Iraq

October 2, 2014

More than 5,000 Yazidi women have been captured by the Islamic State (File/AFP)
08:49 GMT

Two teenagers who escaped from Islamic State militants described their ordeal while in captivity. While 5,000 Yazidi women remain missing, what happens to them when they're kidnapped?

Shatha Hassoun has brought us the magic again. (Image: Facebook)
08:35 GMT

Twelve songs sung by Iraqi singer Shatha Hassoun is ours for the listening after Rotana announced its launch.

Islamic State opens 1st consulate in Turkish capital. [AFP]
04:52 GMT

The ISIL terrorists have purportedly opened a consulate in Turkey and use it to issue visas for those who want to join the fight against the Syrian and Iraqi governments.

October 1, 2014

A combo of handout pictures received from Britain's Ministry of Defence on September 30, 2014 shows screen shots of a strike on an Islamic State armed pick-up truck, using a Brimstone missile (circled in red by MoD before impact), at an undisclosed location in Iraq during an armed mission in support of Op Shader.[AFP]
15:44 GMT

RAF Tornados launch second wave of attacks on targets in Iraq

An image grab taken from a video released by Islamic State group's official Al-Raqqa site via YouTube on September 23, 2014. [AFP]
14:22 GMT

Iraqi tribesmen have found a depot of Jordan-made weapons belonging to ISIL Takfiri militants in northern part of the country.

The Islamic State militants began an assault on Kobani in mid-September. (AFP/File)
12:32 GMT

Islamic State militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters who were captured during clashes near Kobani.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called the Islamic State allegations "dirty plots" (File/AFP)
12:01 GMT

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu denied allegations that his country supported the Islamic State after 49 hostages were freed from the city of Mosul.

Issawi served as minister of finance under Maliki between 2010 and 2013 before being charged with corruption (file photo).
10:42 GMT

“Serious steps” are being taken to clear an exiled Iraqi politician of terror charges as a prelude to his nomination as minister of defense, say sources close to Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi.

The Kurdish victory is one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing IS fighters. (AFP/File)
07:59 GMT

Iraqi Kurdish troops drove IS fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria Tuesday.

The air strikes are an effort to assist Kurdish troops in northwest Iraq. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT

The British Royal Air Force has begun air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

September 30, 2014

Kurdish forces have been battling Islamic State militants since June. (AFP/File)
12:57 GMT

Kurdish Peshmerga forces are carrying out military operations against Islamic State militants on three different fronts in northern Iraq.

This is the third such propaganda video released by the Islamic State featuring Mr. Cantlie. (AFP/File)
07:51 GMT

Islamic State militants have released a new video featuring British hostage John Cantlie criticizing Obama's military strategy.

The army also diffused explosive devices planted by militants. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT

Iraqi soldiers have recaptured over a dozen villages in Diyala province from IS militants.

Turkey initially refused to join the US-led coalition, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara's position has changed. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The Turkish government has announced its decision to submit motions to parliament requesting an extended mandate for military action in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State.

September 29, 2014

Israel officially banned the Islamic State and anyone associating with it at the beginning of September.
15:00 GMT

Police say the teacher admitted bringing the materials back to Israel from Jordan.