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Assyrian Former Swiss Officer Gets Suspended Sentence for Fighting ISIS
Assyrian Community Leaders Meet With Ministers of Australian Government
The Knights of Columbus Leads Against ISIS Genocide
New History of Turkish Genocide of Christians Sounds Dark Warning for the Future
Iranian Court Postpones Assyrian Woman's Appeal
Assad's Adviser Flatly Rejects of Kurdish Autonomy in Northern Syria
Switzerland Prosecutes Assyrian for Fighting Against ISIS in Syria
Cardinal Sako: Constitution, School and Work for the Future of Iraq
Muslim Groups Could Push Christianity to Extinction in Middle East
Why Aren't Assyrians Returning to Bartella, Iraq?
After ISIS, Iraq's Assyrians Now Face New Threat From Shabak Shiite Militias
UN Envoy Calls for End to Political Infighting in Iraq
Fierce Fighting Over Last Islamic State Foothold in Syria
4 Ancient Assyrian Books Depicting Life of Jesus Seized in Turkey
European Court Deals Blow to Human Rights Efforts in Turkey
Top Iraqi Catholic Says Country's Assyrians 'Really Need' a Papal Visit
US-backed Fighters Launch Final Push to Defeat ISIS in Syria
Iraqi Assyrians Fear Returning Home, Wary of Shiite Militia
Islam: The West's 'Most Formidable and Persistent Enemy'
Iraq Faces Daunting Challenges in Unifying Its People
Chaldean Patriarch: Reforms Required to Meet Challenges of Modernity
New Life for Assyrian Town in North Iraq
Iraq's Dying Rivers
As ISIS Shrinks, Syrians Return Home and Discover a Wasteland
U.N. Clears Thousands of Explosives in Iraq
1.8 Million Remain Displaced in Iraq
Chaldean Patriarch: One Million Iraqi Christians Have Emigrated in Recent Years
Ayatollah Asks UN to Investigate Violence Against Mosul's Assyrians
Search for Iraq's Stolen Artifacts Gets Serious
Cardinal Sako Calls for End to Persecution of Christians in the Middle East
Chaldean Patriarch Calls for Investigation Into ISIS Crimes
The Widespread Persecution of Converts to Christianity
Mosul: Where Demons, Women and 'Islamic State' Met
An Assyrian Woman's Decade-long Journey to Help Victims of War
Syrian Assyrians Fear a New Genocide In Wake of US Pullout
Iraq's Mosul Museum Partially Reopens Following Devastation By ISIS
Tablets Reveal Ancient Assyrian Medicine
Chaldean Patriarch: Youth, Churches and Dialogue Foundations for Rebuilding the Christian Presence i
Rebuilding Broken Hearts: A Syrian Sister's Prayer for Her Country
Pope's Visit Sends 'A Message of Love and Peace,' Says Syriac Archbishop
Kurds Are Not Ready for Democracy, They Are Ready to Rule
New Mosul Prelate Urges Pope to Visit Iraq
The Controversial Sale of Assyrian Antiquities
Kurdish PM Hopes Assyrians in Iraq Will Not Emigrate
Syriac Patriarch Opens Archdiocese Residence in Erbil, Iraq
UK Priest Who Found His Calling in the Plight of Iraq's Assyrians
Coalition Meets With Polish Officials on the Plight of Middle East Christians
Assyrian Priest Who Saved Christian Heritage Ordained Mosul Archbishop
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch: Unify Efforts Against Extremism, Terrorism
US Coalition Forces Overrun Last ISIS Village in Syria
The Assyrians of Eastern Anatolia in the 19th Century
Turkey's Unjust Justice System: Armenian MP Under Attack
Historic Eastern Christianity: An Uncertain Future
In Iraq, There's Life for Assyrians After Islamic Fundamentalism
Residents of Assyrian Towns in Iraq Face Another Displacement
Iraq's Archaeological Sites Face Looting, Urbanisation Threats
Landmark Assyrian Church Project Stirs Mixed Sentiments in Turkey
Cardinal Sako Tells New Bishops to Work for the Church and Iraq
Iraqi Assyrians Are Target of Land Grab
Israeli Historians' New Study Claims 30-year Genocide Against Anatolian Christians
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Assyrian Former Swiss Officer Gets Suspended Sentence for Fighting ISIS

By Imogen Foulkes

(BBC) -- A Swiss military court has sentenced a former soldier for fighting against the Islamic State group in Syria. Johan Cosar used his military training to recruit hundreds of men to defend Christian groups from IS. He was found guilty of undermining Switzerland's neutrality and security by joining a foreign army - and given a three-month suspended sentence and fined 500 francs (£383; $500).

The Knights of Columbus Leads Against ISIS Genocide

By Wesley J. Smith

It took way too long. It shouldn't have required any heavy political lifting. Little noted in the media, at the end of the last Congress the House and Senate passed, and the president signed, a new law that specifically authorizes the State Department and the U.S.

New History of Turkish Genocide of Christians Sounds Dark Warning for the Future

By Robert Fisk

Israeli historian Benny Morris doesn't do things by half. The footnotes of his new book on the 30-year genocide of Christians by their Turkish rulers, cowritten with his colleague Dror Zeevi, take up more than a fifth of the 640-page work. "It was nine years, a long haul," he admitted to me this week, with an audible sigh over the phone.

Iranian Court Postpones Assyrian Woman's Appeal

Shamiram Issavi's appeal against her five-year jail sentence for "acting against national security" was postponed after a hearing today at Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran. The new presiding judge, Ahmad Zardar, appeared visibly confused at the details of Shamiram's case and ruled that her appeal would next be heard in conjunction with that of her husband, Pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz,...

Assad's Adviser Flatly Rejects of Kurdish Autonomy in Northern Syria

A senior adviser to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Tuesday flatly rejected the idea of giving Syrian Kurds a measure of autonomy. The Kurdish-led authority that runs much of north and east Syria has presented a road map for a deal with Assad in recent meetings with Russia.


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