Heavy rainfall has left three dams in Duhok province on the brink of collapse, according to local officials, who say the government is ignoring their pleas for help. Meanwhile, Darbandikhan's hydroelectric dam near Halabja has vastly increased its power generating capacity.
In Syria's northeastern provinces such as al-Hasakah and Qamishli, the Assyrians face all forms of oppression by the PKK-affiliate YPG, including the confiscation of their properties, the shutdown of their schools, the forceful indoctrination of the terror-loaded ideologies and more The PKK-affiliated People's Protection Units (YPG), which the U.S.
DAMASCUS (AFP) -- Syria's government on Monday accused US, French and Turkish forces in the north of the country of carrying out "illegal archaeological digs", but offered no evidence to back up the allegation. "Information we have received indicates an acceleration in the pace of excavation work, pillaging and theft," a foreign ministry official was quoted as saying by state-run SANA news agency.
By Qassim Abdul-zahra and Bassem Mroue
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A year after it was routed from Iraq in a devastating war that left entire neighbourhoods and towns in ruins, the Daesh is fighting to hang on to its last enclave in eastern Syria, engaging in deadly battles with U.S.-backed forces.
By Simon Caldwell
The heir to the British throne has said he was deeply moved by the testimony of an Iraqi sister who fled Islamic State militants but returned to the Ninevah Plain to help re-establish a Christian presence there.
By Charles Collins
LEICESTER, United Kingdom -- Bishop Paul McAleenan said he was "shocked" by what he saw during a recent trip to northern Iraq to visit with Christians returning to their homes four years after being driven out by the Islamic State. The Westminster auxiliary is the Lead Bishop for Migrants and Asylum Seekers at the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.