Yazidis, an ethnically Kurdish group largely found in Iraq, are in constant danger from Islamic State. German psychologist Jan Kizilhan puts his life on the line to help them. We speak to him about his work.
The Iraqi military has launched a "search and clear" operation targeting "Islamic State" pockets near the Iranian border. Iraqi forces have also attacked the "White Banners," an emerging militant group in the area.
Human Rights Watch has interviewed dozens of "jihadi" brides at detention camps in Syria who want to return home, including at least 15 Germans. Several countries called for ex-IS members to be tried in Iraq and Syria.
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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