Hayam: An Ezidi girl who mysteriously ended her own life

Ammar Aziz- KirkukNow In a cold late evening of autumn, Hayam Elias, who lived in an IDP camp near Duhok, took her own life, adding to the suffering of her displaced family which went through horrible tragedies at the hands of ISIS terror group. Hayam,…

Power shortages set back return of Hawija IDPs

KirkukNow The town of Hawija, 55 km southwest of Kirkuk province has been without electricity for more than 10 days, after ISIS militants sabotaged utility towers in al-Siha village in the town’s environs. Hawija officials have expressed concern about the frequent attacks targeting this crucial…

Success Story
Khame Barakat: From surviving ISIS brutality to party leadership

Soran Muhammad- Ninawa For Khame, the struggle to gain her freedom is much more important than freedom itself; therefore she didn’t give up until she escaped the hell of ISIS terrorist group.  This Ezidi girl, after spending years far away from home, employed all the…

The lasting legacy of war
Unexploded ordnance still pose grave threat to residents in Tala’far

Ja’far Tala’fari- Ninawa Ali and Hussein were two close friends in their 20s. They used to sell scrap metals they collected from public trash sites to cover the basic need of their families. A few days ago, death was lurking around the corner when a…


House divided
Kurds head to Baghdad apart

Iraq, September 2017, A child riding his bike with the flag of Kurdistan region. Photo: Reuters

Maaz Farhan – KirkukNow Seven political parties, three alliances, enter discussions to form the Iraqi government, without a unified agenda on their demands, including the…

  • Kocho village, Sinjar, 1 June 2017, Nadia Murad is sitting where the Islamic State [ISIS] gathered all people of Sinjar in August 2014 when they took over the city. Photo: Fazil Hawrami
  • Tavga Tahseen has recently started a shop to exhibit and sell her craft

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