December 7, 2014

Iraq has been gripped by a security vacuum since June. (AFP/File)
11:20 GMT

At least ten Iraqi officers have been taken captive by ISIL militants in Mosul.

An estimated 930 French nationals are believed to have joined ISIL, while 2,000 Brits may be fighting alongside the militant group. (AFP/File)
10:37 GMT

Turkey banned around 7,200 foreign ISIL supporters from entering the country while over 1,000 terrorists were deported since 2011, according to the foreign ministry.

December 6, 2014

On December 4, at least 40 people were killed and scores more injured in separate bomb attacks across Iraq. (AFP/File)
18:05 GMT

A series of bomb attacks in Baghdad has claimed at least ten lives.

December 5, 2014

Jordan's Zaatari camp is home to thousands of Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT

Jordan is currently host to more than 1.4 million Syrian nationals, of whom 646,700 are registered refugees.

December 4, 2014

Iraqis inspect the site of a suicide car bomb attack in Baghdad. (AFP/file)
18:09 GMT

At least eighteen people have been killed in two separate car bomb attacks targeting a group of restaurants and an outdoor market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

15:22 GMT

The Islamic State has established training camps in eastern Libya, U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez of U.S. Africa Command said.

The Saudi foreign minister, Saud al-Faisal. (AFP/file)
13:44 GMT

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said that the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria cannot be waged by aerial bombing alone during a speech to representatives of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition on Wednesday.

US Secretary of State John Kerry holds a press conference after chairing a counter-Islamic States (IS) coalition ministerial meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, December 3, 2014. (AFP/file)
04:00 GMT

As for reports that Iran – not a coalition member – had bombarded ISIL targets in Iraq, John Kerry said if such action was restricted to the extremists and had an impact, then that was “positive”

December 3, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry chaired the first high-level talks of a coalition trying to crush the islamic states extremists. (AFP/file)
16:33 GMT

The Pentagon earlier acknowledged Iran has conducted airstrikes of its own.

An Iranian official denied Pentagon reports of Iranian airstrikes on ISIL in Iraq. (AFP/File)
11:07 GMT

Contrary to Pentagon reports, an Iranian official denied Iranian airstrikes on ISIL in Iraq.

Lebanese security officials had told media outlets Baghdadi's wife was arrested at the country's border. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT

The wife of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was not arrested by the Lebanese army, an Iraqi official said Wednesday.

The Iraqi army and Peshmerga have been battling the ISIL in Iraq since mid-June. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT

A fresh batch of Iraqi Peshmerga troops has entered the Syrian town of Kobani through Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province, official sources said.

Up to 140 Norwegian nationals joined ISIL, double the estimated number, according to the police. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT

Up to 140 Norwegian nationals left the country to join ISIL in Syria, according to police officials.

December 2, 2014

An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter fires at Islamic-State (IS) militant positions, from his position on the top of Mount Zardak, a strategic point taken 3 days ago, about 25 kilometres east of Mosul on September 9,2014. (AFP/file)
15:04 GMT

A US official has confirmed that Iran is taking part in attacks against the ISIS terror group, amid speculation of military cooperation.