Development In Iraq

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

A US-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting ISIL militants. (AFP/File)
13:29 GMT

An Islamic State spokesman has confirmed that U.S. airstrikes injured IS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.

Abu Huthaifa al-Yamani (left), was one of ISIL leader Baghdadi's closest aides (Image: The Telegraph)
11:43 GMT

An aide to ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed by a US air strike according to Iraqi state television, while the fate of the militant group's chief remains unclear.

November 9, 2014

ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani confirmed Sunday that al-Baghdadi was hurt in US-led strike, but said he was not killed.
18:46 GMT

ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani confirmed Sunday that al-Baghdadi was hurt in US-led strike, but said he was not killed.

Abu Bakr al Baghdadi declared himself the leader of ISIL in June. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Iraqi officials say an investigation is being carried out to determine whether ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in recent airstrikes by the US-led coalition.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been hit in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim, close to the Syrian border (Image: Screenshot)
06:59 GMT

ISIL leader and self-proclaimed "Caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has allegedly been seriously injured by a US air strike, local witnesses and government sources reported.

Kabir Ahmed from Derby killed eight people in the Iraqi town of Beiji, according to a security expert (File/AFP)
06:45 GMT

A British national who joined ISIL blew himself up in Iraq, killing eight people. Kabir Ahmed from Derby originally appeared on a BBC program stating why he wanted to be a suicide bomber.