By Nuri Kino
I had just spoken with "abu-Ali" in IS to try to grasp their way of thinking. Why do they kidnap children? He replied that they don't kidnap children, they save them and steer them toward the true faith. And such was the theme throughout our entire conversation.
According to Feyyaz Kerimo, writer and teacher living in Sweden, the 1915 genocide had irrevocable effects on Assyrian identity which is made weaker and fell apart today.
The atrocities committed by Islamic State (in Arabic: "Daesh") militants in Iraq should be a wakeup call to the international community to take action.
By Liz Fields
Iraq's outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki paid an unexpected visit to the town of Amerli on Monday, following its liberation from the Islamic State militants over the weekend, and warned in televised remarks that "Iraq will be a graveyard" for insurgents.
Berlin (DPA) -- The German parliament on Monday overwhelmingly backed Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to arm Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq, which breaks a long-standing taboo of dispatching weapons to international conflict zones.
(AP) -- An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.