When the so-called Islamic State swept into Iraq, the jihadists captured thousands of women, most of them Yazidis. They were sold, raped and humiliated. A new UN project tries to help the survivors.
The recent Sundance prize-winner and latest film by Syrian director Talal Derki deftly captures the moment when children let go of their youth and become jihadi fighters. Derki let go of his identity to make the film.
With the exception of Idlib, Syria's government has recovered control of most major cities from rebels and terror organizations. Are the "Islamic State" and al-Qaida being beaten out of Syria?
Losing ground in its power base in the Middle East, the "Islamic State" militant group's future appears as open as ever. DW spoke to counter-terrorism experts and scholars to discuss the likelihood of its survival.
A Yazidi woman who was raped, tortured and sold into sexual slavery by the "Islamic State" in Iraq has been appointed UN goodwill ambassador. Nadia Murad Basee Taha will raise awareness of human trafficking.
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