October 9, 2014
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.
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.
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.”
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 to the public for any information on individuals who may have traveled abroad to fight alongside Isis.
The U.S. welcomed Canada's announcement to join the international campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
October 7, 2014
The ground attacks in Kobani's streets are centered on the southern section of the city, and are regarded as less intense than Monday's effort to repel IS militants.
A car bomb has killed at least 17 people and injured 13 others in Iraq's Saladin Province.
IS militants have entered the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani after weeks of intense fighting.
October 6, 2014
The French Ministry of Defense says Paris is going to step up its military presence in Iraq.
October 5, 2014
IS militants are closing in on the Syrian border town known to the Kurds as Kobani.
The Sunday Times reported that the Islamic State is calling on its members to brace for war with Iran in order to take over its nuclear secrets.
IMF managing director Christine Lagarde warned of the fragile recovery of the global economy and the effects of the turmoil in the Middle East, especially the war against ISIS and the instability of Iraq and Syria, which could trigger higher global oil prices.
Peter Kassig, 26, was kidnapped by IS in 2013 while he was in Syria as a medical worker.
October 3, 2014
Australia is due to send fighter jets to bomb Islamic State targets in northern Iraq within days after the country's government approved military action alongside the U.S.-led coalition.