Iraq

ISIL rape victims 'need transcultural psychotherapy'

Need for mental health experts who know local culture in post-ISIL Iraq is immense, German-Kurd psychologist says.

Jan Kizilhan: ISIL rape victims need culture-sensitive therapy

Opinion

A case of ethical neglect: How journalists failed Yazidi women

Yazidi women's painful testimonies on the practices of journalists who covered their stories should be a wake-up call.

Zahera Harb

by Zahera Harb

Zahera Harb

Yazidi

Yazidis in Iraq: 'The genocide is ongoing'

Members of the persecuted community are still struggling to recover from years of brutal assault by ISIL fighters.

Yazidis in Iraq: 'The genocide is ongoing'

Middle East

Three years on: 'The Yazidis' wound is still bleeding'

Three years after ISIL's attack on Iraq's Yazidis, UN says world powers have not done enough to address the genocide.

UN: Yazidi genocide in Iraq still ongoing, unaddressed

Iraq

The Yazidi men left behind: 'ISIL destroyed us'

Yazidi men whose wives and children were abducted by ISIL are struggling to cope with the uncertainty of their fates.

The Yazidi men left behind: 'ISIL destroyed us'

Yazidi

Ex-captive of ISIL sheds tears on return to Iraq

An emotional homecoming for Nadia Murad, a Yazidi survivor captured by ISIL and sold as a slave in northern Iraq.

Ex-captive of ISIL sheds tears on return to Iraq

Middle East

Dozens of Yazidi 'slaves' rescued by Iraqi troops

The group of 36 Yazidi survivors was saved by Iraqi forces fighting to retake Mosul from ISIL.

Dozens of Yazidi 'slaves' rescued by Iraqi troops

Opinion

Stop recruiting child soldiers in Iraq

Child recruitment is losing hearts and minds, and it is costing boys and girls dearly.

Zama Coursen-Neff

by Zama Coursen-Neff

Zama Coursen-Neff

Witness

The Girl Who Saved My Life

A filmmaker returns to Iraq to film refugees fleeing ISIL and tries to find a young girl who he believes saved his life.

War & Conflict

Two suspected Yazidi mass graves found in Iraq

The graves containing bones and identity cards discovered near Shababit junction in northwestern Iraq.

Two suspected Yazidi mass graves found near Mosul

Human Rights

'Have you seen my children?'

Yazidi families hoping to free relatives from ISIL fighters face grim prospects as the battle for Mosul nears.

Yazidis hope to rescue ISIL-held family members

Middle East

Iraq's Yazidis living in fear on Mount Sinjar

Two years after ISIL massacres, the ancient Yazidi religious minority remains on the mountain where they fled.

Iraq's Yazidis living in fear on Mount Sinjar

Yazidi

The German village helping Yazidi women raped by ISIL

More than 1,000 Yazidi women and children who were enslaved by ISIL are in Germany as part of a project to treat trauma.

The German village helping Yazidi women raped by ISIL

Syria's War

'ISIL committing genocide, sex attacks against Yazidis'

Fighters killing thousands of members of religious minority in Syria and keeping women as sexual slaves, UN says.

Middle East

'Germany is a good place, but it is not our home'

A small number of Iraqi Yazidi families have returned home after life in Germany failed to meet expectations.

Yazidis leave Europe and return to warring Iraq