Tag Archives | Yezidi

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 […]

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 […]

US Asst Secretary of State Visits Iraq

United States Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski visited Iraq, February 21-24, to discuss human rights issues with senior Iraqi government and judicial officials, and religious and civil society leaders. The Assistant Secretary’s delegation, which included Knox Thames, Special Advisor for Religious Minorities, was joined by United States Ambassador […]