Nobel Peace Prize winner Murad urges world to fight genocide

Nadia Murad speaking in Washington after winning the Nobel Peace prize last week. (AFP)
Updated 08 October 2018
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Nobel Peace Prize winner Murad urges world to fight genocide

WASHINGTON: Iraqi Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad called on Monday for the world to do more to fight genocide and sexual violence.
In her first news conference since accepting the award she said she feels obligated to use her voice to defend the rights of persecuted people around the world.
The 25-year-old Murad was among thousands of young women from the Yazidi minority who were kidnapped and enslaved in 2014 by Daesh. She says she is honored to be a Nobel recipient, but says much more needs to be done to help Yazidis forced from their homes.
Murad was speaking at the National Press Club in Washington.
She was awarded the peace price Friday along with Dr. Denis Mukwege of Congo.


Yemeni army recaptures Wadi Al-Tamm and Al-Saif mountains in Saada

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Yemeni army recaptures Wadi Al-Tamm and Al-Saif mountains in Saada

  • Yemeni soldiers recaptured the strategic mountains of Wadi Al-Tamm and Jabal Al-Saif after clashes with the Houthis
  • Another seven militants were killed in a Yemeni army bombing

DUBAI: Yemen’s army reclaimed strategic mountain ranges in the Kitaf district in the northern Saada province from Houthi militants on Sunday night, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.

Yemeni soldiers recaptured the strategic mountains of Wadi Al-Tamm and Jabal Al-Saif after clashes with the Houthis, which left 6 militants dead, according to a military statement issued on Yemen’s official news agency.

Elsewhere in Saada, seven Houthis - including leaders - were killed in a Yemeni army bombing in Ash-Shami front.

“The shelling targeted a Houthi operation room, were a number of leaders were present for a meeting,” a Yemeni military source added.