Assyrian Umbrella Organization Granted NGO Status in EU

Brussels (AINA) -- The Assyrian Confederation of Europe (ACE) has been granted official status as an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) by the Belgian Ministry of Justice. The status was granted after a six month review by officials in Brussels, home to numerous NGOs.

Christmas Around the World in Pictures

(AINA) -- Two billion Christians celebrated Christmas yesterday and today around the world. It is a joyous time for all, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and his message of love and charity, but for some the times have not been well, as many Christians around the world face persecution...

ISIS Inc.

By Renad Mansour and Hisham Al-hashimi

As the Islamic State lost one of its last villages in Iraq, Brett McGurk, the U.S. special envoy to the coalition battling the group, took to Twitter for a victory lap. The organization's "phony 'caliphate,'" he wrote, is "coming to an end.

Armenia Recognises Genocide of Yazidis in Iraq

(AFP) -- Armenia's parliament on Tuesday passed a resolution recognising the 2014 genocide of Yazidis by the Islamic State group in Iraq and called for an international probe into the crimes. Jihadists murdered thousands in massacres four years ago.

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 "...

Islamists Vow to 'Kill More Copts' in Egypt

Bassem Herz Attalhah, also known as Haythem Shehata, was on his way home from work in El-Arish, capital of North Sinai governorate, on Saturday evening (13 January), with his brother Osama and neighbour and friend Mohamed, when they were stopped by three armed men, aged between 23 and 25.

A Vision for Ending Iraq's Crises

By Barham Salih

The military defeat of ISIL, the ramifications from the Kurdish referendum and the upcoming parliamentary elections represent defining moments in Iraq's contemporary history. There is now an opportunity to reorient Iraq's trajectory and propel the country towards prosperity and stability.

Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged

By Sabri Atman

(AINA) -- When speaking about the Ottoman Empire and Turkey today, it is not their contribution to civilization that comes to mind. Instead it is human rights violations, confiscation of land and property, genocide and genocide denials that are most frequently discussed in the public discourse.

Jonah's Assyrian King

By Marc Madrigal

Adad-Nirari III was king of the Assyrian Empire and reigning roughly from 805-782 BCE. The Saba'a Stele of Adad-Nirari III recording some of Adad-Nirari's campaigns was discovered in 1905 in the Sinjar Mountains of Syria.

The Assyrian Poet

"I am alive like you, and I am standing beside you. Close your eyes and look around, you will see me in front of you," reads the elegy on the grave of Lebanese poet Gibran Khalil Gibran.


AINA News

The Unethical Prosecution of an Assyrian Attorney
Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged
Assyrian Umbrella Organization Granted NGO Status in EU
Christmas Around the World in Pictures
Unrecognized Genocides Conference Held At Adelphi University
Assyrian Member of Iran's Parliament Discussed Safety of Assyrians With Iraqi PM
Assyrian Americans Call for Iraqi Government Control of Nineveh Plains
European Assyrians Conclude Second Convention in Brussels
Assyrian Leader Meets New Head of Syrian Parliament
Assyrian Umbrella Organization Asks UN to Support Assyrians in North Iraq
Assyrian Leader Raises Concern At UN Human Rights Council
Second Assyrian Mayor Illegally Removed By Kurdish Authorities
Assyrians in North Iraq Reject Second Mayor Appointed By Kurds
Yazidis Proclaim the Establishment of a Provisional Government
Dutch Parliament Members Express Concern About Kurds Marginalizing Assyrians

Reports

•  Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2015–17
•  Erasing Assyrians: Kurdish Abuses of Human Rights
•  Assyrians and Yazidis in Northern Iraq 2017
•  Understanding Recent Movements of Christians from Syria and Iraq
•  The Hopes And Fears Of Religious Minorities In Northern Iraq
•  Assyrians Under Kurdish Rule: The Situation in Northeastern Syria
•  Untying the Knots of Religious Diversity in Iraqi Kurdistan
•  The Protection Needs Of Minorities From Syria and Iraq
•  ISIS Genocide of Middle Eastern Christians and Its Jizya Propaganda Ploy
•  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

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

Kurdish Parties Will Boycott Vote on Iraqi Budget Bill
New Challenges for US in Syria, Iraq Despite Success Against ISIS
Defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq: New Beginning or Lull?
ISIS Inc.
Armenia Recognises Genocide of Yazidis in Iraq
Turkey is No Longer a Free Country, According to Global Rights Report
Iraq PM Coalition Collapses One Day After Its Formation
Islamists Vow to 'Kill More Copts' in Egypt
A Vision for Ending Iraq's Crises
Minorities in North Iraq Look to Post-jihadist Future

Editorials

The Unethical Prosecution of an Assyrian Attorney
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

Opinion Editorials

Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged
EU Conference on Nineveh Plains Favors Kurds, Marginalizes Assyrians
Trump's Immigration Order and Christianity
The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe
Erdoğan's Gambit for Mosul
The Genocide of Assyrians and Yazidis and the Next American President
Is Obama Fast-tracking Mosul Offensive to Save His Legacy?
Why France? It's in the Math
Terrorist Strikes and the Blame Game
Refugees, Radicals and the Assaults on German Women

All Things Assyrian

Jonah's Assyrian King
The Assyrian Poet
The Sneaker Speaker
City of Merchants
Edible Cuneiform
Assyrian Ghostbusters
The Baklava Wars
Archaeologists Unearth Record of Ancient Assyria's Demise
The Assyrian Artist From Iraq
The Anti Butcher
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