The caskets of the five Assyrians who drowned off the coast of Greece, attempting to flee Syria (photo: https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net).
(AINA) — On Thursday, March 21 a newsflash arrived: Seven migrants, including two children, lost their lives on Tuesday when their boat capsized in the Aegean Sea, according to Greek maritime officials. Another two persons are missing after the accident which took place outside the island Lesbos. Weiterlesen
By Nuri Kino – Istanbul (AINA) — I have been put in charge of the children so that they won’t hurt themselves with knives. Not being able to keep still, they run around the kitchen, happy to be at a party with children their own age. They live in cramped apartments, paid for by benefactors in Sweden and Turkey. I show them some children’s apps that I have downloaded to my phone, this catches their attention. Weiterlesen
Bannaux, Belgium (AINA) — On August 4, 2013 hundreds of Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) and their friends from all over Europe gathered at the site of the Bannaux Sanctuary in the municipality of Sprimont/Belgium. At the heart of Europe people came together to unveil a monument commemorating the Assyrian victims of the genocide of 1915 perpetrated by the former Ottoman State (AINA 8-5-2013). Weiterlesen
Hassaka, Syria (AINA) — The Assyrian village of Tel Hormizd was attacked on Saturday, July 27 at about midnight. Fifty Arab Muslims on motorcycles entered the village and began a shooting rampage. According to residents, the Muslims fired indiscriminately, wounding two Assyrians, one of whom is still in hospital. The Assyrians repelled the attack by shooting at the Muslims. It is not known if any of the attackers was injured.
This monument is at the initiative of the Syriac Institute of Belgium and Seyfo Center. Moushé Malke, an Assyrian(Syriac) world-renowned artist, carved a killed dove on a stone of 12 tons! The official inauguration of the monument will be held on August 4, 2013 at 13:00 Banneux.
(AINA) — Zohair David, an Assyrian from Tel Goran, Syria, who disappeared on Thursday, March 29, was found dead yesterday. Mr. David was kidnapped and killed and his car was stolen. Weiterlesen
Kirkuk, Iraq — At least 150 young people, joined by other faithful, spent today in prayer and fasting to overcome violence, after a bomb exploded in front of the Chaldean cathedral. Weiterlesen
On 14 September 2012, a delegation headed by Mr. Hermiz Shahen, Deputy Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) and Mr. David M. David , President of the Assyrian Australian National Federation met with the Hon. Chris Bowen MP, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship.During which an official letter was presented to the Minister in which explains the tragic and dangerous situation that our people are facing in Iraq and Syria. The AUA proposed a plan of action and resolutions requesting to take the discussion further with the Australian authorities. Weiterlesen
Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew is to give a speech in Turkish Parliament next wek in the framework of the new constutition. The speech will be the first such occasion in the history of the Turkish Republic. Weiterlesen
Mor Dolabani was ordained bishop for Mardin and the surrounding areas on 4 May 1947 in Homs, Syria. The bishop is seen here upon arriving in Aleppo after his ordination and is received by the people while the Assyrian scouts play in the background. A new book published in Sweden reveals the intense love of this bishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church for his Assyrian nation and people. Weiterlesen