Nadia Murad Basee Taha called for justice for the victims of the Islamic State group and argued that the 2014 attack on the Yazidis should be recognized as a genocide. (AFP/Mark Wilson)
October 27, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The two women, who now live in Germany, campaign for the thousands of Yezidi girls and women forced into sex slavery by the extremist group.
Newly displaced Iraqis who fled from the city of Mosul are reunited with their relatives who came two years ago fleeing Daesh to the refugee camp in the Khazer area, on October 26, 2016. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
October 27, 2016 - 07:05 GMT
Some 10,000 people have already fled villages surrounding Mosul.
Counterterrorism forces restored control over Rutbah, a small borderline town located near Jordan in Iraq's western Anbar province, after Daesh took over most of its neighborhoods. (AFP/File)
October 26, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Counterterrorism forces restored control over Rutbah, a small borderline town located near Jordan in Iraq's western Anbar province, after Daesh took over most of its neighborhoods.
An Iraqi soldier walks past a broken statue of the virgin Mary. (AFP/File)
October 26, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Two years ago the mainly Christian-populated village of Bartella in northern Iraq fell to the onslaught of Islamic State. The Iraqi army has driven out the extremist militia, but the return to normal life is still far away for its displaced residents.
The Iraqi army in the Anbar province, where Rutbah sits (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
October 25, 2016 - 23:51 GMT
The town is now reportedly under Iraqi control again.
The view from a Peshmerga base north of Mosul (Al Bawaba/Adam Lucente)
October 25, 2016 - 21:53 GMT
One KRG official thinks so, ARA News reports.
Iraq's youth football team (AFP/File)
October 25, 2016 - 18:02 GMT
Players marked goal against Saudi with Shia slapping tradition.
Kurdish peshmerga foiled an attack involving seven suicide bombers in explosives-rigged vehicles. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
October 25, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Peshmerga troops killed four Daesh suicide bombers at Eski Mosul, north of the city, and a fifth blew himself up.
Iraqi forces gather in the area of al-Shourah, some 45 kms south of Mosul, as they advance towards the city to retake it from the Islamic State on Monday. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
October 25, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The brief statement from the Military Information Unit of the Iraqi armed forces came after Turkish state news agency Anadolu quoted Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Sunday saying that Turkish troops were backing Kurdish Peshmerga forces at their request.
Baghdad, Iraq (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
October 24, 2016 - 21:42 GMT
Rudaw reports that the ban will not take effect in the country’s Kurdish region.
An Iraqi soldier near Mosul (AFP/File)
October 24, 2016 - 21:25 GMT
The US Republican presidential candidate was subsequently criticized by some tweeters.
Iraqis flee from fighting in the Mosul area. (AFP/File)
October 24, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The United Nations has said several thousand people have fled areas around Mosul since the military operation began.
The file photo shows Abu Wahib (L), a top commander of the Daesh. (AFP/File)
October 24, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The attack on Rutbah, near a strategic junction where the highway west from Baghdad forks towards the Syrian and Jordanian borders, is typical of the group's tactic of launching a major assault elsewhere when it comes under military pressure.
Iraqis hold crossed-out portraits of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a December 2015 demonstration to demand the withdrawal of Turkish forces from Iraq. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
October 24, 2016 - 07:48 GMT
Yildrim also criticized Iraq's leadership, saying it was "being provocative" with recent comments and said Ankara will continue to have a presence in Iraq.
Fires in the distance started by Daesh to confuse coalition jets northeast of Mosul (Al Bawaba/Adam Lucente)
October 23, 2016 - 17:48 GMT
The image is from the Assyrian Christian village of Bartella.
Iraqi troops on Saturday mounted a major attack to recapture a mostly Christian town near Mosul from Daesh. (AFP/File)
October 23, 2016 - 09:03 GMT
Speaking after meeting US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter in Baghdad, al-Abadi denied that any agreement had been reached on a Turkish role in the fight for Iraq's second-largest city.