June 15, 2014

One of Iraq's most influential Shia clerics recently called upon all capable Iraqis to pick up arms and fight ISIL militants. (AFP/File)
08:27 GMT

Iraqi military forces have reportedly killed roughly 300 militants in their effort to stop ISIL from taking over more territory in Iraq.

Lebanese security forces are ramping up security in border towns like Arsal. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT

Lebanese authorities are increasing security in border regions and adopting preventive measures to avoid spillover violence from Iraq and Syria.

The ships arrived in the Gulf late Saturday. (AFP/File)
06:59 GMT

The U.S. has sent three warships to the Gulf in response to recent chaos in Iraq.

Iraqi volunteers stand in trucks, ready to fight ISIL militants (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Iraq's army prepared for an offensive against ISIL militant as the terrorist group advanced towards the country's capital, Baghdad.

June 14, 2014

The Iraqi Ministry of Communications also said internet access would be unavailable due maintenance reasons (File/AFP)
13:09 GMT

Social media sites Facebook and Twitter have allegedly been blocked in Iraq by the communication ministry to try and prevent ISIS militants using them.

Iran also denied media rumors that three battalions had been dispatched to Iraq (File/AFP)
09:57 GMT

Washington on Friday dismissed media reports about the possibility of talks between the U.S. and Iran over the ongoing violence in Iraq.

At least 500,000 Iraqis fled Mosul, after it was overrun by ISIS militants (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

The UN's top human rights official, Navi Pillay, warned of grave human rights abuses in Iraq, as ISIS militants advance towards Baghdad.

June 13, 2014

Nato has so far ruled out any military action in Iraq (File/AFP)
14:09 GMT

Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said there would be no role of the 28-nation alliance in Iraq's detrimental violence.

ISIS spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, called Iraq's Shia population "a disgraced people".
11:32 GMT

The Shia dominated government of Iraq looks like it's on its last legs. If ISIS overrun Baghdad, it's game over.

Extremists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are believed to be advancing towards Baghdad, late on Thursday (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Hundreds of Iraqis have reportedly rushed to join the country's forces against ISIL militants who have advanced towards Baghdad.

June 12, 2014

Iraqi families fleeing violence in Nineveh Province wait at the northern Kurdish border (File/AFP)
18:56 GMT

President Hasan Rouhani said Thursday that Iran would not tolerate violent militant groups stemming in Iraq as over 500,000 people fled Nineveh Province.

Iraq is facing intense violence as militants attempt to take over multiple Iraqi cities. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The U.S. is preparing to send major arm shipments to Iraq because of recent instability in the country.

Iraq edges closer to chaos as ISIL militants overtake key cities and Iraqi forces flee their posts. (AFP/File)
13:37 GMT

Iraq's parliament failed to reach a quorum needed to vote on a request for a state of emergency.

Iraqi security forces abandoned their posts and fled Mosul upon the arrival of ISIL fighters. (AFP/File)
11:41 GMT

Kurdish security forces have seized the city of Kirkuk as militants head towards Baghdad.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has failed to ensure the safety of his people. (AFP/File)
10:12 GMT

The recent takeover of Mosul by ISIL raises many questions about Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and the future of Iraq.