Yazidis

UN experts: Islamic State committed genocide against Yazidis
Middle East

UN experts: Islamic State committed genocide against Yazidis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of a UN team investigating atrocities in Iraq announced Monday it has found “clear…
Iraq’s Yazidis warn of ongoing threats from extremists
Middle East

Iraq’s Yazidis warn of ongoing threats from extremists

In a landmark decision this month, Iraq’s parliament passed the Yazidi Female Survivors Law, recognizing the atrocities committed by the…
Camp closures force Iraqi families back to shattered homes
Middle East

Camp closures force Iraqi families back to shattered homes

DEBAJA, Iraq (AP) — After living in a camp for three years, 70-year-old Merhi Hamed Abdullah returned to his village…
Yazidi Iraqi keeps tradition alive of arak-making from dates
Middle East

Yazidi Iraqi keeps tradition alive of arak-making from dates

BASHIQA, Iraq (Reuters) – Saad Hussein, a 42-year-old Yazidi Iraqi, is one of the last in the northern region of…
IS victims see satisfaction but no closure in leader’s death
Middle East

IS victims see satisfaction but no closure in leader’s death

PARIS (AP) — For Georges Salines, whose 28-year-old daughter Lola was killed when Islamic extremists went on a bloody rampage…
Agony of Yazidi women torn between IS kids, or return home
Middle East

Agony of Yazidi women torn between IS kids, or return home

Freed after years in jihadist captivity, Jihan faced an agonizing ultimatum: abandon her three small children fathered by an Islamic…
Pope issues new warning against fake news
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Pope issues new warning against fake news

Pope Francis on Saturday urged journalists to desist from publishing fake news, saying it could cause harm, and instead “take…
Iraq: Yazidis to accept children of IS rape into community
Middle East

Iraq: Yazidis to accept children of IS rape into community

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The children of Yazidi women raped by Islamic State men will be welcomed into the minority…
Report: Foreign fighters led IS atrocities against Yazidis
Middle East

Report: Foreign fighters led IS atrocities against Yazidis

  PARIS (AP) — Foreign fighters, including many Europeans, took a leading role in carrying out the Islamic State group’s…
Pope prays for minorities like Yazidis suffering in Mideast
Middle East

Pope prays for minorities like Yazidis suffering in Mideast

Pope Francis has appealed for penitence and prayers for the end of conflicts and wars he says are disfiguring “the…
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