By Peter BetBasoo
(AINA) -- On Wednesday, August 20 five Patriarchs from the Middle East visited Arbel in north Iraq to show support for the beleaguered Assyrian Christian community (AINA 2014-08-21) and to call attention to the cultural genocide that is being committed against it by the Islamic State (ISIS).
(AINA) -- Assyrians leaders in Iraq and in the Diaspora, as well as the Vatican, NGOs and concerned citizens, are calling for military intervention in Iraq to save Assyrians and Yazidis from the ongoing genocide by ISIS.
By The Editorial Board
(AINA) -- The stunning advance of the Islamic State (ISIS) into Iraq, where it has captured large swathes of territory, including Mosul, has created a massive humanitarian crisis. The two groups who have been hit the hardest are the Assyrians and the Yazidis.
(AINA) -- Between August 7 and 11, 1933, the Iraqi Army and Kurdish and Arab irregulars conducted a massacre of 3,000 Assyrian men, women and children in the town of Simmele and its surroundings.
(AINA) -- An Arab Sunni insurgency is targeting the Nineveh Plain area after the successful attacks by the Islamic State (IS) on Sinjar and other areas to the West of the Nineveh Plain.
By James Rayis
(AINA) -- Earlier this month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, through his spokesman, condemned "the recent upsurge of violence in Iraq at the hands of terrorist groups including the Islamic State (IS)" and stated "Reports of mass summary executions by IS are deeply disturbing and underscore the...