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Dec 04, 2017

Forum on Minority Issues Side-Event: Paving the Way for Inclusivity for Minority Youth

The event began with opening remarks by UNPO Programme Officer Julie Duval. Underlining UNPO’s continuous support for minorities worldwide and more particularly for their youth, she stressed that the respect for the right to education should be truly enforced in order for these youth to be fully integrated and included in decision-making processes. She also praised the commitment and efficiency...

Dec 04, 2017

Forum on Minority Issues Side-Event: Paving the...

On 1 December 2017, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) organised a side-event to the 10th session of the Forum on Minority Issues held in Geneva, Switzerland. This conference, entitled...

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Oct 09, 2017

Assyria: Growing Frustration Over Lack of Improvement...

Below is an article found on AINA Christian organizations on the ground in the Nineveh valley, a heavily Christian area in Iraq devastated by the 2014 ISIS occupation, have expressed "frustration" with...

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Sep 15, 2017

HRC36 Side-Event: Freedom of Religion or Belief...

UNPO Programme Director Mr Tommaso Nodari delivered opening remarks briefly introducing the cases of the Nations and Peoples represented during the event. While freedom of religion or belief is one of...

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Sep 14, 2017

HRC Side-Event: Freedom of Religion or Belief...

  Thursday, 14 September 2017, 11:00 to 12:30 Palais des Nations, Room XV, Geneva, Switzerland Side-event to the 36th Session of the UNHRC   In May 2017, the United States Commission on...

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Sep 14, 2017

HRC36 Side-Event: Freedom of Religion or Belief...

UNPO Programme Director Mr Tommaso Nodari delivered opening remarks briefly introducing the cases of the Nations and Peoples represented during the event. While freedom of religion or belief is one of...

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Sep 06, 2017

Assyria: School In Western Sydney Preserves The...

The article was published by abc.net.au In the 15 years since St Hurmizd was founded, the Assyrian primary school in Western Sydney has grown from a cohort of 85 students, to more than 700. All of the...

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Sep 06, 2017

Assyria: School In Western Sydney Preserves The...

The article was published by abc.net.au In the 15 years since St Hurmizd was founded, the Assyrian primary school in Western Sydney has grown from a cohort of 85 students, to more than 700. All of the...

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Jul 24, 2017

Assyria: Crowds Gather to Protest Mayor’s Unfounded...

Below is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency: A large demonstration was held yesterday [23 July 2017] in the Assyrian town of Alqosh, situated in Iraq's Nineveh Plains,...

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Jun 28, 2017

Assyria: Christian Towns Remain Deserted Due to...

  Below is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency: Three years ago, as darkness fell over the northern Iraqi town of Qaraqosh, Sabah Petrus Shema helped his extended family...

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Apr 12, 2017

Assyria: Iraqi Christians Celebrate Palm Sunday...

  Below is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency: Members of Iraq's Christian minority celebrated Palm Sunday in the country's main Christian town of Qaraqosh [Baghdede in...

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Apr 04, 2017

Assyria: Nun Shares Experience in Iraqi Refugee...

  Below is an article published by Assyrian International News Agency:   Dominican-Iraqi sister Habiba Bihnam Toma spoke Wednesday [29 March 2017] about the time she spent helping refugees...

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Mar 28, 2017

Assyria: The Odds of a Safe Homecoming

  The article below was published by the Assyrian International News Agency: In the summer of 2014, Mosul was for the first time in its history almost totally emptied of Christian civilians. More...

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Mar 23, 2017

Assyria: Documentary on Genocide to Be Screened...

  Below is an article published by Assyrian international News Agency: Cypriotic state broadcaster CYBY has announced it will air the documentary film "Seyfo 1915 - The Assyrian Genocide" on March...

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Mar 13, 2017

Mosul: Assyrian Palace Ruins Unearthed

  Below is an article by Haaretz:    Extensive excavations by Islamic State militants under Mosul's ancient Mosque of Jonah show they took care to preserve artifacts for loot, a local...

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Mar 01, 2017

EU Sets Human Rights Priorities for 2017

This year, the Council of the EU promises to engage in facilitating the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives in meetings of relevant UN bodies. This certainly underpins the work that...

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Feb 27, 2017

Assyria: Californian Diaspora Mobilises Support...

Below is an article published by KQED News: Inside the Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock there’s a large banquet hall, a catering company and a radio station that broadcasts Assyrian music. “The...

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Feb 17, 2017

Assyria: Genocide Survivors Fear Land Grabs by...

Below is an article published by AINA: Iraq's long-persecuted Yazidi and Assyrian Christian minorities are blasting claims by the country's Kurdish Regional Government that its refusal to let them return...

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Feb 14, 2017

Assyria: Protests Demand Resettlement for Iraqi...

  Below is an article published by Assyrian International News Agency: Dozens of Iraqi Christians have marched outside the U.N. regional headquarters in Beirut, demanding the speeding up of their...

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Jan 20, 2017

Assyria: Anti-Christian Campaign of Turkish Government...

Below is an article published by the Voltaire Network: The mayor of Diyarbakir, recently appointed by the Yildirim government after the dismissal of the elected mayor, has removed the Assyrian statue...

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Jan 19, 2017

HRW World Report 2017 Reminds Global Community...

According to the World Report’s emphasis, the most egregious human rights violations against indigenous populations in 2016 can be seen in the crackdowns on Oromo in Ethiopia, the lingering human...

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Jan 16, 2017

Assyria: A Cambridge Researcher’s Efforts to...

Below is an article published by WXPR: When I meet Nineb Lamassu at England's Cambridge University, where he's a researcher, he transports us to his Middle Eastern homeland by opening his computer...

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Jan 09, 2017

Assyria: Ancient City of Nimrud Destroyed by ...

  The following article was published by CBS News:   The giant winged bulls that once stood sentry at the nearly 3,000-year-old palace at Nimrud have been hacked to pieces. The fantastical...

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Dec 10, 2016

Democracy and Rule of Law Are Human Rights

  On international Human Rights Day, UNPO reiterates its commitment to the promotion of democracy, rule of law, and human rights everywhere. The first United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy...

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Dec 05, 2016

Assyria: Advocacy Meetings Between AUA Delegation...

  The following article was published by the Assyrian Universal Alliance-Australia Chapter: On Wednesday, 30 November 2016, a delegation led by Mr. Hermiz Shahen, Deputy Secretary General of the...

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Nov 29, 2016

Assyria: First Representative at Governmental...

  Below is an article published by Assyrian International News Agency (AINA): Joseph Haweil, a prominent member of the Assyrian-Australian community, has become the first Australian of Assyrian...

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Nov 25, 2016

Assyria: Teenager Takes it Upon Himself to Restore...

  The article below is courtesy of Christian Post: A displaced Iraqi Christian teenager has taken it upon himself to recreate historic Assyrian artifacts destroyed during the Islamic State's rampage...

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Nov 23, 2016

The Role of Women in the Middle East

Speakers from UNPO and the Rojhalat Women’s Organisation gave their views on "the role of women in the Middle East: how to obtain more rights for women and build up a better democracy". Moira Holden...

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Nov 17, 2016

Assyria: Lawsuits Filed by Turkish Government...

Below is an article posted by AINA: The European Commission has recently issued its 2016 Turkey Progress Report, which contains serious criticism of the country's increasingly grave human rights record. One...

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Oct 31, 2016

Assyria/Iraqi Turkmen: European Parliament Passes...

  Below is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency: A resolution to protect religious minorities including Christians and Yazidis in Iraq following the expected defeat of...

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Oct 21, 2016

Assyria: Meeting in Australia to Discuss Indigenous...

  Below is a press release by the Assyrian Universal Alliance: On Thursday, 20 October 2016, a delegation led by Mr. Hermiz Shahen, Deputy Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA),...

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Oct 13, 2016

Assyria: Assyrian Confederation of Europe (ACE)...

Below an article published by AinaNews: Assyrians in Europe concluded the first Assyrian European Convention, held on October 8 and 9 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The convention saw the election of the first...

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Sep 30, 2016

European Parliament Conference Addresses Plight...

Not only challenged by being women in a conflict zone, but also by belonging to a minority, Assyrian women should be empowered to have an impact on future developments in their homeland, stressed  Kati...

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Sep 29, 2016

European Parliament Conference on Women and Children...

A devastating and protracted humanitarian crisis is currently ongoing in Syria and Iraq, with brutal violence and chaos forcing millions to flee their homelands and leave everything behind. Women and children...

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Aug 17, 2016

Iraq: Local and International Actors Continuously...

  Below is an article published by Middle East Eye: On 10 June 2014, militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) conquered the city of Mosul, the capital of Iraq’s Nineveh province. By...

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Jun 20, 2016

Assyria: Suicide Attack Kills Four During Genocide...

  Photo courtesy of Sasa Kralj/Reuters. Below is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency: A suicide bomber disguised as a priest attempted to enter an Assyrian genocide commemoration...

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Jun 10, 2016

Assyria: A Beleaguered People

  Below is an article by the National Post: They are the original people of Mesopotamia’s cradle of civilization, the indigenous people of ancient Sumer and Babylon, and they’ve been...

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May 30, 2016

Assyria: ISIS has United the Christian Minorities...

  Below is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency:   (AINA) -- Archbishop Nicodemus Sharaf Daoud, the Syriac-Orthodox Bishop of Mosul, visited France and Belgium from...

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May 23, 2016

Assyria: Provisions in New U.S. Defense Bill to...

  Below is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency:  Washington -- Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today commended passage of two amendments he introduced in the...

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May 12, 2016

Iraq Minority Components Advocate for Autonomous...

  The following is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency:   If August 1914 shattered the received order of Europe forever, August 2014 dissolved the received tradition...

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May 11, 2016

Assyria: Peaceful Protest in Sydney Calls for...

Below is an article published by the Assyrian Universal Alliance.    Over 500 people descended on Martin Place in a public demonstration organised by the Assyrian Council of Australia. The...

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Mar 31, 2016

Assyria: Continued Suffering at the Hands of ...

  Below is an article by the NPR: On a sky-blue Sunday morning in the little town of Tell Tamer in northeastern Syria, sunlight pours through olive trees, dappling the path to a church that has...

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Mar 22, 2016

Iraqi Minorities Welcome US Government’s Decision...

  Photo courtesy of @KhalafYezidi on Twitter. Below is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency:   Representatives from the religious minority community in the...

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Feb 25, 2016

Assyria: Australian MP Raises Awareness About...

  Below is an article published by the Assyrian Universal Alliance   Mr. Chris Hayes MP, Federal Member for Fowler and Chief Opposition Whip, made a statement in the Federal Parliament on...

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Feb 15, 2016

Assyria: Canada to Support the Community and Guarantee...

  Below is an article by Foreign Policy Journal    The western coalition has spent a considerable amount of resources in the support of Kurdish forces in Iraq. Canada, in particular,...

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Jan 22, 2016

Assyria: Iraq’s Oldest Monastery Destroyed by...

Below is an article by The Guardian New satellite photos confirm what church leaders and Middle East preservationists had feared: the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to rubble,...

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Dec 02, 2015

Assyria: Minorities in Iraq Are Not Sufficiently...

Below is an article from Fox News: Christians and Yezidi, under constant siege from ISIS, accuse their erstwhile allies, the Kurds, of double-crossing them. With the U.S., Baghdad and the international...

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Oct 15, 2015

Assyria: Diaspora in Sweden threatened by ISIS...

The below article was published by AINA: Assyrian Christians in Gothenburg have been threatened with messages linked to Islamic State, according to local reports. Swedish Daily Newspaper 'Dagens Nyheter'...

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Sep 29, 2015

Assyria: Assyrian Church of the East Elects 111th...

  The below article was published by Rudaw:   Erbil, Kurdistan Region – The Assyrian Church of the East has elected a new leader to become the 111th patriarch during a time of instability...

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Jun 24, 2015

Assyria: More Than 200 Still Held Hostage by ...

  Below is an article published by The Christian Post: Over 200 Assyrian Christians remain captured by terror group ISIS despite the release of another hostage earlier this week, and despite the...

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Jun 24, 2015

Urgent Action For Iraq’s Vulnerable Components...

The United Nations announced that in June 2014, at least 1075 people have been killed in Iraq, since ISIS militants started their march to capture towns and cities. It was reported that at least 757 civilians...

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Apr 16, 2015

Assyria: Genocide Monument Vandalized

  Below is a press release by the Assyrian Universal Alliance Australia Chapter: The Assyrian genocide monument, a memorial to the nearly 750,000 Assyrians murdered by Turkey’s Ottoman Government...

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Apr 09, 2015

Assyria: Historic Christian Church in Syria Blown...

  Below is an article published by Breitbart Since last February [2015], Tal Nasri has been under the control of the jihadist group led by self-proclaimed Caliph al-Baghdadi. Fighters of Kurdish...

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Mar 24, 2015

Assyria: Historical Christian and Muslim Shrines...

  Below is an article published by The Guardian Islamic State militants appear to have destroyed Christian and Shia Muslim shrines in northern Iraq – including a fourth-century memorial...

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Mar 19, 2015

Assyria: IS Still Holds 200 People Captive

Read more about their abduction. Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe: Around 200 Syrian Assyrian Christians remain in captivity in northeastern Syria, after Islamic State (IS) militants...

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Mar 06, 2015

Assyria: Ancient City of Nimrud Bulldozed by ...

  Below is an article published by Al Arabiya   The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq on Thursday, the government said,...

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Mar 03, 2015

Assyria: ISIL Releases 21 Assyrian Christian ...

  Below is an article published by Aljazeera Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group have released 21 Assyrian Christians they abducted during an offensive against Kurdish...

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Feb 27, 2015

UNPO Strongly Condemns the Destruction of Iraq’s...

Below is an article published by The Guardian:    Reports this week that Mosul’s central library has been ransacked by Isis and 100,000 books and manuscripts burned has cast an international...

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Feb 26, 2015

Assyria: Significant Rise in Number of Christians...

Below is an article published by Reuters: Islamic State militants have abducted at least 220 people from Assyrian Christian villages in north-eastern Syria during a three day offensive, a monitor...

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Feb 25, 2015

Assyria: At Least 150 People Kidnapped by Militants...

  Below is an article published by Reuters:   Islamic State militants have abducted at least 150 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria they had raided, Christian Syrian...

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Feb 09, 2015

New Power Balance in Iraq leaves Question of ‘Occupation’...

Below is an article published by Rudaw: It is no secret that Middle Eastern countries, with few if any exception, would not support a future independent Kurdistan, despite several regional countries'...

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Nov 26, 2014

Assyria: Christian Assyrians in South-Eastern...

  Below is an article published by Inquirer.net:   In a small village in the southeast of Turkey stand two Assyrian churches, one a thousand years old, the other modern, signs of both the...

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Oct 22, 2014

Assyria: Heavy Rains Flood Refugee Camps in Northern...

Below is an article published by AINA:   Heavy rains flooded refugee camps in Dohuk, Iraq, where an estimated 100,000 Iraqis fled when ISIS entered the Nineveh Plain on August 7. The refugees are...

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Oct 16, 2014

Assyria: Ancient Monastery Desecrated by IS M...

Below is an article published by AINA: Militiamen from the self-proclaimed 'Islamic Caliphate' have removed the crosses and burned ancient manuscripts in the historic Monastery of Mar Behnam, ten minutes...

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Oct 10, 2014

UNPO Raises Assyrian Human Rights Concerns at...

On this occasion, the UPR Pre-session on Iraq consisted of a panel of NGOs and international organizations concerned with the human rights situation in Iraq. The panel consisted of UNPO, Minority Rights...

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Oct 02, 2014

UN Accuses Islamic State of Committing a ‘Staggering...

Below is an article published by BBC News:   A "staggering array" of human rights abuses has been committed by Islamic State (IS) militants and associated armed groups over a nine-week period in...

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Sep 26, 2014

Assyria: Ancient Assyrian Church Destroyed by...

Below is an article published by AINA News:   According to a report by BBC Arabic, Islamists in Tikrit have destroyed The Assyrian Green Church, built in 700 A.D., and Forty Shrine, the oldest Islamic...

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Aug 08, 2014

Assyria: Patriarch Sends Letter to UN Secretary...

Below is the letter published in Assyria Times: The following letter was sent by His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, The Patriarch of Assyrian Church of the East to His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon: The grave situation...

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Jul 29, 2014

Assyria: Persecution and Human Rights Violations...

  Below is a story published by The Assyrian International News Agency    Iraqi Christian refugees braved temperatures as high as 122 degrees Fahrenheit to demand that the United Nations...

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Jun 25, 2014

Iraqi Turkmen: Minorities Face Discrimination...

Below is an article published by AINA   The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization (HHRO), an NGO based in Baghdad, Iraq, monitors the human rights situation in Iraq, particularly of minorities...

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Mar 19, 2014

UNPO’s UPR Reports Denounce Human Rights Situation...

Photo by Izahorsky On the occasion of the 20th Session of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review, UNPO has submitted two reports denouncing the human rights situation in the Republic of Iraq and...

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Jan 24, 2014

Assyria: Nineveh Plain To Become Iraqi Provin...

Below is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency: On January 21 [2014] the Iraq Council of Ministers approved a plan to establish three new provinces in Iraq. One province would...

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Jan 09, 2014

Iraqi Turkmen: Recognition of Three More Languages...

Below is an article by World Bulletin: Turkmen, Syriac and Assyrian were recognized as official languages in Iraq, bringing the number of official languages in the country to five after Arabic and Kurdish. The...

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Nov 29, 2013

UNPO Members Attend Sixth Session Of The Forum...

More than 20 representatives of nine Members (Uyghurs, Sindh, Khmer Krom, Ahwazi, Assyria, Chin, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Tibet and Ogaden) attended the sixth Session of the Forum on Minority Issues held...

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Aug 13, 2013

UNPO Present During Indigenous Day Demonstration...

On Friday August 9th a demonstration was held on the Dam square in Amsterdam to raise awareness about the abuse of indigenous people all over the world. Several indigenous people were present at this demonstration...

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Aug 09, 2013

Commemoration of Assyrian Martyr’s Day 80th...

The UNPO would like to join the global Assyrian community in commemorating the 80-year anniversary of the brutal attack on the Assyrian Iraqi village of Simmele on 7 August 1933. The deep-seated animosity...

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Jul 29, 2013

Assyria: Two Syrian Bishops Kidnapped

Below is an article published by aua.net: In the past two years the people of Syria have suffered greatly, tens of thousands have lost their lives, millions of people have been displaced, and the country...

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Jul 04, 2013

Assyria: Celebrating Assyria Day In Australia

Below is an article published by the Assyrian Universal Alliance: The conference was officially opened by The Hon. Chris Bowen MP, Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia, and member for McMahon. Mr...

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Jun 13, 2013

Ethnic Minorities and Religious Groups in Ira...

The Delegation for Relations with Iraq will be holding a hearing dedicated to the situation of Ethnic Minorities and Religious Groups in Iraq   Thursday, 20 June 2013, 9.15 – 11.15Room ASP...

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Jun 04, 2013

Assyria: AUA Americas Gains UN Special Consultative...

Below is an article published by the Assyrian Universal Alliance:  On Thursday, May 23rd, the United Nations Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO Committee) recommended the Assyrian Universal...

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May 08, 2013

Assyria: NSW Parliament Passes Motion On Recognition...

Below is the Press Release published by the Assyrian Universal Alliance:   Today, Wednesday 8 May 2013, in a historic move, The Hon Barry O’Farrell MP, Premier of NSW, rose in the NSW Parliament,...

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May 06, 2013

Assyria: Solemnization Of Recognition Of The Assyrian...

Below is a press release published by the Assyrian Universal Alliance: ASSYRIAN UNIVERSAL ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA CHAPTER Member, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) PRESS RELEASE   Sydney...

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May 01, 2013

Assyria: Parliament Of NSW Recognizes Assyrian...

Below is an article published by ArmenPress:Wednesday 1st May 2013, the Parliament of NSW Legislative Council passed unanimously a motion recognizing the Assyrian, Greek and Armenian genocide, at the request...

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Apr 26, 2013

Assyria: Two High-Ranking Church Officials Ab...

Below is an article published by the Assyrian Universal Alliance: On Monday, April 22, 2013 the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo reported that Metropolitan Paul Yazigi of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese...

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Apr 03, 2013

Assyria: Armenian President Wishes Assyrian Community...

Below is an article from Panorama:       President Serzh Sargsyan addressed a congratulatory message to the Assyrian community of Armenia on Kha b’Nisan - Assyrian New Year.   “Distinguished...

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Mar 28, 2013

Assyria: Celebrating New Year In Australia

Below is an article published by Fairfield City Champion: Assyrians from here and abroad have been called to join the annual festival of the Assyrian New Year which will be held on Easter Monday [1 April...

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Dec 11, 2012

Assyria: Active Participation At UN Forum

Below is an article published by Assyrian Universal Alliance:   On November 27 and 28, the Assyrian Universal Alliance participated in the Fifth Session on the Forum on Minority Issues at the United...

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Dec 06, 2012

Strong Presence Of UNPO Representatives At Fifth...

More than thirty representatives of twelve UNPO Members (Afrikaner, Ahwazi, Assyria, Crimean Tatars, East Turkestan, Haratin, Hmong, Iranian Kurdistan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Khmer Krom, Ogaden, and West Balochistan)...

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Sep 14, 2012

Assyria: Australia Promises Humanitarian Inta...

Below is a press release issued by the Assyrian Universal Alliance (Australia):  On 14 September 2012, a delegation headed by Mr. Hermiz Shahen, Deputy Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal...

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Aug 16, 2012

Assyria: Friendship Group Discusses Syria Sit...

Below is a press release issued by the Assyrian Universal Alliance: The Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) – Australian Chapter is pleased to announce the second meeting of the Assyria Parliamentary...

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Jun 22, 2012

Assyria: Preparing for National Revival Day

Below is a press release published by the Assyrian Universal Alliance Preparations are under way in Sydney - Australia for the upcoming celebration of Assyria day. This event will be held on Sunday 1st...

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May 03, 2012

Assyria: Genocide Monument Unveiled in Armen...

Below is a press release from the Assyrian Universal Alliance: Once again the Assyrian nation has proved that it will mass stronger against all attempts to deny the Assyrian genocide committed by the...

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Apr 04, 2012

Assyria: New Year Festival Celebrated In Fair...

Below is an article published by the Assyrian Universal Alliance: Once again the Assyrian Australian National Federation (AANF) together with the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) hosted one of the most...

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Mar 09, 2012

Assyria: New Parliamentary Friendship Group

Below is a press release from the Assyrian Universal Alliance: Election of a new President and his Deputy for the Assyria Parliamentary Friendship Group took place this Thursday, March 8, 2012...

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Feb 16, 2012

Assyria: New TV Station Launched

Below is an article published by Assyrian International News Agency: Nearly one thousand Assyrians in Sweden gathered on Sunday [12 February 2012]  to inaugurate a new internet TV channel called...

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Dec 21, 2011

Assyria: Appeal To Europe

Below is an article published by Panorama A range of Assyrian organizations have sent an open letter to President of European Parliament Jerzy Buzek and the other members of EP with the request to state...

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Dec 12, 2011

Assyria: Assyrian Universal Alliance Asks Australian...

  Below is a letter published by the Assyrian Universal Alliance:   Dear Prime Minister,   We the Assyrian Univeral Alliance, an umbrella organization representing all Assyrian organizations,...

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Dec 05, 2011

UNPO Representatives Prominent At UN Forum On...

  Photo: UNPO and Minority Rights Group participants pose for a photograph at the close of the first day of the UN Forum on Minority Issues Close to thirty representatives of nine UNPO Member...

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Oct 31, 2011

Assyria: Universal Alliance World Congress Concludes...

Below is an article published by aina.org. The Congress convened for three consecutive days during which time reports of various delegations from different countries were read. Attending the Congress...

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Aug 18, 2011

Assyria: Youth Seminar Series A Success

Below is a press release issued by the Assyrian Universal Alliance: For the second time in one month, the newly established Young Assyrians, a subsidiary of the Assyrian Universal Alliance-Australian...

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Aug 17, 2011

Assyria: Genocide Seminar Held in Australia

Below is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency: A scholarly Seminar addressing the Assyrian Genocide was held on August 14. The Seminar, organized by the Australian Assyrian Arts...

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Aug 09, 2011

Assyria: Martyr’s Day Celebration Commemorates...

Below is a press release issued by the Assyrian Universal Alliance: On Friday 5th August, 2011, a seminar commemorating Assyrian Martyrs and Genocide Day was organised by the Assyrian Universal Alliance-Australian...

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Aug 01, 2011

US Congress Passes HR440 to Create Special Envoy...

On July 28, 2011, HR 440, a bill that would create a special envoy to address the concerns of religious minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia, passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming...

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Jul 18, 2011

Assyria: Film Exposes Genocide

Below is an article by CBN News: A short film that documents the near-genocide of Iraq's ancient Assyrian Christian civilization had a high-profile showing on Capitol Hill.  Congressmen and the media...

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Jul 04, 2011

Assyria: Dutch Pass Bill on Protection of Iraqi...

Below is a press release published by the Assyria Council of Europe: Dutch Parliament passes a bill demanding Minister of Foreign Affairs Uri Rosenthal to urge the Iraqi government and the EU for recognition...

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Jun 28, 2011

Assyria: Preparing to Celebrate a Common Culture...

Below is an article published by Fairfield Champion:  This Friday [1 July 2011] marks an important day for Assyrian communities worldwide. Assyria Day is on July 1 and hopes to unify and educate...

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Jun 21, 2011

Assyria: Commemoration Day To Be Held in Aust...

Below is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency: Preparations are under way in Sydney, Australia for the upcoming celebration of Assyria day. This event will be held on July 3,...

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Jun 10, 2011

Assyria: Australian MP Moves To Increase Support...

On 30 May 2011 Mr. Chris Hayes (MP of the Labor Party of Australia) introduced a motion during Private Members Business entitled Religious Minorities in Iraq. Focusing upon the current equity deficit of...

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Jun 06, 2011

Report Release: The Last Generation of Assyri...

Below is an excerpt from the joint fact-finding mission report: At a meeting of the Assyrian Universal Alliance world congress, held in Erbil, Northern Iraq on 2-4 December 2010 a new union was formed...

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May 19, 2011

Assyria: Conference Adopts Resolution On Crimes...

  Below is an article published by: Return To Anatolia:In a landmark resolution adopted by the National Women’s Labor Conference in Brisbane, Queensland last weekend, delegates resolved to...

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May 17, 2011

Assyria: Iraqi Assyrian Kidnapped, Tortured, And...

  Below is an article published by: Assyrian International News Agency.Ashur Issa Yaqub, a 29-year-old Chaldean Christian, had been snatched on Saturday in the oil-rich ethnically-mixed northern...

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Apr 28, 2011

Assyria: Underinvestment Exacerbates Flooding...

Below is an article published by Niqash Khadida Barakat has been searching for his daughter for several days now. A few days ago the 13-year-old was herding cattle in the Ninawa province, in the north...

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Apr 26, 2011

Assyria: Easter Sunday Church Attack Injures Four...

  Below is an article published by: Radio France Internationale.The church, in the Karrada district, was empty at the time. Easter Sunday services had been held earlier in the day.Shards of glass...

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Apr 14, 2011

Hearing on Minorities and Unrepresented Nations...

  A hearing on minorities and unrepresented peoples, focusing on Balochistan and Assyrian issues, was held yesterday, 13 April 2011, in the European Parliament by the Subcommittee on Human Rights....

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Apr 04, 2011

Situation Worsens in Iraq but Assyrians Unite...

Erbil, 3 April 2011 – Aketo, the Assyrian New Year was celebrated in Dohuk on 1 April 2011 amid a new sense of political unity.  30,000 Assyrians joined to welcome Year 6761 in the largest celebration...

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Apr 01, 2011

Roundtable: Iraq After the Jasmine Revolution...

The Middle East and North Africa are in a state of flux, as decades old dictatorships are collapsing. With the popular uprisings still continuing, it near impossible to predict what the outcome of these...

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Mar 18, 2011

Assyria: Discussions Focus on Chaldo-Assyrian...

Below is an article published by Niqash: For the first time ever, Christian leaders have formally demanded the creation of a province in the Ninawa Plain, east of Mosul. No one can predict whether their...

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Feb 02, 2011

Assyria: European Parliament Discusses Iran C...

Below is an article published by UNPO: In the wake of arrests in Iran over the Christmas period of many Christians, the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relation with Iran devoted its meeting...

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Jan 12, 2011

Assyria: Call for Support for the Plight of the...

Below is a press release published by The Assyrian Universal Alliance: The Assyrian Universal Alliance – Australia Chapter is calling on all Assyrians to support the rally that is organized by the...

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Jan 04, 2011

Assyria: British MP Deplores Christian Genoci...

Below is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency:                  Christmas and the New Year...

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Dec 14, 2010

Assyria: More Christians Flee Iraq After New ...

Below is an article published by The New York Times A new wave of Iraqi Christians has fled to northern Iraq or abroad amid a campaign of violence against them and growing fear that the country’s...

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Dec 07, 2010

Assyria: Groups to Press Obama to Defend Iraqi...

  Below is an article published by The Christian Post:   On December 4, groups such as the Iraqi Christian Relief Council and the American Mesopotamian Organization will gather across the...

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Dec 01, 2010

Assyria: European Parliament Joins the Condemnation...

Below is an article published by the Official Website of the European Parliament   Recent deadly attacks on Christian communities by suspected Al-Qaida militants in Iraq drew condemnation by the...

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Nov 26, 2010

Human rights: Burma, Iraq, Tibet

  Below is a press release  published by the European Parliament:   Burma MEPs welcome the recent release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi but are concerned about her safety...

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Nov 24, 2010

Assyria: Urgent Need for Australian Support

Below is a press release published by the Assyrian Universal Alliance: The Assyrian Universal Alliance - Australia Chapter (AUA) has met a number of times with the Australian government officials and...

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Nov 17, 2010

Assyria: Delegation Brings Issues to Federal Parliament...

  Below is a press release published by the Assyrian Universal Alliance:   On Tuesday, 16 November 2010, a delegation representing the Assyrian Universal Alliance – Australian Chapter...

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Nov 16, 2010

Assyria: Iraqi Christians Fear More Attacks

Below is an article published by Worthy News Middle East Service Christians in Iraq feared further attacks Thursday, November 11, after co-ordinated bombings in Christian areas of Baghdad killed at least...

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Nov 12, 2010

Assyria: Syriac Catholic Murders In Baghdad

  Below is a statement published by Christian Muslim Forum:   As the Presidents of the Christian Muslim Forum we condemn the attack on the Syriac Catholic Church in Bahgdad on 31 October...

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Nov 10, 2010

Assyria: Demonstrations Around the World Against...

  Below is an article published by Assyrian International News Agency:   Protesters demanded an end to the low-grade genocide of Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) which began...

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Nov 04, 2010

Assyria: Attack on the Assyrian Parishioners in...

  Below is an article published by Assyrian Universal Alliance:   The Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) condemns the barbaric attack on the Our Lady of Salvation Syriac Catholic Church in...

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Nov 01, 2010

Assyria: Bombing Shows Fragile State for Mino...

Below is an article published by Al Jazeera: An al-Qaeda-linked group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Catholic church in the Iraqi capital, which resulted in the deaths of at least 37 people,...

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Aug 12, 2010

Assyria: Genocide Monument Unveiled In Sydney

  Below is an article published by the Assyrian Times:   It was a historic day for the Australian Assyrian community as over 2000 people assembled for the unveiling of the world’s first...

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Jun 24, 2010

Assyria: Genocide Monument to be Unveiled

 Below is an article published by Fair Field Champion:August 7 holds a special significance because it is observed by the Assyrian population around the world as Assyrian Martyrs Day, although no...

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Jun 18, 2010

Assyria: Ethnic Exodus

   Below is an article published by Niqash:On 1 May 2008, just days before the launch of Um al-Rabiain security campaign by security forces in Mosul, four masked men in the broad daylight...

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Jun 14, 2010

Assyria: Invitation For The Unveiling Of The Assyrian...

  Below is an invitation published by Assyrian Universal Alliance: Cordially invites all Assyrian organizations & individuals in Australia and Abroad to attend the Unveiling of the Assyrian...

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Jun 11, 2010

Assyria: Letter From The Australian Department...

  Below is an article published by the Assyrian Universal Alliance: Dear Mr ShahenI refer to your letter dated 4 May 2010 to the Prime Minister, Mr Kevin Rudd, conceming the situation of...

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Jun 10, 2010

Assyria: Assyria Council of Europe Issues Statement...

  Below is an article published by Assyrian International News Agency:This tragedy has stunned the Assyrian community, whose position in their native homeland has been under existential threat...

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May 05, 2010

Assyria: Letter of Support of Australian MP on...

 Below is the full letter of Mr. Chris Hayes MP: Dear Minister, I refer to my earlier correspondence of November 2008 and August 2009 in which I raised with you the...

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May 04, 2010

Assyria: Attacks on Students Strongly Condemned...

Below is an article published by the Executive Board of the Assyrian Universal Alliance : The Assyrian Universal Alliance strongly condemns the cowardly attacks against buses carrying...

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May 04, 2010

2010 Conference - Reconciliation in Iraq

Finding Solutions to the Disputes in the North10 June 201010h00  – 14h00European Parliament, BrusselsThe various communities of Northern Iraq have differing views for the future of the region....

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May 03, 2010

Assyria: Bombs Hit School Buses in North Iraq

    Below is an article published by The New York Times :About 70 college students, most of them Christians, were wounded Sunday and another Iraqi was killed when a convoy of school...

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Apr 26, 2010

Assyria: Worldwide Commemoration of the Armenian...

  Below is an press release by the Assyrian Universal Alliance:The AUA representatives attended the observance conferences organized by the Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee that took...

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Apr 19, 2010

Assyria: The forgotten minorities in the Iraq...

  Below is an article published by Ekklesia : Recently, a friend suggested I tune in to a programme on BBC Radio 4 entitled Iraq’s Forgotten Conflict. Presented by the veteran journalist...

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Apr 15, 2010

Assyria: Language and Culture of Assyrian Aramaic...

Below is an article published by Society for Threatened Peoples :Syria is according to information received by the Society for Threatened Peoples -STP (Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker GfbV)...

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Apr 12, 2010

Assyria: Assyrian Genocide Monument in Austra...

 Below is an article published by Assyrian Times : Work is underway to erect the Assyrian genocide monument at Bonnyrigg Park; leaders of the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) visited the...

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Apr 01, 2010

Assyria: Politician Receives Death Threats Linked...

 Below is an article published by: Assyrian International News Agency"This is not a joke," he said. "My children, they are begging me to retire."Cr Khoshaba linked the death threats...

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Mar 25, 2010

Assyria: Ohioan Works to Preserve Ancient Cit...

 Below is an article published by: Dayton Daily News"This is a pragmatic, conservationist rescue dig," said Matney, an associate professor of archaeology at the University of Akron. In the...

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Mar 10, 2010

Assyria: Christians Out of Competition

 Below is an article published by: Kurdish GlobeDespite the high tension in the heated competition between the Kurdistan Alliance List, which consists of the two major Kurdish parties-the Kurdistan...

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Mar 04, 2010

Assyria: Christians Receive Threats Ahead of Elections...

 Below is an article published by: Assyrian International News AgencyAs Sunday's elections approach, the Christian community is becoming increasingly fearful. After a spate of killings, at least...

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Mar 01, 2010

Assyrians: Iraqi Christians Protest over Kill...

   Below is an article published by the BBC: At least eight Christians have been killed in the past two weeks in the volatile northern city of Mosul. The killings prompted an appeal by Pope...

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Feb 08, 2010

Assyria: Australian Senator Raises Concerns for...

    Below is an article published by Assyrian International News Agency: A member of Australia's parliament has spoken on the plight of the Assyrians of Iraq. Senator Fierravanti-Wells...

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Jan 26, 2010

Assyria: The Effects of the Genocide Monument

    Below is an article published by Assyria Times:  With a note of gratitude to the Australian government, let us pause at the beginning of the year 2010 and think how the decision...

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Dec 16, 2009

Assyria: Appeal to Erect Assyrian Genocide Mo...

  Click here to read the statement made by Rev Hon Fred Nile MLC in pdf format Mayor and Councillors,I am pleased to make this Statement in support of the application by the Assyrian Universal...

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Dec 10, 2009

Assyria: Turks Oppose Assyrian Monument in Bo...

Below is an article published by the FairField Advance:Erecting a monument to honour Assyrian victims of genocide could spark a violent racial feud in Fairfield, according to the city’s Turkish community.The...

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Oct 23, 2009

Assyria: Christians Fleeing Kirkuk

   Below is an article published by Niqash: Farish Nzarit Gatalian, an Armenian Christian living in Kirkuk, says that “the lucky person is he who gets a [foreign] visa and leaves this...

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Sep 25, 2009

Assyria: Iraqi Minorities at Risk

   Below is an article published by UPI: Minority groups from the Christian religious community to ethnic Yazidis, Shabaks and Turkomen are fleeing Iraq in record numbers in the wake of...

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Sep 01, 2009

Assyria: Barzani Receives ADM Delegation

Below is an article published by Admwowaa :In a series of meetings with the winning slates of the new Kurdistan region parliament, the President of Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Mr. Massoud Barzani, received...

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Aug 07, 2009

Assyria: Martyrs Day Celebration

Below is an article published by AINA : August 7 is Assyrian Memorial day, a day when the Assyrian (also known as Chaldean and Syriac) community worldwide remembers its Martyrs. Reflecting the Assyrian...

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Jul 24, 2009

Assyria: Vulnerability issue raised by American...

Below is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency  Congressman Frank Wolf (10th district, Virginia) and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (14th district, California) sent a letter to...

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May 28, 2009

Assyria: MEP Support for Assyrian Cause

  Below is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency:On May 17th, 2009, Esther de Lange spoke about her activities with the Assyrian Association in Enschede (Netherlands)....

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Apr 01, 2009

Iraq: Lack of Religious Freedom ‘Overlooked’...

 Below is an article published by Catholic News Agency:U.S. State Department overlooks ‘especially dire’ religious freedom violations in IraqNewly public information shows that the U.S....

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Feb 12, 2009

Observation Mission Report: Iraq Provincial Elections...

  Click here for a PDF of the full report .   On January 31st, 2009, Iraqis cast their ballots for the third time since the fall of Saddam Hussein. The last provincial and parliamentary...

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Feb 11, 2009

Assyrians: Elections Unfair

 Below is an abstract of anarticle published by: Assyrian International News Agency Baghdad (AINA) -- Speaking to a journalist from PUK Media in Baghdad, Mr. Yonadam Kanna, a member of the Iraqi...

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Jan 12, 2009

John Nimrod, leader of the Assyrian Universal...

 Former chairperson of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) General Assembly passes away peacefully at the age of 86.  On hearing of the demise of Senator Nimrod, the UNPO...

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Jan 09, 2009

Assyria: Former UNPO GA Chair Dies at 86

 Below is an article published by JournalChretien.net :On Sunday, January 4, 2009, Senator John Nimrod, former Illinois State Senator, former Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance and...

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Dec 23, 2008

Assyria: Religious Leaders Call for Solidarit...

Below is an article published by AsiaNews.it: Iraqi bishops: This is our Christmas, between hopes and sufferings. Iraqi bishops tell AsiaNews about the climate in the country, on the eve of the...

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Dec 02, 2008

Assyria: MEP Condemns Violence Against Iraqi ...

  Below is an article published by the Assyrian International News Agency:The European Parliament conference titled "Assyrians in Iraq", held in June this year [2008], marked a starting...

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Nov 07, 2008

Assyria: Iraqi Minorities Want More Seats In Local...

Below is an article published by: Radio Free EuropeBAGHDAD -- Iraqi minority groups are demanding changes to legislation that sets quotas for minority seats on provincial councils, RFE/RL's Radio Free...

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Oct 01, 2008

Assyria: A Political Coup against Iraq’s M...

   Iraq’s Council of Representatives voted in a new provincial elections law on Wednesday 24 September 2008. The new law has been described as a major step forward for Iraq, but it...

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Jun 22, 2008

Iraq: Defining Alternatives to the Kerkuk Pro...

Kerkuk Problem and Article 140: Defining Alternatives The views of Kerkuk’s Turkmen and Arabs European Parliament, Brussels - 23 June 2008 - Iraq is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country,...

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Jun 19, 2008

Conference in Brussels on the Kerkuk Problem

  Kerkuk Problem and Article 140: Defining Alternatives The views of Kerkuk’s Turkmen and Arabs European Parliament, Brussels - 23 June 2008 - 13.00 - 16.30 Iraq is a multi-ethnic...

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May 26, 2008

Iran: Apostates Added to List of the Persecut...

Below is an article written by Compass Direct News and published by Iranian Minorities Human Rights Organization: Police in the southern Iran city of Shiraz this month [May 2008] cracked down against...

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Apr 16, 2008

Assyria: Delly Urges Peace As Another Priest Is...

Below is an article published by the BBC: Fr Adel Youssef, an Assyrian Orthodox priest, was gunned down near his home in the capital's Karrada district. His death follows the discovery of the...

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Apr 03, 2008

Assyria: AUA Marks New Year

Below is a press release excerpt written by Hermiz Shahen, issued by the Assyrian Universal Alliance (Australia Chapter): For the Assyrians, the New Year makes us reflect on the past and envisage...

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Mar 07, 2008

Assyria: Iraqi Assyrians Since Fall of Sadda...

The Indigenous Iraqi Assyrian Community Since the Fall of Saddam Hussein - Human Rights Reports, Political Resolutions & Other Documentation.

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Mar 04, 2008

Assyria: Archbishop Kidnapped After Shootou...

The Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahoo, of the Chaldean Church of Mosul was kidnapped. as he left the Holy Spirit Church in the Al-Noor area of Mosul city. Below is a press release published by the Assyrian...

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Feb 09, 2008

Assyria: Situation Assyrians Discussed in Ger...

On Friday 18th and Saturday 19th January 2008 the Solidarity Group for Tur Abdin & North Iraq organized a conference in Nürnberg, Germany on the plight of Iraqi Christians. Below is an article...

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Jan 18, 2008

Conference held in Venice on the Future of Ki...

  No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) and the International Alliance for Justice (IAJ) organised a Conference on “DiverCities - Mixed Cities and Disputed Areas: Local Approaches to Federal Democracy”...

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Aug 07, 2007

Iraq: 28 Die in Northern Attack

A deadly blast in the northern Shiite and predominately Turkmen village of Tal Afar has killed 28 people and injured 50, further raising tensions in northern Iraq.  Below are extracts of an article...

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Aug 01, 2007

Iraq: Bid for Referendum Delay

Some Iraqi Turkmen leaders have expressed their desire for the proposed referendum on the future status of the disputed city of Kirkuk to be delayed until a process of normalization is complete.   Below...

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Jul 17, 2007

European Parliament Calls for a Halt to Human...

The European Parliament has adopted two resolutions; one on human rights in Vietnam and one on human rights in Iraq. In doing so, it has uttered support for the marginalized minorities in these countries. Below...

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Jul 04, 2007

Iraq: Oil Law Approved by Cabinet

The Iraqi Cabinet has approved a substantial part of the long-awaited oil law and submitted it to the Parliament for approval. Below are extracts from an article written by Alissa J. Rubin and published...

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Mar 29, 2007

Iraqi Turkmen: The Human Rights Situation and...

– Press Release –  European Parliament Hears of Human Rights Violations and a Crisis in Kerkuk   Iraq’s Turkmen Speak of ongoing MarginalisationConference organised...

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Mar 23, 2007

Iraqi Turkmen: The Human Rights Situation and...

  “Iraqi Turkmen: The Human Rights Situation and Crisis in Kerkuk"  26 – 27 March 2007European Parliament, Brussels (ASP 5G1)Organised by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation...

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Mar 07, 2007

Iraq: The Kirkuk Referendum Time Bomb

Below is an article published by the Washington Times. One of the most important yet underreported stories about Iraq is the situation in Kirkuk, where Shi'ite and Sunni, ethnic Turkmen and even Christian...

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Jan 22, 2007

Assyria: Citizens Support New Province

Below is an excerpt from an article published Journal Chrétien: “Operation Assyria” volunteers from throughout the United States and overseas have been flooding American Congressman...

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Dec 06, 2006

Assyria: Watershed US Report On Iraq Set for...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A high-level independent US panel is to release proposals for a change of course in Iraq, as Iraq's prime minister called for peace talks among his country's bitterly divided factions. The...

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Dec 06, 2006

Assyria: Plead for Help from White House

Faced with growing repression by Muslims, Christians from an ancient tradition in Iraq are calling on American political leaders for help before their entire community is extinguished. Christian Assyrians...

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Nov 01, 2006

Assyria: UNPO VIII GA Adopts Resolution on Situation...

A central component of the VIII UNPO General Assembly, held this year in Taipei, Taiwan, from 27 – 29 October, was to facilitate the discussion of specific problems facing UNPO Members, as well...

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Oct 09, 2006

Assyrians: Ignored Among Fears of Iraqi Civil...

The world is consumed by fears that Iraq is degenerating into a civil war between Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds. But in this looming war of all against all, it is Iraq's small community of Assyrian Christians...

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Feb 16, 2006

Assyria: Concern in Holland Over Return of Assyrian...

Courtesy of the Nederlands Dagblad Within the Syriac-Orthodox community of the Netherlands there is a great concern rising, about the government's intention to deport a few hundred refugees...

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Feb 01, 2006

Assyria: Meeting Between Assyria National Assembly...

Untitled Document Assyria National Assembly A delegation of Assyria National Assembly meets with the Turkish ambassador in the Canadian Capital Ottawa.   A delegation...

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Jan 30, 2006

Assyria: Ethnic Minorities Make Their Mark on...

The results of the recent Iraqi elections to select a permanent national assembly showed far higher participation from the country’s various ethnic communities than previous polls. Unlike...

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Jan 26, 2006

Assyria: Sefyo at The House of Commons

Pending a more comprehensive report, the below is a brief report about the event which took place at the House of Commons earlier today, namely, Seyfo: The Assyrian Genocide, Ankara’s Denial...

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Dec 27, 2005

Assyria: EU Commission on a Mission to Protect...

Ever since the fall of Saddam’s regime in 2003, various Human Rights organizations have been active in Iraq to help the poor, the needy, and the victims. Although these services are very...

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Oct 06, 2005

Assyria: Majority of the Assyrians Will Vote No...

Today, the governorate of Nineveh holds the key position due to its multi-ethnic nature, where the 1.7 million Sunni Arabs, and the 500,000 to 600,000 Assyrian Christians, Shabaks, Yezidis, and...

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Jul 07, 2005

Assyria: Iraqi Dam Will Obliterate Ancient Assyrian...

Untitled Document The Iraqi government is building a dam which will destroy the ancient city of Assur, the former capital which gave its name to Assyria. Although it has received...

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Apr 13, 2005

Assyrian Christians Raise Alarm Over Iraq Ele...

Untitled Document Despite the emergence of a fledgling democratic government and a minority president, Assyrian Christians in Iraq have expressed concern over the persecution...

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Feb 02, 2005

Assyria: 150,000 Chaldo Assyrians Protest Their...

150,000 ChaldoAssyrians gathered in al-Hamadaniya, Karmelis, Bartila, al-Ayadiya and the surrounding villages to protest their exclusion from voting in the election on Sunday, Azzaman Newspaper...

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Jan 31, 2005

Assyrians Prevented By Kurds From Voting in North...

AINA In a brazen and nearly unbelievable move, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) headed by warlord Masoud Barzani has prevented voting by Assyrian (also known as Chaldean and Syriac) Christians...

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Nov 27, 2004

Assyria: Appeal for a ChaldoAssyrian Safe Haven...

Documento senza titolo (AINA) -- A November 25 communique entitled "Appeal for a ChaldoAssyrian Safe Haven in Iraq" has once again highlighted growing international alarm...

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Jul 12, 2004

Assyria: New Iraqi Census Officially Recognizes...

With the handover of sovereignty by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) now complete, the new interim government in Iraq has begun to prepare the groundwork for nationwide elections now set...

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Oct 01, 2003

Assyria: Human Rigths situation in Iraq, Turkey...

Untitled Document The Assyrians are the indigenous people of Mesopotamia and have a history spanning over 6700 years. Today, the Assyrians are the descendants of the ancient Assyrian...

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Jun 04, 1999

Assyria: Amnesty International on Assyrian Human...

Untitled Document Amnesty International (AI) Country Report, Iraq, 1999 Human rights abuses were reported in areas under Kurdish control. AI Country Report, Iraq, 1998 In February two members...

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Assyria: The Chaldoassyrian community in today's...

THE CHALDOASSYRIAN COMMUNITY IN TODAY’S IRAQ OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES Mission Report November 2003 Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 3 I. INTRODUCTION: THE CHALDOASSYRIAN...

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2009: Election Observation Mission: Iraq Provincial...

  Election Observation Mission: Iraq Provincial ElectionsJanuary 28 – February 3, 2009Dohuk, Iraq Mr. Andrew Swan and Ms. Maggie Murphy of UNPO formed a joint Election Observation team with...

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2009 Election Monitoring Mission: Kurdistan Elections...

Monday, 17 August 2009    The UNPO Election Observation Mission (EOM) has today published its report of the presidential and parliamentary elections held on 25 July 2009 in the Kurdistan...

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