While the pope has spoken out before about the Rohingya who have fled Myanmar, and the killing of Yazidi by Daesh in Iraq, it was the first time Pope mentioned the Uighurs.
In their speeches during Nobel Peace Prize acceptance ceremony, Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad called on the world to do more to protect the victims of wartime sexual violence.
The group of Arab, Kurdish, Alawite and Yazidi residents of Afrin gathered across the border in Gaziantep to discuss Afrin's future, after Turkey's military and its FSA allies liberated the town on Sunday.
Turkey has launched a border security mission to clear Syria's Afrin of YPG, an affiliate of the PKK. Both Turkey and the US consider the PKK to be a terror group, yet the US insists the YPG is an ally against Daesh.
Nadia Murad, 24, was one of about 7,000 women and girls captured in northwest Iraq in August 2014 by Daesh.
Fighting between Peshmerga forces and the PKK-backed Yazidi militia group YBS is forcing the Yazidi community to seek refuge in the Sinjar mountains.
About 283,000 Iraqis have been displaced from Iraq's second largest city since the military operation began in October last year. The UN's refugee agency expects 40,000 more people to flee Mosul in the next 48 hours.
The report documents 29 cases in northern Iraq that show how children under the age of 15 are being forced to become child soldiers for PKK-affiliated terror groups.
The European Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize to Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar who are raising awareness about women and children imprisoned by the terror group.
Pamphlets with Daesh logos found in Iraq show how the militant group dealt with female captives and allowed its members to take "pre-pubescent girls" as concubines.
Daesh abducted the two Yazidi women when the terror group overran Kocho village in Iraq's northwestern district of Sinjar in August 2014.
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