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Feb 06, 2020
US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance; other participants include Australia, Brazil, UK, Israel, Ukraine, Netherlands, GreeceIt is an Alliance of 'like-minded partners who treasure, and fight for, international religious freedom for every human being', US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his address during the formal launch
Oct 31, 2019
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death not enough to compensate for Islamic State's atrocities, says Yazidi laureate Nadia MuradMurad became a voice for minority Yazidis, founding an organization to help women, children victimized by genocide, mass atrocities, human trafficking
Nov 02, 2017
Iraq to hold parliamentary election in May next year, confirms Prime Minister Haider al-AbadiThe Iraqi government has decided to hold a parliamentary election on 15 May next year, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday.
Mar 17, 2016
US accuses Islamic State of genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shi'itesThe government also added that acknowledging that Islamic State has committed genocides would not result in any legal obligation for the United States.
Mar 14, 2016
To keep constant supply of sex slaves intact, Islamic State now pushes for birth controlThe Islamic State is using several forms of contraception to maintain its supply of sex slaves, The New York Times reported on Saturday, citing interviews with more than three dozen Yazidi women who escaped from the militant group.
Apr 08, 2015
Islamic State frees more than 200 Yazidis in IraqThe Islamic State group has freed more than 200 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority it held captive for months, a commander in the Kurdish peshmerga security forces said Wednesday.
Dec 29, 2014
UK on high alert after reports of Islamic State planning attack on Queen guardsHome Secretary Theresa May raised the threat from “substantial” to “severe” — the second-highest level — in August because of the danger posed by Islamic State and al Qaeda fanatics.
Dec 22, 2014
Iraq: Kurdish, Yazidis fighters battle Islamic State for strategic town of SinjarIt would also give a huge strategic victory to both the Iraqi Kurds and the central government in Baghdad, as the Kurdish fighters could then cut the highway from Syria to Mosul, a vital supply line for Islamic State.
Dec 21, 2014
Iraq: On Mount Sinjar, Yazidis cheer on Kurds for breaking Islamic State siegeIt was the plight of those trapped on the mountain, together with Islamic State's advance towards the Kurdish capital Arbil, that prompted US President Barack Obama to order air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq in August.
Dec 19, 2014
Blow to Islamic State as Iraqi Kurds claim to break Mount Sinjar siegeThe peshmerga said they recaptured eight villages on the way and killed about 80 Islamic State fighters in the initial phase of the offensive launched from Rabia on the Syria border and Zumar on the shores of Mosul dam lake.