January 7, 2015
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
Dozens of Iraqi soldiers were killed in two bombings in Anbar province Tuesday. Militants attacked a mosque leading to clashes, officers said.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Daesh also shot dead 15 civilians in public in the Karma district of the city of Fallujah.
Riyadh has also announced plans to set up a consulate in Erbil.
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.
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
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
At least 20 civilians including three children and a woman were killed after a mortar attack hit the Iraqi city of Fallujah.
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
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.