Amnesty International has accused Kurdish forces fighting jihadists in Iraq of destroying thousands of homes in a possible attempt to uproot Arab communities. The human rights group says the actions could amount to war crimes.
A German schoolgirl who ran away to join the "Islamic State" terror group has been handed a six-year jail sentence in Iraq, according to media reports. Linda W. was arrested by Iraqi troops during the battle for Mosul.
Stockholm attacker Rakhmat Akilov has pleaded guilty to carrying out last April's truck attack. Akilov said he wanted to pressure Sweden into ending its support for the fight against "Islamic State."
Human Rights Watch has accused Kurdish peshmerga forces of executing "scores" of detainees in northern Iraq in 2017. The Kurdish Regional Government has denied the allegation.
Why is Turkey attacking the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria? What is Ankara's larger goal? DW explains Turkey's motives and the operation's broader implications on the Syrian war.
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