US Military Hits Another Islamic State Chemical Weapons Facility in Iraq

By Bill Roggio

For the second time this month, the US military targeted an Islamic State chemical weapons facility in northern Iraq. The Islamic State has pursued a chemical weapons program in both Iraq and Syria, which has been targeted by the US since it launched its air campaign in the summer of 2014. On Sept.

Christians, Jews in Turkey Growing More Fearful of Islamic Extremism

By Uzay Bulut and Kasim Cindemir

(VOA) -- Threatened by Islamic extremism, Christian and Jewish groups in Turkey are growing more fearful amid increasing terror attacks and the government's state of emergency following a failed coup attempt, representatives of the minority communities told VOA.

Assyrian-Swedish Scholar Selected to Pro Futura Scientia Fellowship Program

By Bar Daisan

Stockholm (AINA) -- An Assyrian scholar in Sweden is one of five researchers selected to the Pro Futura Scientia Fellowship program of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies (SCAS). Dr. Aryo Makko, who is lecturer at the History Department at Stockholm University, was nominated by his university.

In Battle for Iraq's Mosul, Many Forces With Many Motives

By Susannah George and Lee Keath

BAGHDAD (AP) -- An unlikely array of forces is converging on the city of Mosul, lining up for a battle on the historic plains of northern Iraq that is likely to be decisive in the war against the Islamic State group.

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.

Syria Believes It's on Way to Military Victory

By Edith M. Lederer

(AP) -- Syria's top diplomat told the world's nations Saturday that his country's belief in military victory is greater now because the army "is making great strides in its war against terrorism" with support from Russia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah fighters.

85% of ISIS-recruited Kurds Attended Islamic Schools in Kurdistan

Among Kurds recruited by the Islamic State (ISIS), 85 percent have been educated at Islamic schools under the control of the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs in the Kurdistan Region, the ministry's Official Spokesman, Mariwan Naqshbandi, said on Sunday (September 24).

Iraq Promises UN General Assembly Islamic State Defeat 'by End of This Year'

By Edwin Mora

The prime minister of Iraq, while addressing world leaders at the United Nations Assembly’s annual general debate, suggested that the U.S.-backed Iraqi military will liberate Iraq from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) "by the end of the year." He echoed U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) chief Gen.

Is Obama Fast-tracking Mosul Offensive to Save His Legacy?

By Scott Morgan

(AINA) -- Whenever a sitting President of the United States leaves office after his term of office whether its four or eight years the media starts talking about what will their legacy be? There are separate listings for both domestic and foreign policy. In January 2017 Barack Obama leaves office.

Why France? It's in the Math

By Peter Ahern

(AINA) -- As France reels from yet another terrorist attack on its citizens, many commentators are asking why that particular country has borne the brunt of recent terrorist attacks on the West.

Who Are the Chaldeans?

Chaldea corresponds to the geographical territory situated within the south-eastern marshlands and coastal plains of southern Babylonia along the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. From the beginning of the second millennium BCE, an influx of semi-nomadic clans infiltrated southern Babylonia in waves.


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US Military Hits Another Islamic State Chemical Weapons Facility in Iraq
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Syria Believes It's on Way to Military Victory
85% of ISIS-recruited Kurds Attended Islamic Schools in Kurdistan
Iraq Promises UN General Assembly Islamic State Defeat 'by End of This Year'
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Editorials »

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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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
From Iraq to Syria: the Genocidal Ordeal of the Assyrians
ISIS Undiminished As Assyrian and Yazidi Refugees Suffer

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Assyrian Brother and Sister Who Fled Syria Now in University
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