• Feb 9 2015
  • 6:33pm
Yezidi women in Iraq face sexual violence from Islamic State fighters
Thousands of Yezidi women and girls in Iraq have had their lives shattered by Islamic State (IS) fighters who have kept them in captivity and inflicted horrific acts of sexual viol...
  • Nov 3 2014
  • 5:26pm
Stoking the fire of Iraq's sectarian conflict
Unlike nearby villages recently captured by the Peshmerga forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government from the armed group calling itself Islamic State, not a single villager has r...
  • Oct 14 2014
  • 5:33pm
Our mission to northern Iraq
[View the story "ISIS in northern Iraq: eyewitness reports from our senior crisis researcher" on Storify]
  • Oct 14 2014
  • 11:39am
'Mostly they kidnap Sunnis': Iraq’s sectarian abyss
Despite ISIS and despite the suicide bombings and incessant carnage, one of the things we’ve been hearing a lot from Western politicians in recent weeks is how things i...
  • Oct 14 2014
  • 10:12am
Iraq: The rise of militia rule
Against the current backdrop of lawlessness and sectarian violence, Shi’a militias have been abducting and killing Sunni civilians with almost total impunity. Unidentified b...
  • Sep 22 2014
  • 12:32pm
Gangster theatre: the Islamic State execution videos
Video Islamic State’s blood-thirstiness has been much commented on, as has its use of modern technology. Posting videos of a man issuing threats before killing a hostage &hell...
  • Sep 10 2014
  • 4:21pm
A letter from a Syrian activist to an American mother
To the mother of James Foley, I want to express my sincerest condolences for the loss of your son, James Foley. It was with shock and sorrow to know what had happened to him by th...
  • Sep 1 2014
  • 4:41pm
Iraq: Hundreds massacred in ethnic cleansing by Islamic State
‘Some could not move and could not save themselves; they lay there in agony waiting to die. They died a horrible death. I managed to drag myself away and was saved by a Mu...
  • Aug 21 2014
  • 1:43pm
After the Islamic State deluge, who will save Iraqis?
There’s a bit in a new blog post from Amnesty’s researcher on the ground in northern Iraq which caught my eye. In the post, from the Kurdish-majority city of Dohuk in I...
  • Aug 21 2014
  • 11:14am
Escape from Sinjar Mountain, but what next?
After a harrowing escape, first from their hometown of Qahtanya and then from Sinjar Mountain – where they were stuck for eight days with very little food or water – Su...