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The German Federal Court of Justice upheld the conviction of a woman, Omaima A., for membership of a terrorist organisation.

The children of alleged Islamic State members were handed back to their mothers from Iraq's Yazidi minority.

Turkey rescues 7-year-old <em>Yazidi</em> <em>girl</em> in IS raid

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Turkey rescues 7-year-old Yazidi girl in IS raid

A young Yazidi girl has been rescued by Turkish police in Ankara and two Islamic State members have been arrested.

German woman charged over crimes against humanity in Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

German woman charged over crimes against humanity in Syria

A German woman was charged with crimes against humanity allegedly committed while she was a member of the Islamic State group in Syria.

German widow of IS rapper jailed on terror conviction

The New Arab Staff

German widow of IS rapper jailed on terror conviction

Hamburg-born Omaima A. was also found guilty of failing to take care of her children, weapons violations and involvement in the enslavement of a ...

The New Arab Staff

Mental health crisis plaguing Yazidi child survivors of IS

Thousands of Yazidi children are facing an unprecedented mental and physical health crisis, including post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression, years after their release from IS captivity

The New Arab & agencies

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

The New Arab & agencies

Yazidi girl returns home to Iraq after IS captivity

A Yazidi girl abducted by the Islamic State group returned to Iraq to be reunited with her family after the coronavirus ...

The New Arab & agencies

Widow of German jihadist rapper goes on trial

The woman, named as 35-year-old Omaima M., faces a slew of charges including membership of a foreign terror group, human trafficking and crimes ...

German court tries IS jihadist over <em>Yazidi</em> genocide

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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 a ...

Head of UN investigators calls for an IS 'Nuremberg'

The New Arab & agencies

Head of UN investigators calls for an IS 'Nuremberg'

The UN probe into Islamic State crimes has called for an extensive investigation into their 'caliphate'.

German IS woman accused of letting 'slave <em>girl</em>' die

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

The Iraq Report: Iran sidesteps US sanctions via Iraq

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran sidesteps US sanctions via Iraq

This week's round-up of under-reported news from Iraq focuses on Iran's influence, water shortages and the ferry disaster in Mosul.

The Beekeeper of Sinjar

Amena Ravat

The Beekeeper of Sinjar

Book Club: Dunya Mikhail shares the distressing stories of women in Iraq who escaped the clutches of the Islamic State group.

Umar Lateef Misgar

Systematic sexual abuse perpetrated in Syria

In-depth: The Assad regime uses rape of women and men, girls and boys, as a weapon of war, but opposition groups are also guilty of abuses, reports Umar Lateef Misgar.

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in ...

The New Arab & agencies

German runaway girl in Iraq wants to 'go home'

A German teenager who joined IS is now being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group and wants to come home to ...

Brenda Stoter

Mosul's children and the lasting scars of conflict

Having endured violence, abuse and indoctrination, the children of Mosul are still at great risk, despite the battle for Mosul drawing to a ...

Iraqi forces free <em>Yazidi</em> <em>girl</em> kidnapped by IS Iraqi forces free Yazidi girl kidnapped by IS

The New Arab & agencies

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.

The New Arab

Film of abducted Yazidi girl wins Dubai award

An Iraqi Kurdish film about a Yazidi girl taken hostage by the Islamic State group in Iraq has won best feature at the Dubai ...

Poignant video of fleeing Mosul <em>girl</em> removing IS-enforced niqab

Martin Armstrong

Poignant video of fleeing Mosul girl removing IS-enforced niqab

A powerful video has emerged depicting a young, emotionally exhausted girl arriving at Peshmerga positions outside Mosul and hastily ...

Syria's other battle: Women fighting militarised machismo

Otman Aitlkaboud

Syria's other battle: Women fighting militarised machismo

Kurdish women in northern Syria are fighting both the fundamentalist tyranny of the Islamic State group and the violent authoritarianism of ...

Iraqi forces free <em>Yazidi</em> women held by IS

The New Arab

Iraqi forces free Yazidi women held by IS

Iraqi forces have freed a group of Yazidi women held hostage by the Islamic State group in Mosul in a covert security operation, the ...

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