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Iraq Nominates Kurdish Yazidi Woman for Nobel Peace Prize

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Migration and Displacement has nominated a Kurdish Yazidi woman for the Nobel Peace Prize. Nadia Murad, aged 21, escaped from the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) having being taken into sex slavery by the jihadist group. Since gaining freedom, she has addressed the United Nations Security Council […]

Iraq Boycotts Nobel Prize Ceremony

Iraq is among the countries reportedly boycotting the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo. A Nobel official said that China has been putting unprecedented pressure on a number of countries to stay away from the prize-giving ceremony. This year's prize has been won by Liu Xiaobo, who is currently serving an 11-year prison sentence for […]