Thirty years later, corruption is still rife in Kurdistan, and the wealth is controlled by the political elite. The Peshmerga forces are still divided between Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, despite the parties’ promises to unify them.
The fire in the Sharya refugee camp highlights the plight of thousands of displaced Yazidis unable to return to Sinjar, due to the presence of armed groups and political disputes between Baghdad and Erbil.
The Iraqi police received a report recently of a bride’s suicide one day after her marriage, found hanging from a rope bound from the ceiling of her room … This investigation reveals the reasons for the escalation of suicides in Iraq, as well as how many murders of women end up recorded as suicides.
After the Iraqi army withdrew from northern Iraq in 1991, over 18 tons of archives documenting Saddam Hussein’s hideous crimes against the Kurds stayed behind. We publish the incredible story of how the files were uncovered, saved and stored.