Yazidi children fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State terror group in Sinjar town, Iraq, in August 2014. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

We’re driving to Lalish, a small village in the Shekhan Valley of Iraqi Kurdistan and the holiest place in the Yazidi faith, a religion that has been (...)

Smoke rises from the site of a car bomb attack outside the US consulate in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

A car bombing targeting the US consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan’s capital Erbil has killed one person and wounded five, the local mayor said.A witness sai(...)