Development In Iraq
September 17, 2014
Iraq's new prime minister said in an interview Wednesday that foreign ground troops are neither necessary or welcome in Iraq.
Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants north of the capital Baghdad, which has been under siege for over two months.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted Iran’s status in the Middle East, saying the Islamic Republic plays an important role in the establishment of regional peace.
Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australian troops in Iraq will not engage in combat operations in the crisis-hit country.
Rochester, New York, man has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder US soldiers, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday.
Islamic State militants are better resourced than any other terrorist group, according to intelligence officials.
September 16, 2014
Iraqi troops have launched a major offensive near the town of Jurf al-Sakhar to flush out Islamic State militants.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel testified Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee concerning the military strategy to combat the Islamic State.
A top Iraqi official met with Syrian President Bashar Assad Tuesday to discuss terrorism in the region.
Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Abadi's nominees for defense minister and interior minister Tuesday.
Up to a thousand Turks have joined Islamic State militants inside Iraq and Syria, according to government officials and media reports.
World leaders from over 30 countries pledged to use "all means necessary" to defeat the Islamic State.
September 15, 2014
Iran's Supreme Leader said Monday that Iran will not join an international coalition led by the U.S. to counter Islamic State militants.
A new report by Human Rights Watch says at least 31 Iraqi civilians were killed in an airstrike that hit a school in Tikrit earlier this month.
Several Arab states have pledged military support, including air strikes, to assist in the international campaign against the Islamic State.