Round-the-clock news coverage of ISIS brutality makes one thing clear; this extremist group needs to be stopped. With the beheading of a U.S. journalist to add to that list, will Obama notice?
President Obama says US will continue to fight Islamic State, following murder of American journalist
August 20, 2014
American air strikes continued to hit ISIS targets in northern Iraq Wednesday, an unnamed U.S. official confirmed to AFP.
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari urged the international community to back and support Iraq's ongoing offensive with militant group ISIS.
U.S. photojournalist James Foley, was beheaded by a British national fighting for ISIS, the UK's foreign secretary confirmed Wednesday.
Western governments freely branded Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, the same category as radical Sunni group ISIS. They're definitely not the same.
Kurdish ministers who had previously suspended their participation in outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government have rejoined the administration.
The United Nations refugee agency plans to start a major humanitarian aid operation Wednesday to help displaced people in Iraq.
Fighters from the Islamic State are pushing back against a new government assault on Tikrit.
Missing American photojournalist James Foley, was allegedly beheaded by ISIS militants in a video clip released on YouTube.
August 19, 2014
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh has strongly condemned ISIS in recent statements.
Iraqi government forces have launched a major operation to retake Tikrit from ISIS militants.
Hundreds of Yazidis are in training with Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State militants.
A group of international scholars called for more protection of Iraqi Christians following the advance of ISIS militants in the country's north, causing thousands to flee.
When Vice News released a recent documentary of rare access to ISIS members, it was more than just European men abandoning their happy families back home to fight their extremist jihad.
Barack Obama has insisted that the US has made a “major step forward” after American air strikes assisted Kurdish and Iraqi forces in driving back the Islamic State from one of Iraq’s key dams.
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Turkey has requested that the United States remove barriers regarding the purchase of oil coming from Iraqi Kurdistan
August 18, 2014
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.
As the Islamic State spreads across Iraq and threatens the region, prejudice against Arabs is on the rise in Kurdistan.
Britain dragged deeper into Iraq conflict: 150 more special forces on way as minister says mission will take months.
August 17, 2014
Up to 3,000 women and girls kidnapped by Islamic State jihadis in Iraq in just a fortnight - and hundreds of men who refuse to convert have been shot dead.
Iraq's President Fuad Masoum said his government would make a "series of communications and initiatives" with Saudi Arabia to ensure strong ties with the kingdom.
Prime Minister David Cameron said militant group ISIS could "reach the streets of Britain" and promised swifter action against the extremist group in Iraq.
The rise of the Islamic State and their terrifying ideology is bringing together enemies from all sides of the spectrum.
Kurdish Peshmergas backed by U.S. air strikes launched a major operation to retake control of Iraq's largest dam in Mosul from Islamic State militants.
ISIS extremists in Syria executed 700 members of the al-Sheitaat tribe, while 1,800 people remain missing, according to a British-based monitoring group.
August 16, 2014
Iraq’s Kurdish officials say ISIL Takfiri militants have massacred around 100 members of the Izadi (Yazidi) minority in a village in the north of the country.
August 15, 2014
In a nationally televised address, Maliki agreed to step down as Iraq's PM, and welcomes the newly-nominated Abadi,
At least six were killed Thursday and tens arrested as police suppressed demonstrations organized by Islamists across Egyptian cities to mark the anniversary of last year's mass killings of protesters.
August 14, 2014
Thousands of Izadi Kurds have been killed or displaced since the ISIL terrorists attacked the mountainous Sinjar region in northern Iraq.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa Party has announced its commitment to Haider al-Abadi
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At least eight people have been killed in four car bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source says.
Prime Minister David Cameron said "detailed plans" are underway to deliver aid and assistance to Iraq's Yazidis who fled ISIS violence.
According to reports from U.S. military personnel, only a few thousand Yazidis remain trapped on Mt. Sinjar.
Militants from the Islamic State are now in control of seven oil fields in Iraq and large amounts of the country's wheat supplies.
Britain will help rescue up to 30,000 starving refugees trapped by jihadist maniacs in northern Iraq, David Cameron said yesterday.
August 13, 2014
Incumbent Prime Minister Maliki asserts he will remain in power until a court ruling is reached by Iraq's federal courts.
An aid helicopter crashed Wednesday while delivering aid packages to besieged Yazidis stranded on Mt. Sinjar when several refugees tried to jump aboard. The crash killed the pilot and injured a Yazidi Parliamentary member, a New York Times journalist, and several children.
The U.S. confirmed Monday its intention to redirect weapons supply directly to Kurdish forces, bypassing central governments in Baghdad.
President Francois Hollande announced France's decision Wednesday to arm Iraq's Kurdish forces in northern Iraq.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah congratulated Haider Al-Abadi on becoming the next prime minister of Iraq, expressing hope that Sunnis, Shia and Kurds would be unified.
Haider Al-abadi new Prime Minister for Iraq
A bomb exploded near the house of Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi.
Despite the presence of thousands of American troops in Iraq, US President Barack Obama has approved the deployment of 130 more “military advisers” to northern Iraq.
Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi says current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will continue to play a role in Iraq's newly formed government.
August 12, 2014
A helicopter delivering aid crashed Tuesday in Iraq's Sinjar mountains.
Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi received the approval and support of both the U.S. and Iran after his nomination.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki urged security forces to stay out of politics Tuesday as the U.S. continues air strikes against militants in northern Iraq.
The British government completed a second air drop of aid to Iraqis Tuesday.
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Peshmerga forces in Iraq made significant gains against terrorist group ISIS after several days of fighting, according to Press TV.
Outgoing Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki rejected the naming of his successor as premier on Monday, charging that it amounted to a violation of Iraq's constitution.
August 11, 2014
“There’s talk of changes in Baghdad. The oil market is sort of waiting to see what happens,” Wardell said.
President Barack Obama came under fire from his opponents in Washington on Sunday as the U.S. launched further air strikes against militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq.
Supported by a third day of US air strikes against Sunni militants in Iraq, Kurdish forces have carried out counterattacks claiming to have retaken two border towns.
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The U.S. has decided to directly provide weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he will file a legal complaint against the newly elected president for committing "a clear constitutional violation."
Hospitals in Gaza are lacking supplies and struggling to cope with the high number of Palestinian casualties injured by Israeli air strikes, according to Press TV.
The U.S. State Department has relocated some of its staff members from the Kurdish city of Irbil and Baghdad.
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August 10, 2014
Militants in north-western Iraq have buried women and children alive during their offensive against the Yazidi ethnic minority, according to Iraq’s minister for human rights.
Kurdish forces aided thousands of Yazidis in fleeing Mount Sinjar Sunday.
Militants of the Islamic State have killed at least 500 Yazidis and buried them in mass graves.
Barack Obama said U.S. air strikes against ISIS in Iraq would be a "long-term project" following the aftermath of thousands of ethnic Yazidis fleeing violence in the north-western Sinjar mountain range.
British Prime Minister David Cameron joined Barack Obama in calling for an end to ISIS violence in Iraq following the displacement of ethnic Yazidis.
Life in Iraq isn't good between Sunnis, Shia and the Kurds. It was already tense post American invasion but now, ISIS came and added salt to the wound.
August 9, 2014
After day of being trapped and hunted by militants, thousands of Iraq's Yazidis have fled to Syria.
August 8, 2014
US President Obama announced the use of airstrikes to protect humanitarian aid to religious minorities who had moved to and become trapped on mountaintops.
August 7, 2014
President Obama is considering either airstrikes or airdrops to help Iraqis trapped on a mountaintop.
Militants from the Islamic State have taken control of the Christian town of Qaraqosh.