Two years ago this month, Islamic State slaughtered thousands of Yazidis in northern Iraq. What happened to those who made it to Europe?
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
Less than a century ago Iraq’s ancient Jewish community made up a third of Baghdad’s population but is now estimated at no more than seven individuals.
There is usually a price when bloodlust goes unchecked in distant lands.
Jemima Khan writes from Jordan on the Syrian refugee crisis.
More exposure is needed on what is going on behind the scenes of foreign reporting – between the bylines, when the cameras stop rolling.
Our involvement is a small admission of culpability for the condition of Iraq.
Jonathan Rugman on the west’s distinctions between “good Kurds” and “bad Kurds”.
On 16 September, the northern Syrian town of Kobane came under siege. Since then, reports state that more than 150,000 refugees have flooded into Turkey.
Will a vote on action in Syria be next?
How it feels to watch the news and see that your old school friends are jihadists fighting with Islamic State.
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