Iraqi firemen work at four-star Capitol Hotel in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on February 5, 2016. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
February 06, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
"Until now, 17 people died, among them 14 foreign nationals, the majority from the Philippines," a spokesman said.
A recently arrived F-16 sits on the tarmac in Iraq on July 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
February 04, 2016 - 05:20 GMT
The arrival of the warplanes brings the total number of F-16s in Iraq's air force to six.
Iraqi soldiers patrol the suburbs of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, 120 kilometers west of Baghdad, on February 2, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 03, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The operation Wednesday marks a small step towards the ultimate goal of recapturing Mosul.
Slovenian soldiers at the border with Croatia. (AFP/File)
February 03, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Slovenia is making moves against Daesh.
Bullet casings litter the streets of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
February 02, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
The corpses of Daesh militants in Ramadi are potentially contaminated with plague and other diseases.
Iraqi police patrolling in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
February 02, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Two car bombs and an IED exploded in Baghdad today.
US soldiers chat as they train Iraq's 72nd Brigade in a live-fire exercise in Basmaya base, southeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on January 27, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 02, 2016 - 05:52 GMT
Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland said the battle against the militant group in Syria would be much more complex.
Soldiers walk through Ramallah. (AFP/File)
February 01, 2016 - 11:37 GMT
Israel will only let people with Ramallah IDs enter, and no one can leave the city.
Iraqi refugees arriving in Erbil from Mosul. (AFP/File)
January 31, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The Iraqi government announced that it could only fund up to 43 percent of the humanitarian needs from its budget.
An Iraqi soldier stands on an armored vehicle prior to start of an exercise under the surveillance of US-led coalition forces at Basmaya base, southeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Jan. 27, 2016.  (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
January 30, 2016 - 20:00 GMT
The US military says it targeted Daesh positions near Raqqa and Mosul.
An Iraqi solider walks by a sign pointing toward Mosul. (AFP/File)
January 30, 2016 - 07:20 GMT
The US hopes to train up to 3,000 Iraqi soldiers for a special mission to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul.
The Iraqi air force. (AFP/File)
January 27, 2016 - 13:55 GMT
A series of suicide bomb attacks killed at least four and wounded ten others in western Iraq.
Iraqi forces fly the national flag as they drive through the streets of Ramadi. (Twitter)
January 26, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Iraqi police discovered a mass grave of at least 50 civilians and soldiers in Ramadi.
Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and his British counterpart David Cameron attend their joint press conference after their meeting on January 22, 2016 in Prague. (AFP/Michal Cizek)
January 25, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
Prague has approved a plan to send 6,500 assault rifles and 7 million rounds of ammunition to forces fighting Daesh.
Daesh members driving through the streets of Mosul. (AFP/File)
January 24, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
Daesh executed three commanders for allegedly plotting to escape.

At the World Economic Forum, Abadi suggested the Americans were most likely taken by a gang. (File Photo)
January 23, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Three Americans, identified as contractors, disappeared last week from an apartment in Iraq's Dora neighborhood, located south of Baghdad.