Islamic State militants overran Sinjar last year, purging its Yazidi population — with the collaboration of Sunni residents who once lived in peace with their Yazidi neighbors.
Articles tagged “Iraq”
(Reuters) An ancient castle in an Austrian village somewhere between Vienna and Hungary is not where you might expect to see an Islamic celebration.
OXFORD, Miss. (Reuters) A Mississippi couple, accused of seeking to join the militant Islamic State group on a planned honeymoon trip, remained in custody on Tuesday after being denied bond in federal court.
LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) Anjem Choudary, well-known for praising the Sept. 11 attacks, was accused of using lectures published online to encourage Islamic State support.
The campaign name, with Shi’ite references that highlighted a dependence on Shi’ite paramilitaries could have alienated Sunni Iraqis.
(RNS) The Central African Republic is bad, Malaysia is getting worse, and ISIS fighters should face the International Criminal Court.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Islamic State militants have systematically destroyed dozens of ancient temples, shrines, manuscripts, statues and carvings in northern Iraq.
(REUTERS) Archaeologists compare the assault on Nimrud to the Taliban’s destruction of Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Buddha statues in 2001. But the damage being wreaked by the Islamic State to ancient monuments and places of worship is even more relentless and wide-ranging.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Yazidis are a Kurdish-speaking people who follow an ancient religion blending elements of Zoroastrianism, Islam, Christianity and local folk beliefs.