June 20, 2014
Tehran said Friday that U.S. President Barack Obama lacks a serious will to combat terrorism, and will inevitably as a result, heighten sectarian tensions in Iraq.
"We do not comment on the origin of crude oil being imported by the private refineries in Israel," an Israeli energy ministry spokeswoman said.
Iraq's army in Baiji, north of Tikrit, reportedly killed Abu Khabib al-Jazaeeri, a Saudi national and top commander of ISIL.
June 19, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama announced Thursday that Washington was ready to take "targeted" and "precise" military action in Iraq.
Iraq's government said it regained control of the Baiji oil refinery while ISIS militants maintained they were in charge of the complex.
Iraq's armed forces reportedly made fresh gains in the country's Nineveh Province and Abu Tayban region.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki refused to resign as his Shia-led government continues to battle ISIS militants in the country's largest oil refinery.
Washington is interested in sharing information with Iran over Sunni militants in Iraq, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Syria's biggest Kurdish group, the Democratic Union Party, was accused of employing child soldiers and committing other abuses, according to a Human Rights Watch report.
Saudi officials denied any involvement in ISIS activities across Iraq and that the kingdom didn't provide any "moral or financial support" to the terrorist network.
Iraq's armed forces are preparing to retake the city of Mosul.
A number of U.S. officials have openly stated that they think Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki should step down.
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi volunteers are signing up to fight with Baghdad against the jihadist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
June 18, 2014
Iraq has appealed to the United States to conduct air strikes on the Sunni militants' strongholds who are responsible for seizing the country's main oil refinery.
ISIL militants abducted at least 100 people, including 40 Indian citizens working at a Turkish construction company near Mosul.