Development In Iraq

September 14, 2014

Saudi Foreign Ministry spokesman Osama Nugali [AFP]
09:27 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry says the kingdom plans to reopen its embassy in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad once the situation improves in Iraq.

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Queen Alia Airport on September 10, 2014 in Amman. [AFP]
08:00 GMT

Several opposition groups in Jordan have warned the government against participating in a US-led international coalition aimed at defeating the ISIL Takfiri militants.

US Secretary of State John Kerry  listens during a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on September 13, 2014 at the Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel in the capital Cairo. [AFP]
07:45 GMT

Top US diplomat stresses that Egypt is a key partner in fighting Islamist militancy in the region.

Tactics are outlined before the Raqqa attack. [Channel 4]
06:29 GMT

The Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) have strengthened their presence along the Iraqi border on Sunday as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) reportedly inched towards Jordanian territory.

September 11, 2014

Kurdish troops are on the front lines of the battle against IS. (AFP/File)
18:04 GMT

Islamic State militants have kidnapped 20 people from a town in Kirkuk.

The announcement was made hours before U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a speech about his strategy in Iraq. (AFP/File)
13:04 GMT

The French government announced Wednesday that it is prepared to join a U.S.-led coalition to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. [AFP]
10:36 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obarma is not determined to crush ISIS terrorists, Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem said.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. [AFP]
09:30 GMT

Australia considers joining US-led airstrikes in Iraq to prevent the advance of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists, according to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Syria's Islamist Ahrar al-Sham rebel brigade named new chiefs on September 10, 2014 after a devastating blast that killed nearly 50 members of its leadership in northeastern Idlib province. [AFP]
08:20 GMT

As John Kerry flies in to Iraq for talks with Middle East leaders, the assassination of Hassan Aboud in Syria could drive more rebel fighters into the arms of Isis

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at the US Embassy in Baghdad on September 10, 2014. [AFP]
07:59 GMT

The US secretary of state John Kerry, who is in Baghdad, on Thursday endorsed US president Barack Obama's plan to tackle ISIS terror. Read more at: http://news.oneindia.in/international/kerry-endorses-obama-s-speech-against-isis-baghdad-1519374.html

Captain Kwestan Mohammed Ali, instructs how to hold an AK-47 to women Peshmerga recruits, some of whom are volunteers, as they take part in a military training at a base near the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniya on September 10, 2014. [AFP]
07:48 GMT

US to provide immediate military aid to Iraq

Staffan de Mistura, on his first Damascus visit as the new UN envoy on the Syrian conflict. [AFP]
07:30 GMT

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem says fighting terrorism should be an international priority.

US President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. [AFP]
07:18 GMT

Islamic State: Barack Obama unveils 'degrade and ultimately destroy' strategy against Isis, ahead of 9/11 anniversary

September 10, 2014

An Iraqi policeman stands at the site of a car bombing, which killed 12 people in the New Baghdad district, September 10, 2014 (File/AFP)
19:30 GMT

A series of bomb blasts across Baghdad killed at least 19 people and injured dozens others, security officials confirmed. The bombings happened while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Iraq.

Kerry will urge Abadi to maintain a more inclusive government. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Baghdad Wednesday to hold talks with Iraq's new prime minister.