DUHOK, Iraq (Reuters) - Mass Yazidi graves have been found since Kurdish forces retook areas north of Sinjar in December 2014, and the town itself in November 2015, but Islamic State had already transferred many Yazidis to other areas, including Tal Afar.
WASHINGTON - The target of the attack appears to have been a bus carrying Iranians returning from southern Iraq after participating in Arbaeen, a Shiite pilgrimage that is even larger than the Haj.
KHIDIR ILYAS, Iraq, (Reuters) - The history pages of Iraq's Christian community lie in charred fragments on the floor of a fourth-century monastery near Mosul which Islamic State militants ransacked during a two-year occupation that ended over the weekend.
(RNS) Millions of Shiites are walking to Karbala to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein bin Ali.
(RNS) 'On the one hand, we are grateful that our towns are eventually being recaptured. On the other hand, it is heartbreaking to see the damage that ISIS had caused,' write the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena.
QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - Earlier this week, Iraqi special units also captured Bartella, a Christian village north of Qaraqosh.
BEIRUT (Reuters) The territory controlled by ISIS shrank from 35,000 square miles in January 2015, six months after it declared a caliphate in Syria and Iraq, to 26,370 square miles, the research firm said.
(RNS) Christians in Iraq’s Kurdish north, Jordan, and Lebanon are becoming more innovative in responding to the needs of refugees. U.S. churches can learn from them, Rich Stearns said.
While Moqtada al-Sadr is trying to cast himself as a populist and reformer, he has a bloody history in Iraq.
(RNS) Muslims must unite and reject the ideologies of ultraconservative schools of thought that inspire some to become extremists.
The bombings once again call attention to a serious crisis: the radicalization of citizens outside the Middle East by extremist groups.
Iraq is trying to deal a blow to the group's potent propaganda machine which relies heavily on social media to inspire its followers to wage jihad.
WASHINGTON (RNS) North Korea marks its 14th year atop the list of most dangerous countries to be Christian.
Iraqi Shiites marched in Baghdad and southern cities. At least two Sunni Muslim mosques were attacked and two people killed.
(RNS) Drawing an estimated 17 million pilgrims, the Shiite ritual known as Arbaeen dwarfs even the hajj. Arbaeen marks the end of the 40-day mourning period after the anniversary of the seventh-century slaying of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, which engendered the Sunni-Shiite schism.