Germany, Iraq seek UN action to protect Iraqi cultural sites

2015-04-21 21:15

Germany and Iraq asked UN member-states to take action against the destruction by jihadist groups of Iraq's cultural sites, which they said was tantamount to a war crime.

Saddam's former right hand man killed

2015-04-19 22:52

An Iraqi Shi'ite militia group said it had conducted DNA tests to prove the death of Ezzat al-Douri, former right-hand man to the late president Saddam Hussein.

Wave of bombings kills 31 people in Iraqi capital

2015-04-17 22:15

A wave of bombings has killed 31 people in Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.

ISIS pushes on Iraq's Ramadi, 2 000 families flee

2015-04-16 17:35

As ISIS presses its advance on Iraq's provincial capital of Ramadi, more than 2 000 families have fled.

Hungary sending up to 150 troops to Iraqi training centre

2015-04-14 15:14

Hungary will send up to 150 troops to help guard a military training centre in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil as part of international efforts against ISIS extremists.

Australia deploys 330 more troops to Iraq

2015-04-14 07:49

Australia says 330 troops are heading to Iraq for two years to train local soldiers fighting jihadists including ISIS, joining an aerial and special forces contingent in the region.

Iraq exhumes remains of 164 from Tikrit graves

2015-04-13 16:32

Iraq has exhumed the remains of 164 people believed to have been massacred by jihadists from mass graves in Tikrit.

ISIS frees over 200 Yazidis in Iraq

2015-04-08 16:58

The Islamic State group has freed more than 200 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority it held captive for months, a commander in the Kurdish peshmerga security forces says.

Iraq forces uncover mass graves left by ISIS in Tikrit

2015-04-07 17:58

Iraqi security forces say since recapturing the city of Tikrit last week they have found 14 mass graves, thought to contain the bodies of the worst massacre perpetrated by the ISIS extremist group, dpa reports.

ISIS video shows jihadists destroying Iraqi artefacts

2015-04-05 20:35

The Islamic State group has released a video in which militants can be seen using rifles and sledgehammers to destroy artefacts at the ancient city of Hatra in Iraq.


ISIS claims execution of 11 pro-govt fighters in Iraq

2015-04-21 18:53

The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed to have executed 11 pro-government fighters in Iraq, in a series of photographs shared online.

UN: 90 000 people have fled ISIS advance in Iraq's Anbar

2015-04-19 15:49

More than 90 000 people have fled ISIS's advance in Iraq's western Anbar province, which has set off fierce fighting in and around the provincial capital Ramadi, a United Nations humanitarian agency says.

Iraqi forces recapture 2 towns from ISIS near crucial refinery

2015-04-17 17:19

A senior Iraqi military official with the Salahuddin Command Centre says Iraqi security forces have gained full control over a contested area south of the country’s largest oil refinery.

Italy row over migrant beds

2015-04-14 20:45

Italy's interior ministry has ordered regional prefects to find emergency housing for an influx of boat migrants, sparking criticism.

Obama, Abadi to discuss ISIS fight in White House meeting

2015-04-14 11:45

Iraqi PM and President Barack Obama are set to discuss the fight against ISIS at a White House meeting likely to be dominated by Iraqi requests for US arms and tensions over Iran’s role on the battlefield.

Blackwater guards get heavy sentences in 2007 Iraq killings

2015-04-14 07:49

A former Blackwater guard has been sentenced to life in prison and three others received 30-year sentences for their roles in a 2007 mass shooting in Iraq that left at least 14 civilians dead.

Japan journalist angry over Iraq, Syria travel ban

2015-04-10 08:48

An experienced war photographer has vowed to fight the Japanese government after being issued a passport that specifically bars him from going to violence-wracked Iraq and Syria.

Iraq exhumes remains of 47 from Tikrit graves

2015-04-07 20:07

Iraq has exhumed the remains of 47 people believed to have been massacred by jihadists from mass graves in Tikrit.

ISIS beheads 4 for robbery, murder in Iraq

2015-04-07 14:32

ISIS has beheaded 4 men for armed robbery and murder in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh, according to an online propaganda video.

Iraq PM orders arrest of vandals in Tikrit

2015-04-03 19:56

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered Iraqi forces to oppose vandalism in the city of Tikrit, retaken from ISIS this week.

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