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Charity Accuses International Community of Failing Iraq's Christians
Australian MP Joins Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks in Calling for Genocide Recognition
Nineveh Plains Transitional Justice Report: June
Iraqi Assyrians Worry Over Militia Power Struggle
New Law in Iran Threatens More Arrests of Christians
Australian Senator Backs Calls for Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocide
Iraq: Turkish Airstrikes in North Iraq Terrorize Assyrians and Yazidis
Yezidis: A History of Persecution
Memories of Mosul Must Spark Action
Christians a Welcome Scapegoat in Turkey
The Assyrian Village That Came Back to Life
Turkish Air Raids Displace Iraqi Assyrians Again
Australian Senator Affirms Support for Armenian, Assyrian, Greek Genocide Recognition
1200 Year-Old Assyrian Church Cross Found in Pakistan
Armenian-American Organizations Slam Turkey's Renewed Genocide Denial Attempts
US Religious Freedom Commission Cites Turkey for Persecuting Religious Minorities
The Plight of Christians in Iran
Turkey's Occupation of Syria Slammed for Ethnic Cleansing
A Big Step for Religious Freedom
Iran's Expanding Influence Into Iraq's Assyrian Areas
Iran's Attack on Christians
Six Years After ISIS, Assyrians Full of Hope for the City's Rebirth
Michigan GOP, Democratic Reps Seek Hearing on Iraqi Deportations
ISIS Attacks Increase in NE Syria
Appeal Hearing for Iranian Pastor, Wife Sentenced to Prison for House Church Activities Canceled
Australian MP Mike Freelander Supports Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Joint Justice Initiative
Australian Government Urged to Condemn Turkey's Desecration of Ancient Christian Sites
Turkish Media Targets Ecumenical Patriarchate Bartholomew I of Constantinople
Assyrians Fear for Their Future in Turkey
Nineveh Plains Transitional Justice Report: May
Assyrian Student in Turkey Makes it to Finals At CERN
The Future of Security in Iraq's Nineveh Plain
Some Prisoners Released, But Iran Continues Crack-Down on Christians
Australian Senator Backs Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides
'Lord and Master of My Life' -- a New Book on an Assyrian Church Father
The Kurdish Role in the Armenian and Assyrian Genocide
Australian Senator Calls for Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides
Kidnapped Assyrian Couple Victim of State's Anti-Christian Policy: Turkish MP
The Kurds and the Armenian, Assyrian Genocide
Turkey Only NATO Member on U.S. Religious Freedom Watch List
Turkey Restoring 1,600-year-old Assyrian Monastery
Hope Amid Suffering for Assyrians in Iraq
Erdogan Insults Survivors of the Turkish Genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians
Assyrians in North Iraq Decry Kurdish Land Grab
Turkey's Assyrian 'Doctor of the Poor' Succumbs to Coronavirus
Why We Opened a Christian University in Iraq Amid ISIS' Genocide
Australian MP Supports Armenian, Assyrian, Greek Genocide Recognition
USCIRF Releases 2020 Annual Report With Recommendations for U.S. Policy
Nineveh Plains Transitional Justice Report: April
Assyrians Remain Vital to Iraq, Says U.S. Lawyer
In Post-Islamic State Northern Iraq, Demographic Changes Raise Concerns
Baghdad Priests Donate Salaries to the Poor for Corona Virus Aid
Revisiting the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides a Century Later
Advocates Fear Threats to Religious Freedom, Health in Northeast Syria
Jewish-Australian Community Calls for Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian, Greek Genocide
In Northeastern Syria, Christians Are Caught Between War Planes and COVID-19
Assyrians Mark Easter in Turkey Amid Safety Fears
Assyrian Journalist Targeted in Turkey
Archaeologists Discover Ancient Assyrian Treasures in Iraq Site Blown Up By ISIS
The Impact of COVID-19 on Assyrian Refugees and IDPs
Summaries

Nineveh Plains Transitional Justice Report: June

By Claire Evans

June marks the anniversary of ISIS's capture of Mosul, the capital of the Nineveh Governorate, in 2014. Six years later, the challenges which contributed to the rise of ISIS remain deeply ingrained even while new ones emerge. In many ways, life remains paused because of COVID-19.

Iraqi Assyrians Worry Over Militia Power Struggle

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on the night of June 25, 2020, Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Services (ICTS) launched a raid in Baghdad and arrested multiple members of the militia Kataib Hezbollah. The raid was triggered after one of the militia leaders threatened Prime Minister al-Kadhimi that he would lead forces into the Green Zone and siege governmental offices.

New Law in Iran Threatens More Arrests of Christians

Legislation passed by parliament in Iran could make it easier to arrest and imprison Christians and other religious minorities, rights advocates said. Under amendments to articles 499 and 500 of the Islamic Penal Code, those found guilty of "deviant psychological manipulation" or "propaganda contrary to Islam," whether in the "real or virtual sphere," could be labeled as "sects," according to...

Australian Senator Backs Calls for Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocide

By Siranush Ghazanchyan

Federal Senator for South Australia, Sarah Hanson-Young has joined calls from the Armenian-Australian, Assyrian-Australian and Greek-Australian communities for national recognition of the 1915 Genocide committed against their ancestors by the Ottoman Empire, by signing an Affirmation of Support backing the Joint Justice Initiative.


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