By Dean Kalimniou
Recently, Hume City Mayor Joseph Haweil, who is of Assyrian and Greek descent has ensured that the significant presence of Assyrian-Australians in his municipality is reflected in the local topography by naming one of its streets after the capital of ancient Assyria, Nineveh.
(AFP) -- The bells of St. Joseph's Chaldean Cathedral echo across Baghdad, signalling the start of Mass for the dwindling congregation that has stayed in the scarred Iraqi capital against all odds. "This is a safe space," says Mariam, a 17-year-old Chaldean Catholic among the few dozen attending the service. Elderly women pray solemnly, their hair covered in delicate black veils.
(AINA) -- Computers magically speak many languages, even human languages to a degree, but deep down inside their native language is electrical current flowing through transistors. If you have one transistor (a bit), it can be on or off, and so it can speak two words. What those words mean depends on the context. Mathematically, these words can be 1 and 0.
By Joe Snell
Maryam Shmoil thought it was unusual that she and her daughter were stopped on Nov. 6 from entering into Nahla Valley, a northern Iraqi region home to ethnic Assyrians. Shmoil owns a house in the area and said she travels from Erbil to Nahla nearly every weekend, but a new checkpoint was turning away visitors and limiting the amount of food and energy resources for locals.
By Wladimir van Wilgenburg
Officials from the Syrian opposition group known as the Peace and Freedom Front, an alliance of Kurdish, Assyrian, and Arabic parties, arrived earlier this week in Turkey to meet with Turkish, EU, and US diplomats on the situation in Syria.
The American Dream has come true for the man who was once the face of the Iraqi deportation fight here in metro Detroit. Sam Hamama was sworn in as a U.S. citizen Friday morning at the Department of Homeland Security immigration offices in Detroit. Last January, after a 2 1/2 year legal battle, a judge ruled that Hamama can stay with his family in West Bloomfield.
By Inés San Martín
ROSARIO, Argentina -- Ever since the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS), there's been rising alarm regarding the future for Christians in the Middle East. A Catholic priest who recently returned to his village in northern Iraq after six years in Rome described what he found as "shocking," but doubled down on the need for Christians to survive.
As many as 200 displaced Iraqi Christian families have returned from the Iraqi Kurdistan region to their areas of origin in the Nineveh governorate, an Iraqi official has confirmed. The mayor of Mosul in the Nineveh governorate, Zuhair Al-Araji, announced in a statement on Thursday that many more displaced Christian families will return to their areas of origin in the coming days, following years...
By Abdulmesih BarAbraham
Hakkari, Turkey (AINA) -- The EU and Turkish Journalists Society sponsored a 40-minutes documentary capturing and documenting the remains of Assyrian churches in the region. Until the mid-1920s, Assyrian survivors of the genocide still inhabited the Hakkari region of northeast Turkey but were forcibly killed and driven out by the Turkish massacre of Assyrians between 1915 and 1918, which killed...
By Bhavi Mandalia
On a 2,700-year-old clay tablet, the astrologer and priest Akkulanu wrote to the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal about the years of drought they had suffered: “As for the little rains this year and that there was no harvest, it bodes well for the life and well-being of the king my lord.
Witnesses were heard in the third hearing against Assyrian priest Father Sefer Bileçen, who is accused by the Turkish authorities membership in a terrorist organization because he provided food and water to the PKK. The hearing was held at Mardin's 4th High Criminal Court and was closed to the press. Two detained witnesses regarding the case were heard.
Mosul, Iraq -- Young volunteers have been clearing dust and debris from St. Thomas church in Mosul, as the Iraqi city occupied by ISIS militants seeks to sweep away the horrors of a brutal three-year rule and welcome back members of minority faiths.