Tag Archives: Islamic State

Shalaw Mohammed: Civilians are fleeing ISIL along death’s road

Last week Mahmoud Fathallah arrived with his family and another 10 people in Kirkuk, a city in northern Iraq. The 34 year-old is originally from Hawija, a mostly Sunni Muslim-populated town about 50 kilometres south of Kirkuk, and he and the other people travelled there guided by people smugglers.  Continue →

Kawa Sheikh Abdullah on Iraqi Kurdistan’s next crisis: Its presidency

Several weeks ago Iraqi Kurdish MPs got into a fistfight in Parliament. The cause? Debate over whether the current president could run for another term, legally. Critics are asking: is this a democracy or a dictatorship? Continue →