Assyrians Commemorate Martyrs Day Amid Strife and Exodus From Middle East

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 by the ...

Assyrians, Armenians, Greeks Commemorate Genocide in Los Angeles

AINA - April 2017 Los Angeles (AINA) -- "We have made a clean sweep of the Armenians and Assyrians of Azerbaijan" -- Those were the words of Djevdet Bey, the governor of Van Province in Ottoman Turkey, who on April 24, 1915 lead 20,000 Turkish soldiers and 10,000 Kurdish irregulars in the opening act of the ...

“The Acts of the Ottoman Empire against Armenians and other Christian Communities in 1915 can only be defined as Genocide,” stated His Holiness Aram I

On July 6 2015, a three-day conference on the Syriac Genocide, entitled “Martyrdom and Faith,” began at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon, in the presence of six Christian Religious Heads of the region. During the opening session, His Holiness Aram I spoke to the conference, addressing the following points: In legal terms, the violence against ...

Armenian Genocide/Orthodox Holocaust

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Orthodox Insight - 27/4/15 With the focus on April 23 of the Armenian Genocide commemoration,  which included the canonization of the martyrs, public debate has centered on the use of the term genocide [the policy of deliberately killing a nationality orethnic group] and whether it applies to the 1915-1918 Ottoman Turks’ actions against the 2 million ...

Pictures of Genocide Centennial Rallies Throughout the World

26/4/15 (AINA) -- "We have made a clean sweep of the Armenians and Assyrians of Azerbaijan" -- Those were the words of Djevdet Bey, the governor of Van Province in Ottoman Turkey, who on April 24, 1915 lead 20,000 Turkish soldiers and 10,000 Kurdish irregulars in the opening act of the genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and ...

Swedish City to Host Assyrian Genocide Exhibiton

12/4/15 Sodertalje, Sweden (AINA) -- The City Hall of the Swedish city of Sodertalje, 36 kilometers south of Stockholm, will host an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Assyrian, Greek and Armenian Genocide. Sodertalje is home to 30,000 Assyrians, a quarter of the population. The city council made the decision to host the Genocide ...

Imam, Priest Attend Event At Orthodox Cemetery In Kosovo

24/5/13 An imam and an Orthodox priest have joined efforts to clean a damaged Christian cemetery in Kosovo’s central town of Kosovo Polje and observe reconstruction work. Imam Remzi Godeni and Father Nikola Dragicevic were accompanied by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's ambassador to Kosovo, Jean-Claude Schlumberger, for the symbolic event on May ...

Armenian genocide recognition overdue, congressman says

By Mark Kellam - 24/4/13 Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), lead sponsor of the Armenian genocide resolution in Congress, delivered his remarks in Armenian on the House floor Wednesday as he honored the estimated 1.5 million Armenians who were massacred in 1915 at the hands of Ottoman Turks. His remarks come the same day that President Obama once again did not use the word “genocide” ...