For Iraq’s Christians, a bittersweet first Christmas home after Daesh

TELESKOF, Iraq: Inside the newly renovated Church of Saint George in the Northern Iraqi town of Teleskof, Hayat Chamoun Daoud led children dressed as Santa Claus singing “Jingle Bells” in Aramaic. Like every other resident of Teleskof, this was Daoud’s first Christmas back home in three years, since Daesh overran her

Mass-execution of militants in Iraq ‘appalls’ UN

GENEVA/STOCKHOLM: The UN on Friday harshly criticized the mass-hanging of 38 men at a prison in southern Iraq this week, urging Baghdad to immediately halt all executions. Iraq on Thursday hanged 38 militants belonging to Daesh or Al-Qaeda for terrorism offenses at a prison in the southern city of Nasiriyah, according

Iraq accused of violating due process for Daesh suspects

BAGHDAD: Iraqi federal and Kurdish regional judiciaries are violating the rights of Daesh suspects with flawed trials, arbitrary detentions under harsh conditions, and broad prosecutions, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. As the militant group’s self-proclaimed caliphate crumbles following defeats in Iraq and Syria, thousands suspected of joining it have been