The Yazidis: Suffering in Silence

The Yazidis: Suffering in Silence

Yazidism is a religion that dates back to pre-Islamic times and is the pre-Islamic, native religion of the Kurds. It includes elements of ancient Persian religions, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, and early Christianity. The origin of Yazidism can be traced back to northern Iraq, where many...

Coming Full Circle: A Look into the 2018 Daraa Offensive

Following the launch of the Syrian Arab Republic Government’s (SARG) military operation, code named “Operation Basalt,” in mid June, violent outbreaks and military attacks have continued to take lives and force civilians from their homes in search of refuge. Talks of an offensive in eastern...

Update on Hudaydah: Humanitarian Crisis Worsens

Following threats of an attack on major Yemeni port city Al-Hudaydah issued by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) forces, reports have emerged that the Saudi and Emirati military coalition has began their assault on Yemen’s main Red Sea port on Wednesday. The Saudi-led coalition attacked...

Human Rights Defendent Arrested

On Wednesday, June 13th, prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested and sentenced to five years in the notorious Evin prison on the outskirts of Tehran. Sotoudeh, a world-renowned lawyer, has recently represented several women who were arrested for protesting the law making hijabs...