Most Discussed

August 28, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel [AFP]
04:00 GMT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has estimated that at least 400 German citizens are fighting alongside the ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq.

August 27, 2014

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. [AP]
18:21 GMT
New pictures posted on social media show the ISIL Takfiri terrorists summarily executing several Syrian government soldiers in the country’s troubled northeast.
Picture distributed by the Islamic State, showing militants including a commander known as Abu Waheeb. [Mashable]
16:57 GMT
ISIL militants have reportedly threatened to attack Saudi Arabia during Eid-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice) that marks the culmination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a report says.

August 24, 2014

The KRG has repeatedly declined to identify buyers of its oil or say who is helping to coordinate the sales.
12:24 GMT
In June, a tanker carrying 1 million barrels of Kurdish oil sailed from Ceyhan that was delivered into Israel's Ashkelon port after first being transferred at sea to another vessel.

August 21, 2014

Islamic State militants released a video earlier this week of U.S. photojournalist James Foley being beheaded (Image: Screenshot)
12:27 GMT
American officials at the Pentagon have revealed information about a failed attempt to rescue U.S. hostages including James Foley, from IS terrorists in Syria.

August 19, 2014

Pope Francis has stated military intervention in Iraq is justified to prevent extremists' 'unjust aggression'. [AFP]
06:46 GMT
Using force against Iraq extremists is justified says Pope: Francis backs military action to stop persecution of Christians by Islamist fanatics.

August 18, 2014

Baghdad remained adamant in opposing any independent arrangements to ship oil from Kurdistan away from its control.
21:00 GMT
Two oil tankers Minerva Joy and the United Kalavrvta seem to symbolize the future of Iraq and whether it will remain a unified entity or will break up.