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For the first time, an Iraqi court has held the Islamic State accountable for its atrocities against the Yazidi religious minority.

Ashwaq Haji Hamid Talo visiting a temple near Sinjar in 2018 to pay tribute to ISIS victims from her village. Credit...Agence France-Press...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

United Nations forensic teams have begun exhuming bodies from mass graves around the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar - home to the minority Yazidi group.

It is estimated that more than 3,000 Yazidis were killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) gr...

In 1944, an anonymous boy detailed the last days of the Lodz Ghetto, writing in Polish, Yiddish, Hebrew and English in the margins and endpapers of a French novel. (Yad Vashem / World Holocaust Remembrance Center)

Young people caught in the crossfire of history provide...

Sunday, August 5, 2018

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Today, August 3, 2018, marks the fourth anniversary of the genocide perpetrated by the so-called Islamic State (IS) against the Yazidi minority in Iraq and Syria . On this important occasion, Yazda, a global Yazidi rights organization, announ...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

600 residents of the village of Kocho remain missing. Photo: Rudaw

DUHOK, Kurdistan Region – Yezidi activists have successfully lobbied the Iraqi government to convert a school in the village of Kocho near Sinjar – known to Kurds as Shingal – into a museum dedicated to...

Upstream projects will produce energy and jobs, but Iraq fears for livelihoods downstream.

They are from different generations, different countries, and live 1,100km apart. Yet the fates of Suleyman Agalday and Nashwa Nasr are intertwined by policies transforming the T...

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil  (REUTERS)

Seven months after Vice President Pence vowed to stop funding “ineffective” United Nations-led recovery efforts in northern Iraq and provide U.S. support directly to persecuted Christians and oth...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Turkish soldiers patrol in Kurdistan Region's Avashin area, Duhok province last month. Photo: Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Turkey has doubled its military presence in the Kurdistan Region to “eliminate terror,” the prime minister said on Sunday....

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Karim Asad Ahmad Khan of the United Kingdom as the Special Adviser and Head of the Investigative Team established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2379 (2017), to support domest...