Monthly Archives: May 2009

Assyrian Universal Alliance Congress Declaration

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The 26th World Congress of the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) was held in Sydney Australia from 20 to 24th of May, 2009. About 50 delegates gathered from Iraq, Iran, USA, Armenia, Russia, Holand, Japan, and Australia. The AUA delegates declared:…

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Assyria: MEP Support for Assyrian Cause

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In a meeting with the Assyrian Association, MEP Esther de Lange expressed her support for the Assyrian Cause and the necessity of a university for the Nineveh Plains. On May 17th, 2009, Esther de Lange spoke about her activities with the Assyrian…

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Iraqi coach Ammo Baba passed away

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Ankawa.com – Duhok /Exclusive  Ammo Baba the Iraqi coach Sheigh passed away on Wednesday night in one of the hospitals in Duhok city northern Iraq after a long struggle with disease. After hours of Baba’s death announcement, sadness was generalized over Iraqi people…

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The UN in Iraq : Calling a Spade a Spade

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Mokhtar Lamani | Senior Visiting Fellow CIGI – Canada and Former Arab League Ambassador to Baghdad From the moment of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003 the United Nations was deliberately bypassed by the Americans, dealing a fatal blow to one of the foundations…

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Iraqi asylum seekers ‘will be sent home’

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Wednesday, KM News .Iraqi asylum seekers ‘will be sent home no matter where they are’ (Photo: Pamela Juhl) Taking shelter in a church will not have an effect on the government’s decision to expel refugees whose request for asylum has been denied…

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Iraqi Refugees Struggling in the United States

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Mark Leon Goldberg – Refugees For the past 10 months, Hanna Ingber Win has reported on the Iraqi refugee community in El Cajon, California, where a high concentration of Chaldean Christian Iraqis have settled. The LA Weekly feature that resulted from her months-long…

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Iraqi refugees in Syria stage protest UN

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) – Some 200 Iraqi refugees in Syria staged a sit-in outside the UN refugee offices in Damascus Tuesday to protest perceived delays in measures to resettle them in a third country. The protesters were trying to highlight the plight of the refugees, many of whom fled…

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Christian monastery in Turkey wins back land

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Email | Print | Share| Single Page[-] Text [+] ISTANBUL (Reuters) – One of the world’s oldest functioning Christian monasteries has won a legal battle to have land it had owned for centuries restored to it, after a Turkish court ruled on Friday it could not be claimed by the state.…

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Ankawa.com/ Kirkuk/Exclusive

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An informed source in Kirkuk city announced to Ankawa.com that the kidnapped Christian teacher Namir Nathem Georgis was released. The source refused to mention its name said that Georgis was released on Thursday after seven days of kidnapping.…

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Chaldean festival gets bigger and better

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By Jennie Miller C & G Staff Writer SOUTHFIELD — The Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce is set to host its fourth annual Chaldean Festival outside the Southfield Civic Center June 5-7. But this year will be unlike any other, as changes have been made. A full carnival will…

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Arameans call for reversal of place names

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The Syriac Universal Alliance (SUA), an umbrella organization for Aramean federations, appealed to Minister of Interior BeÅŸir Atalay on Monday for the “reversal of the Turkification of ancient Aramaic place names” and for Arameans to be given the right to replace their Turkish surnames with their original Aramaic family names.…

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Pope offers message of hope

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BY BRIAN LOWNEY, Acting Editor AMMAN, JORDAN — Pope Benedict XVI urged Middle Eastern Christians assembled from several nations Sunday to remain steadfast in their faith despite hardships threatening their ancient communities as more than 20,000 people filled a Jordanian sports stadium where the pontiff celebrated the first open-air Mass of his Holy Land pilgrimage.…

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The Great Monastery of St. Gabriel in Captivity

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A long-standing land dispute between the Syrian Orthodox community in south-east Turkey and the local villagers has finally turned into a legal battle attracting international attention. The disagreement has been closely monitored by the European Union for some time, and US President Barack Obama and the State Department are monitoring the dispute.…

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Assyrian metropolitan visits Ahmadinejad

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President Ahmadinejad welcomes Metropolitan Mar Gewargis Sliwa at the Presidential Palace. In a meeting in Tehran with one of the leaders of the Assyrian Church of the East on Monday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the salvation of mankind and the establishment of peace and tranquility in the world was the aim of all divine prophets.…

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Tony Adwar Shaweel ,was martyred after kidnapping

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Tony Adwar Shaweel ,was martyred after kidnapping on Sunday 3/5/2009. His body was found in a district near Roovya area of Akra. Tony was kidnapped by unknown groups asking for ransom of 50000 Dollar. A medical source stated to Ankawa.com correspondence in Mosul that the body was…

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Our World: Opportunity is knocking at Israel’s door

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Like nature, Israel’s strategic relations abhor a vacuum. In the wake of the Obama administration’s decision to drastically curtail the US’s strategic alliance with Israel in the interest of American rapprochement with Iran and Syria, the Netanyahu government has been moving swiftly to fill the void.…

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