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.
Iraq has launched a major operation to retake Hawija, one of the last "Islamic State" strongholds in the country. Plans to oust the militants have been complicated by a referendum on Kurdish independence due next week.
Iran has halted all flights to and from the Kurdish regions in northern Iraq. The air embargo is the first retaliatory measure against Monday's Kurdish independence referendum, which Iran, Iraq and Turkey all oppose.
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.
Reports from Iraq suggest that as many as five Japanese are among those detained after the fall of an "Islamic State" stronghold near Mosul. Why did they leave safe and peaceful Japan to live in a war zone?
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