Recent

Iraqi forces load artillery outside Mosul (AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
Pro-government fighters on Thursday captured four villages and a strategic road west of the northern city of Mosul from Daesh extremists, according to an Iraqi army officer.
Iraqi soldier stands atop a tank during a training session with US troops on using US-made tanks at joint military base (AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
The US army failed to account for military equipment and vehicles worth more than $1 billion that were intended for the Iraqi government forces, according to a 2016 audit by the Pentagon's inspector general.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pro-government Iraqi forces south of Hawijah, on 10 October 2016 prepare to retake Mosul (AFP)
May 13, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Iraqi government soldiers have managed to regain control over a district in the western part of Mosul.
An Iraqi soldier. (AFP/file)
May 11, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
An employee had hidden a grenade inside the ministry that they wanted to use in the killing.