France strikes ISIS from newly deployed carrier

2015-11-23 21:55

France has launched airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq in the first sorties from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, newly deployed in the eastern Mediterranean.

IS claims deadly Iraq mosque attack

2015-11-21 16:29

The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed an attack at a Shi’ite mosque south of the Iraqi capital that officials said killed at least six people.

Iraqi, US intel: ISIS aiming for chemical weapons

2015-11-19 21:41

Iraqi and US intelligence officials say ISIS is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region.

France bombs ISIS HQ

2015-11-16 06:15

France has launched "massive" air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa.

At least 21 killed in Baghdad suicide bombing

2015-11-13 18:03

A suicide bomber has struck a memorial service for a Shi'ite fighter in Baghdad, killing at least 21 and wounding about 46.

UN says over 700 killed in Iraq in October

2015-11-02 14:45

The United Nations says the number of Iraqis killed in violence in October was 714, up from 537 people in the previous month.

Fighting ISIS a 'joint interest', German minister tells Iraq

2015-10-26 20:00

Germany will continue to provide military aid to Iraq as that nation tries to fight back against the Islamic State militant group, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has promised.

ISIS purportedly releases video of raid aftermath

2015-10-24 14:28

The Islamic State group has purportedly released a video showing the aftermath of a raid in northern Iraq by US and Iraqi special forces in which one American soldier was killed.

Iraqi forces advance against ISIS on three fronts

2015-10-19 05:22

Iraqi forces have advanced on three fronts against the Islamic State group, flushing out pockets of resistance in and around Baiji and closing in on Ramadi and Hawijah.

Iraq uses new intelligence centre to fight ISIS

2015-10-13 19:00

Iraq has started bombing Islamic State targets with the help of a new intelligence centre that has staff from Russia, Iran and Syria.


Terror attacks can be traced to US and Nato - Nzimande

2015-11-22 22:06

The recent terror attacks can be traced to interventions by the United States and Nato in Middle Eastern and North African countries, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande says.

Death toll up in suicide blast, bombings in Baghdad

2015-11-20 18:55

Bomb attacks on a Shii’te mosque and elsewhere in southern Baghdad have killed at least 15 people as a top religious official urged unity among Iraqis in the fight against the Islamic State group.

ISIS executes five 'spies' in Iraq's Anbar

2015-11-19 21:04

The Islamic State has group executed five men it described as spies in Iraq's Anbar province, west of the capital, according to photos posted online.

Mass grave of' Yazidi women found in Iraq

2015-11-14 21:26

A mass grave believed to hold the remains of dozens of Yazidi women executed by the Islamic State group, has been found in northern Iraq.

58 Iraqis electrocuted during heavy rains

2015-11-06 07:35

Fifty-eight Iraqis died of electrocution during heavy rains and flooding last week.

US intensifying fight against ISIS - Carter

2015-10-27 18:56

US military troops are intensifying pressure on Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, supporting local forces with an expanded air campaign and occasional direct action on the ground, Defence Secretary Ash Carter says.

Blair concedes link between Iraq invasion and rise of ISIS

2015-10-25 14:05

Britain’s ex-leader has again apologised for certain aspects of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, adding there were “elements of truth” to the view it was connected to the rise of the ISIS group.

70 ISIS hostages freed in Iraq

2015-10-22 20:56

A US serviceman has been killed in an operation to rescue 70 hostages from Islamic State militants in Iraq.

SA looks to buy Iraqi crude to boost supply security

2015-10-16 12:51

SA is seeking to import 24 million barrels of oil a year from Iraq to boost its reserves in what would be South Africa's first crude imports from Baghdad for more than a decade.

British universities offer refuge to Syrians

2015-10-13 05:22

British universities including Oxford, the oldest in the country, are opening their doors to academics fleeing Syria's civil war, expecting an exchange of ideas based on their research and experiences that will benefit both sides.

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