Turkey Denies Sending Troops to Confront ISIL in Syria

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an stated on Wednesday that Turkey has sent aid to the Tomb of Süleyman ?ah in Syria, the burial place of the grandfather of Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire, but has not sent troops to confront the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...

Turkey's Assyrian Demand Government Support for Schools

By Sevil Erkus

The head of the Turkey Syriac Associations Federation, Evgil Turker, has told Hurriyet Daily News that efforts are being taken to open a Syriac elementary school, the first ever in the history of the republic.

Iraqi Ambassador Predicts Prolonged Delay in Forming New Government

By Barbara Slavin

Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily said April 23 that parliamentary elections scheduled next week are unlikely to produce a majority for any one party and that the United States retains considerable influence in Iraq despite the withdrawal two years ago of all American combat troops.

Conference on Genocide Opens At Armenian Genocide Museum

The international conference "The Caucasus Frontline of the First World War: Genocide, Refugees and Humanitarian Aid" started at 21 April at Armenian Genocide Museum. Leading specialists from Armenia, Russia, Italy, Canada, France, Poland and the United States will take part in the conference.

Kurds and the Armenian Genocide

By Deniz Serinci

COPENHAGEN -- What role did the Kurds play in the Armenian genocide under the Ottomans? On April 24 every year, Armenians worldwide commemorate the genocide, in which between 1-1.5 million died under Ottoman campaigns that began in 1915.

Kurdish Government Releases Energy Revenue Data

By Daniel J. Graeber

ERBIL, Iraq (UPI) -- "Billions of dollars" generated from the oil and gas sector have benefited the citizens of the Kurdish region of Iraq, the Kurdish government said. The semiautonomous Kurdistan Regional Government published data on revenue generated from 2007-13.

Leading Politicians to Speak At Assyrian New Year Celebration in Sweden

Stockholm (AINA) -- Swedish minister of integration Mr Erik Ullenhag, the leader of the main opposition party Mr Stefan Lofven and the leader of the left party Mr Jonas Sjostedt are keynote speakers during the Assyrian new year celebration in Sweden taking place on Saturday 29th March in the city of...

Assyrian Congressional Candidate Gains Endorsement

(AINA) -- Paul Hannosh, A veteran, teacher, school board trustee and candidate for the 8th California Congressional seat (north San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono County) has just been endorsed by the American Mesopotamian Organization (AMO) for his advocacy on behalf of the world's most persecuted...

Five Assyrians Fleeing Syria Drown Off the Coast of Greece

By Nuri Kino

(AINA) -- On Thursday, March 21 a newsflash arrived: Seven migrants, including two children, lost their lives on Tuesday when their boat capsized in the Aegean Sea, according to Greek maritime officials. Another two persons are missing after the accident which took place outside the island Lesbos.

Assyrian Orthodox Patriarch Dies in Germany

Germany (AINA) -- His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of the Assyrian Orthodox Church, died Friday morning from a heart attack in a hospital in the city of Kiel in Germany.

Assyrians Usher 6764th Year With Celebrations Worldwide

(AINA) -- March 21 marked the beginning of the 6764th Assyrian year. The celebration of the new year is called the Akitu festival by Assyrians, and it goes back to antiquity. It was adopted by the various cultures that lived contemporaneously with Assyrians and by those that succeeded them.

Assyrian Coalition in US Supports Assyrian Province in Iraq

Chicago (AINA) -- On March 1, 2014 representatives of Assyrian (also known as Chaldean and Syriac) organizations in the U.S. convened in Chicago to discuss the decision of the Republic of Iraq's Cabinet to study the possibility of establishing three new provinces in Iraq (AINA 2014-01-22).

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.

Will the Assyrian Orthodox Church Split After the Death of the Patriarch?

By Augin Kurt Haninke

Stockholm (AINA) -- On the same day I received the news that Patriarch Zakka had passed away in a hospital in Germany (AINA 2014-03-21), I was invited to a cultural event organized by the St. Augin Association in Sweden, in support of the eponymous monastery in Turabdin, Turkey.

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.

Business is Going Native Again

By Andrew Hill

Whether you trace them back to Assyrian trading networks in 2000BC, or only as far as the mid-19th century when the modern cross-border joint-stock company was born, multinationals have had a good run.


AINA News »

99 Years of Turkish Genocide
Will the Assyrian Orthodox Church Split After the Death of the Patriarch?
Leading Politicians to Speak At Assyrian New Year Celebration in Sweden
Assyrian Congressional Candidate Gains Endorsement
Five Assyrians Fleeing Syria Drown Off the Coast of Greece
Assyrian Orthodox Patriarch Dies in Germany
Assyrians Usher 6764th Year With Celebrations Worldwide
Assyrian Coalition in US Supports Assyrian Province in Iraq
Parliament of New South Wales Unanimously Approves Assyrian Province Motion
Assyrian Leader: Kurds in Syria Must Accept Real Power Sharing
Armenia Begins Granting Visas to Iraqis Without Prior Invitation
Small Assyrian Group in Syria Splinters From Militia
Two Swedish-Assyrians Run for EU Parliament Seats
Assyrian Researcher Sheds New Light on Ancient Manuscript
U.S. House Committee Holds Hearing on Persecution of Christians Worldwide

Reports »

•  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 »

Turkey Denies Sending Troops to Confront ISIL in Syria
Turkey's Assyrian Demand Government Support for Schools
Iraqi Ambassador Predicts Prolonged Delay in Forming New Government
Torchlight Procession Marking the 99th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
Turkish PM Does Not Acknowledge Armenian Genocide, But Sends Condolences to Families
Conference on Genocide Opens At Armenian Genocide Museum
Militants Returning From Syria Pose Threat to Europe: Dutch Minister
Kurds and the Armenian Genocide
Kurdish Government Releases Energy Revenue Data
Maliki's Plan to Manipulate Iraq's Election

Editorials »

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
Assad Fighters Hiding in Turkey Still Fear Persecution for Being Christians, Nuri Kino Reports

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

All Things Assyrian »

Chaldean Town Housing Project May Move Out of City
Business is Going Native Again
Rare Byzantine Mosaic Unearthed in Israel's Negev Desert
British Museum Will Not Bid for Fragment of Assyrian Stele
The Oldest Song in the World
Dennis Earl Elementary School Celebrates Assyrian New Year
Chaldean Business Group Booming in San Diego
Lent is a Time of Peace and the Future of Christians in Iraq
Syria, History, and the (re)conquest of the Middle East
U.S. Troops Saved Art As the 'Monuments Men' of Iraq
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