Development In Iraq

December 4, 2014

The Saudi foreign minister, Saud al-Faisal. (AFP/file)
13:44 GMT

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said that the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria cannot be waged by aerial bombing alone during a speech to representatives of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition on Wednesday.

December 3, 2014

Lebanese security officials had told media outlets Baghdadi's wife was arrested at the country's border. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT

The wife of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was not arrested by the Lebanese army, an Iraqi official said Wednesday.

December 2, 2014

An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter fires at Islamic-State (IS) militant positions, from his position on the top of Mount Zardak, a strategic point taken 3 days ago, about 25 kilometres east of Mosul on September 9,2014. (AFP/file)
15:04 GMT

A US official has confirmed that Iran is taking part in attacks against the ISIS terror group, amid speculation of military cooperation.

An offensive by ISIL militants in June has forced hundreds of thousands of Iraqis to flee. (AFP/File)
14:29 GMT

The ongoing conflict in Iraq has pushed the number of internally displaced people nationwide to over 2 million in 2014, according to the International Organization for Migration, or IOM.

A final agreement was made Tuesday after Iraqi and Kurdish officials held three days of talks in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT

The Central Iraqi Government and Kurdish Regional Government have reached a final agreement over the share of oil and budget Tuesday, according to Kurdish officials.

December 1, 2014

Iraqi forces launched a security operation in Anbar's Ramadi since it was seized by ISIL. (AFP/File)
12:20 GMT

Ten ISIL militants and two Iraqi troops were killed during clashes in Anbar's Ramadi district, according to security officials.

Ghost employees in the form of fictitious names were revealed to be on the Iraqi army payroll. (AFP/File)
07:55 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said 50,000 "ghost soldiers" were on the army payroll in one of the biggest corruption scandals the country has faced.

Called "Operation Inherent Resolve," the campaign to destroy IS includes operations in both Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT

Kurdish peshmerga fighters over the weekend claimed they took several villages from Islamic State forces in northern Iraq, while coalition airstrikes in a contested Syrian town reportedly killed dozens of Islamic State militants.

November 30, 2014

Iraqi children inspect the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, on November 9, 2014. (AFP/Fiie)
15:35 GMT

Security sources in Iraq say at least seven people have been killed in two separate bomb explosions that ripped through the country’s capital city of Baghdad.

November 28, 2014

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi outlined his vision for a caliphate, a form of Islamic state, in July. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

The "Islamic State" group has blocked all cell phone service in Iraqi's largest city, Mosul, today. ISIS leadership is claiming that there are those functioning as 'informants' to the coalition forces via their mobile phones.

November 27, 2014

 At least two Afghan bystanders were killed when a suicide bomber on a motorbike attacked a British embassy vehicle in Kabul on November 27, injuring some passengers, officials said. (AFP/File)
14:18 GMT

One Briton and five Afghans die as suicide bomber driving car packed with explosives crashes into their SUV

November 26, 2014

Iraq's army broke ISIL's siege of Baiji oil refinery last week after months of clashes. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT

Iraqi troops pushed back ISIL militants in fresh clashes surrounding the Baiji oil refinery Tuesday, local residents said.

November 24, 2014

At least 10 people have been killed and 30 others were wounded in a bomb explosion in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT

Ten people have been killed, and 30 others were wounded in a bomb explosion in Baghdad.

Iraqi pro-government forces take part in a major operation against Islamic State (IS) group fighters to retake the town and areas around Saadiyah northeast of Baghdad in Diyala province on November 23, 2014. (AFP)
04:00 GMT

The US plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds.

November 23, 2014

Pakistani pedestrians walk past wall graffiti (bottom) which reads Daesh, the arabic acronym for Islamic State (IS), in Peshawar on November 22, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/A MAJEED)
15:37 GMT

Iraqi forces said on Sunday that they had retaken two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL) fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran.