Political Unrest Tests U.S. Influence in Iraq

By Carol E. Lee

WASHINGTON -- The growing political crisis in Baghdad sparked by followers of a prominent Shiite cleric is raising new questions about the extent of U.S. influence over the Iraqi government, a critical American ally in the fight against Islamic State.

Religious Minorities in the Middle East and Their Struggle for Survival

A conference on the endangered religious minorities in the middle east will be held on May 10 at Fordham University in New York. According to conference organizers, "Persecution, fear of genocide, and even cultural extinction threaten minority faith communities in the Middle East as never before.

Assyrian Genocide Documentary to Premiere in US Theaters

(AINA) -- Silence After The Storm, a 25-minute reflective documentary about the current Assyrian Genocide, will premiere in Chicago at the Logan Theater on May 7th, In Phoenix at the Super Saver Cinemas on May 14th, and in Beverly Hills at the Laemmle's Music Hall on May 22nd.

Memorial Garden Opened in France for Assyrian Genocide Victims

Sarcelles, France (AINA) -- A memorial garden for the Assyrian victims of the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians was opened on April 23. The event was organized by the Assyro-Chaldeens Association of France, in cooperation with city officials.

Russia, U.S. to Coordinate New Steps to End Syria Conflict

By Andrey Ostroukh

MOSCOW -- Russia and the U.S. agreed to coordinate new steps toward resolution of the conflict in Syria, Russia's foreign ministry said Monday. In a phone conversation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S.

Intense Diplomacy, Proposals for New Syria Cease-fire

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's military extended its own, unilateral cease-fire around Damascus for another 48 hours on Monday amid an intense diplomatic push by the United States and Russia to restore a partial truce for the entire country -- one that would include war-battered Aleppo, Syria's largest city.

The EU Agreement With Turkey on Syrian Refugees

There was hope garnered with a smile of satisfaction as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Donald Tusk and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu celebrated the implementation of the agreement on Syrian refugees with the EU during their visit to Nizip on April 23.

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.

US Government Must Designate ISIS Attacks As Genocide for All Groups

(AINA) -- There are reports in the media that state the Obama Administration will designate ISIS's attacks on Yazidis in Iraq as genocide, without giving the same designation to ISIS's attacks on Assyrians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, even though these attacks targeted both groups and...

Assyrians Should Leave the Middle East

By Peter BetBasoo

(AINA) -- On June 10, 2014 ISIS captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city. On August 7, 2014 ISIS drove into the Nineveh Plains north and east of Mosul, causing nearly 200,000 Assyrians to flee their villages.

ISIS Boosts Attacks While Losing Territory in Iraq and Syria

Islamic State has increased its attacks in Iraq and Syria to the highest level since 2014, according to a report by IHS Janes. The defence think tank says there were 891 attacks and 2,150 "non-militant" fatalities recorded in the first three months of this year.

Terrorist Strikes and the Blame Game

By Peter Ahern

(AINA) -- Europe is counting the cost of the latest Islamist terrorist strikes. Two explosions at Zaventem airport in Brussels, with an accompanying explosion at Maelbeek metro station in the heart of the city, have left over 30 dead and dozens seriously injured.

City Honors Assyrian-American Veteran

The village of Niles Board of Trustee recently presented Niles veteran Edmon Akhteebo with a key to the city. According to the village proclamation, Akhteebo joined the Marines in 1996, serving for almost 20 years.


AINA News »

Turkey Attempted to Stop Broadcast of Assyrian Genocide Documentary
Assyrian Genocide Documentary to Premiere in US Theaters
Assyrian Confederation of Europe Established in Brussels
Memorial Garden Opened in France for Assyrian Genocide Victims
Church Publishes Names of 21 Assyrians Killed By ISIS in Qaryatain
Kurdish Forces Blockade Assyrian Villages in Iraq
Assyrian Organizations Send Open Letter to U.S. Presidential Candidates
Australia's Assyrians in Focus
ISIS Release Assyrian Girl in Syria
Terrorist Strikes and the Blame Game
Kurdish Flag Spray-painted on 7th Century BC Assyrian Relief
ISIS Release 43 Assyrian Hostages in Syria
Coalition Urges Obama to Designate ISIS Actions As Genocide for All Groups
Kurdish YPG Forces Setup Training Camps in 3 Assyrian Villages in Syria
European Parliament Designates ISIS Atrocities As Genocide

Reports »

•  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
•  The Assyrian Property Issue In Turkey
•  The State of Iraq's Minorities Since the Fall of Mosul
•  The Eradication of Religious and Ethnic Miinorities in Iraq
•  The Assyrians: a People without Rights
•  Minorities of Nineveh Plain and the Demand for a Safe Haven
•  Facing Annihilation: Innocent Assyrian victims of an unfolding Genocide
•  50 Thousand Assyrians: Report On The Flight From Al Hamdaniya
•  Human Rights Report on Assyrians in Iraq, 2013

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 »

Political Unrest Tests U.S. Influence in Iraq
Religious Minorities in the Middle East and Their Struggle for Survival
Religious Freedom Abroad: A Road Map of Deterioration
Russia, U.S. to Coordinate New Steps to End Syria Conflict
Intense Diplomacy, Proposals for New Syria Cease-fire
The EU Agreement With Turkey on Syrian Refugees
ISIS Boosts Attacks While Losing Territory in Iraq and Syria
Syria is Bleeding -- Where Are the Arabs?
Drones, Turkish Artillery Hit Islamic State in Syria, 34 Dead: Military
Australia Recognizes Crimes Committed By ISIS Against Assyrians As Genocide

Editorials »

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
Why the Western Diagnosis of the Syrian Conflict Is Wrong
Turkey's Duplicitous Game With Assyrians

Opinion Editorials »

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
Multiculturalism and the Overturning of Traditional Loyalties
Citizenship or Residency? The Muslim Immigration Dilemma Facing the West

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The Mythical Lamassu
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