Development In Iraq
August 22, 2014
The Islamic State (Isis) presents a greater threat to the US than al-Qa’ida and must be defeated, the Pentagon has said.
August 21, 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday the U.S. will launch a criminal investigation in the death of James Foley, and will continue to conduct military action in Iraq.
Thousands of refugees are in need of food, water and emergency supplies in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region, officials said.
Lebanon's Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai urged the international community to help protect Iraq's Christians, during a visit to the Kurdish capital of Irbil.
Interpol is urging the international community to conduct a coordinated effort against the stream of foreign fighters joining extremists in the Middle East.
A Romanian official says threats emanating from terrorism and extremism in the Middle East are a source of concern for the European Union (EU), of which his country is a member.
President Obama says US will continue to fight Islamic State, following murder of American journalist
August 20, 2014
American air strikes continued to hit ISIS targets in northern Iraq Wednesday, an unnamed U.S. official confirmed to AFP.
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari urged the international community to back and support Iraq's ongoing offensive with militant group ISIS.
U.S. photojournalist James Foley, was beheaded by a British national fighting for ISIS, the UK's foreign secretary confirmed Wednesday.
Kurdish ministers who had previously suspended their participation in outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government have rejoined the administration.
The United Nations refugee agency plans to start a major humanitarian aid operation Wednesday to help displaced people in Iraq.
Fighters from the Islamic State are pushing back against a new government assault on Tikrit.
August 19, 2014
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh has strongly condemned ISIS in recent statements.
Iraqi government forces have launched a major operation to retake Tikrit from ISIS militants.