Development In Iraq

August 17, 2014

David Cameron promised to “support the building blocks of democracy” a part of a long-term solution for Iraq (File/AFP)
12:50 GMT

Prime Minister David Cameron said militant group ISIS could "reach the streets of Britain" and promised swifter action against the extremist group in Iraq.

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take position to monitor the region from Bashiqa, close to Mosul, August 16, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:04 GMT

Kurdish Peshmergas backed by U.S. air strikes launched a major operation to retake control of Iraq's largest dam in Mosul from Islamic State militants.

August 16, 2014

ISIL militants have killed at least 500 members of the Izadi ethnic minority of Iraq over the past days. (AFP)
07:47 GMT

Iraq’s Kurdish officials say ISIL Takfiri militants have massacred around 100 members of the Izadi (Yazidi) minority in a village in the north of the country.

August 15, 2014

Witnesses report militants captured the muezzin and shot him in front of his mosque in Rawlawla, Iraq. (AFP/File)
17:15 GMT

Almost a dozen ancient Shiite shrines and mosques were destroyed by Isis militants in western Iraq.

Amid international pressure, Maliki agreed to step down as PM of Iraq. (AFP/File)
08:41 GMT

In a nationally televised address, Maliki agreed to step down as Iraq's PM, and welcomes the newly-nominated Abadi,

August 14, 2014

US President Barack Obama vowed Saturday to help rescue thousands of civilians besieged by jihadists on an Iraqi mountain, as an MP warned they would not survive much longer. (AFP)
18:33 GMT

Thousands of Izadi Kurds have been killed or displaced since the ISIL terrorists attacked the mountainous Sinjar region in northern Iraq.

The Dawa Party called on different political parties to endorse Abadi as well. (AFP/File)
13:01 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa Party has announced its commitment to Haider al-Abadi

Iraqis walks past debris in the aftermath of an explosion in Baghdad's commercial district of New Baghdad on August 14, 2014. [AFP]
09:17 GMT

At least eight people have been killed in four car bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source says.

David Cameron said plans are being devised to rescue Yazidi civilians trapped by ISIS militants in northern Iraq (File/AFP)
08:47 GMT

Prime Minister David Cameron said "detailed plans" are underway to deliver aid and assistance to Iraq's Yazidis who fled ISIS violence.

Kurdish forces helped escort thousands of Yazidis to safety. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT

According to reports from U.S. military personnel, only a few thousand Yazidis remain trapped on Mt. Sinjar.

Militants are in control of government silos in five of Iraq's most fertile provinces. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

Militants from the Islamic State are now in control of seven oil fields in Iraq and large amounts of the country's wheat supplies.

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Syrian-Iraqi border along the Fishkhabur bridge over the Tigris River at the Fishkhabur crossing, in northern Iraq, on August 13, 2014. [AFP]
06:59 GMT

Britain will help rescue up to 30,000 starving refugees trapped by jihadist maniacs in northern Iraq, David Cameron said yesterday.

August 13, 2014

Incumbent Prime Minister Maliki has threatened to sue, coup and fight Iraqi President Fuad Masum's decision to choose a new Prime Minister. (AFP/File)
20:13 GMT

Incumbent Prime Minister Maliki asserts he will remain in power until a court ruling is reached by Iraq's federal courts.

A helicopter crashed Wednesday in northern Iraq while trying to deliver aid to stranded Yazidis on Mt. Sinjar. Thousands more Yazidis have fled for the Syrian border. (AFP/File)
19:53 GMT

An aid helicopter crashed Wednesday while delivering aid packages to besieged Yazidis stranded on Mt. Sinjar when several refugees tried to jump aboard. The crash killed the pilot and injured a Yazidi Parliamentary member, a New York Times journalist, and several children.

The Kurds will now receive weapons directly from U.S. sources, which will bypass Iraqi government officials in Baghdad. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
16:03 GMT

The U.S. confirmed Monday its intention to redirect weapons supply directly to Kurdish forces, bypassing central governments in Baghdad.