June 16, 2014
The ISIL captured Tal Afar Monday.
The U.S. State Department has announced that the U.S. embassy in Baghdad will remain open.
Conflicting reports reveal it is unclear who is currently in control of Nineveh province's strategic city of Tal Afar.
Brent crude edged above $113 a barrel, up more than $4 this week, on concerns that an insurgency in Iraq could trigger civil war and eventually crimp oil exports.
June 15, 2014
The Syrian and Iraqi governments have begun joint airstrikes against ISIL militants.
A bombing in central Baghdad has left 9 dead and 23 injured.
The corrupt nature of the Iraqi army and the revenge politics of Maliki's administration enabled the ISIL's takeover.
An airstrike on Kurdish forces has killed 6 and left over 20 injured.
Iraqi military forces have reportedly killed roughly 300 militants in their effort to stop ISIL from taking over more territory in Iraq.
Lebanese authorities are increasing security in border regions and adopting preventive measures to avoid spillover violence from Iraq and Syria.
The U.S. has sent three warships to the Gulf in response to recent chaos in Iraq.
Iraq's army prepared for an offensive against ISIL militant as the terrorist group advanced towards the country's capital, Baghdad.
June 14, 2014
Social media sites Facebook and Twitter have allegedly been blocked in Iraq by the communication ministry to try and prevent ISIS militants using them.
Washington on Friday dismissed media reports about the possibility of talks between the U.S. and Iran over the ongoing violence in Iraq.
The UN's top human rights official, Navi Pillay, warned of grave human rights abuses in Iraq, as ISIS militants advance towards Baghdad.