July 16, 2014
Iraqi forces withdrew from Tikrit after a failed attempt to retake the city from Islamic State militants.
Libyan militants in Iraq and Syria are returning back home to fight a breakaway militia group led by rogue ex-general, Khalifa Haftar, security officials say.
July 15, 2014
Iraq's parliament successful elected a new speaker of the house Tuesday.
The emerging threat from groups like ISIS must be stopped by Sunni Arabs with help from the international community.
July 14, 2014
Militants from ISIL have taken partial control of the town of Dhuluiyah, just 80 kilometers north of Baghdad.
A car bomb in Baghdad killed at least 4 civilians and wounded 12 others Monday.
July 13, 2014
The Israeli Defense Force's noon deadline for tens of thousands of residents in northern Gaza to evacuate has passed as the IDF plans to intensify air strikes on the zone Israel believes is firing more rockets.
Iraq's parliamentary session Sunday ended after 30 minutes and without progress.
Gunmen killed at least 33 people including 29 women in a Baghdad housing complex Saturday. Police said the motive of the shootings still remained unclear.
An oil ministry spokesman in Baghdad described the takeover as dangerous and irresponsible and called for the Kurdish forces to withdraw immediately.
July 11, 2014
Kurdish forces seized control of Iraq's northern oilfields Friday as tensions continue to increase between Irbil and Baghdad.
At least 11 Iraqi police were killed in an offensive near the city of Ramadi Friday.
Beddawi, particularly the neighborhood of Mankoubine, has a reputation in the last three years for being a wellspring of Lebanese jihadists.
July 10, 2014
Sunni militants seized a military base in Iraq's Diyala province Thursday after intense fighting with forces from Baghdad.
Iraqi Kurds say they will withdraw their ministers from the cabinet and cease participation in the government of Prime Minister Maliki in protest over his remarks.