Inside the Battle for Mosul

By Bernard-Henri Lévy

I have just returned from Mosul, where the coalition battle to retake this northern Iraqi city and its environs from ISIS has been under way since October.

How Iran Closed the Mosul 'Horseshoe' and Changed Iraq War

By Dominic Evans, Maher Chmaytelli and Patrick Markey

(Reuters) -- In the early days of the assault on Islamic State in Mosul, Iran successfully pressed Iraq to change its battle plan and seal off the city, an intervention which has since shaped the tortuous course of the conflict, sources briefed on the plan say.

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.

Turkey's Shredded Syria Policy

By Amberin Zaman

Turkey's outsize ambitions in Syria lie in shreds as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad press on to assert control over the rebel strongholds that remain in Aleppo.

Is Iraqi Government Censoring Media's Military Coverage?

By Mustafa Saadoun

BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi government is keeping an eye on local and foreign media outlets that are covering security events in the country, especially the war against the Islamic State (IS), namely in the battle to liberate the city of Mosul. On Dec.

Syria Rebels Call for Aleppo Cease-Fire

By Raja Abdulrahim and Maria Abi-habib

BEIRUT -- Syrian rebels in Aleppo called Wednesday for a five-day cease-fire to evacuate civilians and the severely wounded from the neighborhoods of the city they still control--a tacit admission by the opposition that it has been all but defeated in a critical battlefront of the war.

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.

U.N. Braces for a Potentially Massive Exodus From Mosul

By Kavitha Surana

As Iraqi security forces wage a grinding house-to-house battle to push the Islamic State out of Mosul, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is rushing to prepare for a potential mass exodus of up to 700,000 mainly Sunni civilians.

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.

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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U.N. Braces for a Potentially Massive Exodus From Mosul
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Assyrians Should Leave the Middle East
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