Development In Iraq

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Kurdish forces have been battling Islamic State militants since June. (AFP/File)
12:57 GMT

Kurdish Peshmerga forces are carrying out military operations against Islamic State militants on three different fronts in northern Iraq.

This is the third such propaganda video released by the Islamic State featuring Mr. Cantlie. (AFP/File)
07:51 GMT

Islamic State militants have released a new video featuring British hostage John Cantlie criticizing Obama's military strategy.

The army also diffused explosive devices planted by militants. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT

Iraqi soldiers have recaptured over a dozen villages in Diyala province from IS militants.

September 29, 2014

Members of Islamic State in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the group's nerve centre. [AFP]
07:59 GMT

It’s perfectly reasonable to negotiate with villains like Isis, so why don’t we do it and save some lives? Nobody criticises the Israeli government when it swaps prisoners with Hezbollah

September 28, 2014

The two jets carried out armed reconnaissance missions but did not conduct air strikes. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

For the first time since Britain's parliament authorized air strikes against Islamic State militants, two RAF jets flew combat missions over Iraq.

Iraqi FM Ibrahim al-Ja'afari reiterated Iraq's desire to keep foreign troops out of Iraq. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Iraq's Foreign Minister once again rejected the idea of foreign troops in Iraq at the U.N. General Assembly.

September 27, 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron said IS fighters are “psychopathic terrorists who want to kill us”, September 26, 2014 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

British politicians have overwhelmingly voted to launch air strikes alongside the U.S. and France against the Islamic State in Iraq.

September 26, 2014

Samira Salih al-Nuaimi was executed after posting messages on Facebook, criticizing the Islamic State (Image: Facebook)
12:50 GMT

Militants from the extremist group, the Islamic State, have executed a prominent Iraqi women's rights activist in the city of Mosul.

September 25, 2014

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2014 in New York City. [AFP]
07:14 GMT

Security Council passes legally binding resolution to tackle surge of foreign terrorist fighters.

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2014 in New York City. [AFP]
06:49 GMT

David Cameron's speech to the UN General Assembly: British PM warns world leaders of Isis's 'murderous plans to expand its borders' and pledges to take action

French President Francois Hollande. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday confirmed the death of Frenchman Herve Gourdel, who was held hostage by Algerian militants linked to Islamic State.

September 24, 2014

Purportedly beheaded by IS militants: A man who identified himself as French tourist Herve Gourdel sits between two masked gunmen in this still taken from a video.
20:55 GMT

ISIL-linked terrorists have released a video purportedly showing the decapitation of a French tourist in response to what the group calls France’s action in Iraq, a report says.

President Barack Obama speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters on September 24, 2014 in New York City. [AFP]
17:52 GMT

President Barack Obama has promised at the United Nations that the US-led military camping against the ISIL Takfiri insurgents will destroy their “network of death.”

U.S. Soldiers listen to U.S. President Obama during a visit on September 17, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. The U.S. is expected to announce the deployment of a division headquarters to Iraq in the next few days (Joe Raedele/ Getty Images North America/ AFP).
08:01 GMT

For the first time since the U.S. withdrew from Iraq in 2011 the U.S. Army is preparing to deploy a division headquarters to Iraq.

September 23, 2014

Iraqi men inspect the site of a car bomb explosion that killed over 7 people and wounded dozens in the neighbourhood of Ur in eastern Baghdad, late on September 22, 2014. [Press TV]
10:06 GMT

A car bomb blast has killed at least a dozen people and wounded 25 others in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.