Iraq

Yazidis held captive by ISIL reunite with their families in Iraq

A group of Yazidis, mostly children, reunite with their families after returning from last ISIL-held pocket in Syria.

Yazidis held captive by ISIL reunite with their families in Iraq

Women

The 'Boxing Sisters' of Rwanga refugee camp

They had to flee their homes in the face of the relentless advance of ISIL. Now they've found a place to call their own.

The 'Boxing Sisters' of Rwanga refugee camp

Syria's War

Yazidis urge US to keep troops in Syria

Rights group says US troop withdrawal from Syria may allow ISIL to return, posing an 'existential threat' to minorities.

Yazidi rights group urges US to keep troops in Syria

Syria's War

Turkey seeks 'major' US military assistance in Syria: WSJ

News report comes as Turkey plans to spearhead the fight against ISIL in Syria amid expected withdrawal of US troops.

Turkey seeks 'major' US military assistance in Syria: WSJ

Special series

The Nobel Interview: Rape as a weapon of war

An exclusive interview with Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege on the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

Middle East

Iraq's Yazidis 'forgotten by world' since ISIL attacks

Years after the community was decimated, they are still internally displaced and feel abandoned by the world.

Sexual assault

World's indifference to sexual violence must end: Nobel laureates

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winners urge the international community to do more to end the use of rape as a war weapon.

Humanitarian crises

Mukwege, Murad awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Mukwege is a gynaecologist treating survivors of sexual violence in the DRC and Murad is a Yazidi human rights activist.

Germany

Why are German churches sheltering Yazidi refugees?

Yazidis' asylum requests are increasingly rejected in Germany as refugees in other countries also face deportation.

Yazidis seek church asylum as Europe's empathy for refugees wanes

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