More Than 800,000 Call on UN to Protect Christians in Middle East

A petition signed by more than 800,000 people was being presented at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, calling for the protection of Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, and recognition of the key role faith leaders can play in rebuilding efforts post-Islamic State.

Assyrian Americans Call for Iraqi Government Control of Nineveh Plains

Chicago (AINA) -- The Assyrian American National Federation (AANF), an umbrella organization for Assyrians in the United States, has issued a statement calling for Iraqi federal jurisdiction over the Nineveh Plains of Iraq, which the core of the Assyrian homelands in Iraq and home to hundreds of...

European Assyrians Conclude Second Convention in Brussels

Brussels (AINA) -- The Assyrian Confederation of Europe, the main body representing half a million Assyrians living in the EU held its second convention last week. More than 120 delegates from nine different countries participated in the convention, held on 7-8 of October in Brussels.

US Official Accuses Turkey of Pushing Extreme Islamist Ideology

By Jeff Seldin

(VOA) -- An already tense relationship between the United States and Turkey appears to be under more strain after a top Trump administration official accused Turkey of spreading what he called extreme Islamist ideology around the world. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, General H.

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 Assyrian Artist From Iraq

Amazingly talented portrait artist Maher Minyanish talked with Ryan. Born in Iraq, Minyanish is now making Chicago his home. He used his talents to create a very personal drawing for Ryan and made something special for WCL. ...

Trump's Immigration Order and Christianity

By Peter Ahern

Debate has raged since President Donald Trump announced his executive order temporarily banning entry to the United States of residents from seven Muslim-majority countries. This involves a temporary halt in the United States refugee program.

The Assyrian Artist From Iraq

Amazingly talented portrait artist Maher Minyanish talked with Ryan. Born in Iraq, Minyanish is now making Chicago his home. He used his talents to create a very personal drawing for Ryan and made something special for WCL. ...

The Anti Butcher

By Ashok Selvam

Chicago -- Poet Carl Sandburg may have dubbed Chicago has the "hog butcher for the world," but a local couple wants to make the city more friendly to non-meat eaters.


AINA News

Unrecognized Genocides Conference Held At Adelphi University
Assyrian Member of Iran's Parliament Discussed Safety of Assyrians With Iraqi PM
Assyrian Americans Call for Iraqi Government Control of Nineveh Plains
European Assyrians Conclude Second Convention in Brussels
Assyrian Leader Meets New Head of Syrian Parliament
Assyrian Umbrella Organization Asks UN to Support Assyrians in North Iraq
Assyrian Leader Raises Concern At UN Human Rights Council
Second Assyrian Mayor Illegally Removed By Kurdish Authorities
Assyrians in North Iraq Reject Second Mayor Appointed By Kurds
Yazidis Proclaim the Establishment of a Provisional Government
Dutch Parliament Members Express Concern About Kurds Marginalizing Assyrians
Assyrian Man Kidnapped, Killed in Syria
Assyrians Protest Removal of Mayor By Kurdish Government
Swedish EU Parliamentarian Accuses Kurds of Treason Against Assyrians
Assyrian Organizations Condemn Turkey's Seizure of Assyrian Properties

Reports

•  Erasing Assyrians: Kurdish Abuses of Human Rights
•  Assyrians and Yazidis in Northern Iraq 2017
•  Understanding Recent Movements of Christians from Syria and Iraq
•  The Hopes And Fears Of Religious Minorities In Northern Iraq
•  Assyrians Under Kurdish Rule: The Situation in Northeastern Syria
•  Untying the Knots of Religious Diversity in Iraqi Kurdistan
•  The Protection Needs Of Minorities From Syria and Iraq
•  ISIS Genocide of Middle Eastern Christians and Its Jizya Propaganda Ploy
•  Impact and Significance of the Christian Presence in Syria and Iraq during the Current Crisis
•  Genocide Against Christians in the Middle East
•  ISIS Genocide in North Iraq
•  The Assyrian Property Issue In Turkey

Articles

•  The Assyrian Genocide As A Part Of The Christian Genocide In The Ottoman Empire
•  Demographic and Climatic Factors in the Decline of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
•  The U.S. Legal Regime Governing Iraqi Refugee Resettlement
•  Theater, Language and Inter-Ethnic Exchange: Assyrian Performance Before WWI
•  Assyrians In Iraq
•  Description and Significance of the Nestorian Stele in China
•  The Cross and the Lotus

News

Will Syria's New Constitution Finally Allow Christians to Run for President?
More Than 800,000 Call on UN to Protect Christians in Middle East
A Year After the Fall of Aleppo, Assyrian Bishop Says Life is Better for Christians
Assyrian Priest Sees the Rebirth of the Nineveh Plain Freed From the Islamic
US Official Accuses Turkey of Pushing Extreme Islamist Ideology
US Will Provide $120 Million Worth of Military Aid to Lebanon
Syrian Kurds Press on With Elections Despite Divisions
ISIS Calls on Egyptian Muslims to Kill Their Christians Neighbors This Christmas
Assyrian Bishop Recalls His Abduction From Baghdad in New Book
Inauguration of the First Church Rebuilt in the Nineveh Plains Since the Invasion By ISIS

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

Opinion Editorials

EU Conference on Nineveh Plains Favors Kurds, Marginalizes Assyrians
Trump's Immigration Order and Christianity
The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe
Erdo─čan'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

All Things Assyrian

The Assyrian Artist From Iraq
The Anti Butcher
Semiramis, the Assyrian Queen
Assyrian, Athens and Italy
Lost and Found: the Assyrian Fortress
Origins of Ordinary Things: Eyewear
From Stews to Stars: the World's Oldest Writing
The Earthquake and the Archaeological Treasures
4,000-Year-Old Tablets Reveal Locations Of The 11 Lost Cities Of Assyria
Nineveh -- Heart of an Ancient Empire
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