On Al-Mutanabbi Street, the heart of Baghdad's cultural life, 28-year-old Baraa al-Bayati is disrupting a society steeped in male chauvinism
Sofia Barbarani is a freelance journalist based in Erbil, Iraq. She is a graduate of King’s College London and City University London. Follow her on Twitter @SofiaBarbarani.
As the Islamic State loses ground to coalition and government forces, experts warn that the group is liable to step up its efforts to carry out attacks worldwide.
'We witnessed the electricity and the joy in the eyes of the youth,' says UNHCR representative.
With gay people increasingly targeted by ISIS and Shi’ite militants, IraQueer offers a chance to share experiences and get help.
In refugee camp near area housing PKK militants, refugees hunker down for war of attrition.
Kurdish forces and local Assyrians battle the Islamic State as the remaining civilians fear for their abducted brethren.
With little of no military experience, Syrians from the oldest Christian community in the world are taking up arms against ISIS — with training from a former club owner in Switzerland.
City is also key path to freeing Sinjar, home of trapped minority Yazidis.
Reported killings, forced conversions and abduction of Yazidi men, women and children at the hands of Islamic State triggered a mass exodus of approximately one-third of Iraq's Yazidis.
Kurds and Shiites have fled Mosul following the June 10 takeover of the city by Sunni extremists. Some are hopeful they will return, while others are just hoping to survive.
It’s said that the Kurdish attachment to Kirkuk is comparable to the Jewish longing for Jerusalem. What kind of future would a future Kurdish state - caught between Islamists and an angry Baghdad - face?