America's Strategy Against Islamic State is Storing Up Trouble

As the territory held by Islamic State (IS) shrivelled in Syria, American generals spoke of "stabilisation" and "consolidation". But seven months after an American-led coalition drove the jihadists from Raqqa, their putative capital, "stable" is not how residents describe the city.

Iraq to Prosecute People Violating Ramadan Fast in Public

By Mohamed Mostafa

Iraqi authorities will prosecute people violating the Muslim daytime fasting rituals. The Interior Ministry said in a statement on Thursday it was "taking legal measures against people publicly breaking their fast (during day time) and refer them to the judiciary".

California Recognizes Assyrian Genocide

By Carmen Morad

(AINA) -- Sabri Atman, the founder and the director of the Assyrian Genocide and Research Center, was invited to attend the 103rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Remembrance at the California State Assembly in Sacramento California on April 23, 2018. Assembly Joint Resolution No.

EU Commission's Turkey Report Touches on Property Rights As Well

By Bar Daisan

Brussels (AINA) -- In its new report on accession, the European Commission in Brussels has given Turkey the worst testimonial yet, attesting that the country is facing serious regressions in the rule of law, freedom of expression and the independence of the judiciary. Related: The Case of the St.

Syria Dismisses U.S. Demands

By Vladimir Isachenkov

MOSCOW (AP) -- Syria on Wednesday dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah militants from the war-torn country.

Iraq Elections: Will Sadr Seek a New Beginning With Turkey?

By Fehim Tastekin

Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's coalition scored major points in the recent parliamentary elections with Sadr's positions against virulent influence peddling and the presence of foreign military forces in the country. His growing power seems to worry the United States and Iran.

Islam and the West Are Incompatible

By Spike Hampson

We are living in a time when groups of Muslims are engaged in a war against Western civilization. These groups are numerous and widespread, and although they constitute only a sliver of the larger Muslim population, they rely for their strength on a body of belief inspired by mainstream Islamic...

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 "...

Is It Time to Carve Turkey Out of NATO?

By Doug Bandow

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to renew his hold on power in elections next month. His authority is not yet absolute: a judge recently ordered the release of several journalists convicted on dubious terrorism charges.

Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged

By Sabri Atman

(AINA) -- When speaking about the Ottoman Empire and Turkey today, it is not their contribution to civilization that comes to mind. Instead it is human rights violations, confiscation of land and property, genocide and genocide denials that are most frequently discussed in the public discourse.

Ancient Middle Eastern Luxury

By Enid Tsui

A touring British Museum exhibition on the wealthy ruling classes of ancient Middle Eastern empires offers a splendid display of objects found at historic sites such as Nimrud and Nineveh.

Assyrian Tablets and the Lost City

Translations of Assyrian writings found by archaeologists from the University of Tübingen have yielded a secret lost to history: The place where the clay tablets were found -- Bassetki, in Autonomous Region of Kurdistan in Iraq -- appears to be the ancient royal city of Mardaman.


AINA News

Assyrian Confederation Participates in UN Conference on Role of Diasporas
Assyrians in Sweden Critical of Government's Position on Genocide Bill
California Recognizes Assyrian Genocide
EU Commission's Turkey Report Touches on Property Rights As Well
Cologne Orders Armenian Genocide Memorial Removed
Church Leaders Condemn Attack on Syria By the US, France and Britain
Assyrian Organization Opens Office in Brussels
Assyrians Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Patriarch's Assassination
Assyrian Woman Speaks At Syria Peace Conference in Sochi
Assyrians Establish National Federation in France
Turkey Arrests Assyrian for Rebuilding His Village
The Unethical Prosecution of an Assyrian Attorney
Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged
Assyrian Umbrella Organization Granted NGO Status in EU
Christmas Around the World in Pictures

Reports

•  Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2015–17
•  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

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

Many Iraqi Legislators Call for Canceling Election Results
America's Strategy Against Islamic State is Storing Up Trouble
Iraq to Prosecute People Violating Ramadan Fast in Public
Syria Dismisses U.S. Demands
Iraq Elections: Will Sadr Seek a New Beginning With Turkey?
Islam and the West Are Incompatible
Chaldean Patriarch Congratulates Surprise Iraqi Election Winner
A Mostly Non-Assyrian Militia Won 2 Of Iraqi Assyrian's Parliamentary Seats
Is It Time to Carve Turkey Out of NATO?
Found in Yonkers: An Ancient Prayer and an Assyrian Church

Editorials

The Unethical Prosecution of an Assyrian Attorney
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

Opinion Editorials

Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged
EU Conference on Nineveh Plains Favors Kurds, Marginalizes Assyrians
Trump's Immigration Order and Christianity
The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe
Erdoğan'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

All Things Assyrian

Ancient Middle Eastern Luxury
Assyrian Tablets and the Lost City
Sydney and the Assyrian Refugee Writer
Iron and War
The Assyrian Monastery in Iraq
The Assyrian March Against Judah
The World's Oldest Monastery
The Assyrian Poet and the Kurdish Boy
The Church of Many Voices
Galen and the Ancient Assyrian Manuscript
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