By Bar Daisan
Midyat, Turkey (AINA) -- According to a press release by the Foundation of Mar Gabriel Monastery, on June 9, 2019 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) published a decision dismissing a lawsuit for the return of property of the monastery because to "missing documents." The lawsuit was filed in 2011 by the Foundation.
The Assyrian Christian community in the northwestern city of Tabriz has been left it a state of shock, after the Presbyterian church was forcibly closed earlier this month. Intelligence agents stormed the 100-year-old church, which is a National Heritage site, on Thursday, 9 May, changed all the locks, tore down the cross from the church tower, and ordered the church warden to leave.
By John Pontifex
An Iraqi church leader has met UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and called on the British Government to provide urgent help to prevent persecuted minority faith groups from dying out in their ancient homelands.
By Tom Westcott
Islamic State fighters damaged and looted some of Iraq's most important historic sites when they seized swathes of the country in 2014. But authorities leading the country's battle to return stolen antiquities say that the damage wreaked is just a fraction of the thefts still going on at unguarded locations IS targeted pre-Islamic heritage, releasing video of militants armed with sledgehammers...
By Uzay Bulut
At a symposium in Ankara on April 24 -- the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated his distortion and denial of the 1915 mass murder of Christians at the hands of Ottoman Turks.
By Elise Harris
ROME -- Leaders of Iraq's Christian community have appealed to both Iran and the United States to sort out their problems in ways that don't further harm minorities in the region, already devastated by the fallout of a 2003 American invasion and its aftermath.
By Meagan Meehan
Paul Elia is an actor and comedian of Chaldean and Assyrian heritage who is best known for his roles in "Agents of Shield," "Lady Dynamite," and "Major Crimes" and the new movie "Stillwater." Paul is also frequently featured in the hilarious sketches of the "Conan O'Brien" show and "LaffTracks" which is a popular show on TruTV. Paul also produced a film titled "Dirty" in which he also starred.
By Jack Montgomery
Turkey's Greek, Armenian, and Assyrian Christians, which predominated in the region before its colonisation by Turkic Muslims, were subjected to a "staggered campaign of genocide" from 1894 to 1924, which reduced them from 20 per cent of the population to less than 2 per cent, according to Israeli researchers.
By Dean Kalimniou
Approximately 300,000 Armenian and 25,000 Assyrian subjects of the Ottoman Empire were killed during the Hamidian massacres of 1895. It is estimated that 100,000 "Greeks" were also killed, although this may mainly refer to Armenian, Assyrian and Arabic members of the Greek Orthodox church rather than just ethnic Greeks per se.
By Meng Qingsheng and Li Yang
When did Christianity first appear in China? Well, you may come across a much reasonable answer by examining the over 4,000 stone tablets at Xi'an Beilin Museum, or Stele Forest, located in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
By Ashoor Yalda
(AINA) -- The Holy Cross Primary School in Wellington, New Zealand has begun teaching the Assyrian New Year (Akitu) to junior students as a subject through the Intensive Oral Language program to learn about the Assyrian culture, language and heritage. The school provides opportunities for children to learn about different cultures. The course on Akitu extends over two weeks.
Archbishop Bashar Warda, one of the leading voices on behalf of persecuted and displaced Christians in Iraq, released today an urgent statement regarding the retreat of U.S. personnel from key areas in the country. "We are gravely concerned regarding the recent draw down of the U.S. presence in Iraq," the archbishop said.