June 17, 2014
ISIS militants tried to woo the residents of Mosul with cheap gas and water along with other popular initiatives, despite reports that only Sunni Iraqis returned to the city.
Iraqi security forces successfully fended off ISIL militants who attacked Baquoba early Tuesday.
Britain has proposed a ban on ISIL under the British Terrorism Act.
The U.S. is deploying several hundred troops in and around Iraq.
England's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Monday that the U.K. will not stand in the way if the U.S. decides to take military action in Iraq.
June 16, 2014
The prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan has arrived in Tehran for talks about the Iraq crisis.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview that the U.S. is considering air strikes in Iraq.
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.