January 25, 2015

One of the Japanese hostages is reportedly still alive.
20:10 GMT

Daesh radio confirmed on Sunday that its terrorists have executed Japanese security contractor Haruna Yukawa, following the release of a video announcing the hostage's death, according to AFP.

Similar attacks are a nearly daily occurrence in Iraq. (AFP/File)
11:22 GMT

Two bombings in Baghdad have left eight civilians dead and at least 22 wounded.

The US-led air campaign, which Washington claims aims to degrade Daesh's military capability, remains the subject of debate, with critics pointing to Daesh’s advances and battlefield successes despite the raids.(AFP/DOD /Jonathan Synder)
08:39 GMT

Since the start of the US-led airstrikes against Daesh, only one percent of the supposed "caliphate" has been reclaimed.

January 24, 2015

A lighting offensive by Daesh militants last summer in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul that took the country by surprise and sparked a massive Christian exodus to neighboring countries. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT

US military's Central Command General Lloyd Austin said US and Iraqi forces are organizing plans to launch a counter-attack in the Daesh-held, northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

January 23, 2015

Large parts of Anbar province are under Daesh control. (Photo: AFP/STR)
07:26 GMT

Daesh has reportedly turned over 1,500 schools in Iraq's Anbar province into military barracks, local sources told Asharq Al-Awsat.

In additional comments, Hammond stressed that any ground activity to combat the group would be done by a reconstructed Iraqi army, and British ground troops would not be involved. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

As Europe remains tense after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, British Foreign Secretary Philiip Hammond said he believed the greatest threat to British soil was a Daesh attack by sympathizers living in the UK.

January 22, 2015

UN figures have named last December Iraq's deadliest month since 2008, with over 1,800 wounded and more than 1,100 killed in militant attacks across the country. (AFP/File)
17:04 GMT

Just north of the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, eight were killed and more wounded when a bomb exploded near a military base Thursday, according to official sources.

The site of an Iraqi suicide bomb. (AFP/Getty Images)
13:13 GMT

Suicide bomb in Taji killed nine and injured 14 in the Taji area of Iraq.

Iraq's army launched the attacks alongside Kurdish forces as part of a long-term operation against Daesh in Mosul. (AFP/File)
12:03 GMT

Kurdish troops and Iraq's military launched joint attacks on Daesh in Mosul with the support of US-led coalition strikes in the area.

Tony Blair has insisted he is not to blame for the delays. (Photo: AFP/Pool/Stefan Rousseau)
05:00 GMT

The delay of a long-awaited official report on the British government’s decision to join the US-led war with Iraq in 2003 sparked outcry among legislators and political activists on Wednesday.

January 21, 2015

Iraq and Turkey have agreed to build a new natural gas pipeline
21:36 GMT

Iraq and Turkey have agreed to build a new natural gas pipeline, technical analysis on which will commence soon, a report said

The offensive was launched in north Iraq by Peshmerga and government forces. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
17:36 GMT

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, backed by government forces, have launched a large-scale operation against Daesh in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh.

Reports have emerged in recent weeks of Daesh militants stoning women for adultery in Syria, and in Iraq, the UN warns the group appears to be targeting educated, influential women. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

In Iraq, the UN reported executions of female civilians is on the rise, and women who are educated are especially vulnerable.

January 20, 2015

A screenshot shows the Daesh militant standing between two Japanese hostages. (Image: NBC)
08:06 GMT

Daesh militants threatened to execute two Japanese hostages in a new propaganda video released Tuesday.

January 18, 2015

Yazidi refugees seek medical attention in a health center located between Kirkuk and Erbil, January 17, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:37 GMT

Daesh militants in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk freed hundreds of Yazidis and were picked up by Kurdish peshmerga forces.