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A street in West Mosul during the government-led offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Daesh
March 23, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
More than 100 civilians were killed in a powerful explosion in a residential area of Mosul, Iraq, on Wednesday, an army officer and an activist said.
The fighting has caused a humanitarian crisis. More than 350,000 have been displaced and the temporary camps are over flowing. (AFP)
March 22, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Government forces are said to be edging towards the al-Nuri Mosque where Daesh declared their caliphate in 2014.
Eyebrows have been raised by Trump's plan to slash 28 percent from the State Department's budget for diplomacy and foreign aid (AFP)
March 22, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Trump has ordered generals to create an accelerated strategy to 'eradicate' Daesh.
Last week, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq Lise Grande warned that the UN lacked sufficient resources to contain the anticipated exodus. (AFP)
March 21, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The UN expects the exodus of a further 400,000 people from western Mosul as a result of the army’s ongoing anti-Daesh offensive in the city.
The aftermath of a previous car bomb in Najaf. [AFP]
March 20, 2017 - 18:07 GMT
A car bombing in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, that killed at least 13 people has been claimed by Daesh.
Faezeh Hashemi was sentenced for allegedly
March 20, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The daughter of a former Iranian President has been jailed for six months for 'spreading lies against the judiciary.'
This image shows displaced residents of western Mosul fleeing their neighborhood on March 15, 2017, as Iraqi forces continue to advance in the embattled city against Daesh occupiers. (AFP)
March 18, 2017 - 08:16 GMT
UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq Lise Grande has warned the UN would not have enough resources to confront a mass exodus from west Mosul.
According to the officer, three gun-mounted pickup trucks were captured during the melee, along with a number of light and medium weapons. (File/Photo)
March 15, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
At least four Iraqi soldiers and 16 Daesh terrorists were killed in Tuesday clashes near the Nineveh Train Station and the Baghdad Garage district in western Mosul.
Iraqi forces have control of 65 percent of western Mosul. (AFP/File)
March 12, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Daesh militants were retreating against Iraqi forces in the area.
Daesh appears on the brink of losing their last major urban base in Iraq. (AFP/File)
March 12, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
As the forces advance they turn up more evidence of Daesh's reign of terror.
Destroyed buildings are seen in west Mosul on March 11, 2017 as Iraqi forces fight Daesh jihadists to retake the city from the group. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
March 11, 2017 - 17:01 GMT
Iraqi military forces seized control of Badoush prison from Daesh militants earlier this week, where over 600 prisoners were said to have been executed by the extremist group.
An elderly Iraqi woman stands in the middle of the street as Iraqi forces advance inside Mosul during fighting against Daesh on March 8, 2017. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
March 09, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
No group has so far claimed the attack, but Daesh has previously carried out suicide attacks in retaliation for the Iraqi army's offensive in Mosul.
The Iraq-born Baghdadi, who proclaimed a
March 09, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The leader of the extremist group was targeted in airstrikes earlier this month, but he is believed to have fled Mosul and his whereabouts are still unknown.
This file photo taken on February 18, 2017 shows US Vice President Michael Richard Pence (R) and Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi as they shake hands in Munich, southern Germany. (AFP/Thomas Kienzle)
March 08, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The US took Iraq off the blacklist after Baghdad started sharing certain data on individuals with Washington, and agreed to a new visa vetting regime.
According to the UN, some 750,000 civilians in western Mosul now face a serious humanitarian crisis. (AFP/File)
March 08, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
According to UN, an estimated 750,000 civilians in western Mosul still face serious humanitarian crisis.
Iraqi forces gather in position as they prepare for clashes with Daesh fighters in Mosul on March 5, 2017. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
March 07, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Meanwhile US-backed forces took control of two of the city's five bridges spanning the Tigris river