Kurdish woman journalist killed covering story on ISIS

Kurdish woman journalist killed covering story on ISIS

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, U.S., AMERICAS: She was living in Ankara, Turkey and working as a news correspondent in the northern Iraqi region of conflict when she lost her life. Perhaps she would say she was doing what she love to do. But the death of Kurdish woman journalist Deniz Fırat is tragic regardless of […]

Iraqi women face increased violence under militant expansion

Iraqi women face increased violence under militant expansion

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations, New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Amid reports of deliberate targeting of women and girls in Iraq, senior United Nations officials today voiced deep concern about the deteriorating humanitarian and security situations in the country, where more than 1.2 million people have fled their homes in fear for their lives. “As the […]

IRAQ: Christian & ethnic minorities flee homes under insurgent violence

IRAQ: Christian & ethnic minorities flee homes under insurgent violence

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations, New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Two special advisors to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned today what could amount to war crimes committed in Iraq by terrorist and armed groups, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and raised special concern about the impacts of the deteriorating security […]

Displaced Iraqi families stream from Mosul to find safety

Displaced Iraqi families stream from Mosul to find safety

WNN Breaking (WNN/OHCHR) UN Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday expressed extreme alarm at the dramatic deterioration of the situation in Iraq, amid reports of summary executions and extrajudicial killings, and the massive displacement of some half a million people, as the forces allied with the Islamic […]

Iraqi widows caught in escalating violence under conflict

Iraqi widows caught in escalating violence under conflict

WNN Breaking (WNN) Baghdad, IRAQ, WESTERN ASIA: Following the recent and escalating violence in Fallujah , only 36 miles due west from Baghdad, Iraq women and children have been placed in ever increasing danger as forces inside the region continue to juggle for power. Armed conflict and strife is not new to women in the […]

Sectarian suicide bomb violence against children in Iraq rises

Sectarian suicide bomb violence against children in Iraq rises

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, New York, AMERICAS: United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Ms. Leila Zerrougui spoke out strongly this week against continuing episodes of religious extremist violence in Iraq as a suicide bomb killed over ten children present at an elementary school in a village 45 miles northwest of Iraq’s […]

Advocates stress Iran rights defenders subject to “relentless policy of harassment”

Advocates stress Iran rights defenders subject to “relentless policy of harassment”

WNN Breaking (WNN/FIDH) Paris, FRANCE / Geneva, SWITZERLAND: The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has just concluded that the detention of lawyer and founding member of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC) Abdolfattah Soltani is arbitrary, and requested the Iranian Government to release him immediately. The Observatory for the Protection of […]

Post Saddam Iraq sees dramatic rise in sex–trafficking

Post Saddam Iraq sees dramatic rise in sex–trafficking

Jessica Sarhan – WNN Breaking (WNN) LONDON: On the 9th November, Westminster-based NGO called SCEME –  Social Change through Education in the Middle East issued a report in the UK Parliament House of Lords that details the increasing number of Iraqi women being trafficked since the beginning of the 2003 Iraq invasion. The fall of […]

Iraq women attacked in push for human rights and freedom

Iraq women attacked in push for human rights and freedom

Marcia G. Yerman –  WNN Breaking Although the focus of many media reports has been on Egypt’s Tahrir Square, there is another Tahrir Square that demands our attention—the one in Baghdad. On Friday, June 10, members of the Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) were attacked and sexually molested as they gathered there to […]