Development In Iraq

November 16, 2014

According to the U.N., an estimated 1.8 million citizens have been internally displaced this year throughout Iraq. (AFP/File)
13:50 GMT

Four people, out of the 40 kidnapped in the western Iraqi province of Anbar on Saturday by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants, have been killed, said a local official on Sunday.

The reports come after ISIL fighters abducted 50 people from a Sunni tribe earlier this week. (AFP/File)
11:02 GMT

ISIL militants kidnapped up to 40 truck drivers and businessmen on a highway between Iraq's Anbar province and Salahuddin, according to local sources.

The U.S. is leading an international coalition, which includes France, Germany, and Saudi Arabia, among others, that has carried out numerous airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT

U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey met with Kurdish Regional Government President Massoud Barzani in Erbil on Saturday, an official statement said.

November 15, 2014

Retaking the refinery marks a significant achievement against ISIL. (AFP/File)
14:08 GMT

Iraqi troops retook Iraq's largest oil refinery after a month long ISIL siege.

November 12, 2014

Smoke rises after an airstrike from US-led coalition in the city of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab on November 9, 2014. [AFP]
17:29 GMT

US-led coalition forces conducted 16 air strikes in Syria and 7 in in Iraq since Monday, the US Central Command said.

 Masum is in Saudi Arabia for the highest-level talksbetween the two neighbours in years, as relations thaw in the face of the jihadist threat. [AFP]
14:10 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz met with Iraqi President Fuad Masoum at the Royal Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday evening, to discuss regional developments and steps to improve the relationship between the two countries.

November 11, 2014

11 people, including three soldiers, have been killed and 38 injured in five car bomb blasts in and around Iraq's capital Baghdad.
23:22 GMT

More than eleven Iraqis die and 38 others are injured in five bomb blasts in and around Iraq's capital Baghdad.

People walk through debris in an area recently hit by an alleged air strike by Syrian government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on November 11, 2014. [AFP]
21:50 GMT

The United Nations refugee agency says the conflicts in Syria and Iraq have roughly displaced 13.6 million people, bemoaning poor humanitarian assistance on the part of some countries.

The ISIL militants took over Baiji in June. (AFP/File)
14:11 GMT

Iraqi army soldiers and volunteer forces have managed to free the central areas of the oil-rich city of Baiji in the northern Salahuddin Province from the ISIL militants.

ISIL is currently in control of large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT

At least 54 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants have been killed in separate Iraqi army attacks in Iraq's northern Saladin and Diyala provinces.

Jordan's King Abdullah II. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Upon the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah, the army on Monday dispatched a military aircraft laden with humanitarian assistance, including various supplies and blankets, to Iraq.

November 10, 2014

British forces conducted their first drone attacks on ISIS militants in Iraq over the weekend, the Ministry of Defence has said. [AFP]
19:32 GMT

RAF make first strike on ISIS with drone: Missile launched from Reaper hits ISIS terrorists laying bombs in Iraq

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters pose for a picture during a break in fighting against Islamic State (IS) group on November 8, 2014. [AFP]
16:47 GMT

"They are our brothers. They are good people. They love life, a lot like us, really," woman tells Israel Radio.

Israeli rescue teams security forces work at the scene of a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on November 2014. [AFP]
16:07 GMT

Palestinian stabs three people at hitchhiking post outside Alon Shvut settlement; attack comes hours after IDF soldier stabbed and critically hurt in Tel Aviv.

 King Abdullah mosque in Amman, Jordan.
14:32 GMT

In another move to crack down on ISIS supporters in the country, Jordanian authorities have ordered clerics to preach only moderate Islam