Syrian FM Arrives in Iraq for Talks

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallim arrived in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Thursday for an official visit. Muallim will hold talks with Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and President Fuad Masum, a source in the Iraqi Defense Ministry told Anadolu Agency.

Iraq Forces Advance in Town South of Mosul

"Our forces managed to seize the government compound and the main police station," CTS spokesman Sabah al-Noman told AFP. He said the special forces were involved in street battles, faced significant resistance from IS and had to advance with caution because many buildings were booby-trapped.

Assyrian-Swedish Scholar Selected to Pro Futura Scientia Fellowship Program

By Bar Daisan

Stockholm (AINA) -- An Assyrian scholar in Sweden is one of five researchers selected to the Pro Futura Scientia Fellowship program of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies (SCAS). Dr. Aryo Makko, who is lecturer at the History Department at Stockholm University, was nominated by his university.

Iraq Seeks Formal Deal With Kurds to Protect New Oil Exports

By Sam Wilkin and Khalid Al Ansary

Iraq's resumption last week of oil shipments through a Kurdish-controlled pipeline bumped up its export capacity by five percent almost overnight. Now OPEC's second-biggest producer is seeking a formal deal with the self-ruling Kurds to ensure it can maintain the increased flows.

Turkey Trying to Salvage Its Policy of Supporting Islamic Fundamentalists

By Chris Hughes

Three years ago I watched Turkey's tanks on the border with Syria allowing rebels freely to move in and out of the warzone. Turkey's border town of Akcakale was a staging post for them to and from jihad and President Erdogan's men openly supported them as they destabilised Syria.

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.

Christianity Belongs in the Middle East

By Prince Hassan of Jordan and Ed Kessler

Christianity has been part of the essential fabric of the Middle East for 2,000 years. Far from being a western import as some, incredibly, now seem to suggest, it was born here and exported as a gift to the rest of the world.

Turkey Moves on Syria

As military operations go, Turkey's pre-dawn incursion Wednesday into Syria is neither large nor particularly complex. A combined force of some 20 Turkish tanks, along with 500 troops of the Free Syrian Army and U.

Teen Set Herself on Fire to Save Herself From Becoming ISIS Sex Slave

By Kathryn Cain

Petrified by the thought of again facing rape and abuse at their hands, 17-year-old Yasmin vowed to make herself undesirable. The tragic teen doused herself in petrol before lighting a match. The flames burned her hair and face, peeling away her nose, lips and ears.

Why France? It's in the Math

By Peter Ahern

(AINA) -- As France reels from yet another terrorist attack on its citizens, many commentators are asking why that particular country has borne the brunt of recent terrorist attacks on the West.

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.

The Chaldean Chamber and Foundation

Tell us about the Chaldean community. Where is the origin of the community and where is the population most prevalent? Chaldeans have a history dating all the way back to ancient Mesopotamia, and are indigenous to Iraq, Syria, and parts of Iran and Turkey.

The Life and Health of Assyrian Queens

"Whomever, in the future, be it a queen who sits on the throne or a palace lady who is a concubine of the king, removes me from my tomb, or puts anybody else with me, and lays his hand upon my jewelry with evil intent or breaks open the seal of that tomb, above (earth), under the rays of the sun,...


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