Syrian Rebels Reject U.N. Envoy's Ceasefire Plan

By Dasha Afanasieva

(Reuters) -- Syrian rebels dealt a blow to a U.N. envoy's proposal for a ceasefire in the northern city of Aleppo as his team headed there on Tuesday, saying the plan would only benefit the Syrian government at the expense of the opposition. U.N.

Iraqi Drive Against ISIS Reveals Tensions With U.S.

By Anne Barnard

BAGHDAD -- Tensions between Iraq and the United States over how to battle the Islamic State broke into the open on Tuesday, as Iraqi officials declared that they would fight on their own timetable with or without American help, and as United States warplanes conspicuously sat out the biggest Iraqi...

Many Assyrians From Syria Unable to Enter Lebanon

By Samya Kullab

Beirut -- The actual number of Assyrian Christian refugees coming to Lebanon from embattled areas in northeast Syria was unclear Tuesday, as sources within the community claimed some families were stranded on the border despite an Interior Ministry decision to facilitate their entry.

Assyrians: Remembering 'The Year of the Sword'

By Lela Gilbert

I recently spent some time in New York City with Juliana Taimoorazy, a courageous and outspoken champion of the world's Assyrian Christian community. Juliana's lovely face frequently graces the TV for news interviews in which she usually finds herself describing yet another attack on her people.

Assyrian Refugees Begin Streaming Into Lebanon

Beirut -- More than a dozen Assyrian Christians fleeing an onslaught by ISIS in northeastern Syria have entered Lebanon since Monday night, a General Security official told The Daily Star. Gen.

International Coalition Turns Blind Eye to ISIL Abduction of Assyrians

By http://sputniknews.com

MOSCOW -- The US-led international coalition did nothing to prevent the Islamic State militants from abducting hundreds of Assyrian Christians in northern Syria last week, a Kurdish military official told Sputnik on Monday. "Sadly, all this tragedy unfolded in front of the international community.

Turkey Mulls Military Support To Fight ISIL

By Burak Ege Bekdil

ANKARA -- Turkey's government and military leaders are weighing options for a possible Turkish contribution to a planned military offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), officials here said.

Iraq: Unreliable, Unpredictable And Asking For Help

The government offensive to take Tikrit (a Sunni Arab city 125 kilometers north of Baghdad) is basically an Iranian operation. Most of the troops involved are Iraqi Shia militia organized, trained, armed and advised (in some cases led) by Iranian officers.

Assyrians Demonstrate in Cities Around the World

(AINA) -- Assyrians held demonstrations in cities around the world yesterday and today to call attention to the plight of the Assyrians in Khabur region of Hasaka, Syria, whose villages were attacked by ISIS on February 24.

ISIS Releases 4 More Assyrians, Including 6 Year-old Mariana

Hasaka, Syria (AINA) -- Today ISIS released four more Assyrian captives who were captured in the initial attacks on the 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river, in the Hasaka province of Syria. Two Assyrians from Tel Shamiram were released, Yatroun Marko and his wife Wardiyya Yonan.

19 Assyrians Released By ISIS But Hundreds Remain Captured

Hasaka, Syria (AINA) -- 19 Assyrians that were captured from the village of Tel Goran have been released by ISIS and have arrived safely at St. Mary's Church in Hasaka, Syria. Negotiations for their release had been ongoing for three days and were mediated by local Arab tribal leaders.

Assyrians Protest ISIS Attacks on Assyrians in Syria

(AINA) -- Assyrians held protests in three world cities today to call attention to the ISIS attacks on Assyrians in Khabur, Syria, which have resulted in the capture of up to 373 Assyrians by ISIS and the destruction of churches in the 35 Assyrian villages in the Khabur river in the Hasaka province...

The Genocide of Assyrians That Started in Iraq Continues in Syria

By Peter BetBasoo

(AINA) -- On Tuesday, February 23 ISIS attacked 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river in the Hassaka province in northeast Syria (AINA 2015-02-23). At least 9 Assyrians fighters were killed defending their villages. Up to 373 Assyrians were captured.

Why the Western Diagnosis of the Syrian Conflict Is Wrong

By Mark Tomass

(AINA) -- The dominant Western narrative that has framed the Syrian conflict as that of a "tyrant killing his people" suffers from a fatal misunderstanding of the sectarian and political structure of Syrian society.

ISIS Undiminished As Assyrian and Yazidi Refugees Suffer

By Nahren Anweya

(AINA) -- We have been witnessing the most horrendous and catastrophic events that have taken place in the Middle East since the Turks and Kurds conducted the genocide in World War One against the Assyrians, Armenians, and Greeks.

From High School Dropout to Top Couture Designer

By Rosaline Walters

Thomas Lazar left high school in Year 11 but today, the Edensor Park designer has been chosen to show his couture gowns at one of Australia's most prestigious fashion shows -- Fashion ­Palette.


AINA News »

Assyrians Demonstrate in Cities Around the World
ISIS Releases 4 More Assyrians, Including 6 Year-old Mariana
Message From an Assyrian Fighter in Syria
19 Assyrians Released By ISIS But Hundreds Remain Captured
Assyrians Protest ISIS Attacks on Assyrians in Syria
Conflicting Reports on Release of Some of the Assyrians Held By ISIS
Negotiations for the Release of Assyrians Captured By ISIS Still Ongoing
The Genocide of Assyrians That Started in Iraq Continues in Syria
Up to 373 Assyrians Captured By ISIS, Executions Have Begun
Assyrians Captured By ISIS Now At 150, Negotiations for Their Release in Progress
Assyrian Hostages in Syria Are 'Safe', Says ISIS Member
ISIS Attacks Assyrian Villages in Syria, 4 Killed, Dozens Captured, Churches Burned
Syrian Kurdish Militia Arrests Assyrians, Including a Priest
Why the Western Diagnosis of the Syrian Conflict Is Wrong
Armenian Ambassador Addresses Assyrians in Sweden

Reports »

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•  The Eradication of Religious and Ethnic Miinorities in Iraq
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•  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
•  Religious Minorities in Syria: Caught in the Middle
•  The Status of Christian Minorities in the Middle East

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•  The Assyrian Genocide As A Part Of The Christian Genocide In The Ottoman Empire
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•  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 »

Syrian Rebels Reject U.N. Envoy's Ceasefire Plan
Iraqi Drive Against ISIS Reveals Tensions With U.S.
Authorities in Iran Raid Christians' Homes, Ask Them to Leave Country
Many Assyrians From Syria Unable to Enter Lebanon
Assyrians: Remembering 'The Year of the Sword'
Assyrian Refugees Begin Streaming Into Lebanon
International Coalition Turns Blind Eye to ISIL Abduction of Assyrians
Turkey Mulls Military Support To Fight ISIL
Iraq: Unreliable, Unpredictable And Asking For Help
Turkey Still Won't Fight Islamic State

Editorials »

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
The Historic Visit of Five Patriarchs to North Iraq
Increasing Calls for Military Intervention to Save Assyrians and Yazidis
US, Europe Must Arm the Assyrians, Provide Immediate Humanitarian Aid
Assyrians Commemorate Martyrs Day As History Repeats Itself
Islamic State in Iraq Part of Larger Sunni Insurgency; Assyrians, Minorities Need Safe Haven
For Assyrians in Iraq it is a Genocide
Newly Elected Assyrian Patriarch Wants to Commemorate Genocide Centennial

Opinion Editorials »

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
Terror in Australia: the Question No One Wants to Ask
Assyrians in Iraq Should Go for Self-Determination
Further Arming the Kurds Could Prove Dangerous
The Kurds Must Support the Assyrians and Yazidis Militarily and Politically
Does the American Government Care About the Assyrians of Iraq?
The Origin and Meaning of Assyrian Martyrs Day
Erdogan Exploits Rivalry Between Kurdish Leaders

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