Iraq

October 12, 2014

Kurdish forces fighting IS militants since June. (AFP/File)
13:16 GMT

A series of bomb attacks has left at least 26 people dead in Iraq, amid the deadly violence that rages on across the country.

Pro-kurdish demonstrators holding a giant flag as they gather on October 11, 2014 in Duesseldorf, north-western Germany, during a rally in solidarity with Kurds trapped in the northern Syrian city of Kobane. [AFP]
09:13 GMT

Thousands of Kurds in Britain and across Europe protest against the ISIS attack on Kobane as Turkey stubbornly refuses to help the besieged town.

Raad al-Azzawi's TV station was also attacked last year, when a militia group raided and detonated two suicide bombs, killing several journalists and the station's chief news editor. (AFP/File)
09:06 GMT

The Islamic State reportedly publicly executed a local Iraqi cameraman in northern Iraq on Friday, highlighting the dangers faced by both international and local media workers in Syria and Iraq.

American-led air attacks are failing. President Obama's plan to "degrade and destroy" Islamic State has not even begun to achieve success. [AFP]
08:19 GMT

America's plans to fight Islamic State are in ruins as the militant group's fighters come close to capturing Kobani and have inflicted a heavy defeat on the Iraqi army west of Baghdad.

October 11, 2014

At least 38 people were killed Saturday night in Shi'a areas of Baghdad. (Image: Shutterstock)
20:40 GMT

Media reports said that the blasts occurred within minutes of one another.

Mourners in Suruc, Turkey bury Kurdish fighters killed battling IS jihadists for control of Kobani on Oct. 11. 
(AFP/Aris Messinis)
17:12 GMT

Outgunned by the more heavily armed IS attackers, Kurdish defenders were facing IS advances from two directions.

Iraqi Shi'a fighters from Tal Afar, loyal to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, take part in a parade in the Shi'a shrine city of Karbala in central Iraq on October 2, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)
11:00 GMT

Armed militias have increased their presence across Iraq as part of local and national attempts to combat advancing ISIS fighters.

Nine Islamic State militants were killed in the northern Saladin province (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Iraq's army killed nine militants from the Islamic State and destroyed an IS base in the northern Saladin province, according to security officials.

October 9, 2014

According to the United Nations, over 1,110 people lost their lives in acts of violence across Iraq last month. (AFP/File)
16:45 GMT

A car bomb explosion in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad has claimed at least 12 lives.

 A Super Hornet fighter jet has carried out Australia's first bombing raid in Iraq, targeting what the defence ministry on October 9, 2014. [AFP]
13:11 GMT

An Australian jet fighter has targeted positions of the ISIL terrorists in Iraq for the first time since the country joined a US-led international coalition against the terror group.

UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said Britain's role in Iraq and Syria would continue to be supportive (File/AFP)
12:32 GMT

The British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the UK will become more involved in the fight against IS, but ground troops won't be deployed to Iraq and Syria.

President Barack Obama says the “barbaric” ISIL terrorist organization poses a threat to the world and fighting against the group will be a “difficult mission.” [AFP]
08:43 GMT

US President Barack Obama says the “barbaric” ISIL terrorist organization poses a threat to the world and fighting against the group will be a “difficult mission.”

As the fighting continues, the lack of assistance for those living in Kobani sparked more violent demonstrations across Turkey. [Getty Images]
08:04 GMT

Isis in Kobani: Still no sign of Turkey reacting to threat on its border as John Kerry says preventing the fall of the town is 'not a strategic objective'

October 8, 2014

The FBI has appealed for help in tracking down IS fighters. [Twitter]
12:53 GMT

The FBI has appealed to the public for any information on individuals who may have traveled abroad to fight alongside Isis.

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper pictured in Ontario, March 18th, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:00 GMT

The U.S. welcomed Canada's announcement to join the international campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.