Displaced Iraqis fleeing al-Baghdadi receive aid from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in the western Mansour Sunni neighbourhood of the capital, Baghdad. (AFP/File)
March 03, 2015 - 13:00 GMT
At least 400 families have fled their homes after Daesh began shelling the residential area of al-Baghdadi.
Iraqi troops allied with local militias take position during an operation to retake Tikrit from Daesh, March 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 03, 2015 - 12:14 GMT
Daesh said a US suicide bomber blew himself up during clashes with the Iraqi army in Tikrit. The country's security forces have yet to respond.
Lebanese soldiers stand guard in the northern city of Tripoli, March 14, 2014. (AFP/File)
March 03, 2015 - 11:02 GMT
A militant and Lebanese solder were killed in a gun battle during a raid near the northern city of Tripoli, the army said.
Iraqi government forces and allied militias fire weaponry from a position in the northern part of Diyala province, bordering Salaheddin province, as they take part in an assault to retake the city of Tikrit from Daesh. (AFP/File)
March 03, 2015 - 10:30 GMT
Iraqi forces and volunteer fighters have recaptured the town of Hamrin in Salahuddin province from Daesh.
Craig Hicks, 46, stands accused of three counts of murder. (AFP/File)
March 03, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
Durham County District Attorney Roger Echols will seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, NC.
The US Capitol at dusk. (AFP/File)
March 03, 2015 - 09:30 GMT
More US congress members have decided not to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to congress.
United Nations special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon (R) walks following a meeting with members of the Libyan General National Congress, the parallel parliament backed by the Fajr Libya militia. (AFP/File)
March 03, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
Libya's internationally-recognized Tobruk-based parliament voted to re-enter UN peace negotiations between rival political groups.
An additional 300 Australian soldiers will be deployed to Iraq as part of the US-led coalition. (AFP/File)
March 03, 2015 - 08:45 GMT
In response to a request from the US, Australia pledged 300 troops to bolster an international training coalition, the country's Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Tuesday.
Israeli soldiers stand in an abandoned military outpost overlooking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. (AFP/File)
March 03, 2015 - 08:30 GMT
A report stated Israel will respond to any attack by Hezbollah in the disputed territory of Syria's Golan Heights, including Shebaa Farms.
Iraqi employees clear debris a day after a bomb blast in Jisr Diyala neighbourhood, on the southeastern edge of the capital Baghdad. (AFP/File)
March 03, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
Numerous attacks across the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad killed at least seven people and injured 33 others on Monday.
US National Security Adviser Susan Rice addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, DC, on March 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 03, 2015 - 07:51 GMT
US security adviser Susan Rice addressed AIPAC, ensuring the audience of Obama's dedication and commitment to Israel.