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“I ask you to start a new chapter - legal accountability for ISIS crimes would dramatically impact every action of my community’s recovery.”

A German woman accused of taking her young daughter and joining the Islamic State group in Syria.

Military officials advised Biden to leave ‘residual Afghan force'

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Military officials advised Biden to leave ‘residual Afghan force'

Senior US military leaders reportedly believe there could be a resurgence of Al-Qaeda or that the Taliban could take Kabul.

Kurdish humanitarian dies from Covid-19 in Sweden

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Kurdish humanitarian dies from Covid-19 in Sweden

Ghafouri set up a charity to support Yazidis diplaced by IS.

Terrorism conviction of German rapper's wife upheld by court

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Terrorism conviction of German rapper's wife upheld by court

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

Samuel Ramani

Rising Iran-Turkey tensions in Iraq and Russia's dilemma

Analysis: While the extent and duration of Turkey's anticipated military intervention in Sinjar is unclear, Russia is watching the situation in northern Iraq with apprehension.

Paul Iddon

Could Iraq's Iran-backed militias arm the PKK against Turkey?

Analysis: Iran-backed militias want to maintain dominance in Sinjar as an access point to Syria, but would they arm the PKK if Turkey launches a ...

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

In-depth: Amid an outpouring of hope over Pope Francis' visit, much work is still needed to rebuild Mosul from the ruins of war and protect ...

Sylvain Mercadier

The KRG's mixed record with Iraq's Christian minorities

In-depth: Beyond the image of tolerance and coexistence promoted by Kurdish authorities, Christian communities in Iraqi Kurdistan have long ...

After historic visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome

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After historic visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome

Pope Francis flew for Rome from Baghdad on Monday morning after a four-day historical papal visit in Iraq

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Syria Kurds hand children to their Iraqi Yazidi mothers

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

Pope urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip

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Pope urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip

The pope is defying the pandemic and renewed security fears to make a "long-awaited" trip to comfort one of the world's oldest Christian ...

Pope to visit Iraq as 'pilgrim of peace'

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Pope to visit Iraq as 'pilgrim of peace'

On the eve of his historic trip, Pope Francis extended the olive branch to those of other religious, describing himself as a "pilgrim of peace ...

<em>Yazidi</em> leader blasts pro-Iran, Kurdish militia in Sinjar

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Yazidi leader blasts pro-Iran, Kurdish militia in Sinjar

The presence of the militias to counter a Turkish offensive against the PKK in Sinjar has prompted fears of a new wave of Yazidi ...

Iraq's long road to justice for the <em>Yazidi</em> genocide

Rachel Hagan

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict.

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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.

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Outrage after Syrian regime imposes Sharia on Yazidi minority

The Yazidi Council of Syria has condemned the decision as a 'flagrant violation' of human rights.

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3 Turkish soldiers killed in clashes in northern Iraq

Two of soldiers were killed Wednesday in a clash that erupted in northern Iraq’s Gara region.

<em>Yazidi</em> victims of IS massacres receive burial in Iraq

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Yazidi victims of IS massacres receive burial in Iraq

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

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In town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

The Iraqi government is attempting to restore control over Sinjar, the Yazidi homeland previously controlled by a web of paramilitary ...

Iraqi <em>Yazidi</em> Nobel laureate says pandemic raising violence, trafficking

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Iraqi Yazidi Nobel laureate says pandemic raising violence, trafficking

Activist Nadia Murad said domestic tensions have intensified in confined living spaces during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

The New Arab Staff

Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

In a new book, the Pope acknowledged China's Uighurs as a 'persecuted' people, a claim the Chinese FM dismissed as 'groundless'.

Iraq's Yazidis crown new spiritual leader

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Yazidis crown new spiritual leader

Ali Alyas has been formally named as the Yazidi 'Baba Sheikh'.

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