Iraqi Yazidis, who fled their homes when Daesh militants attacked the town of Sinjar, gather inside a building under construction where they found refuge on August 10, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
May 24, 2017 - 20:33 GMT
When Daesh "the Islamic State group" attacked Iraqi Kurdistan in August 2014, it infamously subjected the minority Yazidi community there to a brutal campaign of genocide.
Qais al-Khazali in his Facebook statement (screenshot)
May 24, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Qais al-Khazali, the leader of the Asaeb Ahl al-Haq militia, made the comments in a Facebook video weeks after he was accused of being behind the abduction of seven anti-corruption activists.
Members of the Iraqi forces patrol streets in the western neighborhood of Tamuz in Mosul on May 23, 2017, after the area was retaken during the ongoing offensive against Islamic State (IS) group fighters. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 23, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
The Hashd al-Shaabi militia wrested control of the al-Qayrawan district from Daesh earlier in the day.
Iraqi commanders Abdul Ghani al-Asadi and Ma'an al-Saadi check a weapons store left by Islamic State (group) fighters in a house in western Mosul on May 21, 2017, during the ongoing offensive to retake the area from the jihadists. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP)
May 22, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Assailants detonated suicide belts at the center in Diyala province on Monday morning.
Soldier holds up an Iraqi flag (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP)
May 22, 2017 - 11:04 GMT
Real Madrid fans in Baghdad couldn't help drawing parallels after counter-terrorism units declared job done in Mosul just as their team won the league.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the Arabic Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
May 22, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Donald Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia struck a somewhat softer tone than previous remarks in which he stated, 'I think Islam hates us.'
A refugee looks through a window at the arrival centre for refugees near the town on Kirkenes in northern Norway on Nov. 11, 2015. (AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand)
May 21, 2017 - 17:30 GMT
A year after reaching a safe haven, refugees are suffering breakdowns as PTSD and depressive disorders go unaddressed.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani taking a tour of Russian-backed Bushehr nuclear power complex on September 10, 2016. (AFP)
May 21, 2017 - 12:30 GMT
Iran has stepped up electricity exports to neighboring Iraq even as the Arab country owes Iran $800 million.
An Iraqi man inspects the wreckage of a bus, that was damaged following a car bomb attack, in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on May 20, 2017. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
May 20, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
A series of bombings struck Baghdad and the southern city of Basra.
Iraqi forces, backed by air cover provided by a U.S.-led coalition, are currently engaged in a massive offensive aimed at driving Daesh out of Mosul. (AFP)
May 18, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Dozens of people were killed and scores injured in a spate of suicide bombings and a coalition airstrike in Mosul.
Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. (AFP/File)
May 16, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The Shia cleric called on the rival countries to hold 'serious dialogue' to prevent more sectarian fighting.
Civilians flee Mosul fighting as Iraq forces battle Daesh. (AFP)
May 15, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The number of people fleeing the ongoing battle in the Iraqi city of Mosul is reaching new highs and the condition of the displaced civilians is deteriorating, an aid group said on Saturday.
Justin Meram (Photo: Jean-Yves Ahern)
May 14, 2017 - 20:05 GMT
The Columbus Crew attacker scored all three goals in his side’s victory over the Montreal Impact
In recent weeks, U.S.-backed Iraqi troops have slowly closed in on a small cluster of neighborhoods in the city's west. (AFP)
May 14, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Iraqi government forces launch new push to drive Daesh militants from four neighbourhoods in West Mosul.
Mohammed Assaf, the Palestinian winner of the second season of Arab Idol. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
May 14, 2017 - 17:30 GMT
Unlike reality TV shows in the West, in the Arab World it becomes a form of political participation - and the winners have to take up the banner of uniting their country.
Members of the Iraqi forces get ready in Mosul's northwestern al-Haramat neighborhood before going to the front line on May 13, 2017, during the ongoing offensive to retake the city from Daesh fighters. (AFP/Fadel Senna)
May 14, 2017 - 16:30 GMT
Defeating Daesh means changing the root cause of the problem, and giving people a third choice besides one oppressor and another.