Iraq

October 17, 2014

ISIS executes two of their own (File/AFP)
06:15 GMT

ISIS may have beheaded two of their own

October 16, 2014

Newly appointed Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein referred to IS as the  "antithesis of human rights" (File/AFP)
19:45 GMT

The new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, warned of Islamic State atrocities across Iraq and Syria Thursday.

Iraq has faced brutal violence by Islamic State militants in recent months (File/AFP)
18:17 GMT

A UK-based international rights group has warned that minorities in Iraq face ethnic cleansing by Islamic State terrorists.

Medical officials confirmed the deaths of at least 38 people in the attacks (AFP/File)
17:42 GMT

Terrorist attacks killed at least 38 people and wound dozens others across Iraq's capital, Baghdad, Thursday.

The British parliament voted last month to approve air strikes against ISIS in Iraq in September. (AFP/File)
13:36 GMT

The UK mobilizes Reaper drones against IS in Iraq.

Haider Al-Abadi's comments came on the same day the U.S. Defense Department named its anti-IS operation "Inherent Resolve" (File/AFP)
10:27 GMT

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said Baghdad was "safe" from Islamic State militants, calling the claims "false rumors".

Members of the US military were reportedly ordered not to report finding several mustard shells, some of which burned unprepared soldiers upon their finding. (AFP/FIle)
04:00 GMT

The US military reportedly concealed the discovery of huge caches of chemical weapons during the operations in the 2003 invasion in Iraq. Now they could be in the hands of Islamic State militants.

October 15, 2014

Iraqi Shia cities have been witnessing deadly bombings over the past few days. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT

At least 21 people have been killed in a bomb attack in a Shia neighborhood in Baghdad.

October 14, 2014

Around 180,000 people are believed to have fled the city of Hit due to IS violence (File/AFP)
16:21 GMT

Islamic State has advanced in Iraq's Anbar province despite setbacks elsewhere after militants seized a military camp in the city of Hit Monday.

British journalist John Cantlie was kidnapped by militants while freelancing in Syria (Image: Screenshot)
16:03 GMT

The sister of kidnapped British hostage John Cantlie has made a heartfelt plea to Islamic State militants to "restart dialogue" with her family in order to secure his release.

Turkish soldiers sit in their tank overlooking Kobani on Oct. 11. AFP/Aris Messinis
10:50 GMT

Turkey's attacks on the PKK are the first since a peace process began last year.

At least 22 IS militants were allegedly killed according to security sources (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Shelling killed 22 Islamic State militants and wounded at least 40 others, near Baquba.

October 13, 2014

Islamic State militants in desert camouflaged vehicles (AFP/ File Archive).
20:00 GMT

Islamic State jihadists have seized an army base in the town of Hit in al-Anbar province.

Islamic State militants have allegedly used chemical weapons in the border Syrian town of Kobani more than once (File/AFP)
12:02 GMT

Photographs have emerged of IS militants allegedly using chemical weapons against Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani, where fighting rages on.

At least 115 militants were reportedly killed in the fighting. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT

Intense clashes erupted in Iraq's Anbar Province after IS militants attacked three military bases.