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

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

US doubles reward for IS leader to $10 million

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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.

<em>Yazidi</em> girl returns home to Iraq after IS captivity

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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 ...

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 Islamic State.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Radicalisation, Islamism and transnational politics: The Universal Enemy

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.

Iraqi women activists launch magazine for International Women's Day

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.

Germany indicts Iraqi man over death of <em>Yazidi</em> girl

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 ...

US military claims 'success' in hacking Islamic State

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 ...

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.

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, ...

The New Arab & agencies

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.

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Displaced Yazidis fear loss of land in Syria

Since the start of Turkey's offensive on October 9, local activists say more than two dozen Yazidi villages have been nearly deserted.

US named Baghdadi operation after IS victim Kayla Mueller

The New Arab

US named Baghdadi operation after IS victim Kayla Mueller

Held by a senior IS leader, US aid worker Kayla Mueller was tortured and repeatedly raped by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Slavery and Islam

Usman Butt

Slavery and Islam

Book Club: Slavery & Islam aims to understand the history of enslavement in Islamic traditions and Muslim societies.

Muslim women could beat Greta to the Nobel Prize

Gaia Caramazza

Muslim women could beat Greta to the Nobel Prize

Either Libyan women’s rights activist Hajer Sharief or Somali peace campaigner Ilwad Elman could possibly beat Greta Thunberg to the prestigious ...

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