The brutal crackdown on the anti-government protest movement in Syria prompted the international community and the Arab League to impose economic sanctions on the country. But just how effective are such measures? By Anja Zorob and Salam SaidMore
Thousands of Yazidis were trapped on Mount Sinjar after being forced to flee their homes by Islamic State terrorist militias. Many have fled to Syria; others have remained in Iraq. The US has provided food and water, although Washington no longer sees the need for a rescue mission. Their situation is desperate.