The Iraqi Central Government has begun implementing its order to remove customs checkpoints between the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and other Iraqi cities. Baghdad has also added that no taxes are to be levied on the goods on their way to central and southern Iraq.
Dr Nagham Nawzat, a Yazidi gynecologist, has provided life-saving support to around 1,200 Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS. Dr. Nawzat is a volunteer at the Duhok Survivors Centre, where she provides health services to the women.
Nadia Murad, the Yazidi girl who escaped ISIS' after they sexually abused her and murdered her family, won the Nobel Peace Prize among 331 candidates from around the world. Since her escape, Murad has raised awareness on ISIS' violence towards women and minorities.
Amid objections to timing, campaigning for Kurdistan Region's Parliamentary elections has kicked off on Tuesday. Voters will be seeing election campaigns scattered throughout the region, of nominees running to win one of the 111 seats in the Kurdish parliament.
After the liberation of their areas from ISIS, the Ezidis in Nineveh Province are rebuilding their holiest temple, the Temple of Lalish. The reconstruction initiative was led by the Ezidis spiritual leader Baba Chawish and funded by private donors and Ezidi charities.