Wladimir van Wilgenburg

Wladimir van Wilgenburg

War & Conflict

Yazidis long for home as Sinjar operation stalls

Political differences between Kurdish parties have indefinitely postponed efforts to retake the area from ISIL.

Yazidis long for home as Sinjar operation stalls

Middle East

Syria's Kurdish parties: Don't go to Europe

Kurdish leaders fear mass exodus from Syria will cause major demographic changes in areas they control.

Syria's Kurdish parties: Don't go to Europe

Middle East

Iraq's Kakais: 'We want to protect our culture'

Iraq's Kakai religious minority is taking up arms against ISIL.

Iraq's Kakais: 'We want to protect our culture'

War & Conflict

Kobane and the myth of ISIL expansion

Kurdish victory in Kobane does not mean the battle against ISIL is over.

Kobane and the myth of ISIL expansion

War & Conflict

Kurdish rivals unite to fight Islamic State

PKK forces have joined the fighting in Iraq, a move some say could boost tension between Turkey and Iraqi Kurds.

Kurdish rivals unite to fight Islamic State

Humanitarian crises

Iraqi Yazidis: 'If we move they will kill us'

Surrounded by Islamic State fighters, members of the Yazidi religious minority fear an onslaught of violence.

Iraqi Yazidis: 'If we move they will kill us'