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

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 communities, while deepening his dialogue with Muslims.

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 in search of fraternity".

<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 ...

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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'

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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

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Iraq's Yazidis crown new spiritual leader

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.

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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 Yazidi girl.

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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

Investigators build genocide case against IS <em>Yazidi</em> crimes

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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 ...

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

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 ...

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