Iraq

July 15, 2014

Thousands have fled the ongoing violence in Iraq. (AFP/File)
13:33 GMT

Iraq's parliament successful elected a new speaker of the house Tuesday.

ISIS recently established an Islamic State in parts of Iraq. (AFP/File)
09:49 GMT

The emerging threat from groups like ISIS must be stopped by Sunni Arabs with help from the international community.

July 14, 2014

Shiite fighters in Baghdad are preparing for an ISIL advance. (AFP/File)
12:25 GMT

Militants from ISIL have taken partial control of the town of Dhuluiyah, just 80 kilometers north of Baghdad.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing. (AFP/File)
11:55 GMT

A car bomb in Baghdad killed at least 4 civilians and wounded 12 others Monday.

July 13, 2014

The Israeli Defense Force has struck 200 targets in Gaza over the past 24 hours (AFP/ File).
13:56 GMT

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 parliament must quickly pick a new speaker of parliament, president, and prime minister. (AFP/File)
13:52 GMT

Iraq's parliamentary session Sunday ended after 30 minutes and without progress.

Members of Iraq's security forces stand guard in Baghdad, April 29, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:49 GMT

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.

Efforts to reach agreement on a new government in Baghdad to confront the insurgents have been complicated by the tensions between Maliki and the Kurds.
04:55 GMT

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

Irbil released a statement Friday saying that the KRG will now control disputed northern oil fields (File Archive)
19:54 GMT

Kurdish forces seized control of Iraq's northern oilfields Friday as tensions continue to increase between Irbil and Baghdad.

Anti-government demonstrators previously protested in Anbar province for months until Baghdad commissioned an operation to oust them from their demonstration site (File Archive/AFP)
13:40 GMT

At least 11 Iraqi police were killed in an offensive near the city of Ramadi Friday.

The ISIS flag flying above norther Iraq. (Photo: AFP)
07:32 GMT

Beddawi, particularly the neighborhood of Mankoubine, has a reputation in the last three years for being a wellspring of Lebanese jihadists.

July 10, 2014

Thousands of residents left Mosul last month before ISIS claimed full control of the city (File Archive/AFP)
20:49 GMT

Sunni militants seized a military base in Iraq's Diyala province Thursday after intense fighting with forces from Baghdad.

Barzani said earlier this month that measures are being taken for holding a referendum on Kurdistan's future. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT

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.

The UN atomic agency said the materials obtained by insurgents were "low grade" despite Iraq's security concerns (File/AFP)
11:05 GMT

Terrorist groups seized nuclear materials used for scientific research from Iraq's Mosul University according to a document issued to the UN.

Iraqi militants continue to terrorize civilians and aim to capture Baghdad. (AFP/File)
09:20 GMT

The U.N. announced Thursday that the nuclear materials recently seized by militants in Iraq are low grade and do not pose a significant threat.