Assyrian Church of the East to Boycott EU Conference on Future of Nineveh Plains

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AINA - 29/6/17 Brussels (AINA) -- Sources close to the Assyrian Church of the East confirmed to Assyria-TV on Wednesday that the church will join the boycott against the conference on the future of the Nineveh Plain, hosted by Lars Adaktusson, Swedish member of the European parliament. The conference is being held in the EU-parliament in ...

Northern Iraq’s Village of Sarsing Mourns the Death of Rev’d Patros Younan

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Assyrian Church of the East - 18/11/16 +Memory Eternal+ “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” (1 Thessalonians 4:14) On Wednesday 16th November 2016, the village of Sarsing in Northern Iraq mourned the death of Reverend Father Patros Younan, parish priest of ...

KURDISH SOLDIERS RESTORE CHURCH CROSS AND BELL DESTROYED BY TERRORISTS IN BASHIQA

Pravoslavie.ru - 16/11/16 Church bells are ringing again in the town of Bashiqa in Northern Iraq for the first time since it was seized by militants of the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) two years ago, reports PUKmedia. The Liturgy was celebrated in church for the first time in a long time. A large cross was installed by ...

Assyrian Organization Congratulates Trump, Calls Attention to ISIS Genocide

11/11/16 (AINA) -- The following letter was sent to President-elect Donald Trump by the American chapter of the Assyrian Universal Alliance. Dear President Elect Donald Trump, On behalf of the Assyrian Universal Alliance and its affiliate organizations I extend our heartfelt congratulations to you for your election as the President of the United States. You are assuming the responsibilities ...

Assyrians Signal Their Intention to Return to Their Homes in Mosul

Aid to the Church in Need - 5/11/16 The capture of the city in Northern Iraq by Daesh (IS) in June 2014, led to thousands fleeing for their lives, to the extent that just three months later, there were no Christians left in Mosul. The occupation of city by Daesh (IS) left damaged and destroyed homes, schools, ...

Assyrian Delegation Meets Australian FM

Julie Bishop (C), the Australian minister for Foreign Affairs, meets an Assyrian delegation.

Assyrian Universal Alliance - 21/10/16 On Thursday, 20 October 2016, a delegation led by Mr. Hermiz Shahen, Deputy Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA), Mr David M. David , President of the Assyrian Australian National Federation, Mrs. Suzy David , AUA senior advisor and former Deputy Secretary General, together with Mrs. Karen Bos , from ...

Patriarch Igantius Aphrem II Meets the British Consul in Erbil

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received the British Consul General in Erbil His Excellency Mr. Angus McKee accompanied with the Embassy’s First Secretary Political Officer Ms. Palika Bhasin. His Holiness gave an overview of the history of the Syriac Orthodox Church and discussed with His Excellency the current situation ...

Senator McCain Sends Letter on Assyrians to Kurdish President

AINA - 28/5/16 (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 "...concerns regarding alarming new reports that allege the mistreatment of the Christian Assyrian community in ...

Assyrian Delegation in Washington to Press for Aid

19/5/16 (AINA) -- A delegation of Assyrian Americans visited Washington on Wednesday to meet with government officials regarding the situation of Assyrians in the Middle East. The meetings were organized by the Assyrian American National Federation and its affiliates. Also present were representatives from the Assyrian Confederation of Europe. The delegation met with several offices of Congress ...

Assyrians in Sydney Demonstrate Against Kurdish Occupation of Assyrian Villages

Assyrian Universal Alliance - May 2016 Sydney -- Over 500 people descended on Martin Place in a public demonstration organised by the Assyrian Council of Australia. The demonstrators demanded an end to Kurdish aggression in the occupied Assyrian homeland as well as the brutal atrocities currently taking place against the Assyrian Christians in Iraq and Syria as ...

Assyrian Church Prelates Visit the Historic Village of Sarsing in Northern Iraq

6/6/15 Iraq: Prelates of the Assyrian Church of the East paid a pastoral visit today to the historic Assyrian village of Sarsing in the Dohuk Province of Northern Iraq. The prelates offered prayers in St Matthew's Church of the Assyrian Church of the East. The prelates met with and blessed the many internally displaced families, most ...

ISIL Militants Blow Up 10 Assyrian Homes in Northern Iraq

http://www.presstv.ir - 25/3/15 Members of the ISIL Takfiri militant group have blown up 10 houses belonging to Christian residents in Iraq's beleaguered northern province of Nineveh, as they continue to wreak havoc in the areas under their control. A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that on Tuesday ISIL extremists stole property from the houses in ...

UN Condemns Destruction of Nimrud Heritage Site in Northern Iraq

The ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, which was destroyed by ISIS on March 5.

http://www.un.org - 7/3/15 "Nothing is safe from the cultural cleansing under way in the country: it targets human lives, minorities, and is marked by the systematic destruction of humanity's ancient heritage," Irina Bokova, Director-General at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), said in a statement released today. "We cannot remain silent. The deliberate destruction of cultural ...

Australia Assists Victims of Sectarian Violence in Northern Iraq

From left: Mr. Paul Azzo, the Honorable Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. David David, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Mr. Hermiz Shahen (AINA photo).

Assyrian Universal Alliance - 27/9/14 For the past four months, the Australia Chapter of the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) has communicated closely with high officials of the Australian government regarding the violent attacks in Iraq by the terrorist group called ISIL. An AUA delegation met with The Hon. Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs two times during ...

IOCC Assists Syrian Families Seeking Refuge In Northern Iraq

August 2014 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Syrian refugee families wait patiently for their turn to receive emergency relief items from a distribution center in northern Iraq's Kurdistan region. More than 220,000 Syrian refugees have fled here from the violence of civil war – often arriving with nothing but the clothes they wear. Many have sought refuge ...

Jihadists attack Armenian church in Iraq’s Mosul

13/6/14 PanARMENIAN.Net - The jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, which has been systematically attacking—and invading—key cities in Iraq, attacked the St. Etchmiadzin Armenian Church in Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, the religious leader of the Armenian community of nearby Dohuk, Rev. Massis Shahinyan said, according to Asbarez. Earlier this week, 65 Armenian families and a ...