In 2015, Canadian photographer Joey Lawrence travelled to the Kurdish regions of Iraq and Syria while fierce fighting was underway against Islamic State. Lawrence's hope was to capture the Kurdish fighters' lives during war and tell their stories through photos. He is now displaying his work in different cities around the world. VOA's Rebaz Majeed visited Lawrence's exhibition in Sulaymaniyah, in Iraq's Kurdish region, and filed this report.
Shelling that targeted the Syrian town of Qamishli, amid a Turkish incursion to oust Syrian Democratic Forces, has forever changed the life of Sara Hossein, 8, who lost a leg and her brother in the bombing. Rebaz Majeed reports for VOA.
From celebrities to paparazzi, media crews to music bands, hundreds gathered and attended the fourth annual Slemani International Film Festival in Sulaymaniyah city of Iraqi Kurdistan. This year, 154 films from 78 countries are competing to win awards in different categories. VOA's Rebaz Majeed has more in this report narrated by Bezhan Hamdard.