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Members of the Yazidi community will gather for a burial ceremony to honour 104 victims, as many more await identification.

Famous Lebanese-British human rights lawyer has made a stand against the British government over Brexit treaty.

German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

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German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

Identified only as Taha al-J., the 37-year-old Iraqi man is also accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes and human trafficking in the case, heard before Frankfurt judges.

Germany indicts Iraqi man over death of Yazidi girl

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Germany indicts Iraqi man over death of Yazidi girl

Prominent London-based human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is part of the team representing the dead Yazidi girl's mother, who is ...

Defend Media Freedom: An UK-Canada event to protect journalists

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Defend Media Freedom: An UK-Canada event to protect journalists

A global conference of media freedom has shown journalists face continued dangers, particularly after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

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States must pay 'diplomatic price' for media abuse: UK

Countries that abuse journalists should pay a "diplomatic price", British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told a conference on media freedom on Wednesday.

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Mass graves unearthed in Iraq probe of IS crimes

A UN team investigating the massacre of Iraq's Yazidi minority and other atrocities committed by IS have excavated 12 mass graves.

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Myanmar's leader tries to save face with journalists' release

Observers say the unexpected release of the two Reuters reporters was timed to save face for Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Myanmar's Supreme Court rejects appeal of award-winning Reuters reporters

Myanmar's Supreme Court rejected the latest appeal Tuesday by two Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years for their coverage of the ...

German IS woman accused of letting 'slave girl' die

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German IS woman accused of letting 'slave girl' die

The case against Jennifer Wenisch, 27, is believed to be the first anywhere in the world for international crimes committed by IS militants ...

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Amal Clooney named UK media freedom envoy

Clooney has been tasked with heading a new panel of legal experts who will advise the British government on how to encourage other ...

UN team to investigate IS war crimes next year

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UN team to investigate IS war crimes next year

UN investigators will work on uncovering evidence of suspected war crimes and acts of genocide by the Islamic State group, a cause championed by ...

<em>Amal</em> <em>Clooney</em> appeals to Suu Kyi for reporters' release

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Amal Clooney appeals to Suu Kyi for reporters' release

Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney appealed to Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday over a pardon for two Reuters journalists ...

UN investigators begin probe of IS crimes in Iraq

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UN investigators begin probe of IS crimes in Iraq

Investigators from the UN have begun collecting evidence on the massacres of the Yazidi minority and other atrocities committed by the Islamic ...

UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq

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UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq

The UN Security Council has agreed to set up an investigation team to collect evidence on atrocities committed by the Islamic State in Iraq on ...

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The Iraq Report: Terror and corruption cripple hopes

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

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Amal Clooney welcomes Iraq's moves to prosecute IS militants

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has welcomed Iraq's latest step towards prosecuting IS fighters for war crimes.

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Clooneys to open schools for Syrian children in Lebanon

George and Amal Clooney have pledged to open seven schools for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, where the UN says 200,000 ...

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Iraqi forces free Yazidi girl kidnapped by IS

The 11-year-old girl had been captured by IS in the village of Kosho in the Sinjar region, along with her mother and sisters.

Scores of Yazidi mass graves found in Iraq's Sinjar

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Scores of Yazidi mass graves found in Iraq's Sinjar

The mayor of Sinjar said that 31 graves had been found to date and that another 20 were expected.

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Bodies found in new IS mass grave in Syria

The bodies of four young men, one handcuffed behind his back, were discovered near al-Bab in Syria, after an international lawyer called for ...

<em>Amal</em> <em>Clooney</em> calls for preserving evidence of IS abuse

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Amal Clooney calls for preserving evidence of IS abuse

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney called on Wednesday for the collection of evidence of Islamic State atrocities, warning ...

<em>Amal</em> <em>Clooney</em> urges Iraq to allow IS war-crimes probe

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Amal Clooney urges Iraq to allow IS war-crimes probe

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney Thursday urged Iraq to agree to a UN investigation of atrocities committed by the Islamic ...

UN and Iraq to work on tackling sexual violence

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UN and Iraq to work on tackling sexual violence

The UN has says it will work with Iraqi officials to bring Islamic State group militants who have committed 'unspeakable' crimes on girls and ...

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