ISIS seizes Iraq-Syria border post, consolidating 'caliphate'

2015-05-22 15:26

The Islamic State group has kept up a counteroffensive that has rocked US strategy, seizing a key border crossing after capturing an Iraqi provincial capital and a renowned Syrian heritage site.

Lavrov: Russia ready to help Iraq defeat ISIS

2015-05-21 16:29

Russia is ready to supply weapons to Iraq, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said, as the country struggles to halt advances by Islamic State militants.

Australia jails Iraqi people-smuggler for 10 years

2015-05-20 14:47

An Iraqi man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by an Australian court after pleading guilty to smuggling asylum-seekers from Indonesia.

ISIS advances in Syria, Iraq

2015-05-19 18:31

ISIS has made several high-profile advances in recent days, despite a US-led air campaign against the movement in Syria and Iraq.

ISIS killed 500 as it took Iraq's Ramadi

2015-05-18 12:53

ISIS killed at least 500 people, both civilians and Iraqi soldiers and forced 8 000 to flee their homes as it captured the city of Ramadi, a provincial official says.

US questions ISIS's Ramadi takeover claims

2015-05-18 06:00

The US Pentagon says the situation in Ramadi, which ISIS militants claim to have seized from Iraqi forces, remains 'fluid and contested' following reports of continued violence in the city.

ISIS seizes Iraqi army base

2015-05-17 20:31

ISIS militants have driven security forces from a key military base in western Iraq and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has authorised the deployment of Shi'ite paramilitaries to wrest back control of the mainly Sunni province.

ISIS seizes government HQ in Iraq's Ramadi

2015-05-15 17:19

ISIS fighters have taken over the main government compound in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi giving them nearly full control over Anbar's provincial capital.

Record crowd for violence-marred Baghdad pilgrimage

2015-05-14 18:13

Millions of Shi'ite worshippers have prayed in Baghdad at the climax of a violence-marred pilgrimage that highlighted the persistent threat of jihadist attacks and sectarian tension.

36 killed as 40 inmates escape in Iraq prison break

2015-05-09 14:32

Forty inmates in a prison in eastern Iraq, including some convicted of terrorism charges, have escaped amid a riot that killed at least six police officers and 30 prisoners.


US sending Iraq 1 000 anti-tank missile systems

2015-05-20 20:18

The US is sending Iraq 1 000 anti-tank missile systems to help fight suicide car bombings, which played a "devastating" role in the capture of Ramadi by Islamic militants, a top US official says.

Iraqi forces thwart ISIS attack east of Ramadi

2015-05-20 13:45

Iraqi forces have thwarted an attack by Islamic State militants east of the city of Ramadi overnight, police and pro-government Sunni fighters in the area say.

ISIS takeover of Ramadi a setback: US military

2015-05-18 19:51

The US military says the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State group is "a setback" but vowed the Iraqi government, backed by American air power, would eventually seize back control of the western city.

US: Situation in Ramadi 'contested' after ISIS claims takeover

2015-05-18 09:23

The Pentagon says the situation in Ramadi, which ISIS militants claim to have seized from Iraqi forces, remains "fluid and contested" and it is following reports of continued violence in the strategic city.

ISIS claims: Ramadi has fallen

2015-05-17 21:13

The Islamic State group claims to holding the entire Iraqi city of Ramadi after security forces fled following a series of suicide car bomb attacks.

US weapons 'expedited' to Iraq

2015-05-16 10:49

The US is sending "continued and expedited" weapons to Iraq, vice president Joe Biden has told Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

ISIS leader urges Muslims to 'move to caliphate'

2015-05-15 08:58

The leader of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has urged Muslims to emigrate to his self-proclaimed ‘caliphate’, in the jihadist supremo's first audio recording in six months.

Baghdad car bomb targeting pilgrims kills 7

2015-05-09 16:45

A car bomb blast targeting Shi’ite pilgrims on an annual march to a Baghdad shrine has killed at least seven people and wounded 20.

Suicide bombers target Shi'ite mosques killing 22

2015-05-08 17:01

Militants have carried out a series of suicide attacks against Shi’ite mosques in northeastern Iraq killing at least 22 worshippers, including a senior police officer.

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