Iraq

January 7, 2015

Daesh militants seized the Iraqi city of Mosul in June, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:19 GMT

Five Iraqi troops were executed by Daesh militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The military staff had been held captive since June 2014.

January 6, 2015

A mosque in Anbar was attacked leading to clashes, which killed 23 Iraqi soldiers. (AFP/File)
12:08 GMT

Dozens of Iraqi soldiers were killed in two bombings in Anbar province Tuesday. Militants attacked a mosque leading to clashes, officers said.

U.S.-led airstrikes and Iraqi troops hit Daesh militants with heavy fire in Iraq's western Anbar and Diyala provinces in battles Monday and over the weekend. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Clashes between Iraqi troops and Daesh militants Monday ended with four Iraqi troops and at least 27 Daesh militants killed, according to security sources in Iraq.

January 5, 2015

Two Daesh militants were killed in the clashes, while four others were injured in Anbar province. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT

Iraq's army clashed with Daesh in the Anbar province, close to the border with Saudi. Two militants were killed during the clashes according to reports.

Over one million refugees, further tension between secularists, Kurds and Islamists, Daesh has dented Turkey beyond repair. (Image: Screenshot)
05:00 GMT

On the surface, Turkey appears to have taken harsh measures against Daesh militants across the border in Syria, but the radical group has done an excessive amount of unrepairable damage to the country and there is no turning back.

January 4, 2015

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Iraq would need more assistance from Australia to stave off Daesh militants, including military aid, training and weapons distribution. (AFP/File)
22:00 GMT

During a surprise visit to Baghdad Sunday, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was asked to provide more assistance to war-torn Iraq in the fight against Daesh.

Daesh militants control large swaths of Anbar, Iraq's largest governorate in the west. (AFP/File)
18:18 GMT

Iraqi security forces in western Iraq's Anbar governorate claim to have staved off Daesh militants from several districts after the group staged fierce attacks in the last days.

An Iraqi intelligence source said that ISIL terrorists shot dead the victims, identified as Suhail Bayatti and Issam Mahmoud. (File photo)
13:16 GMT

Daesh also shot dead 15 civilians in public in the Karma district of the city of Fallujah.

Iraqi President Fouad Masoum visited Riyadh late last year, raising hopes of better relations between the two neighbors. (Shutterstock)
13:02 GMT

Riyadh has also announced plans to set up a consulate in Erbil.

The mother of one of the kidnapped Lebanese soldiers sits outside a tent in Beirut’s downtown. (Image: Al-Akhbar)
08:16 GMT

Amid the bustle and clatter of the festive season, a simple stroll along the cobblestone streets of Beirut’s downtown is enough to make evident the presence of two extremely different worlds within a limited space.

26-year-old 1st Lt. Mu’ath al-Kasasbeh was taken prisoner after his warplane came down on December 24. (File photo)
07:46 GMT

The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the self-proclaimed Islamic State group in Syria has appealed to the militants to treat his son well.

January 3, 2015

A key Daesh leader was also reportedly killed by the Iraqi army in Fallujah. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Around 15 Daesh militants were killed including senior leaders by US-led airstrikes in Iraq following a mass New Year bombing operation.

January 2, 2015

Thirty others were injured by shelling in Fallujah, according to an Iraqi official. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

At least 20 civilians including three children and a woman were killed after a mortar attack hit the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

2014 was one of the deadliest and most destructive years in recent Syrian and Iraqi history. (AFP/File)
05:22 GMT

The death toll in Syria passed 76,000 in 2014, while Iraq's was over 15,000. These figures are double those of 2013.

December 31, 2014

During the launch ceremony of the consulate mission, Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani called on China to bolster support for the Kurdish region in the fight against Daesh. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

In a bid to strengthen ties with the largely autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq, China opened a consulate-general in the capital city of Erbil on Tuesday.