Development In Iraq
July 8, 2014
The Iraqi military is building fortifications near Baghdad in preparation for an ISIL advance.
A number of shells landed in the Saudi Arabian region of Arar as the kingdom stepped up security along the border with Iraq.
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.
July 6, 2014
Kurds in Iraq will press ahead with a referendum to have an independent state despite refusal from Nouri al-Maliki to accept any proposals.
ISIL militants executed at least ten people in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, activists say.
July 5, 2014
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
Iraq's Prime Minister reiterated his staunch determination to remain in power for a third term Friday despite growing pressures to resign.
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.
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.