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August 2016

Yalla At The Movies: Memories On Stone

It’s been two years since Memories On Stone had its first theatrical release, in the Czech Republic of all places, but on Sunday night it was shown at a new cinema café in Erbil. Memories On Stone centres on a team of film makers hurdling a…

Anger At British Journalist’s Story From Gwer

A story in UK tabloid Mail On Sunday has caused outrage for sensationalising the war against ISIL in areas around Gwer. Mark Nicol, and photographer John McLellan, published a ‘gripping dispatch’ on Sunday from ‘Qwer’ – incorrectly spelling…

What It Means To Be Yazidi In 2016

We lived safely in our homes, did our jobs and kept ourselves to ourselves until the shocking morning when ISIL militants launched an attack on us that displaced thousands of families as they illustrated their contempt for humanity. They…

Randa Markos Returns To UFC Octagon

Iraqi Canadian strawweight Randa Markos returns to MMA action tonight, looking to set up back-to-back wins for the first time in her UFC career. The Montreal native takes on Cortney Casey, currently ranked 27 in the official UFC rankings.…

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