Yazidis divided over children born of IS rape

Asia & Pacific 04/29/19, 18:55

A recent decision has caused controversy in the Yazidi community, with some siding with the Yazidi Spiritual Council's reversal, while others blame the clerical leadership for not being flexible in addressing the issue of children born of rape

Iraq welcomes Nobel Peace Prize winner Murad

World 12/12/18, 03:26

Iraqi activist Nadia Murad is meeting with her country's president in Baghdad after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence. Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was among thousands of women and girls who were captured and forced into sexual slavery ...

Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

Europe 12/09/18, 08:38

One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses.Dr. Denis Mukwege, left, is welcomed by director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Olav Njolstad on his arrival ...

Nobel Peace Prize winner Murad urges world to fight genocide

World 10/08/18, 13:05

A co-winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize is calling for the world to do more to fight genocide and sexual violence.Iraqi Nadia Murad says in her first news conference since accepting the award that she feels obligated to use her voice to defend the rights of persecuted people around ...

Update: Nobel winner stands up for persecuted minorities

Europe 10/05/18, 13:21

The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):6:40 p.m.Nobel Peace prize co-winner Nadia Murad of Iraq says she will share her award "with Yazidis, Iraqis, Kurds, other persecuted minorities and all of the countless victims of sexual violence around the world."She says "as a survivor, I ...

Ceaseless persecution marks the Yazidis’ history

World 10/05/18, 07:02

Over the past centuries, the Yazidi community, one of Iraq's oldest religious minorities, has repeatedly been subjected to brutal attacks leaving thousands of its members dead. One of their worst subjugations occurred four years ago with the rise of the extremist Islamic State group.IS committed genocide and other crimes against ...

10 Things to Know for Today

U.S. 10/05/18, 06:27

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. JUDGE'S FUTURE HANGS IN THE BALANCEThe Senate is poised to take a crucial vote Friday on whether to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court as key Republican senators remain undecided.2. CONGOLESE ...

Update: Alternative Nobel head lauds peace prize choice

World 10/05/18, 01:17

The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):12:10 p.m.The head of the foundation behind the award known as the "alternative Nobel" says giving the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize to Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege "is a fantastic choice," because he "not only helps mend (women) physically but ...

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