Development In Iraq

June 15, 2014

Lebanese security forces are ramping up security in border towns like Arsal. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT

Lebanese authorities are increasing security in border regions and adopting preventive measures to avoid spillover violence from Iraq and Syria.

The ships arrived in the Gulf late Saturday. (AFP/File)
06:59 GMT

The U.S. has sent three warships to the Gulf in response to recent chaos in Iraq.

Iraqi volunteers stand in trucks, ready to fight ISIL militants (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Iraq's army prepared for an offensive against ISIL militant as the terrorist group advanced towards the country's capital, Baghdad.

June 14, 2014

The Iraqi Ministry of Communications also said internet access would be unavailable due maintenance reasons (File/AFP)
13:09 GMT

Social media sites Facebook and Twitter have allegedly been blocked in Iraq by the communication ministry to try and prevent ISIS militants using them.

At least 500,000 Iraqis fled Mosul, after it was overrun by ISIS militants (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

The UN's top human rights official, Navi Pillay, warned of grave human rights abuses in Iraq, as ISIS militants advance towards Baghdad.

June 13, 2014

Nato has so far ruled out any military action in Iraq (File/AFP)
14:09 GMT

Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said there would be no role of the 28-nation alliance in Iraq's detrimental violence.

ISIL terrorists vowed to overthrow Iraq's capital Baghdad in the coming days (File/AFP)
11:05 GMT

ISIL militants took control of two towns in the Diyala Province late on Thursday, two days after capturing Nineveh.

Extremists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are believed to be advancing towards Baghdad, late on Thursday (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Hundreds of Iraqis have reportedly rushed to join the country's forces against ISIL militants who have advanced towards Baghdad.

June 12, 2014

Iraq is facing intense violence as militants attempt to take over multiple Iraqi cities. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The U.S. is preparing to send major arm shipments to Iraq because of recent instability in the country.

Iraq edges closer to chaos as ISIL militants overtake key cities and Iraqi forces flee their posts. (AFP/File)
13:37 GMT

Iraq's parliament failed to reach a quorum needed to vote on a request for a state of emergency.

Iraqi security forces abandoned their posts and fled Mosul upon the arrival of ISIL fighters. (AFP/File)
11:41 GMT

Kurdish security forces have seized the city of Kirkuk as militants head towards Baghdad.

Ban Ki-moon said terrorism must not be allowed to succeed in undoing Iraq's democratic process. (AFP/File)
08:59 GMT

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to support the Iraqi government in its fight against militants.

Members of the ISIL recently took over the city of Mosul in Iraq and are continuing their siege. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT

Turkey's foreign minister says Turkey will retaliate if any Turkish national recently abducted by militants in Iraq are harmed.

Nearly 500,000 people have fled the recent violence in Iraq. (AFP/File)
06:54 GMT

The ISIL continues to advance in Iraq, recently taking the city of Tikrit. A spokesman for the organization has instructed the militants to march towards Baghdad.

June 11, 2014

Muqtada al-Sadr said in a statement that he was ready to create "peace units" to defend holy sites (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Prominent Shia cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, called for a formation of a new force to help defend religious sites from militants in Iraq, Wednesday.