Forging Demographic Change in Iraq At the Expense of Assyrians

January 31, 2019 Featured
A church in the Assyrian town of Bartella in north Iraq. ( AINA)

AINA – Bar Daisan- 31/1/19 Goettingen, Germany (AINA) — In a press release dated January 24th, the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) in Göttingen has called attention to new problems arising for the Assyrians (known also as Chaldeans and Syriacs) in the Nineveh Plain, north and east of the city of Mosul, Iraq. Assyrian “representatives […]

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Coptic Bishop in Africa explains how ISIS killed ISIS

January 24, 2019 Featured

The Media Project  – Paul Glader – 24/1/2019 JOHANNESBURG — Bishop Antonious Markos isn’t slowing down at age 82, having planted Coptic churches across Sub-Saharan Africa and helped lead an expansion of the Christian message to Coptic youth worldwide. Bishop Markos welcomed members of The Media Project (Paul Glader, Emeke Izeze, Wesley Parnell and Vicky Abraham […]

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Iraqi Shabak Security Forces Block Assyrian Church – Threaten Pastor

December 2, 2018 Featured
On of the Shabaks who blocked access to St. George Assyrian church in Bartella, north Iraq. ( AINA)

AINA – 2/12/18 Bartella, North Iraq (AINA) — For the second time in five months, Iraqi military forces have trespassed on St. George Assyrian Church in Bartella, and threatened its pastor, Fr. Behnam Benoka. On 10:30 this morning several cars containing a wedding party drove up to the church and parked in front of it, […]

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Assyrian Priest Paints Grim Picture After Visit to Iraq

October 12, 2018 Featured
Father Athanasis Toma at the old entrance of St. George Assyrian church in Dora, Iraq. ( AINA)

  AINA – 12/10/18 (AINA) — Father Athanasis Toma, who lives in Los Angeles, returned recently from a trip to Iraq, his country of origin. Fr. Athanasis is an Assyrian, a Chorbishop in the Ancient Church of the East, with a diocese in San Fernando, CA. Fr. Athanasis was happy to visit Iraq, but is […]

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The Living Testimony of the Assyrian Genocides

September 15, 2018 Featured
Sabri Atman (C) interviewing Gewriye Mesut in the Netherlands, survivor of the 1915 Turkish genocide of Assyrians in World War One. ( AINA)

AINA – 15/9/18 (AINA) — Some of the most reliable sources of the Turkish genocide of Assyrians genocide are the first hand accounts by genocide survivors, most of whom who are elderly, as well as their direct descendants who heard the accounts from their loved ones. Assyrians were targeted during the genocides of 1915 in […]

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Assyrians Walk Across Golden Gate Bridge for Genocide Awareness

August 16, 2018 Featured
Assyrians walk across Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to raise awareness of Assyrian genocides. ( AINA)

AINA – 16/8/18 San Francisco (AINA) — The Assyrian people in Iraq, Turkey, Syria, and Iran have been subjected to systematic ethnic cleansing for over a century. The biggest human losses suffered by the Assyrian nation happened between the years 1915 and 1933 — this period of atrocities and oppression against the Assyrian people is […]

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Assyrians Commemorate Martyrs Day Amid Strife and Exodus From Middle East

August 10, 2018 Featured
The Arabic letter "n" (inside red circle), signifying "Nasrani" (Christian), on an Assyrian home in Mosul.

  AINA – 10/8/18 (AINA) — August 7 is Assyrian Martyrs Day. It is commemorated worldwide by Assyrians to remember their fallen, including the 3,000 who were killed by the Iraqi army in Iraq between August 7 and 11, 1933 in the town of Simmele (ܣܡܠܐ), North Iraq, and its surroundings. It was carried out […]

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Assyrian Organizations Ask Iraq to Recognize 1933 Massacre of Assyrians

July 24, 2018 Featured

AINA – 24/7/18 (AINA) — A coalition of four Assyrian organizations from the Unites States, Canada and Europe has sent a letter to the Iraqi government asking for official recognition of the massacre of Assyrians by the Iraqi army in August, 1933. Called the Simmele massacre, it was conducted in the Assyrian town of Simmele and its […]

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Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights Issues Report on Christian Persecution in Syria

June 23, 2018 Featured
The St. Odisho Assyrian Church in Tel Tal, Syria, was bombed by ISIS.

AINA – 23/6/18 (AINA) — The Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights has released a report titled The Good Shepherd – A Report on Brutality Against Christian Clerics in Syria. The report documents the suffering of Christians in Syria, who over the course of seven years have been the innocent victims of a conflict that became a proxy war […]

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Sword and Scimitar: A Look into Raymond Ibrahim’s New Book

June 4, 2018 Featured

Raymondibrahim – 4/6/18 Editor’s note: The following is the most comprehensive interview to date concerning my forthcoming book, Sword and Scimitar.  It was conducted earlier this week by Frontpage Magazine’s Jamie Glazov. Frontpage: Raymond, welcome to Frontpage interview. Ibrahim: Good to be back Jamie, thank you. FP: Congrats on your new book coming out. Introduce us to it. Raymond Ibrahim: Thanks, Jamie.  […]

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Occidental World Magazine Publish Article on Abducted Bishops of Aleppo & Persecuted Christians

May 18, 2018 Featured

Occidental World Magazine – 18/5/18 Global: The second edition (May-June 2018) of the Occidental World Magazine published by the Occidental Studies Institution has published an article on the ‘Abducted Bishops of Aleppo and Persecuted Christians in Syria’ written by George Alexander (Junior Adviser on Geo-strategy of Region). ‘The conflict in Syria is taking a turning point. Militants and terrorists are […]

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Cross destroyed by ISIS restored on the dome of the ancient St. Morth Shmooni Syriac Orthodox Church in Iraq

April 5, 2018 Featured

Liju Cherian (Chief Editor) OCP News Service – 5/4/18 Artella-Iraq- Orthodox Christians in Iraq restored Cross on the dome of St. Morth Shmooni Syriac Orthodox Church in Artella, Iraq. This beautiful and ancient Church and its 800-Year-old altar were severely damaged by ISIS. Mor Timotheos Mousa Al Shamani (Metropolitan of Mor Mattai Dayro, Iraq) was […]

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40th day of Forgiveness Sunday Dagestan martyrs marked in Kizlyar

April 2, 2018 Featured – 2/4/18 Yesterday marked 40 days since the tragedy that occurred on Forgiveness Sunday at the Cathedral of St. George in the city of Kizlyar in the Dagestan Republic. An armed criminal with ties to ISIS opened fire on parishioners leaving the church, just after the faithful had finished the Rite of Forgiveness, resulting in the deaths of […]

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February 28, 2018 Featured
Photo: – 28/2/18 New propaganda posters from the jihadi organization ISIS are taking aim at His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and President Vladimir Putin of Russia in particular, as well as America and London, reports with reference to the SITE Intelligence Group. The new poster against the Russian spiritual and political leaders shows the pair in crosshairs, with the […]

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February 22, 2018 Featured
The Cathedral of St. George where the shooting took place. Photo: – 22/2/18 ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadly shooting that took place on Sunday at the Cathedral of St. George in Kizlyar, Dagestan, Russia. A young man opened fire on parishioners exiting the church on Sunday, leaving five women dead, two more parishioners wounded, and two security guards wounded. Four of the women died instantly, while […]

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Assyrian Leader Meets New Head of Syrian Parliament

October 8, 2017 News
The Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance, Yonathan Betkolia, shaking hands with Hamoudeh Sabbagh, the recently elected Speaker of the People

AINA – October 2017 Damascus (AINA) — The Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance, Yonathan Betkolia, met yesterday with Hamoudeh Sabbagh, the recently elected Speaker of the People’s Council of Syria in Damascus . Mr. Sabbagh is also an Assyrian. Mr. Betkolia is the Assyrian representative in the Parliament of Iran. The Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) […]

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Two New Orthodox Christian Martyrs – Gregory and Roman

October 7, 2017 Featured

OrthodoxChurch – 7/10/17 Roman Zabolotny, 39, and Grigory Tsurkanu, 38, the two Russian martyrs fought in Syria and were captured by ISIS. They refused to renounce Orthodox Christian faith in Lord Jesus Christ and refused to convert to Islam and join ISIS. All sources indicate that two martyrs have been executed at the public square in […]

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Assyrian Umbrella Organization Asks UN to Support Assyrians in North Iraq

September 22, 2017 Featured

AINA – 22/9/17 (AINA) — The Assyrian Universal Alliance, an umbrella organization for Assyrians worldwide, has sent a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Antonio Guterrs, regarding the establishment of an Assyrian regional government in north Iraq, where the majority of Assyrians remain after being driven out of Iraq since 2004. […]

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September 1, 2017 Featured  – 1/9/17 During the course of recent negotiations with Hezbollah and the Syrian army, the terrorist organization ISIS denied that it had kidnapped Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo and Oriental Orthodox Metropolitan Johanna Ibrahim, who were abducted on April 22, 2013, reports Hezbollah and the Syrian army recently trapped 300 terrorists from the Islamic State on […]

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Assyrian Man Kidnapped, Killed in Syria

July 25, 2017 Featured
Dr. Basil Isaac, an Assyrian from Tel Shamiram in Syria, was kidnapped and killed by unknown assailants. (AINA)

AINA – 25/7/17 Hasaka, Syria (AINA) — The body of an Assyrian man, Dr. Basil Isaac, was found two days ago in a village eight kilometers west of Hasaka, three days after he was kidnapped. He died from a gun shot to the head. He was buried in his home village of Tel Shamiram. Dr. […]

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Swedish EU Parliamentarian Accuses Kurds of Treason Against Assyrians

July 18, 2017 News

AINA – 18/7/17 Stockholm (AINA) — “It’s obvious for me that when the Kurdish Regional Government [KRG] disarmed Assyrians (AINA 2014-08-14) and then didn’t defend the Nineveh Plain [when ISIS attacked], this amounted to treason against the Assyrian people.” These are the words Lars Adaktusson, member of the European Parliament from the Swedish Christian Democratic Party, […]

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