Iraq

October 1, 2014

The Kurdish victory is one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing IS fighters. (AFP/File)
07:59 GMT

Iraqi Kurdish troops drove IS fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria Tuesday.

The air strikes are an effort to assist Kurdish troops in northwest Iraq. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT

The British Royal Air Force has begun air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

September 30, 2014

Kurdish forces have been battling Islamic State militants since June. (AFP/File)
12:57 GMT

Kurdish Peshmerga forces are carrying out military operations against Islamic State militants on three different fronts in northern Iraq.

This is the third such propaganda video released by the Islamic State featuring Mr. Cantlie. (AFP/File)
07:51 GMT

Islamic State militants have released a new video featuring British hostage John Cantlie criticizing Obama's military strategy.

The army also diffused explosive devices planted by militants. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT

Iraqi soldiers have recaptured over a dozen villages in Diyala province from IS militants.

Turkey initially refused to join the US-led coalition, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara's position has changed. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The Turkish government has announced its decision to submit motions to parliament requesting an extended mandate for military action in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State.

September 29, 2014

Israel officially banned the Islamic State and anyone associating with it at the beginning of September.
15:00 GMT

Police say the teacher admitted bringing the materials back to Israel from Jordan.

RAF Tornado GR4's fly on a mission to Iraq on Sept. 27. (AFP/Ministry of Defence)
09:57 GMT

IS fighters are reportedly just one mile away from Baghdad as reports emerge of al-Qaeda militants bolstering their ranks in Syria.

Jordan recently joined the likes of France, the U.S. and UK in air striking Islamic State positions in Syria (Image: U.S. Air Force)
09:31 GMT

Jordan's government on Sunday said the security situation in the country was stable amid rumours of jihadi support growing in the towns of Zarqa and Maan.

Members of Islamic State in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the group's nerve centre. [AFP]
07:59 GMT

It’s perfectly reasonable to negotiate with villains like Isis, so why don’t we do it and save some lives? Nobody criticises the Israeli government when it swaps prisoners with Hezbollah

September 28, 2014

The two jets carried out armed reconnaissance missions but did not conduct air strikes. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

For the first time since Britain's parliament authorized air strikes against Islamic State militants, two RAF jets flew combat missions over Iraq.

Iraqi FM Ibrahim al-Ja'afari reiterated Iraq's desire to keep foreign troops out of Iraq. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Iraq's Foreign Minister once again rejected the idea of foreign troops in Iraq at the U.N. General Assembly.

An F-15E Strike Eagle waits to take off before strike operations in Syria on Sept. 23. (AFP PHOTO / US Air Force)
14:15 GMT

An al-Qaeda member expressed condolences for the death of senior operative Mohsin al-Fadhli.

Missiles are on display during an exhibition on the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, as part of the "Sacred Defense Week" commemorating the 8-year war on Sept. 28 at a park in northern Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
11:33 GMT

An Iranian general says his forces may attack deep into Iraq if militants approach the country's western border.

September 27, 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron said IS fighters are “psychopathic terrorists who want to kill us”, September 26, 2014 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

British politicians have overwhelmingly voted to launch air strikes alongside the U.S. and France against the Islamic State in Iraq.