barzani's first visits to a city which may well become the capital of a future Kurdish state in Turkey.

Fist Bumps and the Zombie Apocalypse

By Max Maxfield

Are you concerned about the possibility of a Zombie Apocalypse or do you scoff at the thought of such an eventuality? If the latter, would you be surprised to hear that the US military has an elaborate plan should a Zombie Apocalypse befall the country? This is detailed in an unclassified document...


AINA News »

Assyrians Leaving Hassakah, Syria for Fear of ISIS
Assyrians in Sweden Show Support for Assyrians of Mosul
Archbishop of Lyon Visits North Iraq
Muslim Iraqi News Anchorwoman Wears Cross in Support of Christians
Timeline of ISIS in Mosul
All 45 Christian Institutions in Mosul Destroyed or Occupied By ISIS
Six Assyrian Students Detained, Tortured By Kurdish Intelligence Service
Assyrians in U.S., Holland, Germany Demonstrate Against ISIS
Assyrian Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Delivers Message on Crisis in Mosul
100 French MPs Demonstrate in Support of Assyrians in Mosul
ISIS, Kurds Clash Near Assyrian Town, 2000 Assyrian Families Driven From Mosul
ISIS Plundered Assyrians As They Fled Mosul; Families March 42 Miles
ISIS Statement Ordering Christians to Convert or Die
ISIS in Mosul Marks Christian Homes, Patriarch Issues Urgent Appeal
ISIS Stops Rations for Christians and Shiites in Mosul

Reports »

•  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
•  The Situation of Assyrians in Northern Iraq

Articles »

•  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 »

UN Security Council Renews Mandate of Mission in Iraq
Assyrian Representative in Sweden Blasts Kurdish Independence
Iraq PM Calls on Iraqis to Take Arms Against Insurgents
Lebanon Cracks Down on Syrian Refugees
Christian Groups to Rally for Protection in Iraq
A Worldwide Persecution of Christians is Well Underway
Islamic Jizya: 'Protection' From Whom?
The Islamic State's Death TV
Who Will Put an End to the Christian Killing Fields?
Only America Can Save Iraq's Last Christians

Editorials »

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?
Turkey's Role in the Kidnapping of the Syrian Bishops
Will a Province for Assyrians Stop Their Exodus From Iraq?
Conference on the Persecution of Assyrians and Other Christians in the Middle East
The Assyrians and Kurdish Autonomy in Syria
Stranded: the Forgotten Assyrians of Al-Thawrah, Syria
Assyrian Businesses, Church Attacked in Baghdad, 2 Killed
Islamist Ultimatum to Syrian Christians: Convert, Leave, or Die

Opinion Editorials »

Erdogan Exploits Rivalry Between Kurdish Leaders
The West Must Not Ignore the Plight of Christians in the Muslim World
The Kurds: Victims and Oppressors
Barzani Calls Assyrian Massacre Victims 'Kurds'
Assyrian Girl Escapes Muslim Death Threats in Iraq, Fights Cancer in Lebanon
Assyrians Don't Want to Be a Part of a Part of Iraq
Abrogation in Islam and The Persecution of Christians
The Fall of Nineveh is Not Over Yet
Jonah, the Whale, the Assyrians, Christianity and Islam
Denial Flows All the Way to the Turkish Embassy in Canberra

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Arundel's Link to One of the Oldest Cities in the Great Assyrian Empire
She's Israeli. He's Assyrian. They're Putting on a Comedy Show Together
Melons for Summer and Soup
Prehistoric 'Bookkeeping' Continued Long After Invention of Writing
Voice of Syrian Assyrian Art
A Chaldean American Success Story
Assyria Foundation Honors Oriental Institute Scholars
Messiah Ensemble to Give New Concert in Tehran
Between Colors and Cultures
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