Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham

8.13.14

Why Is the Islamic State Trying to Eradicate Iraq's Yazidi Minority?

For the past week, the world's gaze has been fixed on northern Iraq, where the Islamic State is besieging, scattering, and starving out the Yazidis, an ethno-religious minority on the run.

6.6.14

ISIS Reportedly Executed Children As Young as One in Syria

Seven children were among the victims of an attack on Syrian farmers by ISIS, Amnesty International said.

12.16.13

Syria's Rebel Press Is Fighting Back Against Jihadists

ANA New Media Association has pledged to whip up a storm of protest every time a journalist or activist is targeted by the jihadis

12.9.13

Syria's Rebel Press Is Fighting Back Against Jihadists

As ISIS continues to oppress the fledgling media landscape in the north and east of Syria, the ANA New Media Association has pledged to whip up a storm of protest every time a journalist or activist is targeted by the jihadis.

9.2.13

More and More Journalists Are Being Kidnapped in Syria

Journalists who are justifiably worried about being kidnapped by the rebels or the regime are being forced to reconsider the way they cover the ongoing civil war, even as they feel a duty to continue reporting on it.

8.2.13

I Ate Ice Cream with a Member of al Qaeda in Syria

A week ago, I got a call from one of my contacts to say that an al Qaeda fighter in Syria was willing to give me—a Western, female journalist—an interview. There were conditions: we would do the interview in a secret location, I would wear a headscarf...

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