Despite the terror group’s cynical exploitation of the Yazidis in Sinjar, the community rejected the PKK-linked alternative to vote in favour of the ruling KDP.
Tehran’s political and military involvement in Syria and Iraq have helped to turn their state structures upside-down.
A new Civil Status Law in Syria blocks Yazidis from forming a court to rule on personal status, a right other ethnic minorities in the country enjoy.
Yazidi families are calling on the UN and the central government in Baghdad to save children kidnapped by the terrorist organisation.
Branding the Yazidis as heretics, Daesh slaughtered thousands of men, abducted women and girls and forced boys to fight on its behalf. A new report shows that nearly 2,000 Yazidi children are still without the care they need.
A journalist who went public with her rape allegation is changing the rules in a country where male privilege dominates culture and consent is a blurred line.
Ashwaq Haji Hami says she was enslaved by Daesh militants, but escaped to Germany where she ran into her captors again, so she moved back to Iraq.
Daesh attacked Yazidi villages four years ago, killing and capturing thousands of people. Farida Abbas Khalaf, one of the captured Yazidi women who was sold into sexual slavery, recalls the horror of her experience.
Iraq’s Sinjar region, where the Iraqi army started an operation against the PKK, has been a hot topic for both Turkish and Iraqi officials who have been working to improve bilateral relations in recent months.
Daesh killed or kidnapped some 9,000 Yazidis in Iraq, according to a recent study, prompting mass displacement. But now hundreds of Iraqi Yazidis condemned to life in camps want to leave for whatever is left of home.
Adherents of one of the world's oldest religions have been subject to mass killings and kidnappings under Daesh rule in Iraq.
An investigation carried out by the Associated Press has found evidence of mass atrocities across Iraq and Syria.
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