Development In Iraq

June 24, 2014

Iraqi forces have been involved in fierce clashes with ISIL for over two weeks (File/AFP)
12:02 GMT

Iraqi forces responded to ISIL attacks across the north and east of the country in an attempt to regain control of captured towns.

The Baiji refinery produces a third of the country's oil output. (AFP/File)
11:23 GMT

After days of intense fighting, ISIL has taken control of a strategic oil refinery in the Salahuddin Province.

Iraqi security forces stand outside a polling station in Baghdad during elections in April, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:27 GMT

Six members of a Sunni family in Baghdad were killed by gunmen as ISIL militants continue their violent campaign across Iraq.

Kurdish forces recently took control of Kirkuk when Iraqi forces fled. (AFP/File)
09:18 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Iraqi Kurdistan Tuesday to urge Kurdish leaders to partake in the new Iraqi government.

June 23, 2014

ISIS took over control of the northern city of Mosul earlier this month (File Archive/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Extreme Sunni militants are now in control of the Shiite town of Tal Afar and its airport in northern Iraq.

The Jordanian government says their border is under full control. (AFP/File)
12:53 GMT

As the ISIL and other Sunni groups move capture multiple towns in western Iraq, the Jordanian government insists its border with Iraq is secure.

Sunni militants led by ISIL continue to capture Iraqi towns. (AFP/File)
10:25 GMT

Sunni militants are advancing west and have seized the towns of Rawa and Ana.

Kerry will urge Prime Minister Maliki to form a government that represents the interests of all Iraqis. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT

Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Baghdad Sunday as Iraqi forces continue to battle ISIL militants.

June 22, 2014

Kerry called on Iraqis to rise above sectarianism Sunday (Brendan Smialowski/AFP)
18:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters Sunday that Washington is not responsible for the current crisis in Iraq.

The Iraqi military is battling ISIL for control of Iraq. (AFP/File)
11:31 GMT

An air strike carried out by the Iraqi military has killed at least 40 ISIL militants in Tikrit.

Thousands of Iraqis have fled the violence in Anbar province. (AFP/File)
10:04 GMT

Militants with the ISIL have seized the town of Rutba in Iraq's Anbar province.

June 21, 2014

At least 17 militants were killed from infighting in Iraq's city of Kirkuk over the weekend (Karim Sahib/AFP)
13:20 GMT

At least 17 militants were killing in infighting in Iraq's Kirkuk province, and ISIS has captured a key Iraq-Syria border crossing.

Over 500,000 Iraqis were displaced when ISIL overthrew the city of Mosul (File/AFP)
09:38 GMT

Around one million Iraqis have been uprooted from their homes ever since ISIL militants launched attacks in the country, according to UNHCR.

Vladimir Putin spoke with his Iraqi counterpart Nouri al-Maliki via telephone to discuss the security situation (File/AFP)
06:00 GMT

Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, threw his weight behind the Iraqi government's fight against ISIL militants.

June 20, 2014

Newly-recruited Shiite volunteer militiamen receive training from Iraqi forces in the city of Basra (Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP)
20:00 GMT

At least 30 Shiite militiamen were killed in clashes northeast of Baghdad Friday.