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Kurds take Sinjar back from Islamic State

On 13 November 2015 Iraqi Kurds have taken back the town of Sinjar from the ISIS jihadists.

Sinjar had been taken by ISIS on 3 August 2014 and its mostly Yazidi (a religious group, of which a minority among Kurds are members) population was subjected to genocide. 49 more words

Geopolitical Game In The Islamic World

Survivors’ portraits and stories; a note on ethics

Ethics. It is a concept at the core of photojournalism and in any situation, it is up to the journalist to decide whether or not how to report something is ethically right or not. 468 more words

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Kurds Say Evidence Of Islamic State Using Mustard Agent In Iraq

Iraqi Kurdish officials have said blood samples, taken from Kurdish peshmerga fighters, who were exposed to an Islamic State attack, in Iraq, have shown evidence of a mustard agent being used. 74 more words


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Murad has sent this nice cover from Iraqi Kurdistan, thank you very much!

The 2012 stamps depict the temple in Lalish, which is a main site of Yazidi pilgrimage.


In the Path of ISIS, In the Hand of God

“I think we are living on a volcano.”

So says a Christian pastor* from northern Iraq, in the region known as Iraqi Kurdistan. In one day, his city of 35,000 people was inundated by a wave of 55,000 refugees fleeing the violence of ISIS. 944 more words


Do you Fear Your God?

We do so many little things daily without even thinking. These habits become a part of our daily routine. Brushing our teeth, eating breakfast, taking breath. 1,059 more words


Turkey's president loses favor in a parliamentary election, and so decides to just run another one

How can an autocratically-minded president regain his fortunes if he loses his parliamentary majority? The answer, apparently, is to stir up a war, tie up politics in knots, and then swoop back in to fix things. 579 more words