Art Feb 7, 2017

Photo collection captures memories of persecuted Yazidis

by Keiji Hirano

Memories of the Yazidis, an ethno-religious minority who fled their homeland in the Sinjar Mountains in northwest Iraq following an invasion by the Islamic State in August 2014, have been preserved in a newly published photo collection. A toy, a shoe and a spoon — ...

Iraqi Kurds say they have secured route to besieged Sinjar mountain

World Dec 19, 2014

Iraqi Kurds say they have secured route to besieged Sinjar mountain

Kurdish peshmerga fighters have secured a route to Iraq's Sinjar mountain, where hundreds of people had been trapped by Islamic State fighters, Masrour Barzani, head of the Iraqi Kurdish region's national security council, said on Thursday. "The peshmerga have managed to reach the mountain. A ...