Iraqi Forces Take Eastern Mosul From Islamic State

By Rick Gladstone

Iraq's government forces said on Wednesday that they had gained control of the eastern half of Mosul, three months after they began an assault to retake the northern city from Islamic State militants.

Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Meets Lebanese President

President Michel Aoun met Wednesday with Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at the presidential palace in Baabda. The state-run National News Agency reported that the two discussed the general situation in Lebanon, as well as issues directly affecting the Syriac Orthodox community.

U.S. Officials Say Sizable Arab Force Identified for Raqqa Campaign

By Gordon Lubold and Margaret Coker

The U.S.-led coalition in Syria has amassed an Arab force it considers large enough to move the fight against Islamic State into the city of Raqqa, U.S. military officials said, which would represent a significant advance after months of scrambling to find enough fighters for the crucial battle.

Turkey Removed Assyrian Sculpture From Public Square

Diyarbakir (AINA) -- Turkish authorities removed an Assyrian sculpture from a public square on January 8. The sculpture, an Assyrian winged bull known as a Lamassu, was in front of the local council building in Diyarbakir. No explanation has been provided by the Turkish government.

Understanding the Christian Crisis in the Middle East

(AINA) -- Elizabeth Kendal, an international religious liberty analyst and advocate, has published a book titled After Saturday Comes Sunday: Understanding the Christian Crisis in the Middle East. The book explores the state and future of the Christians of the Middle East. Dr.

Legendary Assyrian American's Works Published

By Svante Lundgren

(AINA) -- David B. Perley was one of the 20th century's most influential figures among America's Assyrians. Perley was born in 1901 in Harput but fled during the genocide and came to the US in 1918 where he resided for the rest of his life.

Germany Investigating Possible Spying Activities in Turkish Mosques

By Ruth Bender

BERLIN -- German prosecutors are investigating possible spying activities in the association of Turkish mosques known as Ditib, the federal prosecutor's office said Wednesday. The investigation is focusing on whether some of Ditib's Imams handed over information to Turkey about followers of the U.S.

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.

The War Next Door Won't Stop Turkey's Assyrian Winemakers

By Didem Tali

On a fiercely sunny afternoon in late autumn, Kuryakos Acar, 30, a member of Turkey's tiny Christian-Orthodox Assyrian community, proudly shows the monastery where he spent an important part of his life as a student to visitors.

Four Christians in Egypt Murdered in 10 Days

By Raymond Ibrahim

That the Coptic Christian Church continues to voice its support for President Sisi should not be interpreted to mean that the situation of Egypt's Christian minority has improved. One need only look to the substratum of news for confirmation.

Syria's War Creates Myriad Problems for Turkey

By Erin Cunningham

ISTANBUL -- The attacks in Turkey came in rapid succession: twin bombs at a stadium, a Russian diplomat's murder and then, just a few days later, a mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve.

The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe

By Peter Ahern

(AINA) -- If 2015 in Europe was most memorable for the hundreds of thousands of refugees who traipsed across the continent, 2016 will be marked by the dramatic increase in terrorist attacks at different European locations. Sadly, these two developments are not unconnected.

Erdoğan's Gambit for Mosul

By Scott Morgan

(AINA) -- Earlier this week it was revealed that U.S. President Obama held a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The topic of the conversation was the Operation to liberate Mosul and a role that Turkey wants to play. Let's ponder this for a second.


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The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe
Kurdish Authorities Preventing Assyrian Soldiers From Returning to Their Posts
New Book on Assyrian Genocide Published
First Assyrian Elected to Local Government in Victoria, Australia
Iraq's Assyrians Under Fire
In Continuing Purge, Turkey Removes Only Assyrian Mayor
Assyrian Organization Congratulates Trump, Calls Attention to ISIS Genocide
Battle of Mosul is Historic, Says Assyrian MP in Iran
Erdoğan's Gambit for Mosul
Assyrians in Iraq to Unify Their Militias
Kurdish Forces in Syria Arrest Assyrian, Kurdish Parents in School

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•  Genocide Against Christians in the Middle East
•  ISIS Genocide in North Iraq
•  The Assyrian Property Issue In Turkey
•  The State of Iraq's Minorities Since the Fall of Mosul
•  The Eradication of Religious and Ethnic Miinorities in Iraq
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•  The U.S. Legal Regime Governing Iraqi Refugee Resettlement
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•  Assyrians In Iraq
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Iraqi Forces Take Eastern Mosul From Islamic State
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Meets Lebanese President
U.S. Officials Say Sizable Arab Force Identified for Raqqa Campaign
Russian and Turkish Jets Strike Islamic State Positions in Northern Syria
Germany Investigating Possible Spying Activities in Turkish Mosques
Chaldean Archbishop Urges Iraqi Catholics to Stay and Help Rebuild
The War Next Door Won't Stop Turkey's Assyrian Winemakers
Four Christians in Egypt Murdered in 10 Days
Syria's War Creates Myriad Problems for Turkey
In Visit to North Iraq, U.S. Bishop Hears Priorities of Iraqi Christians

Editorials »

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
The Genocide of Assyrians That Started in Iraq Continues in Syria

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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
Refugees: It's Time to Be Discriminating
A Future for Minorities in the Middle East?
U.S. Government Should Stop Prosecution of Assyrian Attorney

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