Iraq

September 11, 2014

Elementary, my dear Government! Sherlock Holmes actor shares his take on IS and foreign involvement in Iraq (Image courtesy of www.brainpickings.org)
05:00 GMT

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the world famous detective Sherlock Holmes on BBC, while in real life he has some intellectual thoughts as well about IS and foreign involvement in Iraq.

September 10, 2014

An Iraqi policeman stands at the site of a car bombing, which killed 12 people in the New Baghdad district, September 10, 2014 (File/AFP)
19:30 GMT

A series of bomb blasts across Baghdad killed at least 19 people and injured dozens others, security officials confirmed. The bombings happened while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Iraq.

A screen grab from an IS video shows American journalist Steven Sotloff prior to being beheaded (Image: The Independent)
19:00 GMT

Another English accent was identified in the Islamic State murder video of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, according to an audio expert.

Kerry will urge Abadi to maintain a more inclusive government. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Baghdad Wednesday to hold talks with Iraq's new prime minister.

US President Barack Obama speaks at a press conference on the second day of the NATO 2014 Summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales, on September 5, 2014. [AFP]
06:45 GMT

The United States is reluctantly but decisively becoming engaged in the civil wars in Iraq and Syria as it seeks to combat Isis, which calls itself Islamic State.

September 9, 2014

Haider al-Abadi was officially named Iraq's new prime minister. (AFP/File)
07:51 GMT

Iraq's parliament officially named Haider al-Abadi as the country's new prime minister and approved the majority of his cabinet.

'Jihadi John' the executioner is one of four British jihadis known as the 'Beatles' holding hostages in Syria (AFP/ File Archive)
05:00 GMT

Anti-terror police are set to arrest up to 12 British associates of Islamic State executioner Jihadi John, it has been reported.

September 8, 2014

Thousands of Iraqis have been forced to flee the ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
12:34 GMT

Islamic State militants attacked a town north of Baghdad Monday.

Thousands of Bosnian Muslim women were raped by Serbs during the Bosnian war. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT

The international community was slow to respond to the genocide happening in Bosnia in the 90s. Did the world's botched response lead to the rise of Islamic extremism today?

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was held under water until the point of death. [AFP]
07:26 GMT

Al-Qa'ida suspects were brought to the 'point of death' during 'real torture' by CIA.

September 7, 2014

Obama said he does not intend to send U.S. ground troops back to Iraq. (AFP/File)
16:20 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama said he will make an address Wednesday about his plan to fight Islamic State militants.

Some Arab League ministers said they were considering adopting a resolution on combating the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
13:38 GMT

Arab League Chief Nabil Elaraby Sunday called for the Islamic State militants to be confronted militarily and politically.

US President Barack Obama speaks at a press conference on the second day of the NATO 2014 Summit. [AFP]
10:30 GMT

Turkey denied the US access to a base to launch the rescue attempt due to concerns over its hostages still being held by Islamic State militants in Iraq, says the Wall Street Journal.

Female members of the PKK prepare for battle in the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk (File/AFP)
08:07 GMT

In a rare moment of solidarity, female fighters from the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), joined forces with the Peshmerga to fight IS. Is it true to say, one man's terrorist is another (wo)man's freedom fighter?

Iraq's Haditha Dam
08:06 GMT

US military planes carry out airstrikes againts Islamic State near Iraq's Haditha Dam.