Monthly Archives: June 2009

Explosion of car bomb near Al-Hamdania hospital in Baghdeda

  • Written by:

Ankawa.com – Baghdeda A car bomb explosion occurred just before noon on Monday the 29th of June 2009 in a car park near the general hospital of Al-Hamdania.   According to Ankawa.com correspondent, the explosion caused the killing of eight people and wounding another three including three children.…

Read more

Iraqi refugees in the U.S.: strangers in paradise

  • Written by:

By Peter Costantini ~ Seattle, Washington Wars often drive people from their homes. But in Iraq, a discretionary war, launched through deception by a rogue administration in search of good targets for “shock and awe”, produced refugees with industrial efficiency.…

Read more

Rant Ancient Iraqi Religion In Danger

  • Written by:

Written by Rudi Stettner One of Iraq’s most ancient religious minorities is about to close the books on its history in Iraq. According to the Society for Threatened Peoples, the Mandaean community in Iraq, which had numbered about 30,000 people a few years ago is now down to a…

Read more

Kurdistani List launches election campaign

  • Written by:

  A supporter of the Kurdistani List holds a poster of the Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani, Leaders of PUK and KDP, during an electoral campaign ceremony in Erbil, June 24. GLOBE PHOTO/Safin Hamed The Kurdish Globe…

Read more

Italian photojournalist zooms in on Iraqi refugees

  • Written by:

ISTANBUL – Through her camera lens Italian native Delizia Flaccavento explores the plight of Iraqi immigrants who have fled to Turkey. In a project this winter the photojournalist took over 6,000 photos of the Chaldean Christian Iraqi community in Turkey raising awareness on the ‘other victims’ of the Iraqi War.…

Read more

State the winner in monastery land case

  • Written by:

ANKARA – A Syriac Christian monastery in the Eastern Province of Mardin lost its legal battle Wednesday to overturn a Forestry Department decision to claim part of its land, with community representatives vowing to file an appeal. The boundaries around Mor Gabriel, located in the Midyat region, and its surrounding…

Read more

PRESS RELEASE: SYRIAC MONASTERY LOSES FORESTRY CASE

  • Written by:

Midyat, Turkey, Wednesday 24 June, 2009 Midyat, Turkey – In an as to nis hing verd ict, the S yriac U nivers al Alliance (S U A), a reco gniz ed NG O at the U nited N atio ns that repres ents the Aram ean (S yriac) peo ple w o rld wid e,…

Read more

Kurdistan Regional Parliament ratificated on the constitution of the region and confirm the united naming (Chaldeans Syriacs Assyrians )

  • Written by:

Ankawa.com-Arbil-Parliament building   In an important development expected to receive the acceptance of Chaldeans, Syriacs and Assyrians who prefer the united naming, Kurdistan Regional Parliament ratificated today on the draft constitution of the region by confirming the united naming without separation by comma or ANDS between the names( Chaldeans…

Read more

Dominican sister vows to remain in Iraq despite increasing violence

  • Written by:

By Carmen Blanco – Catholic News Service Thursday, 25 June 2009 Despite growing numbers of Iraqi Christians fleeing their country to escape the violence and persecution, an Iraqi Dominican nun says she will remain in her country. Dominican Sister Maria Hanna of Mosul, Iraq, speaks at the U.S. Conference of…

Read more

Help End Breast Cancer! by an Assyrian teen

  • Written by:

This year, I’ll be participating in a very special event called the Breast Cancer 3-Day. I’ll walk 60 miles over the course of three days with thousands of other women and men. The net proceeds will support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment through Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic…

Read more

Diverse cultures, ethnicities meet at Mardin film festival

  • Written by:

MARDIN – The fourth film festival of the southeastern city of Mardin, SineMardin, kicked off Saturday night at a ceremony held at the historical Erdoba Mansion. The ceremony hosted guests from Sweden, Syria and the US. ’Even though we are tired when the festival ends each year, we can’t turn our back on Mardin ,’…

Read more

Iraq Kurds pass new constitution to include Kirkuk

  • Written by:

ARBIL, Iraq (AFP) — Iraq’s autonomous region of Kurdistan on Wednesday passed a new constitution in which it laid claim to the disputed oil-rich province of Kirkuk, a move likely to increase ethnic tension. The text, which also said that areas within Nineveh and Diyala provinces were part of…

Read more

Court verdict on church land expected

  • Written by:

ANKARA -A Midyat court will deliver its verdict today about a land dispute between a 1,600-year-old monastery and locals of a southeastern Anatolian town home to around 3,000 Syriacs. The ruling is expected to be the final phase of a long-running court process. Yılmaz…

Read more

Iran: Non-Persian ethnic groups warn of massacres

  • Written by:

SOCIETY FOR THREATENED PEOPLES  PRESS RELEASE Göttingen/Frankfurt a. M., 22.06.2009 IRAN: Representatives of non-Persian ethnic groups speak of electoral  fraud and warn of massacres While the Iranian security forces proceed with relentless callousness…

Read more

Ankawa.com – Ankawa

  • Written by:

In his first appearance after absence of more than six months, Ankawa.com received short report from Ishtar channel about the return of Sarkis Aghajan to the homeland. He received a delegation from Ishtar channel this morning, Sunday the 21st of June, in his place in Ankawa city.…

Read more