October 16, 2014
The UK mobilizes Reaper drones against IS in Iraq.
Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said Baghdad was "safe" from Islamic State militants, calling the claims "false rumors".
The US military reportedly concealed the discovery of huge caches of chemical weapons during the operations in the 2003 invasion in Iraq. Now they could be in the hands of Islamic State militants.
October 15, 2014
At least 21 people have been killed in a bomb attack in a Shia neighborhood in Baghdad.
October 14, 2014
Islamic State has advanced in Iraq's Anbar province despite setbacks elsewhere after militants seized a military camp in the city of Hit Monday.
The sister of kidnapped British hostage John Cantlie has made a heartfelt plea to Islamic State militants to "restart dialogue" with her family in order to secure his release.
Turkey's attacks on the PKK are the first since a peace process began last year.
Shelling killed 22 Islamic State militants and wounded at least 40 others, near Baquba.
October 13, 2014
Islamic State jihadists have seized an army base in the town of Hit in al-Anbar province.
Photographs have emerged of IS militants allegedly using chemical weapons against Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani, where fighting rages on.
Intense clashes erupted in Iraq's Anbar Province after IS militants attacked three military bases.
Turkey will let a U.S.-led coalition use its bases to battle IS militants in Syria and Iraq.
October 12, 2014
Officials in Iraq's Anbar province are calling for the U.S. to send ground troops into Iraq to help battle Islamic State militants.
A series of bomb attacks has left at least 26 people dead in Iraq, amid the deadly violence that rages on across the country.
Thousands of Kurds in Britain and across Europe protest against the ISIS attack on Kobane as Turkey stubbornly refuses to help the besieged town.