yazidis

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    February 19, 2015  

    Last summer, militants from the Islamic State group attacked a small ethnic group called the Yazidis, executing men and taking thousands of women and girls as slaves. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs reports from Northern Iraq on the rape, violence, threats and harrowing escapes that some young women endured and their continuing struggles with psychological trauma and stigma. Continue reading

  • Refugees Fleeing ISIS Offensive Pour Into Kurdistan
    January 22, 2015   BY Noreen Nasir 

    Zeena Rahman is a 30-year-old law associate who left Baghdad in 2003 and now lives in Virginia. 2014 was a turbulent year for Iraq. Already ravaged by decades of war, sectarian violence, and corruption, the country also endured the rapid … Continue reading

  • ISISRetreat
    December 20, 2014  

    Over the past few days, pro-Western Kurdish fighters, with the aid of American air power, have forced ISIS fighters in Northern Iraq to retreat from territory they seized last summer. Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C. with more on the largest offensive operation carried out against ISIS so far. Continue reading

  • iraq1
    August 20, 2014  

    The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is taking its toll on displaced Christians and those in the minority Yazidi community. As brutal attacks from the Sunni militant group known as the Islamic State continue, hundreds of thousands have fled to the country’s Kurdish region. Margaret Warner toured one refugee camp near the Syrian border to find Iraqis in a state of shock and desperation. Continue reading

  • President Obama Holds News Conference With Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki At The White House
    August 14, 2014  

    Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff, ahead of a reporting trip to Iraq, to discuss Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s resignation and the improved situation for stranded Yazidis on a mountaintop in Northern Iraq. Continue reading

  • newswrapimage
    August 13, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Obama moved closer toward rescue steps for thousands of Yazidi refugees who are trapped on a mountain in Northern Iraq by fighters of the Islamic State group. The deputy national security advisor suggested a possible mission with British and Kurdish help. Also, New York’s Long Island suburbs were dumped with a summer’s worth of rain in just a few hours. Continue reading

  • IRAQ-UNREST-SHIITES
    August 11, 2014  

    Iraq’s president named a new prime minister, but Nouri al-Maliki refuses to give up his post, while the fight against Islamic militants continue. Gwen Ifill is joined by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Brett McGurk for an update on the political turmoil in Iraq, plus analysis from Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, and Laith Kubba of the National Endowment for Democracy. Continue reading

  • iraqikurdistan
    August 9, 2014  

    As the Islamic State Group moves even closer to Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, residents of the Kurdish region are fleeing in droves to safer areas, as a state of panic consumes the region. Nour Malas of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading