June 17, 2014
Britain has proposed a ban on ISIL under the British Terrorism Act.
The U.S. is deploying several hundred troops in and around Iraq.
England's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Monday that the U.K. will not stand in the way if the U.S. decides to take military action in Iraq.
June 16, 2014
The prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan has arrived in Tehran for talks about the Iraq crisis.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview that the U.S. is considering air strikes in Iraq.
The ISIL captured Tal Afar Monday.
The U.S. State Department has announced that the U.S. embassy in Baghdad will remain open.
Conflicting reports reveal it is unclear who is currently in control of Nineveh province's strategic city of Tal Afar.
Brent crude edged above $113 a barrel, up more than $4 this week, on concerns that an insurgency in Iraq could trigger civil war and eventually crimp oil exports.
June 15, 2014
The Syrian and Iraqi governments have begun joint airstrikes against ISIL militants.
A bombing in central Baghdad has left 9 dead and 23 injured.
The corrupt nature of the Iraqi army and the revenge politics of Maliki's administration enabled the ISIL's takeover.
An airstrike on Kurdish forces has killed 6 and left over 20 injured.
Iraqi military forces have reportedly killed roughly 300 militants in their effort to stop ISIL from taking over more territory in Iraq.
Lebanese authorities are increasing security in border regions and adopting preventive measures to avoid spillover violence from Iraq and Syria.