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 award, worth more than a million dollars, has been given jointly to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Murad is the second-youngest laureate.
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.
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.
Kabul claims that suspected "Islamic State" militants have killed over 30 civilians in the western Ghor province. Experts say the setbacks in Iraq and Syria could be a reason behind the group's focus on Afghanistan.
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