Tag Archives | Yazidi

Changing Iraq's Patriarchal Citizenship Laws stirs Controversy

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Campaign to change Iraq's patriarchal citizenship laws stirs controversy Global citizenship policies usually fall into two categories: Birthright citizenship (jus soli) is more common in the New World, granting nationality to anyone born […]

COVID-19 risks Deepening Mental Health Crisis for Yazidis

By Kate Denereaz, for AMAR International Charitable Foundation. Yazidis displaced in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. They also face a mental health crisis that the pandemic threatens to make worse. Zaid, 31, has just heard the news that a resident of Darashakran camp in Erbil has been diagnosed with COVID-19. […]

Protecting Yazidi Music

By John Lee. The AMAR Foundation is working to record, protect and teach the unique music of the Yazidi people in northern Iraq. Part of the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund, the project is helping to preserve and sustain this endangered music for future generations of Yazidis. Developing over a long and complex history, Yazidi […]

Will Nadia Murad’s Nobel Prize help Iraqi Minorities?

By Saad Salloum for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Nadia Murad, the Iraqi Yazidi, has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. This has raised the expectations and hopes of Iraqi minorities, especially Yazidis, since she is the […]

Yazidi Prince Praises AMAR's Work

The head of the Yazidi Supreme Spiritual Council has praised the AMAR International Charitable Foundation for its ‘wonderful’ support for his people. Speaking on an International Day of Action in support of the embattled religious minority, Prince Tahseen Sa’eed Ali highlighted AMAR’s health and humanitarian work in displacement camps, particularly in the Kurdish region of […]

Mass Grave Discovered in Sinjar

By Simon Kent. Kurdish and Yezidi forces made the grim discovery of a mass grave over the weekend, containing the remains of up to 70 women near the town of Sinjar. Sinjar, a key town on the approach to ISIS occupied Mosul, is home to many of the Yazidi community and was recently recaptured in a […]

Germany to Train Yazidi Fighters

By Simon Kent. As of today, personnel from the German army will be training fighters from the Yazidi ethnic minority in northern Iraq. The Yazidi's (pictured: Yazidi religious symbol) are an ancient religion from Northern Iraq and shot to global attention in June last year, when they became the target of a genocidal attack by the "Islamic State." […]

Weekly Security Update for 29th September 2011

Levels of violence rose in Iraq for the fourth week in a row last week, with a number of people killed and injured in nationwide attacks. Violence was concentrated in Baghdad, Mosul and the districts surrounding the capital. As warned in last week’s Security Update on Iraq Business News there were several attacks conducted against […]