Development In Iraq
August 21, 2014
A Romanian official says threats emanating from terrorism and extremism in the Middle East are a source of concern for the European Union (EU), of which his country is a member.
President Obama says US will continue to fight Islamic State, following murder of American journalist
August 20, 2014
American air strikes continued to hit ISIS targets in northern Iraq Wednesday, an unnamed U.S. official confirmed to AFP.
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari urged the international community to back and support Iraq's ongoing offensive with militant group ISIS.
U.S. photojournalist James Foley, was beheaded by a British national fighting for ISIS, the UK's foreign secretary confirmed Wednesday.
Kurdish ministers who had previously suspended their participation in outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government have rejoined the administration.
The United Nations refugee agency plans to start a major humanitarian aid operation Wednesday to help displaced people in Iraq.
Fighters from the Islamic State are pushing back against a new government assault on Tikrit.
August 19, 2014
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh has strongly condemned ISIS in recent statements.
Iraqi government forces have launched a major operation to retake Tikrit from ISIS militants.
Hundreds of Yazidis are in training with Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State militants.
A group of international scholars called for more protection of Iraqi Christians following the advance of ISIS militants in the country's north, causing thousands to flee.
Barack Obama has insisted that the US has made a “major step forward” after American air strikes assisted Kurdish and Iraqi forces in driving back the Islamic State from one of Iraq’s key dams.
Using force against Iraq extremists is justified says Pope: Francis backs military action to stop persecution of Christians by Islamist fanatics.
August 18, 2014
Britain dragged deeper into Iraq conflict: 150 more special forces on way as minister says mission will take months.