Development In Iraq
June 14, 2014
Social media sites Facebook and Twitter have allegedly been blocked in Iraq by the communication ministry to try and prevent ISIS militants using them.
The UN's top human rights official, Navi Pillay, warned of grave human rights abuses in Iraq, as ISIS militants advance towards Baghdad.
June 13, 2014
Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said there would be no role of the 28-nation alliance in Iraq's detrimental violence.
ISIL militants took control of two towns in the Diyala Province late on Thursday, two days after capturing Nineveh.
Hundreds of Iraqis have reportedly rushed to join the country's forces against ISIL militants who have advanced towards Baghdad.
June 12, 2014
The U.S. is preparing to send major arm shipments to Iraq because of recent instability in the country.
Iraq's parliament failed to reach a quorum needed to vote on a request for a state of emergency.
Kurdish security forces have seized the city of Kirkuk as militants head towards Baghdad.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to support the Iraqi government in its fight against militants.
Turkey's foreign minister says Turkey will retaliate if any Turkish national recently abducted by militants in Iraq are harmed.
The ISIL continues to advance in Iraq, recently taking the city of Tikrit. A spokesman for the organization has instructed the militants to march towards Baghdad.
June 11, 2014
Prominent Shia cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, called for a formation of a new force to help defend religious sites from militants in Iraq, Wednesday.
Iraqi forces backed by tribal residents retook parts of Kirkuk in a battle with militant group, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Hundreds of thousands flee Mosul after jihadist militants seize city.
Militants of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have seized the Iraqi city of Mosul and parts of the northern province of Kirkuk.