Iraq

October 30, 2014

A Kurdish peshmerga fighter flashes the "victory" sign as his convoy passes through the Iraq-Turkey border, October 29, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:30 GMT

Thousands of Turkish Kurds flocked to the streets of Suruç as Iraqi peshmearga forces arrived to battle IS militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani.

Iraq's army claimed to have regained the initiative in the fight against IS (File/AFP)
06:46 GMT

Iraq's military prepared to retake the strategic town of Amiriyah Fallujah in Anbar province, which is currently overrun by Islamic State militants.

October 29, 2014

The Iraqi army, along with Kurdish and tribal forces, have been battling IS militants since June. (AFP/File)
19:16 GMT

IS militants have executed at least 46 members of a tribe fighting against the terrorist group in Iraq's Anbar Province.

Two senior Islamic State commanders were allegedly killed by the air strikes (File/AFP)
12:16 GMT

Iraqi fighter jets targeting Islamic State positions in Mosul killed a large number of militants, according to Fars News Agency.

Kurds in Turkey celebrate as a convoy of peshmerga fighters cross at the Habur border along the Turkish-Iraqi border with heavy weapons on Oct. 29. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
06:51 GMT

The Kurdish regional government in Iraq has sent its forces to fight alongside the Kurdish groups in Kobani under a special arrangement with Turkey.

October 28, 2014

UN officials warned that an "Immense" humanitarian crisis was unfolding in Iraq (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Around 5.2 million Iraqis are in dire need of humanitarian assistance from the international community this winter, the UN warned.

According to the IMF, the government's budget was coming under pressure from rising security spending and relieving the humanitarian crisis.
09:13 GMT

Iraq's economy is likely to shrink 2.7 per cent this year, the first contraction since the US-led invasion in 2003.

The Syrian-Turkish border town has been the scene of fierce battles between Kurdish groups and IS since mid-September. (AFP/File)
06:42 GMT

Iraqi Kurdish fighters are waiting on a green light from Turkey to enter into Kobani and fight IS militants.

October 27, 2014

Iraq's oil supplies were held back by decades of war and sanction
19:42 GMT

Iraq's oil exports from its southern terminals are holding close to a record high in October and Kurdish shipments are climbing,

The Jordanian Monarch, His Majesty King Abdullah, (pictured) reiterated Jordan’s full support to Iraqis in their endeavours to regain Iraq’s security and stability, deemed “crucial for regional security and stability” (AFP/File Archive).
15:33 GMT

His Majesty King Abdullah and Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi on Sunday discussed international and regional efforts exerted to confront the dangers of terrorist groups and their radical ideologies.

Abadi met with King Abdullah II and Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur. (AFP/File)
05:53 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with King Abdullah II in Amman Sunday.

October 26, 2014

According to the UN, over 1,000 people have been killed in Iraq in September. (AFP/File)
11:31 GMT

At least eight Shia volunteer fighters have been killed in a bomb attack near Baghdad.

Around 200 fighters are preparing to leave for Syria through Turkey (File/AFP)
07:40 GMT

The first batch of Iraq's Peshmerga forces are due to leave for the Syrian border town of Kobani to battle Islamic State militants.

October 23, 2014

Former Blackwater employee Dustin Heard (center) leaves the US district court in Washington, January 6, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:37 GMT

Four former employees of the US Blackwater security firm were found guilty of crimes related to the shootings of over 30 Iraqis in 2007 where 14 people were killed.

October 22, 2014

Iraqis gather at the site of a bomb attack on Oct. 21 in the Talbiyah area of Baghdad, where two blasts hit the parking lot of a restaurant. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
13:34 GMT

The most recent attacks killed at least 18.