Kurdish Government Restrictions Harm Yezidi Recovery

Beirut -- The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq has placed disproportionate restrictions on the movement of goods into and out of the district of Sinjar, the center for Iraq's Yezidi religious minority.

Fearing Abandonment By Trump, CIA-backed Rebels in Syria Mull Alternatives

By Karen DeYoung and Louisa Loveluck

Three years after the CIA began secretly shipping lethal aid to rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, battlefield losses and fears that a Donald Trump administration will abandon them have left tens of thousands of opposition fighters weighing their alternatives.

New Book on Assyrian Genocide Published

(AINA) -- A new English book titled 'Year of the Sword - The Assyrian Genocide, A History' has been published by Prof. Joseph Yacoub, an emeritus Professor at the Catholic University of Lyon, France.

Iraq's Assyrians Under Fire

(AINA) -- The population of Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) in Iraq has plummeted from 1.5 million in 2004 to 300,000 today.

In Continuing Purge, Turkey Removes Only Assyrian Mayor

Mardin, Turkey (AINA) -- Turkey removed the two co-mayors of Mardin today and replaced them with a so-called qayyum (guardian). The co-mayors, Februniye Akyol and Ahmet Turk, were elected co-mayors of Mardin on March 30, 2014.

ISIS Crucified Assyrians in Iraq

By Katie Mansfield

Christians who fled their homes when ISIS took control of large swathes of Iraq have revealed the sickening torture those who were left behind were forced to endure. The jihadis gave Christians four options - leave, convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or die.

After Isis: the Families Returning Home in Iraq

By Sally Williams

On the evening of 11 August 2014, Assam Dara Ali was at home in Jalawla, southern Iraq. His wife, Teba, was putting their two young children to bed; meanwhile, Kurdish officials in Erbil were beginning to report that Jalawla had fallen to Isis.

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.

Assyrian Voters Triggered Trump's Win in Michigan

In Michigan's final count, announced last week, Donald J. Trump won by a mere 10,704 votes. The key difference came from Detroit's northeast suburbs, especially Macomb County, as noted by local media.

Iraqi Troops Bring to 23 Districts Retaken in Mosul

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra

(AP) -- Iraqi special forces fighting Islamic State militants in the northern city of Mosul seized a new neighborhood on Friday and took full control of a densely-populated neighborhood, where troops happened upon a residential complex for IS fighters, according to two Iraqi field commanders. Lt.

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.

Eight Legendary Ancient Libraries

By Evan Andrews

Even before there were bound books, there were libraries. In cities across the world, these temples of knowledge served not only as storehouses for clay tablets and scrolls, but also as centers of culture and learning.

Bronze Age City Discovered In Iraq

By Livia Rusu

A large Bronze Age city was discovered in Northern Iraq, close to the town of Dohuk. The research team conducting the excavation to discover the ancient civilization proved that the settlement, now home to a small Kurdish village, was built approximately around 3000 BC, and developed for more than...


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Erdoğan's Gambit for Mosul
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Assyrian Confederation of Europe Elects President
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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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Refugees, Radicals and the Assaults on German Women
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