Development In Iraq
September 10, 2014
The United States is reluctantly but decisively becoming engaged in the civil wars in Iraq and Syria as it seeks to combat Isis, which calls itself Islamic State.
September 9, 2014
Iraq's parliament officially named Haider al-Abadi as the country's new prime minister and approved the majority of his cabinet.
Anti-terror police are set to arrest up to 12 British associates of Islamic State executioner Jihadi John, it has been reported.
September 8, 2014
Islamic State militants attacked a town north of Baghdad Monday.
Al-Qa'ida suspects were brought to the 'point of death' during 'real torture' by CIA.
September 7, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama said he will make an address Wednesday about his plan to fight Islamic State militants.
Turkey denied the US access to a base to launch the rescue attempt due to concerns over its hostages still being held by Islamic State militants in Iraq, says the Wall Street Journal.
In a rare moment of solidarity, female fighters from the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), joined forces with the Peshmerga to fight IS. Is it true to say, one man's terrorist is another (wo)man's freedom fighter?
US military planes carry out airstrikes againts Islamic State near Iraq's Haditha Dam.
David Cameron is preparing a diplomatic charm offensive to build widespread Arab support for Western military action against Islamic State (IS) in both Iraq and Syria.
Kurdish Peshmerga forces have strengthened their hold on the town of Makhmour in northern Iraq as they manage to gain more ground in the battle against Takfiri ISIL militants, Press TV reports.
September 6, 2014
The aid agency David Haines was working for when abducted by Islamic State militants has called for his immediate release.
Iraqi forces killed the Islamic State's second in command, Abu Hajar al-Souri, following an air strike in the city of Mosul Friday.
Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper on Friday said that his country would send up to 100 military advisors to assist Iraqi troops, amid increasing threats from the Islamic State.
September 5, 2014
Amid a fresh wave of sectarian violence and while IS militants continued a bloody offensive in the north, two bombs exploded Friday around Baghdad, leaving 17 dead.