World Refugee Day
Displaced Family Gets New Lease on Life After Surviving Threat of ISIS
A soft-spoken Yazidi couple, Suleiman Khalf Kajo and his wife, Khabshe, have lived in a refugee camp in northern Syria with their family since fleeing ISIS in August 2014.
International Rescue Committee
What It's Like to Fight ISIS in Iraq as a Westerner
Mike, a 54-year-old dance teacher from England, spent six months in Iraq battling the Islamic State. We spoke to him about his time there and how he thinks the battle can be won.
The VICE Morning Bulletin
This morning, US diplomats call for a strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, British MP Jo Cox has died, Meat Loaf is in the hospital after collapsing onstage, and more.
Islamic State is committing genocide against Yazidis, UN investigation says
The accusations were made in a UN report, based on interviews with dozens of survivors, saying that the Islamist militants had been seeking to destroy the Yazidi population through killings, sexual slavery, and other crimes.
VICE News and Reuters
Yazidis in Iraq Who Escaped the Islamic State Are Being Ignored Because They're Not 'Refugees'
A religious rights group is urging Canada's immigration ministry to allow hundreds of Yazidis displaced from their homes in northern Iraq by Islamic State militants to come to Canada through its refugee channels.
The Islamic State Has a Detailed Ruling on Who Can Have Sex with Female Slaves
The fatwa appears to go beyond IS's previous known utterances on the subject, and sheds new light on how the group is trying to reinterpret centuries-old teachings to justify the sexual slavery of women.
Reuters News Agency
Evidence Keeps Piling Up That the Islamic State Committed Genocide Against Yazidis
A mass grave has been found outside Sinjar and authorities say more than 70 Yazidis might be buried there. Meanwhile, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum has released a damning report.
Some Yazidis Hesitate to Return to Sinjar After Ousting of the Islamic State
Heavy fighting and cruelty by the Islamic State has left lasting scars on both the Iraqi town and its people.
UN Verifies Islamic State Slave Price List: 'The Girls Get Peddled Like Barrels of Petrol'
A UN official confirmed the legitimacy of an Islamic State document that lists the prices for captives sold as slaves, and provided details about the group’s flesh trade.
VICE News Capsule - Monday, August 3
Iraqi protesters call for rescue of Yazidi women and girls, UN peacekeeper killed in the Central African Republic, Pakistan frees imprisoned Indian fishermen, and Yemen's water shortage is worsening.
Life After Islamic State Massacres: The Road to Mosul (Part 2)
In part two of a three-part series, VICE News follows Yazidi militia aligned with peshmerga forces as they explore the devastation that the Islamic State brought to their communities.
Pinned Down by the Islamic State: The Road to Mosul (Part 1)
In part one of a three-part series, VICE News embeds with Kurdish peshmerga fighters defending the hills above the Islamic State-held city of Sinjar.