Development In Iraq
September 24, 2014
For the first time since the U.S. withdrew from Iraq in 2011 the U.S. Army is preparing to deploy a division headquarters to Iraq.
September 23, 2014
A car bomb blast has killed at least a dozen people and wounded 25 others in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
Some American experts say the al-Qaeda-linked group Khorasan poses a greater threat than Islamic State itself.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has opposed any deployment of foreign ground forces in the country as part of efforts against the ISIL terrorists.
September 22, 2014
IS spokesman praises Sinai terrorists for carrying out "blessed operations against the guards of the Jews, the soldiers of Sisi, the new Pharaoh of Egypt."
Former US secretary of defense Robert Gates says President Barack Obama’s plan to fight and defeat ISIL militants is not realistic and the US military cannot achieve its goals against the group without the help of the “boots on the ground”.
US Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart for more than an hour on Sunday and stressed the need to make progress in nuclear negotiations this week on the sidelines of UN meetings.
With President Erdogan refusing to explain why Isis decided to release 49 of the country’s diplomats, suspicions are growing about Ankara’s murky relationship with the self-styled caliphate.
September 21, 2014
Diplomats, soldiers, children taken in Iraq are now in the southeastern city of Sanliurfa.
According to a recent interview, Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters.
Islamic State (IS) member "Sherko Omer" would now be a dead jihadist hadn’t he surrendered to the pro-Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in northeast Syria earlier this year. Journalist Rozh Ahmad met him to learn more about the experience.
September 19, 2014
France agreed Thursday to support to the U.S.-led airstrike campaign in Iraq, but stopped short of Syria, saying they only agreed to activity in Iraq after requests from Baghdad. Meanwhile, the U.S. eyes operations to arm moderate Syrian rebels.
September 18, 2014
The Islamic State has released a new video featuring a captured British journalist.
French foreign minister said he would call the militant Islamic group the ‘Daesh cutthroats’
Fifteen people were detained following dawn raids at a number of properties in Sydney, Brisbane and Logan last night after intelligence discovered an alleged plan by the Islamic State to publicly execute a random person