Iraq

August 11, 2014

President Obama says ‘problem’ will not be solved in weeks. So how long will it take, asks Robert Fisk.
06:40 GMT

Iraq crisis: West’s ‘mandate’ is limited by national borders – and don’t dare mention oil.

August 10, 2014

Demonstrators take part in a pro-Yazidi rally on August 9, 2014 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. [AFP]
17:25 GMT

Militants in north-western Iraq have buried women and children alive during their offensive against the Yazidi ethnic minority, according to Iraq’s minister for human rights.

Thousands more remain trapped atop the mountain. (AFP/File)
14:35 GMT

Kurdish forces aided thousands of Yazidis in fleeing Mount Sinjar Sunday.

Roughly 300 Yazidi women were kidnapped as slaves. (AFP/File)
12:52 GMT

Militants of the Islamic State have killed at least 500 Yazidis and buried them in mass graves.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a speech where he outlined a plan for military action, August 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:07 GMT

Barack Obama said U.S. air strikes against ISIS in Iraq would be a "long-term project" following the aftermath of thousands of ethnic Yazidis fleeing violence in the north-western Sinjar mountain range.

David Cameron ruled out any military action but announced an £8 million package of aid instead (File/AFP)
08:38 GMT

British Prime Minister David Cameron joined Barack Obama in calling for an end to ISIS violence in Iraq following the displacement of ethnic Yazidis.

Protesters against ISIS stand outside the White House during a Kurdish demonstration, Aug 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:06 GMT

Life in Iraq isn't good between Sunnis, Shia and the Kurds. It was already tense post American invasion but now, ISIS came and added salt to the wound.

August 9, 2014

Iraq's Yazidis flee to Syria after days of being trapped by ISIS militants. (AFP/File)
19:10 GMT

After day of being trapped and hunted by militants, thousands of Iraq's Yazidis have fled to Syria.

August 8, 2014

US President Barack Obama said, "We support our allies when they're in danger." (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
07:27 GMT

US President Obama announced the use of airstrikes to protect humanitarian aid to religious minorities who had moved to and become trapped on mountaintops.

August 7, 2014

Most of those who fled Sinjar are from the minority Yazidi sect. (AFP/File)
17:57 GMT

President Obama is considering either airstrikes or airdrops to help Iraqis trapped on a mountaintop.

ISIS militants captured the town when Kurdish Peshmerga troops withdrew from the area. (AFP/File)
13:10 GMT

Militants from the Islamic State have taken control of the Christian town of Qaraqosh.

Humanitarian agencies have estimated that between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians remain trapped on Mount Sinjar since being driven out of surrounding villages and the town of Sinjar on Sunday. [AFP]
07:14 GMT

Thousands of minority Yazidi Iraqis marooned on Mount Sinjar face the choice of dying of thirst or surrendering to the Isis fighters.

August 6, 2014

Sectarian violence in Iraq has forced thousands to flee. (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT

Car bombs in Shiite neighborhoods killed 27 people Wednesday as fighting between government forces and Islamic State militants kills 50 people.

Thousands of Iraqis have fled because of ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
17:16 GMT

ISIL continues their assault on Christians in northern Iraq.

ISIS fighters are closer than ever to the Kurdish semi-autonomous region. (AFP/File)
14:17 GMT

Kurdish forces continue to battle militants from the Islamic State in northern Iraq.