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

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

German woman charged over crimes against humanity in Syria

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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 ...

Inside Iraq's first independent film festival

Sahar Esfandiari

Inside Iraq's first independent film festival

Iraq's first independent film festival aims to take back control of tired narratives of the country and showcase emerging and established talent ...

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

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US doubles reward for IS leader to $10 million

The US had already offered $5 million for Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli before he was identified as the successor to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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 lockdown in ...

Yazidis face looming mental health crisis as Covid-19 spreads

Sophia Akram

Yazidis face looming mental health crisis as Covid-19 spreads

The Covid-19 pandemic risks deepening a mental health crisis for traumatised Yazidis in Iraq, who are still recovering from the barbarity of the ...

Adam Lucente

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated ...

Widow of German jihadist rapper goes on trial

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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 ...

Two killed after Turkey strikes refugee camp in Iraq

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Two killed after Turkey strikes refugee camp in Iraq

Iraq has summoned Turkey's ambassador after a drone strike on a refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan killed two women, alleged to be members of ...

Syrian Democratic Forces capture IS 'health minister'

The New Arab

Syrian Democratic Forces capture IS 'health minister'

Fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have captured the self-styled health minister of the Islamic State extremist group in ...

Usman Butt

Radicalisation, Islamism and transnational politics: The Universal Enemy

Book Club: Seeing the jihadi project as another form of universalism is the audacious argument by Darryl Li in his new book The Universal Enemy.

The New Arab

Iraqi women activists launch magazine for International Women's Day

#IWD2020: The Women of Nineveh magazine hopes to give a voice to the women of northern Iraq's diverse religious and ethnic groups.

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 ...

The New Arab

US military claims 'success' in hacking Islamic State

Documents released by the National Security Archive at George Washington University offer the most detailed look at Washington's 'Operation ...

New IS leader's identity revealed, who led <em>Yazidi</em> genocide

The New Arab

New IS leader's identity revealed, who led Yazidi genocide

The name of IS' new leader has been revealed, following the death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

The New Arab & agencies

Timeline: A history of US-Iraq relations since 2003

The US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad comes after a long history of US military intervention on Iraqi soil.

Foreign children who lived under IS must be repatriated

Judit Neurink

Foreign children who lived under IS must be repatriated

Comment: The death of Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi has not removed the urgent need to resettle the children of Islamic State fighters, ...

France welcomes 27 more <em>Yazidi</em> women victims of IS

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France welcomes 27 more Yazidi women victims of IS

Dozens of Yazidi women and their children arrived in Paris on Wednesday as part of Macron’s pledge to take in 100 families from the ...

Baghdadi may have ordered execution of US hostage

The New Arab & agencies

Baghdadi may have ordered execution of US hostage

In this new account of the last days of her life, 26-year-old Kayla Mueller was executed by IS operatives because she knew Baghdadi's identity.

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