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Head of UNESCO Irina Bokova (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
February 27, 2015 - 07:50 GMT
Destruction of cultural heritage is a threat to security in Iraq, says UNESCO
Daesh struck back against a planned mass operation by detaining a mass number of Iraqi tribesmen, Reuters reported Thursday. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 26, 2015 - 14:55 GMT
Daesh struck back against a planned mass operation by detaining a mass number of Iraqi tribesmen, Reuters reported Thursday.
An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter fires at Daesh militants during clashes on the top of Mount Zardak, on the outskirts of Mosul, on September 9, 2014. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2015 - 12:53 GMT
Human Rights Watch recently published a report suggesting that Kurdish forces are barring Sunni Arabs from returning to disputed lands recently liberated from Daesh control.
Jihadi John executing US journalist  Steven Sotloff. (Image: Youtube)
February 26, 2015 - 11:25 GMT
The real identity of the Daesh militant famous for executing hostages in the terrorist group's propaganda videos has been revealed. Daesh's Jihadi John is really Mohammed Emwazi from west London.
Prominent Daesh commanders were killed, although the fate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi remains unknown. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2015 - 10:30 GMT
A number of senior Daesh commanders were killed Thursday by US-led coalition airstrikes in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim, near the Syrian border.
Former Marine Eddie Ray Routh has been sentenced to life in prison over the 2013 shooting of Kyle. (Image: Hindustan Times)
February 25, 2015 - 14:06 GMT
Eddie Ray Routh found guilty of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle's murder.
The IDF displays some of Israel's rockets at the port of Eliat. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2015 - 07:36 GMT
The human rights organization Amnesty International urged the global community to halt weapon sales and shipments to countries accused of committing mass atrocities, such as Iraq, Syria, and Israel.
Iraq is less than thrilled after US officials have told media approximate dates for the Mosul campaign, sources said Tuesday. (AFP/File)
February 24, 2015 - 21:30 GMT
Iraq is less than thrilled after US officials have told media approximate dates for the Mosul campaign, sources said Tuesday.
A car-bomb explosion in Iraq. (AFP/File)
February 24, 2015 - 16:00 GMT
Police and medical officials say at least 15 people have been killed and a number of others injured when bomb explosions struck areas in and around Iraq’s capital, Baghdad.
Newly-appointed US Defense Secretary Ash Carter congregated a council of about 25 US officials who told reporters about a fresh offensive led by some 800 Iraqi troops and American warplanes against Daesh positions in western Iraq. (AFP/File)
February 24, 2015 - 07:26 GMT
As new US Defense Secretary Ash Carter takes office, around 800 Iraqi forces, bolstered by U.S. warplanes, prepare to take on Daesh for control of the western town of al-Baghdadi.
Iraqi forces plan to retake the town of al-Baghdadi from Daesh militants, a key location for training local forces. (AFP/File)
February 23, 2015 - 16:03 GMT
Iraqi forces plan to retake the town of al-Baghdadi from Daesh militants, a key location for training local forces.