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Displaced children from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State. “Many child survivors have returned from captivity with debilitating long-term injuries, illnesses or physical impairments,” according to an Amnesty report. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Iraqi Yazidi children kidnapped by Islamic State six years ago remain deeply traumatised by their ordeal, Amnesty International has said. In a 57-pag(...)

Protesters march during a demonstration following the US air strike in Iraq which killed a top Iranian commander, in Tehran, Iran. Photograph: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

An air strike targeting Iran-backed militia north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad has killed six people, according to reports. Iraq’s Popular Mobilis(...)

An Iranian man holds a poster of slain Iranian Revolutionary Guard major general Qassem Suleimani during a mourning prayer in Tehran on Friday. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP

The US assassination of Iran’s Quds force commander Qassem Suleimani is certain to have a major impact and wide-ranging repercussions in the region. (...)

Iranians holding pictures of assassinated general Qassem Suleimani and supreme leader Ali Khamenei protest in Tehran on Friday over the US air strike that killed Suleimani. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

The US air strike on Baghdad airport that killed Gen Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Quds Force, the elite expeditionary arm of Iran’s Revolutionar(...)

Abdullahi Hersi: ‘People were open and straightforward. They wished you well. I think the Irish, by nature, are friendly.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

When Abdullah Hersi arrived into Shannon Airport on April 4th, 1991, he planned to spend only a few hours in Ireland before continuing his journey to (...)

Kurdish protesters in front of the United Nations Building in Beirut, Lebanon, on Friday, demonstrating against the ongoing Turkish military operation in Northern Syria against Kurdish forces. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Syria’s hobbled and harried Kurds have provided Ankara with two pretexts for invading northeast Syria. Syria’s Kurds, numbering up to 2.5 million, ar(...)

An Islamic State fighter fires a weapon in this still image taken from a video said to be taken on the outskirts of Palmyra, Syria,  and uploaded on March 21st, 2016 by an agency affiliated to the  Islamic State terror group. Photograph: Reuters

Islamic State is carrying out a rising number of kidnappings, killings and bombings in Iraq and fighting fiercely in Syria as the extremist group retu(...)

Lilwa al-Abdallah, spokeswoman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), i in Deir al-Zor, Syria, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Rodi Said/Reuters

US-backed Syrian militias on Tuesday relaunched their offensive to seize the last territory controlled by the Islamic State terror group in the east (...)

Men suspected of being Islamic State fighters are searched at a security screening center near Kirkuk, Iraq. More than 1,000 militants turned themselves in after the latest in a string of humiliating defeats in Iraq and Syria. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

A series of battles in Iraq and Syria in recent weeks herald the collapse and defeat of Islamic State and the “caliphate” it set up in 2014, which des(...)

Iraqi armoured units are seen heading for the town of Tal Afar, the main remaining Islamic State stronghold in the northern part of the country. Photograph: AFP

Iraqi forces have pushed into the outskirts of one of the last Islamic State-held areas in the country – the northwestern city of Tal Afar. The opera(...)

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