On April 25 the RA NA Deputy Speaker Eduard Sharmazanov received the Foreign Assyrian Delegation members Vasily Shumanov, Norman Solkha, Shiba Mandu, Sabri Atman, Arsen Mikhailov, Edvard Nadirshah and the representative of the Assyrian community in Armenia Anahit Khosroeva. Continue reading
By Elizabeth Kendal, ASSIST News Service
AUSTRALIA (ANS – April 23, 2015) — On the night of 24 April 1915 the Young Turk government arrested over 200 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople (Istanbul) and dragged them off to prisons in central Anatolia (modern day Turkey). This event, known today as Red Sunday, is generally regarded as the Continue reading
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Assyrian Aid Society delivered a statement at the United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples on 23/04/2015. Members of AAS-Australia, Shoushan Tower and Continue reading
By Greg Botelho, CNN
(CNN)Several of the world’s worst terrorist groups, like ISIS and Al-Shabaab, aim to create societies governed by strict, distorted versions of Sharia law.
That means anyone who doesn’t subscribe to such extremist views are enemies and in danger — Christians included. Continue reading
Orthodox Patriarch John X of Antioch
A Greek Orthodox Church leader bemoaned the global apathy shown toward two Syrian bishops who were kidnapped two years ago, one of whom is his brother.
Speaking ahead of the anniversary of the abductions on April 22, 2013, Orthodox Continue reading
Documentary filmmaker Reinhard Lorenz holds a photo of children orphaned by the Ottoman Empire’s Armenian/Christian genocide. Lorenz used archival still photos and film clips in his documentary tracing the history of the area. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)
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The World War I genocide of Assyrians of all Christian denominations has become an integral part of the life and collective consciousness of the Assyrian nation until the present day. The extermination took many forms and methods within the conditions and political realities of different conflicts experienced by the Middle Eastern countries and Continue reading
We are grateful to Armenia for speaking about the Assyrian Genocide, Assyrian member of Iran Majlis, Ivnatan Beyt Kolia, said, according to the Alik daily newspaper of the Iranian Armenian community.
“Here pass hundred years since the horrible Genocide perpetrated by the Ottomans against the Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks. Still, they have not only failed to comply Continue reading
By John Carroll
It’s a life-saving mission of epic proportion. A local man is trying to get tens of thousands of Christians and other minorities out of Iraq and Syria.
Mark Arabo has been meeting with members of Congress and the administration since ISIS began capturing and killing people in march of last year. But on his latest trip to Continue reading
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Iraqi Shiite militia fighters hold the Islamic State flag as they celebrate after breaking the siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants, September 1, 2014.
American watchdog groups have called on the U.S. government to do more to help Continue reading
By Bianca Perez
Heartbroken: The Assyrian Universal Alliance deputy secretary-general Hermiz Shahen at the vandalised Assyrian genocide monument at Bonnyrigg Park. Picture: Simon Bennett
A MEMORIAL dedicated to the Assyrian genocide during World War I has been Continue reading
Members of the Aramean (Syriac) community in Turkey began a 100-hour hunger strike on Monday. (Photo: Cihan)
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Members of the Aramean (Syriac) community in Turkey began a 100-hour hunger strike Continue reading
Attack linked to Pope Francis’ statement on Armenian genocide
Sydney Assyrian memorial vandalised
The vandalised memorial at Bonnyrigg Park. [Photo: Anca]
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BEIRUT: Turkey must apologize for the Armenian genocide, Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai told reporters Tuesday from the Beirut airport before traveling to Yervan for a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killings. Continue reading
There is a growing scourge of genocide against Christians.
With a chilling effect on April 7, 1994, the radio stations in Rwanda broadcasted messages to “cut the tall trees” and eliminate the “cockroaches” as a presage of a horrific genocide. Within 100 days close to 1 million people were killed with machetes, knives and clubs. Continue reading
By Nils Metzger, for CNN
(CNN)When ISIS overran their villages near Mosul in August 2014, a small group of Assyrians, a Middle Eastern minority with a history reaching back more than 4,000 years, picked up weapons and formed their own militia: Dwekh Nawsha — “The Sacrificers.” Continue reading
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“IRAQ: We priests and nuns are the last to leave.”
• The heroes of faith in Iraq: Priests, seminarians and religious hold out while their flock is besieged by ISIS Continue reading
that have been committed against them a hundred years ago by the Ottoman authorities, in alliance with the vast majority of Kurdish tribes during World War I from 1914 to 1918. At these days from every year remember the Assyrians, Armenians and Greece through their political, religious, cultural and social institutions, the martyrs who Continue reading
TEHRAN, Apr. 20 (MNA) – Iran Deputy-FM for Arab and African Affairs said unity and cohesion are key elements for Iraq to get through its current critical condition.
Meeting with Mohammad Faraj Ahmad Aziz, Kurdistan Islamic Union Party Secretary General, Amir-Abdollahian stressed the importance of stability and security in Iraq as well as Iran’s support for Iraq in fighting terrorism. Continue reading
Approximately two months after the Islamic State (IS) published a video depicting its members slaughtering 21 Coptic Christians in Libya, on Sunday, April 19, the Islamic jihadi organization released another video of more Christians in Libya being massacred, this time for not paying jizya—extortion money demanded of the “People of the Book” according to Koran 9:29. Continue reading