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  • 20/07/2014 | World

    Iraqi bishop urges world to act for fleeing Catholics

    A senior Iraqi bishop urged the world to act today after Islamic hardliners drove Mosul's Christians from the northern Iraqi city, effectively ending a presence there dating back to Christianity's earliest years.

  • 03/08/2014 | World

    Islamic State takes two towns, oil field over Kurds in Northern Iraq

    Islamic State Sunni insurgents have captured two northern Iraqi towns and an oil field in their first major victory over Kurdish fighters.

  • 01/07/2014 | World

    Syria, Iraq 'caliph' incites Muslims to holy war

    The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the "caliphate" it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil.

  • 03/07/2014 | World

    Indian nurses taken from hospital in ISIL stronghold Tikrit

    Nearly 50 Indian nurses from the southern state of Kerala have been taken against their will from a hospital in the militant-controlled city of Tikrit in Iraq, India's Foreign Ministry said today.

  • 13/07/2014 | World

    Iraqi government talks fail again as fighting rages

    Iraq's parliament has failed to break a damaging political deadlock which is holding up the formation of new government to tackle an Islamist-led insurgency raging less than 80 km from Baghdad.

  • 27/06/2014 | World

    Armed US aircraft now flying over Iraq, defense officials

    The Obama administration is flying armed aircraft over Iraq, defense officials said today, adding that the flights were aimed at gathering intelligence and ensuring the safety of US personnel on the ground rather than conducting strikes.

  • 29/06/2014 | World

    ISIL declares Islamic 'Caliphate'

    An offshoot of al Qaeda which has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "Caliphate" and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance, a statement posted on jihadist websites said.

  • 30/06/2014 | World

    Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit after caliphate declared

    Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit today after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria.

  • 24/06/2014 | World

    Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse

    US Secretary of State John Kerry urged leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region today to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country.

  • 25/06/2014 | World

    Insurgents attack Iraqi air base, seize oilfields upon US adviser's arrival

    Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields today as US military experts arrived to set up an operations centre to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insurgency.

  • 26/06/2014 | World

    Insurgents take Iraqi gas field town, close in on Baghdad

    Militants took a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gas fields today, another gain by Sunni insurgents who have swiftly taken large areas to the north and west of the Iraqi capital.

  • 22/06/2014 | World

    Iran's Khameini rejects US action in Iraq, ISIL tightens border grip

    Iran's supreme leader accused the United States of trying to retake control of Iraq by exploiting sectarian rivalries, as Sunni insurgents drove toward Baghdad from new strongholds along the Syrian border.

  • 23/06/2014 | World

    Kerry pledges 'intense, sustained" support for Iraq

    Secretary of State John Kerry said that US support for Iraqi security forces will be "intense and sustained" to help them combat an Islamist insurgency that has swept through the country's north and west.

  • 24/06/2014 | World

    US begins deploying military assessment teams in Iraq

    The US military began deploying assessment teams in Baghdad today to evaluate the state of Iraqi security forces and decide how to help them counter an Islamist insurgency that has overrun part of the country, the Pentagon said.

  • 17/06/2014 | World

    UN warns of 'regional war' in the Middle East

    The Middle East appears on the brink of wider sectarian war engulfing Iraq and Syria with radical Islamist insurgents wantonly kidnapping, torturing and killing civilians, UN human rights investigators said.

  • 17/06/2014 | World

    Argentine arrested in Spain for jihadist recruitment

    Spain's police arrested an Argentine national who converted to Islam in a raid against an international network that recruited jihadists for the terrorist organization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

  • 18/06/2014 | World

    In Washington, growing chorus calls for Iraq's Maliki to go

    President Barack Obama came under pressure from US lawmakers today to persuade Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to step down over what they see as his failed leadership in the face of an insurgency threatening his country.

  • 15/06/2014 | World

    Insurgents spread to Northwestern Iraq

    The insurgent offensive that has threatened to dismember Iraq spread to the northwest of the country today, when Sunni militants launched a dawn raid on a town close to the Syrian border, clashing with police and government forces.

  • 16/06/2014 | World

    Air strikes an option in Iraq, Kerry says

    The United States is considering air strikes to help the Iraqi government fend off an Islamist insurgency as well as possible discussions with neighboring Iran, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

  • 17/06/2014 | World

    Insurgents close in on Baghdad, gov't shuts down Iraq's biggest oil refinery

    Scores of Iraqis were killed during a battle for a provincial capital, and fighting shut the main oil refinery as an uprising by Sunni insurgents threatens Iraq's survival as a state.

  • 12/06/2014 | World

    Turkey negotiates with Islamists for the release of 80 hostages in Iraq

    Turkey is negotiating for the release of 80 nationals held by Islamist militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and cannot confirm reports that some of them have been freed, government officials said.

  • 14/06/2014 | World

    Iraq regains some territory, says slows Islamist rebel advance

    A Sunni Islamist offensive threatening to dismember Iraq seemed to slow today after days of lightning advances as government forces reported regaining territory in counter-attacks, easing pressure on Baghdad's Shi'ite-led government.

  • 14/06/2014 | World

    Pentagon orders aircraft carrier to Gulf

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier moved into the Gulf, readying it in case Washington decides to pursue a military option after insurgents overwhelmed a string of Iraqi cities this week and threatened Baghdad.

  • 11/06/2014 | World

    Insurgents close in on Iraq's biggest oil, seize Turkish consulate

    Sunni insurgents from an al Qaeda splinter group closed in on Iraq's biggest oil refinery after seizing the northern city of Mosul in a devastating show of strength and seized the Turkish consulate.

  • 11/06/2014 | World

    Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Sunni rebels from an al Qaeda splinter group overran the Iraqi city of Tikrit and closed in on the biggest oil refinery in the country, making further gains in their military advance against the Shi'ite-led government.

  • 12/06/2014 | World

    Iraq calls on UN Security Council for military aid

    Iraq's ambassador to France called on the UN Security Council to approve extra military aid for Baghdad, including air and drone support, after sunni insurgents seized control over Mosul and Tikrit yesterday and appeared to be marching towards Baghdad.


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