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Afghan police near site of ISIS attack on Sikh temple on March 25 .  Photo: AFP/STR

The most recent attack has been linked to ISIS extremists, but mainstream persecution is the norm.

The terrorist attack that killed 27 Sikhs in a centuries-old gurdwara (Sikh temple) last...

Women mourn after ISIS attack on Sikh temple in Kabul  Credit: BBC News

KABUL — An Islamic State gunman stormed a temple used by Sikh and Hindu minorities in Kabul on Wednesday, killing 25 worshipers during an hours-long battle with Afghan security forces.

More than six...

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...

Genocide Warning: January 17, 2018, renewed October 8, 2019

Kurds, Christians, and Yezidis in Northeast Syria are at grave risk of genocide by the armies of Turkey and Syria. The genocide will be supported by Russia and Iran.  Turkey and Iran have sizable Kurdish minori...

A toxic mix of nationalism and religious extremism is leading to a wave of political violence across Southeast Asia

In 1998, when Thet Swe Win was in the ninth grade, he picked up a propaganda booklet at school in downtown Yangon. In it, he read that his race and religi...

WASHINGTON — The fight to expel the Islamic State from its last shard of territory in Syria may be over. But the United States and its partners still face significant battles against the terrorist group, its affiliates and other networks that are less formally aligned...

November 27, 2018

Tears and wails of grief fill the air around a hilltop cemetery in the outskirts of Kabul. "Why did you leave us?" one distraught mother cries out. Another lovingly caresses the photograph of her dead child.

Families of about 50 students killed in a suicide bombing by t...

November 27, 2018

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Syrian children shelter in the doorway of a house, amid gunfire and shelling, in a city affected by the conflict.

Well over 7,000 child casualties in Syria’s brutal armed conflict have been verified over the last five years, but this is just...

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...

BAGHDAD — Farida Khalaf somehow kept her composure as she returned to her devastated home village in northern Iraq for the first time in four years — until she entered the schoolhouse.

That was where the Islamic State militants had separated her and other Yazidi women f...

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