Development In Iraq
January 2, 2015
The death toll in Syria passed 76,000 in 2014, while Iraq's was over 15,000. These figures are double those of 2013.
December 31, 2014
In a bid to strengthen ties with the largely autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq, China opened a consulate-general in the capital city of Erbil on Tuesday.
December 30, 2014
After a bloody Sunday offensive, Iraq's volunteer army forces retook the northern town of Dhuluiya, located 70 km north of capital Baghdad along the Tigris River, from Daesh militants on Monday.
December 29, 2014
A suicide attack against Shiite pilgrims in the Taji area of Iraq killed at least 17 and wounded upwards of 35.
Two doctors who were arrested for refusing to join hospitals under Daesh control were executed by a firing squad in Mosul.
December 28, 2014
An Iranian military general was killed in the Iraqi city of Samarra on Sunday while advising Iraqi troops in their fight against Daesh.
December 27, 2014
A teenager recruited by Daesh surrendered himself and his explosive belt to Iraqi authorities after refusing to carry out his mission to bomb a Shia mosque.
Eight Kurdish fighters along with 20 Daesh militants were killed during clashes Friday in Iraq's Sinjar region, a source from the Peshmerga forces said.
December 25, 2014
Daesh militants allegedly attacked the city of Hit in Iraq's Anbar province with chlorine gas strikes, according to an Iraqi security source.
December 24, 2014
A suicide bomber targeting Daesh militants killed at least 33 people and wounded 55 others in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad Wednesday.
At least two million Iraqis have been internally displaced because of Daesh violence across 2,049 districts in the country throughout 2014.
December 23, 2014
Bassem Youssef and his company Q-Soft were fined millions of dollars by The Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration for poking fun at Egypt's military leaders.
Sources claim Daesh converted churches into torture chambers and sold stolen holy artifacts on the black market.
US-led forces launched a series of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, hitting Daesh targets, the American military said.
December 22, 2014
Kurdish fighters have pushed deeper into the flashpoint northwestern Iraqi town of Sinjar in their battle with the ISIL, or Daesh, militants, who have held sway over the area for months.