Yazidis Decry PKK for Recruiting Youth in Iraq's Sinjar

The Iraq-based Yazidis Spiritual Council has strongly condemned the PKK terrorist group's practice of recruiting young Yazidis in Sinjar and sending them to fight in northern Syria's Afrin region, according to Chairman Kerim Suleyman.

How Will Iraq Contain Iran's Proxies?

By Ranj Alaaldin

In June 2014, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, one of the leading Shiite clergyman in the world, called on all able-bodied Iraqis to defend their country against the Islamic State. Iraq's U.S.-trained armed forces had collapsed, fleeing the advance of ISIS as it seized Mosul and much of northern Iraq.

Assyrian Woman Speaks At Syria Peace Conference in Sochi

By Bar Daisan

Sochi, Russia (AINA) -- Antonetta Ardish, an Assyrian woman from Hasakah, Syria represented the Assyrian and Armenian people of the city and spoke on behalf various organizations at the Syrian Peace Conference in Sochi.

Assyrians Establish National Federation in France

Paris (AINA) -- Assyrian representatives from across France culminated a two day conference in Paris with the establishment of the Fédération Assyrienne de France, a national federation of the Assyrians living in France. There are 30,000 Assyrians living in France.

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.

Yazidi Survivor Won't Return to Iraq for Fear of New Genocide

(AFP) -- Farida Abbas Khalaf, one of thousands of Yazidi women abducted, raped and brutalised by Islamic State group fighters, says the jihadists' departure has not made it safe to return to Iraq. "Everything is still the same. The same people who joined (IS) are still in those neighbourhoods.

Dutch Parliament Recognizes 1915 Armenian Massacre As Genocide

The Dutch parliament has overwhelmingly voted to recognize the World War I massacre of Armenians as genocide, in a vote that will likely stoke further tensions with Turkey. Dutch lawmakers voted 142 to 3 "that parliament in no uncertain terms speak about the Armenian genocide.

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 "...

Iranian Christians Turn to Austria for Help After U.S. Denies Asylum

By Susan Crabtree

A displaced group of Iranian Christians and other religious minorities persecuted in their homeland are pleading with the Austrian government and Catholic authorities in Vienna not to send them back to Iran after the United States rejected their applications for asylum earlier this week.

ISIS Continues Its Bloody War Against the Egyptian Christian Copts

By Elizabeth Yore

Three years ago, this month marks the third anniversary of the shocking and gruesome beheading of the 21 Egyptian Christian Copts by ISIS. It's appropriate that we stop, honor and pray for these brave Christians who refused to deny their unshakeable faith in Jesus Christ.

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.

Beneath Biblical Prophet's Tomb

By Owen Jarus

Deep inside looters' tunnels dug beneath the Tomb of Jonah in the ancient Iraq city of Nineveh, archaeologists have uncovered 2,700-year-old inscriptions that describe the rule of an Assyrian king named Esarhaddon.

The Assyrian King and His Aqueduct

A massive feat of engineering lies hidden behind terrible roads and among dusty, forgotten fields. Now resembling little more than rubble, the ruins are the remains of an innovative aqueduct some speculate may have led to the world's most famous lost ancient wonder.


AINA News

Assyrian Woman Speaks At Syria Peace Conference in Sochi
Assyrians Establish National Federation in France
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

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

Yazidis Decry PKK for Recruiting Youth in Iraq's Sinjar
Turkey Slams Dutch Armenian Genocide Vote
How Will Iraq Contain Iran's Proxies?
The Fall of ISIS in Syria Could Spell More Trouble for the US
Yazidi Survivor Won't Return to Iraq for Fear of New Genocide
Dutch Parliament Recognizes 1915 Armenian Massacre As Genocide
Iranian Christians Turn to Austria for Help After U.S. Denies Asylum
ISIS Continues Its Bloody War Against the Egyptian Christian Copts
Preserving Chaldean Culture in Saskatoon
Syrian Kurdish YPG Denies Government Entered Kurdish-held Aleppo District

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

Beneath Biblical Prophet's Tomb
The Assyrian King and His Aqueduct
New Light on Ancient Epics
Medicine and Mesopotamia
The Cursed Assyrian Stele and the British Police
The Science of Anuptaphobia
Assyrians Ruled By Social Media
Iraqi Assyrian Makes Faith-based Films
Jonah's Assyrian King
The Assyrian Poet
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