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The Destruction of Assyrian Cultural Heritage in Syria
Pressures, Attacks, and Discrimination Against Christians in Turkey
Australian MP Joins Armenian-Assyrian-Greek Initiative for Genocide Recognition
Pluralism in Danger: Northern Iraq
Assyrian Christian Among 85,000 Prisoners Released in Iran
Iraq's Nineveh Plains on Lockdown
Iraq's Northern Plains Are Key to Assyrian Survival
Attacks on Christian Cemeteries Alarm Turkey's Christians
Assyrian Radio Station Launched in Northeast Syria
Trump Nominates First Chaldean Assyrian for Federal Bench
Nonprofit Seeks to Provide Computers to Iraqi Assyrian Schools
Calls on New Zealand to Recognize Assyrian, Armenian, Greek Genocide
Nineveh Plains Transitional Justice Report: February
US Intelligence-Sharing Program Coincides With Turkish Strikes Against Iraqi Civilians
Kurdish Terrorist Group Kidnaps 4 Assyrians in Syria
Turkey's Endangered Languages
Two Years After ISIS, Mosul Tallies Up the Cost, Looks to Reconstruction
Iran's Jailed Christians
Coalition of Community Organizations Hosts 'The 30 Year Genocide' Author
How Iran-backed Fighters Are Making Life Hell for Iraq's Assyrians
'Lent of Solidarity' for Assyrians in Iraq
Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks in Australia Call for Genocide Recognition
Assyrian Town Destroyed By ISIS Rises Again
Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo Hopeful About Rebuilding Infrastructure, Society
Reconstruction of Assyrian Church Will Begin Soon in Mosul: UNESCO
Syria Passes Resolution Condemning Turkish Genocide of Assyrians, Armenians
Assyrian Priest Indicted on Terrorism Charges in Turkey
Mideast Patriarchs Tell Pope They're Concerned About Christian Survival
Church Leaders Concerned for Christianity's Future in Iraq
Young Iraqi Assyrian Eyes Future With Mixture of Hope and Dread
Assyrians in Northeast Syria Living in Fear As Turkish Forces, IS Group Active in Region
Chaldean Patriarch: Iraq Must Be a Secular State to Overcome Violence
Iranian Assyrian Who Met With Trump Details How Regime Shut Down Her Family's Church
Nineveh Plains Transitional Justice Report: January
Iraq's Assyrians Flee in the Face of Lawlessness and Sectarianism
Assyrian Twins: We Are Resisting the Grandchildren of Ottomans
Trump Promises to Stop Deportation of Assyrians in Michigan
Assyrian Artist in New Zealand Calls for Peace and Tolerance
Vatican Urges Visiting Iraqi President to Protect Christians
Cruelty to Animals Gets More Media Coverage Than Beheaded Christians
Turkish Court Upholds Sentence for Armenian Writer Who Criticized Muhammad
Withdrawal of Us Troops From Iraq Can Endanger Minority Communities
Assyrian Father Wins Deportation Fight, on the Path to Citizenship
No News on Elderly Assyrian Couple Kidnapped in Turkey
War in Syria Drives Out Christian Community
Search for Missing Assyrian Couple Continues in Turkey
Abducted Syrian Bishops Killed in 2016
Why Aid is Not Enough to Save Assyrians in Iraq
Assyrians in Iraq Welcome 2020 With Confidence and Desire for Change
Italian Archaeologists Make 'extraordinary Discovery' At Assyrian Site in Iraq
Assyrian Couple Abducted in Southeast Turkey
The Urgency of Listening to Christians on the Ground in the Middle East
Turkey Releases Assyrian Priest
Turkey's Hidden Christian Population May Exceed Two Million
A Journey to the Bleeding Heartland Middle East
Turkey's Assyrian Community Says Arrest of Priest 'Second Brunson Case'
7 Cultural Sites Damaged or Destroyed By War
Assyrian Church in Sweden Under Guard After Series of Suspected Arson Attacks
Assyrian Priest Arrested During Military Operation in Southeastern Turkey
Iraqis Want De-escalation and Dialogue, Chaldean Archbishop Says
Summaries

The Destruction of Assyrian Cultural Heritage in Syria

Often overlooked in the discourse concerning the atrocities committed by the Islamic State against the Assyrian people is the destruction of cultural heritage. In this report, we analyze the destruction of Assyrian tangible and intangible cultural heritage in the Khabour Region in northeast Syria as a significant aspect of the Islamic State's policy of ethnic cleansing and genocide.

Australian MP Joins Armenian-Assyrian-Greek Initiative for Genocide Recognition

By Siranush Ghazanchyan

Member of Parliament and Chair of the Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities, John Alexander has signed an Affirmation of Support joining the Joint Justice Initiative launched by the Armenian-Australian, Assyrian-Australian and Greek-Australian communities.

Pluralism in Danger: Northern Iraq

By Benjamin Harbaugh

Iraq is home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. Before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003 there were around 1.5 million Christians in the country. The number has dropped precipitously to only 250,000 today.[1] While war and conflict have been a part of Iraqi life for almost two decades, certain groups have suffered disproportionally.

Assyrian Christian Among 85,000 Prisoners Released in Iran

By Milton Quintanilla

Around 85,000 prisoners and political prisoners have been temporarily set free to avoid overcrowding and potential COVID-19 outbreaks in Iran. One prisoner, in particular, is 35-year-old Ramiel Bet Tamraz, an Assyrian Christian who was serving a four-month sentence at Evin Prison for his participation in house churches.

Iraq's Nineveh Plains on Lockdown

The Nineveh Plains Protection Unit (NPU), an Iraqi Christian militia, is implementing the decision to install a curfew and travel restrictions for people living in the al-Hamdaniya district. The lockdown is meant to address rising concern regarding the coronavirus.


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