Is Al Qaeda Gone From Syria Or Just Rebranding?

By Priyanka Boghani

Al Qaeda is no longer in Syria. That is, if you believe the announcement on Thursday in which the group's Syrian affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, shed its name, rebranded itself as "Jabhat Fateh al-Sham" -- or "Front for the Conquest of Syria" -- and sought to distance itself from the terrorist...

Turkey's Crackdown on the Economy

Political turmoil in Turkey is putting new stress on an economy that was already coping with depressed export markets, weak investment and sagging business confidence.

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.

Siege of Aleppo Turning Point in Syria Conflict

By Aaron Klein and Ali Waked

The victory clinched by the Syrian army in Aleppo on Wednesday is a turning point in the Syrian conflict as well as global diplomacy at large, according to the assessment of an Arab diplomat speaking to Breitbart Jerusalem.

Up to 1 Million People Could Flee Battle for Iraq's Mosul

By Stephanie Nebehay

(Reuters) -- Up to 1 million people could be driven from their homes in northern Iraq soon as fighting intensifies in a government offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday. 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.

Iraqi Catholic Leader Blasts Assyrian Commander for Tribute to U.S. Troops

By Edwin Mora

Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako, head of Iraq's largest Christian community, decried the commander of the Christian Assyrian Army, known as Dwekh Nawsha, for shedding tears for U.S. troops killed in Iraq, suggesting the Americans do not deserve to be commended for their sacrifice.

The Great Smyrna Fire

By Mike Scruggs

By the end of Sunday, September 10, 1922, The Turkish Army had murdered the elderly Greek Archbishop of Smyrna, Chrysostomos, and exterminated most of the inhabitants and refugees in the Armenian "quarter" of Smyrna.

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 Great Smyrna Fire

By Mike Scruggs

By the end of Sunday, September 10, 1922, The Turkish Army had murdered the elderly Greek Archbishop of Smyrna, Chrysostomos, and exterminated most of the inhabitants and refugees in the Armenian "quarter" of Smyrna.


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