Terrorism in Turkey: Threat From Two Sides

Turkey is still in shock after three suicide bombers killed at least 41 people and injured 239 more at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport on Tuesday. Among the victims were travelers from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, China, Iran, Ukraine and Jordan.

Turkey Airport Attack Points to Spreading Regional War

By Sharon Behn

(VOA) -- Tuesday's suicide attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport, that killed at least 41 people and wounded more than 200, highlights how far Turkey has fallen from its former status as a regional example of stability.

Islamic State Forces Syria Rebels to Retreat From Border Area

By Suleiman Al-khalidi and Tom Perry

(Reuters) -- U.S.-backed Syrian rebels were pushed back from the outskirts of an Islamic State-held town on the border with Iraq and a nearby air base on Wednesday after the jihadists mounted a counter- attack, two rebel sources said.

Assyrian Group Sues Turkish-Kuwaiti Bank for Funding Terrorism

By Dikran Ego

(AINA) -- Assyrians who fled the war in Syria filed a lawsuit against a bank which is largely owned by Kuwait Finance House and the Turkish Authority for Foundations, based in Turkey. The lawsuit accuses the bank, Kuveyt Turk Katilim Bankasi A.S.

Syrian Rebels Launch Attack on ISIS-held Town

(Reuters) -- Syrian rebel fighters began an operation on Tuesday to capture a town held by ISIS near the Iraqi border, a senior rebel commander said, opening a new front against the militants who are also being attacked by US-backed forces in the north.

ISIS Suspected in Turkey Airport Attack

By Zeynep Bilginsoy and Suzan Fraser and Dominique Soguel

(AP) -- Hundreds of frightened passengers streamed out of the airport, fleeing the latest of several bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. The attacks have increased in scale and frequency, scaring off tourists and hurting the Turkish economy, which relies heavily on tourism.

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 "...

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.

Bloody Power Struggles Continue in Iraq's Disputed Territories

By Shelly Kittleson

TUZ KHORMATO, Iraq -- The security situation in Tuz Khormato continues to deteriorate. On June 18, a car bomb exploded just outside the local headquarters of the largest Kurdish political party in the area, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, leaving three people dead.

Turkey Plays Diplomatic Chess in Middle East

By Jonathan Marcus

(BBC) -- The normalisation agreement signed between Israel and Turkey creates what might be termed a "new normal". There will be no going back to the close strategic ties of the 1990s - major arms deals, for example, are unlikely.

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.

UCLA Library to Offer Digital Images of Rare Ancient Manuscripts in Egypt

By Dawn Setzer

St. Catherine's Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site that's located on rugged terrain at the foot of Mount Sinai in Egypt, houses the oldest continually operating library in the world, containing ancient and medieval manuscripts second only to those held by the Vatican Library.


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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
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