Beddawi, particularly the neighborhood of Mankoubine, has a reputation in the last three years for being a wellspring of Lebanese jihadists.
July 10, 2014
Sunni militants seized a military base in Iraq's Diyala province Thursday after intense fighting with forces from Baghdad.
Iraqi Kurds say they will withdraw their ministers from the cabinet and cease participation in the government of Prime Minister Maliki in protest over his remarks.
Terrorist groups seized nuclear materials used for scientific research from Iraq's Mosul University according to a document issued to the UN.
The U.N. announced Thursday that the nuclear materials recently seized by militants in Iraq are low grade and do not pose a significant threat.
The U.S. is contemplating attacking ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with drones according to a recent report by Pentagon officials.
Saudi's Border Guards said said the country's southern divide was secure from smugglers and infiltrators despite security concerns with Iraq in the north.
July 9, 2014
Iraq's Prime Minister blamed the northern autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq for hosting jihadists within its territory to launch their offensive on other parts of Iraq.
Former Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani, has claimed that the U.S and Iran could cooperate in countering Iraq's current militant offensive, despite a history of strained relations.
Iraq's parliament has changed its decision to postpone a key session until August and will now convene on Sunday.
Iraqi security forces found the bodies of 53 men Wednesday.
ISIL militants have reportedly taken control of a former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad.
July 8, 2014
At least 25 ex-military leaders of Saddam Hussein's banned Baath party have been kidnapped by ISIS militants in Iraq this week,.
At least eight people were killed north of Iraq's capital Tuesday as Baghdad officials attempt to counter the jihadist offensive sweeping the country.
The Iraqi military is building fortifications near Baghdad in preparation for an ISIL advance.
Muslim leaders in the UK called for unity and urged British citizens not to travel to Iraq and Syria and join terrorist groups such as ISIL.
A number of shells landed in the Saudi Arabian region of Arar as the kingdom stepped up security along the border with Iraq.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, is enforcing a strict and extreme Sharia law on the people forced to live under his rule.
July 7, 2014
Iraq's new parliament delayed a key session scheduled for Tuesday.
A suicide bomb exploded at a checkpoint in northern Baghdad Monday.
A military judge on Monday charged 28 suspects with belonging to the radical Sunni group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a Kurdish referendum for independence would be a "catastrophic division of Iraq".
July 6, 2014
Iranian leadership told the media Sunday that while it backs Iraq Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki's bid to continue as the country's premier, Tehran is also ready to support "any candidate chosen by the Iraqi parliament."
Kurds in Iraq will press ahead with a referendum to have an independent state despite refusal from Nouri al-Maliki to accept any proposals.
Lebanon's Internal Security Forces believe that radical Sunni militant group ISIS will strike the country with a series of attacks, according to a leaked report.
ISIS won't be resting anytime soon, not even for Ramadan. As its operations will no doubt increase during the holy month, the world needs to open its eyes and take this militant group seriously.
ISIL militants executed at least ten people in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, activists say.
July 5, 2014
The jihadist leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) released a statement Saturday ordering all Muslims to obey him.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Takfiri group has posted a video on the web, threatening to invade and take over Spain.
July 4, 2014
At least 30 militants trying to seize control of the country's largest oil refinery were killed from Iraqi airstrikes Friday.
July 3, 2014
Washington's top military officer told reporters Thursday that Iraqi forces will need help to regain the territory that they have lost over the past month in the Sunni militant offensive.
Kurdish president Massoud Barzani called on MPs Thursday to set a date for the autonomous region's independence vote despite Iraqi leadership's discouragement earlier this week.
At least 30 Turkish truck drivers who were being held by jihadis in Iraq were released this week.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said all necessary measures were being taken against "terrorist threats" on Thursday while 30,000 soldiers were deployed to the borders with Iraq.
July 2, 2014
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki extended amnesty to Sunni tribes that battled government forces over the last months during a parliamentary session Wednesday.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki has rejected Kurdish leadership's plan to hold an independence referendum, saying that such a vote would be "unconstitutional."
Dozens of ISIL militants were killed in an air raid over the northern city of Mosul, according to the Iraqi army.
President of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government, Masoud Barzani, said on Tuesday that a Kurdish referendum will take place "in a matter of months."
Both Hezbollah and Lebanese security forces prepared to coordinate against any potential ISIS attack, a senior security source said, Tuesday.
July 1, 2014
Iran's deputy foreign minister said Tuesday that Tehran is ready to supply weapons to Baghdad if Iraqi leadership asks for help, while ISIS front man calls for more jihad during the holy month of Ramadan.
Saudi Arabia pledged $500 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq Tuesday.
More than 2,400 were killed in Iraq in June in what has developed into the deadliest month in the country this year. Baghdad also failed to elect a new parliament to handle the growing crisis Tuesday over lack of quorum.
ISIS captured a strategic Syrian border town from rebels, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Iraqi Kurds will vote on an independent Kurdish state within months.
Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc on Monday said Ankara does not favor a divided Iraq.
An alarming number of extremists are leaving their Western countries to fight alongside ISIL.
President Barack Obama announced deploying an additional 300 U.S. troops to Iraq, bringing the total number of American personnel in the country to 750.
A parliamentary session to begin forming a new government will begin Tuesday.
June 30, 2014
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday that ISIL sells oil to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
There hasn't been an Islamic caliphate since the Ottoman Empire. Radical militant group ISIS announced the "restoration of the caliphate", but what does this mean?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the creation of an independent Kurdish state, winning appraisal from lawmakers in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
Extremist militant group ISIS declared the formation of an Islamic "caliphate", citing the group's head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the "leader of Muslims everywhere".
The escalation of violence in Iraq threatens investments in one of the world’s most important oil reserves, as Iraq was expected to become the world’s largest oil exporte
June 29, 2014
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday that the incident happened in Deir Hafer in the east of Aleppo Province.
Candidates are due to be announced to form a new government by Iraq's National Coalition. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is widely believed to be among the chosen politicians.
Forty-six Indian nurses remained stranded in Iraq's northern city of Tikrit where ISIL militants continue to battle government forces.
American drones equipped with Hellfire missiles patroled Baghdad's air space as U.S. advisers assisted Iraqi authorities with co-ordinating a major offensive to recapture Tikrit from ISIS militants.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are fanning the flames of deeply rooted sectarian tensions that have existed in Iraq for years.
With an economy worth $210 billion – the country is being torn apart before their very eyes, while its wealth is being set on fire.
June 28, 2014
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says he has prepared an “option” for President Barack Obama to consider the use of US military assets against “high-value individuals” in ISIL leadership.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Saudi leaders in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Friday, seeking their support for an inclusive government in Iraq.
June 27, 2014
Human Rights Watch claimed ISIS massacred at least 190 captives in the Iraqi city of Tikrit after an analysis of satellite images.