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The 'Candy Bombers' Revisited

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Calling the airlift "one of the greatest feats in aviation history," Col. Timothy Stretch, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Air Force Reserve advisor to the commander, honored the now retired Col. Gail Halvorsen, who has come to be known variously as the Berlin Candy Bomber, and whose "operation" is called "Operation Little Vittles."

Yazidi Youth Protests Through His Art

Raza Rumi | Posted 06.15.2016 | Home
Raza Rumi

Recently, I came across a young Ezdi, Nasser H. Kassow from Shingal (Sinjar) who is a student of English at a University in Zakho. Kassow had tweeted some of his impressionistic paintings on the state of Yazidis. As we engaged on social media, I interviewed him via Skype to know a little more about his work.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

With ISIS At Its Door, Kurdistan Struggles To Accommodate Sunni Arabs And Yazidis

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Asked about Kurdistan in Iraq, the autonomous region that has become the United States' favored partner on the ground against the Islami...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

"What Happened To The Yazidis Is Nothing But Genocide"

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Obama administration began military action against the Islamic State back in August 2014, one of its stated goals was to defend...

ISIS Releases More Than 200 Captive Yazidis In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2015 | Home

KIRKUK, Iraq, April 8 (Reuters) - More than 200 elderly and infirm Yazidis were freed on Wednesday by Islamic State militants who had been holding ...

A Guru's Journey To Iraq In Solidarity With Persecuted Yazidis

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion

What can meditation do to help a war-torn nation heal? This is a question spiritual teacher Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been asking for decades and on...

New ISIS Video May Show Fighters Discussing Sale Of Captured Girls On "Slave Market"

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.04.2014 | Home

A disturbing video that emerged last week purports to show members of the Islamic State militant group joking and laughing while discussing the sale o...

Lessons Not Learned? The Yazidis and the Armenians of Musa Dagh

Jess Olson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Home
Jess Olson

The crisis faced by the little-known religious minority, the Yazidis of northern Iraq, captured the attention of western humanitarians.

Yazidi Woman Who Fled ISIS Militants Names Her Newborn 'Refugee'

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 08.22.2014 | Home

In a makeshift refugee camp near Dohuk, Iraq, a woman recently gave birth to a baby girl and named her Hajir, or "Refugee" in Arabic. She wants her da...

I Survived Saddam's Chemical Attacks, but I Never Imagined a Crisis Like This

Aram Shakaram | Posted 10.18.2014 | Home
Aram Shakaram

These are problems that can only be fixed with more funding and resources, and now is the time to respond. Not only are the displaced battling to survive each day, they don't know how long they can stay wherever they are, if they will need to flee again or if their lives will ever return to normal. When and how this ends, nobody knows. What we do know is that humanitarian aid is desperately needed to keep people alive. The road ahead is long and the international community needs to step up now to save Iraq before it falls beyond repair.

Yazidi Survivors Say Militants Buried Victims Alive

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2014 | Home

By Humeyra Pamuk DAYRABUN, Iraq, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can't focus on the future ...

Iraqi Helicopter Crashes During Aid Mission To Yazidis

HuffPost/AP | Posted 10.12.2014 | Home

An Iraqi helicopter crashed while delivering aid to Yazidi communities trapped on the Sinjar mountains on Tuesday, killing the pilot and wounding othe...

Six Steps the World Must Take Now to Stop the Horror of ISIS

Adel Guindy | Posted 12.19.2014 | Home
Adel Guindy

The international community is failing to recognize that ISIS is an international -- not just Iraqi -- problem, as a hotbed of terrorism makes roots in such a vital area.

Heartwrenching Video Captures The Helicopter Rescue Of Stranded Yazidis

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.12.2014 | Home

In a powerful video released on Monday, Britain's Channel 4 News captures the scene of an Iraqi military helicopter delivering aid to members of the c...

Harrowing Reports Of Yazidi Massacre Emerge

Posted 08.12.2014 | Home

BAGHDAD, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority, burying some alive and taking hundreds...

Thousands Of Iraqi Yazidis Flee To Syria

Posted 10.09.2014 | Home

Kurdish forces rescued 5,000 Yazidis who were stranded on Sinjar Mountain in Northwestern Iraq and had been in danger of dying of thirst, Al Jazeera r...

Haunting Photos Of Iraqi Minorities On The Run From The Islamic State

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 08.07.2014 | Home

As Islamic State fighters extended their offensive into northern Iraq on Thursday, members of Iraq's minority communities fled in search of refuge. Th...

Iraq's Yazidis Face Extremist Militants Or Perilous Mountains

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | Home

By Ahmed Rasheed and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD, Aug 5 (Reuters) - When the Islamic State made another dramatic push through northern Iraq...